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The one-time colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua has plenty to keep travelers entertained, but the transport hub also makes a great base for discovering Guatemala’s top sights. Here are your options for day tours from Antigua.

Pacaya Volcano — 22 miles (36 km) southeast
Just south of Antigua, Pacaya Volcano is Guatemala’s most active volcano. Hikers can challenge themselves to climb its almost 8,000-foot (2,500-meter) summit, from where views span the neighboring Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango volcanoes, and the Calderas lagoon. Many tours combine a volcano hike with a post-hike bathe in the nearby Kawilal Hot Springs.

Iximché — 35 miles (55 km) northwest
The closest Maya site to Antigua is Iximché, and a walking tour of the archaeological complex unveils an array of striking temples and palaces. Half-day Iximché tours are often coupled with an Antigua city tour or a visit to the nearby market town of San Juan Comalapa.

Mixco Viejo — 44 miles (70 km) west
The Maya ruins of Mixco Viejo make an interesting day trip from Antigua. The one-time capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom still contains more than 120 impressively preserved structures, including ancient temples, pyramids, and palaces.

Lake Atitlan — 60 miles (95 km) west
In the shadows of the looming Atitlan Volcano, the glittering waters of Lake Atitlan (Lago de Atitlán) are one of the highlights of the Guatemalan highlands. Full-day tours to the lake often include a visit to the region’s picturesque villages along the way. Stop in the lively market towns of Chichicastenango or Santiago, shop for traditional handicrafts at Solola Market, or admire the natural wonders of the Panajachel cloud forest.

Copán — 196 miles (315 km) east
The ancient Maya city of Copán is one of Central America’s most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s possible to cross the border into Honduras on a day trip—albeit a 14-hour one—from Antigua. The seventh-century ruins offer a fascinating insight into the Maya Empire’s Yax Kuk Mo dynasty, including temples, underground tunnels, ball courts, stone sculptures, and altars. 

Tikal — 373 miles (600 km) northeast
In northern Guatemala, Tikal National Park is home to one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian civilization, in a stunning setting at the heart of the jungle. Day tours from Antigua are by plane, flying from Guatemala City to Flores, and include a guided tour of the magnificent UNESCO-listed Maya site.
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

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Get up close and personal with a Guatemalan volcano during this 7-hour Pacaya Volcano hike, one of the country’s most active. Travel through volcanic vegetation and surreal landscapes on your way to the top, enjoying impressive views of three nearby volcanic peaks, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango at the summit. Your trip from Antigua to the volcano also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel and a guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.09
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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

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Experience one of the ancient world’s most incredible archaeological sites at Tikal, a celebrated Mayan city deep in the Guatemalan jungle, on this convenient 10-hour trip by air from Antigua. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Guatemalan jungle on your flight to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan site, spending the day exploring this incredible city’s steep temples and beautiful plazas with the help of your guide. Your day trip from Antigua to Tikal also includes round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel, lunch, and all entrance fees.
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  • 17 hours
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$445.99
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Antigua ATV Villages Tour

Antigua ATV Villages Tour

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Experience Antigua’s surrounding areas by motorcycle, scooter, or ATV. This half-day tour takes you to several villages on the outskirts of Antigua, including Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala’s first capital. Visit a textile market and an indigenous village at the foot of the Agua Volcano. Enjoy a short hike, hammock time, and panoramic views from a lookout point over Antigua.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua

Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua

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Get off the tourist trail in Lake Atitlan as you enjoy fun, family-friendly activities and visits to local villages on this 10-hour trip from Antigua. Pick from among a range of high-energy activities like swimming, kayaking, hiking, cliff jumping or rock climbing. Or if you’re more content to watch, simply sit back and relax. You’ll also have time explore the small villages near the lake, including Santa Cruz, San Juan and San Pedro, many of which feel largely untouched by the modern world. This highly customizable trip includes all activities plus round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.75
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Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

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Journey from Antigua to explore the fascinating market at Chichicastenango plus the town of Panjachel, along the shores of Lake Atitlán, on this 9-hour day trip. Take time to browse the ceramics and woodcrafts at the famous open-air market of Chichicastenango before visiting the city’s religious structures, Iglesia de Santo Tomas and Calvary Church. Then head to Panjachel, where you’ll take in views of Lake Atitlán as you explore the town’s main thoroughfare, Santander Street. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel in Antigua.
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  • 10 hours
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$76.93
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Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

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Spend the day discovering the gorgeous Lake Atitlán, along with the picturesque villages that line its shore, during this 10-hour sightseeing excursion from Antigua. Take in breathtaking views of this mountain lake, its southern shore ringed by volcanoes, as you visit the town Panjachel and take a boat cruise to the hamlet of Santiago de Atitlán. This Lake Atitlán adventure finishes with time for browsing the handicraft stands and businesses along Panjachel’s Santander Street. Your tour also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Tikal Tour From Antigua

