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Santa Catalina Arch (Arco de Santa Catalina)
Santa Catalina Arch (Arco de Santa Catalina)

Santa Catalina Arch (Arco de Santa Catalina) Tours and Activities

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One of Antigua’s most photographed structures, the saffron-coloredxa0 Santa Catalina Arch was built in 1694 to connect two convents to a school outside their confines, to protect them from entering the outside world on their way to teach there. Safe from breaking their vow of seclusion, they passed through a hidden passageway inside the arch.

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Private Antigua Walking Tour

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Private Antigua Walking Tour

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Step onto the cobblestone-clad streets of colonial Antigua for this flexible-length walking tour. Stroll the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit top landmarks like the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace), Palace of the Captain’s General, the main cathedral, and Santo Domingo, a well-known hotel and cultural center. A final stop at a local jade factory provides additional insight into Guatemala’s Mayan culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

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No trip to Guatemala is complete without visiting Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city widely considered Guatemala’s crown jewel. This half-day sightseeing tour from Guatemala City makes it possible to visit on even the shortest of time frames—squeeze it into a long layover or make the most of a quick trip without skimping on any of the sights.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$39.99
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

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Take a tour from Guatemala City that showcases the mix of Spanish and Mayan traditions that have influenced this incredible nation. Journey into the Iximche ruins—one of Guatemala’s most famous archeological sites—and then make your way to the iconic Spanish colonial town of Antigua. Follow your expert guide to all of the local sites, including churches, plazas and shops—before making your way back to Guatemala City after this exciting day trip.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.99
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Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

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Explore the old and new capitals of Guatemala on this full-day sightseeing adventure that combines both vehicle and walking tours of Guatemala City and Antigua. You’ll see major highlights like the Civic Center, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Central Market in Guatemala City, before heading to the World-Heritage listed city of Antigua. Wander the historic streets of this picturesque colonial town and stop at La Merced Church, Central Park and other highlights before enjoying a traditional lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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$65.00
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$65.00

Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

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Unlock the beauty and history of one of the oldest cities in the Americas during this Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City. Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s top attractions, including the Museo del Jade, La Merced Church, and even a picturesque coffee plantation that’s still in operation. Take in epic views of the cityscape from Cerro de la Cruz and learn about the former capital’s colorful past while you listen to your friendly local guide as they lead you through the cobbled streets.
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  • 8 hours
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$69.35
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Experience Antigua Walking Tour

Experience Antigua Walking Tour

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Visit several Antigua highlights in one convenient walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors or those with limited time in the region. There’s no need to worry about getting lost or overlooking lesser-known spots, as your guide will escort you from point to point, providing context for each attraction along the way.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$25.65
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Antigua Guatemala , Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City - Collective

Antigua Guatemala , Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City - Collective

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Antigua Guatemala is a city that once was the Capital of the Whole Central America. In this tour you'll travel back in time to the XV through XVII century, with its cobblestone streets, catholic churches and convents, unique monuments and gastronomy. Today we enjoy all that heritage, join us.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$90.00
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$90.00

Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Get a short introduction to the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 3-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and the city's iconic Arch of Santa Catalina. Your Antigua visit includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport (except during Holy Week in April).
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  • 3 hours
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$19.99
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Antigua Walking Tour

Antigua Walking Tour

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Get a glimpse of Guatemala’s colonial past with this walking tour of Antigua. This former capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beloved for its cobblestone streets and majestic church ruins. Meet your guide in the Central Plaza and visit sites like a jade factory, City Hall Palace, and Santo Domingo, an elegant hotel and cultural center. As you walk, your guide will share information on Antigua’s history and architecture.
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  • 3 hours
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$20.00
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UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

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Experience the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 5-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and Palace of the Captain Generals. Your Antigua visit also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
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$38.00
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Private Walking tour of Antigua Guatemala

Private Walking tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Get a more intimate glimpse into the colonial richness of Antigua’s culture on a private walking tour that offers a great introduction for first-time visitors. You’ll visit a diverse mix of cobblestone streets, colonial churches, vibrant markets and volcanic backdrops on this tour, which you can customize to cover the things that interest you the most. Plus, the short duration of this tour makes it ideal if you’re short on time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$30.00
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Las Tierras Altas

Las Tierras Altas "Lujo" Version

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We will shuttle 30 minutes outside Antigua through the town of Parramos and the small village of Chirijuyu to meet our trailhead. From there we begin an introductory climb followed by a 3km jeep track descent through coffee and avocado plantations. We will ride smooth trails through agricultural operations and then cross the rustic town of San Andres Itzapa. From there we will start our second climb (4km) up through the town on paved and cobble stoned roads before entering a pine forest at 1900m (6,400ft). Crossing a small ravine will bring us to a smooth descent and fast singletrack through pine trees. This will exit into the plains of Parramos crossing fields of corn, fruit, beans and greenhouses as you wind along agricultural singletrack. The final descent follows 500+ year old trails that have been eroded into tunnels of tight twisty fun. Exit in the town of Pastores and cycle the gradual paved downhill back to Antigua!
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  • 3 hours
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$61.54
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Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour

Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with the colonial treasures of Antigua, Guatemala, on a 3-hour afternoon walking tour. Replete with charming churches and brightly colored buildings, the UNESCO-listed city of Antigua is ideal to explore by foot. Alongside your guide, you’ll stroll past landmarks such as La Merced Cathedral and the Cathedral of San Francisco while listening to history-rich commentary. See, too, the recognizable yellow Santa Catalina Arch, backed by the mighty Agua volcano, and Palacio del Ayuntamiento. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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LA ANTIGUA CITY TOUR from Guatemala City

