Puerto Quetzal

Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua and Hot Springs with Lunch

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

From USD 115.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a day exploring the colonial confines of Antigua, one of Guatemala’s most historic cities, and visiting a relaxing hot springs spa during this 8-hour shore excursion. Spend the morning exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua, discovering its wealth of Spanish baroque architecture, cathedral ruins and colorful facades during a walking tour. Then transfer to Kawilal Hot Springs, a spa resort with 12 soaking pools, 25 steam baths and 3 hydrotherapy baths heated by fiery Pacaya Volcano. This Guatemala shore excursion includes lunch, a guide and round-trip port transport.
  • Explore colonial Antigua and visit a hot springs spa during this shore excursion from Puerto Quetzal
  • Discover the beautiful colonial environment of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Antigua during a walking tour
  • Visit Antigua landmarks like the Santa Catalina Arch and La Merced Church
  • Get some relaxation time at Kawilal Hot Springs, a spa with thermal waters fed by heat from Pacaya Volcano
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Puerto Quetzal
    Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Pickup points

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Start time

07:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Puerto Quetzal

Admission Ticket Free

Marina Pez Vela (Pass By)

Arco de Santa Catalina

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Antigua Guatemala Central Park

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kawilal Spa Guatemala

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Iglesia de La Merced

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Marina Pez Vela (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Before making your reservation please check and make sure that your cruise stays in the Port at least 10 hours, minimum time to operate the excursion
  • Minimum of 4 persons apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and bathing suit for hot springs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • All departure times are based on the GUATEMALA LOCAL time in port. Ships sometimes do not adjust their clocks to the local time in port, so it is very important to make sure you meet your tour at the correct local time.
  • Please search for the Gray Line representative , we will be outside with our Gray Line Logo.
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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16 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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We were disappointed that this tour...
Linda_M, Apr 2018
We were disappointed that this tour was not the same as indicated in our tour description. There were others on the tour who had a different printed itinerary than we did. Our tour said we were supposed to have 3 hours in Antigua. We were walked around for about an hour and a half and then dropped off at the Jade Museum. Think kick-back for Viator Our tour did not mention touring the museum and store but others had it included in their description. This is a very neat old city and we would have liked time to visit some of the shops. There was no time for us to go anywhere other than the Jade Store. Very disappointing and that was a complaint voiced by everyone. We drove past an active volcano that was spewing out a lot of smoke. It would've been nice to have stopped for a picture but we had to see it out the bus window. Those on the wrong side of the bus didn't even get to see much of it. Our time at the Hot Springs was nice and the food was good. The tour bus large van was overloaded. Many were forced to ride for over an hour in the jump seats. When the road is bumpy and it is crowded it's no fun to sit in a seat that has half a back to support you. They definitely oversold. We saw some nice things but the tour could have been much improved. Always nice to get what you signed up for.
Really enjoyed our trip, our guide...
Ian M, Feb 2018
Really enjoyed our trip, our guide was informative and knowledgeable. The hot springs was a good addition would have liked an extra 30 minutes to relax after the treatment in the sunshine.
Great day trip to see Antigua and...
Bosco_H, Feb 2018
Great day trip to see Antigua and relax in the Hot Spring. Enjoyed lunch at the Hot Spring and soaking in the thermal circuit for 1 1/2 hours 4 pools with water temperature ranging from 41 Celsius to 24 C, then 37 C and 31 C before we went back to alternating between 41 C and 24 C. We also had choices of just soaking in any pools we wanted or going for a massage.
This tour was wonderful. Took about...
kathleen_j, Feb 2018
This tour was wonderful. Took about 90 minutes to get to Antigua - beautiful old city. Group was small which is exactly why we use Viator. Only 11 of us. the Hot springs were AMAZING. What a way to end the day - beautiful lunch, then right to the springs. They provide you with towels, very clean showers and changing rooms. They springs are at a hotel spa and use water from one of the volcanoes. you can also get a massage if you want to skip the circuit of the spring water. We would go back again.
