Guatemala City

Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience from Guatemala City

Guatemala City, Guatemala

From USD 60.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua and the idyllic landscape of the small villages and farms just outside of town on this 10-hour excursion from Guatemala City. Explore the centuries-old traditions of tiny hamlets like San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja and San Juan del Obispo just outside of Antigua, where you’ll also stop to visit a macadamia nut plantation. Then tread the cobblestone streets of Antigua on foot, visiting city landmarks including the Arch of Santa Catalina, Cathedral of San Jose and much more. This Antigua small villages and walking tour also covers lunch (optional), a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Visit Antigua and its surrounding villages during this full-day trip including lunch from Guatemala City
  • Experience the centuries-old traditions of the small villages near Antigua, including San Antonio Aguas Calientes and San Juan del Obispo
  • Explore the cobblestone streets of colonial Antigua during a walking tour
  • Visit Antigua landmarks including Santa Catalina Arch and La Merced Church
  • Perfect combination of history and gorgeous scenery

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.
  • If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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This tour was awesome! The tour...
Lindav12349, Oct 2017
This tour was awesome! The tour guide was a young guy that was extremely knowledgeable. We met some cool people from Argentina that we also made friends with. We also got a chance to purchase some beautiful jade pieces at the factory, Antigua Guatemala is beautiful. The textile experience is just when they take you to a local market, the women show how they make their hand made pieces and then they try to get you to buy something in their shop.
Our guide, Winston, picked us up at...
Julie_W, Apr 2016
Our guide, Winston, picked us up at our hotel right on time and informed us that it would be just myself and my husband for the day... Private tour! As the driver, Juan, drove to Antigua Guatemala, Winston told us about the city, the history of the Spanish conquest, terrible earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions since the 1500s. Antigua was beautiful and definitely the most crowded/tourist-driven although for a Saturday it didn't feel overly crowded. The Jade museum is a must and we had a lovely lunch at Tres Tiempo. After spending the first half of the day in Antigua we spent the afternoon visiting much smaller villages in the area for an authentic cultural experience. Visited a textile market, Chocolate museum, churches, monuments, all among views of the 3 volcanoes in the area. Unfortunately the cloud cover was a bit low so the views were a bit obstructed but you could get the since of how close the villages are to them. On the drive back to Guatemala City, Winston answered questions and played a personal CD of traditional Guatemalan music. Great experience!