LA ANTIGUA CITY TOUR from Guatemala City

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Escape the streets of Guatemala City with a visit to Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just an hour outside the city, Antigua feels like another world with its tranquil cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Explore on foot, walking from the central park to sites like cathedral ruins and a local jade factory. After your tour, you’ll have time to lunch and souvenir shop before your return to Guatemala City.
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  • 8 to 10 minutes
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$98.00
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$98.00

Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Explore the beautiful Spanish-colonial architecture and beautiful setting of Antigua during this 8-hour day trip. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers a wealth of historic monasteries, churches and monuments to explore, all set among a landscape of towering volcanoes and cobblestone streets. During your trip you’ll visit a number of town’s most important buildings, check out some of the surrounding villages and have time to shop for souvenirs inspired by the ancient Maya. Your Antigua day trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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$89.75
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Antigua Guatemala Walking Group Tour

Antigua Guatemala Walking Group Tour

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As one of the oldest cities in Guatemala, Antigua is brimming with history, legends, and plenty of sightseeing. This guided tour of Antigua gives you a taste of all the city has to offer—wander through the cobbled colonial streets with your guide to get the local perspective on key sights and attractions like La Merced, plus get recommendations on great restaurants and fun activities to check out while you're in town.
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  • 3 hours
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$25.00
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Glimpse Of Guatemala

Glimpse Of Guatemala

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This tour is unique because you have the opportunity to wake up in Chichicastenango and see some of the Mayan rites inside the Catholic Church.
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  • 2 days
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Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour from Antigua Guatemala

Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour from Antigua Guatemala

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Enjoy of two magical cities with the charm of the Colonial Antigua and the Modern Guatemala City, learn about the history of both cities.
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  • 8 hours
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$120.21
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Guatemala City & Antigua Guatemala Private Tour

Guatemala City & Antigua Guatemala Private Tour

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Travel to Antigua Guatemala and Guatemala City with the best native local guide tour. Our tour guides drives you around all the historical points and monuments of the city in a nice and comfortable vehicle. Get to witness the ruins left by the earthquakes of 1773. Enjoy the Central Park walk around view the Captain General Palace, The Portal of Commerce and The Cathedral of San Jose. The visit keep going to the Arch of Santa Catalina in our way to the La Merced Church. We stop here For Lunch. The tour continue to Guatemala City, to the ancient Maya ruins of Kaminaljuyu. Immerse in the mystical Mayan civilization with a visit to The Archaeological Museum with a unique explanation of all the magical pieces that conform the History of Guatemala. We end the tour with a visit to the city most famous streets and zones only to stop in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, for a 45 minute visit to the Portal of Commerce, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, and Constitution Plaza.
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  • 8 hours
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$136.04
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Colonial Antigua Guatemala walking tour & Hot Springs from Guatemala City

Colonial Antigua Guatemala walking tour & Hot Springs from Guatemala City

Explore Antigua then relax at a natural hot springs resort during a full-day tour from Guatemala City. Your guide takes you on a leisurely 3-hour walking tour of Antigua where you learn about its history and culture. Continue to Santa Teresita Hot Springs where you have lunch and free time to soak in the hot springs pools before returning to Guatemala City.
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  • 10 hours
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$99.00
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$99.00

Visit an Avocado Plantation + The Highlights of Antigua - Private Tour

Visit an Avocado Plantation + The Highlights of Antigua - Private Tour

This is an out-of-the-box tour to get to know Antigua Guatemala and its lands full of avocado. After we finish wandering around the Colonial city of Antigua, we'll take you to a natural space in the hills where you can get familiar with the avocado production, canopy lines, Guatemalan homemade restaurant, and much more. Its facilities are ecological, with suspension bridges and wonderful views. It is certainly ideal to visit with family, friends or couple.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$125.00
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Spa Day at a 400+ Year Convent + Lunch and Wine - Private Tour Antigua Guatemala

Spa Day at a 400+ Year Convent + Lunch and Wine - Private Tour Antigua Guatemala

We have created this tour so you can have a complete sensory experience and enjoy it from beginning to end. This day will be dedicated to pampering you. First, we want you to know the incredible history of the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. Marvel at the singing of the birds, the fresh air, and the beauty of its cobblestone streets. Then, we will dedicate the rest of the day to relax in one of the most luxurious spas in the city, located in what used to be a convent more than 400 years ago. Enjoy the facilities of this place and eat deliciously in its renowned restaurant. At the end of the day, we will take you to a terrace where you will enjoy a glass of wine and see how the sun sets on the roofs of the houses and churches of Antigua Guatemala. Without a doubt, this is a luxurious and relaxing experience that will stimulate all your senses.
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  • 8 hours
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$335.00
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Private Walking Tour in Antigua Guatemala +Coffee Plantation Holistic Experience

Private Walking Tour in Antigua Guatemala +Coffee Plantation Holistic Experience

When you thought of visiting Guatemala, must likely Antigua Guatemala was on your list. This is an enchanted city that will bring you back in time almost 500 years ago, to the colonial period full of maidens and knights. Picture yourself entering that wonderful city with its cobblestone streets, colonial houses, churches and monasteries, and beautiful streets. Surrounding this magical city we will find 3 imponent volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango Volcano. The Fuego Volcano is one of our 3 Active Volcanos. If the weather is on our side, you will be able to see its fumaroles from some special places we got for you; it will give you goosebumps! So grab your camera and comfy walking shoes because history and the best spots in Antigua Guatemala are waiting for you!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$125.00
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Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

Private Tour: Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

We will enjoy of two magical cities with the charm of the Colonial Antigua and the Modern Guatemala City, learn about the history of both cities with a private guide and transportation!
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  • 8 hours
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$120.21
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Catalina Arch (Arco de Santa Catalina) costs USD 19.99. Guided Santa Catalina Arch (Arco de Santa Catalina) tours start around USD 19.99 per person.
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