Excellent guide very mature and...
lynn b, Feb 2018
Excellent guide very mature and knowledgable for 19 years.Beautiful colours and architecture.Actually saw one of the volcanos spurt steam into the air,a first for us but it happens several times a day apparently The trip left us wanting to know more about the country.We vow to come back We.preferred to stay in town than go to hot springs as it involves a lot of driving to get there.Get guide to show you the garages that convert American school buses to new and more colourful local buses.One of our best trips.i
Colonial Antigua is beautiful and we...
Don_W, Feb 2018
Colonial Antigua is beautiful and we plan to go back. The Hot Springs is actually a spa/resort. Very nice indeed but not the jungle, tropical event that the description suggests.
This was a really nice short...
Daniel R, Feb 2018
This was a really nice short excursion . The hot springs were amazing. A very nice lunch with the hot springs experience. I would definitely do this again
Great tour! Guide was excellent...
Josh_I, Jan 2018
Great tour! Guide was excellent - very knowledgeable, kept things moving, and very friendly. Antigua was amazing and the hot springs were fantastic. We saw a volcano erupt three times while we were in Antigua! Amazing!!!
Enjoyed very much. Our Guide was...
Janice G, Dec 2017
Enjoyed very much. Our Guide was was great. Meal excellent at springs. The springs were fun other than the cold pool. Part of the experience. Only downside is persistence of people selling their wares
A good balance between the...
Anna M C, Dec 2017
A good balance between the historical bustling Antigua and the relaxating hot springs. A very tasty lunch was provided.
A lovely way to spend the day in...
Susan L, Dec 2017
A lovely way to spend the day in Guatemala! We walked through Antigua with our guide. The only issue was that the air conditioning on the bus was inadequate and it was a hot day. After our tour of Colonial Antigua, we traveled to a resort where we had a very nice lunch grilled chicken or tamarind chicken or vegetarian pizza which was huge! and a beverage and at that location, we experienced the hot springs. We weren't sure what to expect, but it was a 5 spa where you go from one hot pool to others of varying temperatures and the views were unbelievable!! The staff also provided complementary cold fruit drinks . Nice clean facilities they give you towels - change rooms, showers and they check your belongings for you.
We really weren't clear on what to...
susan.gottheil, Nov 2017
We really weren't clear on what to expect--we knew Antigua was a world heritage site. Very interesting old colonial walled city. We were astounded by the hot springs--expecting to sit in a stream on rocks warmed by local volcanoes. In fact it is a high end resort with a variety of basins of varying temperatures. A real treat as we looked out on the greenery and volcanoes. Outstanding panoramic view. Excellent lunch after our trip to Antigua and our hot springs experience. The only problem was that our young tour guide, although energetic, did not have a microphone for the bus so that many of us could not hear his patter and explanations along the way. We also could have used a bathroom break as soon as we arrived in Antigua after waiting on the bus nearly an hour to get moving and a 90 minute drive over bumpy roads to Antigua. Spectacular scenery--including volcanoes spewing steam!
Great value! The trip came off...
Dennis D, Oct 2017
Great value! The trip came off exactly as planned with comfortable vans for transportation, knowledgeable guide, etc. Lunch was provided at the Hot Springs, and was EXCELLENT -- one of the best we have had on a tour. It seems that some of the trips from the tours from the ship were not nearly so good and had glitches disrupting the tours, none of which were encountered on our tour and at much lower cost -- we figure we got the one hour massage at the Hot Springs compliments of Celebrity!
Guatemala is a poor but beautiful...
Terry C, Oct 2016
Guatemala is a poor but beautiful country. Antigua is a pretty town surrounded by volcanoes and forests. The local guides Jose and Juan Pablo were the best part of the tour. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Spending tourist dollars here makes you feel like you're doing something good. ONE TIP: If you want a massage at the spa, make an appointment upon arrival. Otherwise, you may miss out on one of the best things about the resort. A 50 minute massage was only 30.
Very nice tour, Clean Vehicle, good...
Peter H, Apr 2016
Very nice tour, Clean Vehicle, good guide Juan Pablo, lots to see and some nice shopping stops Hot Springs was not what we expected and would have liked to have some local food on the menu...who wants to eat Hamburgers in Guatemala?
This was a wonderful experience...
d_ranchhod, Oct 2015
This was a wonderful experience. Antigua has the most beautiful church's and the people are amazing. Loved the walk through town and all the information our guide, Adira, gave, she was very knowledgeable. We were then taken to the Hot Springs which was fabulous and lunch was amazing. Excellent day! The people of Guatemala are wonderful.

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