Tikal Tour From Antigua

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No trip to Guatemala is complete without a visit to Tikal. Visit the Mayan Ruins with ease on a full-day tour from Antigua. All-inclusive land and air transportation makes it possible for you to experience the UNESCO listed ruins in a single day without feeling rushed. After a guided tour of the complex, enjoy lunch and free time to explore on your own.
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  • 17 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$397.76
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Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel

Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel

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Take a walk back in time as you explore the idyllic Mayan villages, ancient rituals and gorgeous scenery of Lake Atitlan on this strenuous day-long hike on the Upper Mayan Trail. Interact with the local Cakchiquel and Tzutujil Mayan tribes, visiting the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna and tracing a path along a steep path used by the tribes for centuries. You’ll also have the chance to observe the rituals of local shamans and visit the second largest market in the country. Your hike also includes round-trip hotel transport from Antigua.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.99
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

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Explore the fascinating Spanish and Mayan history of Guatemala on this family-friendly 8-hour tour to Iximché and colonial Antigua. Wander the atmospheric archaeological site of Iximché to discover the history of the Mayans. Then head to Antigua, former colonial capital, where you’ll visit the San Francisco Church, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and the central plaza. Your excursion also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.99
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Private Tour: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour and Santiago Village from Antigua

Private Tour: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour and Santiago Village from Antigua

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Combine a sightseeing trip to stunning Lake Atitlan with a visit to the lake’s idyllic indigenous villages on this 10-hour private tour from Antigua. Pass through a landscape of quaint mountain villages, pine forests and highland lakes on your way to the town of Panjachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan. After a private boat ride across this gorgeous body of water, you’ll explore Santiago Atitlan, soaking up its rich indigenous culture and fascinating Mayan traditions. This private Santiago Atitlan and Lake Atitlan excursion includes a private guide and vehicle plus round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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Lake Atitlan Family Fun Day from Antigua

Lake Atitlan Family Fun Day from Antigua

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Spend a fun-filled day enjoying the many outdoor activities of Lake Atitlan during this full-day trip that’s perfect for families and kids. Swim and kayak amidst the idyllic scenery of this beautiful lake. Or get your heart pumping with some cliff jumping or a rock climbing adventure with harnesses and ropes. If relaxation is your aim, sit back and chill out at the tour activity center under a shaded cabana as your kids enjoy the game center. Your family-friendly day trip also offers an optional lunch and includes all activities and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.99
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Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

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Travel deep into the mountains above mystical Lake Atitlan as you spend the day exploring the indigenous traditions and daily life in the region’s small villages. Get a true local’s experience as you wander the range of goods for sale at Solola indigenous market, an authentic site few tourists ever see. In the afternoon enjoy fresh mountain air as you visit a local farming community, largely untouched by the modern world, and explore the gorgeous city of Panjachel. Your day trip also includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 1 day
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$107.79
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Rest and Relaxation at Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Rest and Relaxation at Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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Get away from Antigua for a day of full rest and relaxation on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Travel in private transportation to a resort on the Lake, where you can while away the afternoon relaxing in a hammock, kayaking on the Lake, or pampering yourself with the optional spa package for the ultimate stress-melting experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.29
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Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua

Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua

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Delight in the scenic splendor of Lake Atitlán, and the charming villages that surround it, on a full-day trip from Antigua. Travel to Guatemala’s western highlands to observe virtually unchanged Mayan traditions, and then sail on the glittering surface of Lake Atitlán. Absorb the vibrant colors of lakeside settlements, Panajachel and Santiago, and delve into the region’s rich history with your guide. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Guatemala City hotel are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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IXIMCHE MAYAN RUINS TOUR from La Antigua

IXIMCHE MAYAN RUINS TOUR from La Antigua

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Get a glimpse of pre-Columbian life with a visit to archaeological site Iximche. Just 90 minutes from Antigua, this site was once capital of the Kaqchikel Maya Kingdom. Thanks to excellent restoration you can visit former palaces, temples, plazas, ball courts, murals, and a small museum of artifacts. Your guide will share background and point out historical details, such as signs of human sacrifice that linger at the site.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience

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

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Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua, plus the idyllic landscape of small villages and farms just outside of town, on this 8-hour excursion. Explore the centuries-old traditions of the 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 a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Panajachel / Lake Atitlan

Panajachel / Lake Atitlan

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Benefit from round-trip transportation to the picturesque town of San Juan La Laguna on this private full-day tour from Antigua. Start early with morning hotel pickup and head to Lake Atitlan to board a private boat that takes you to San Juan La Laguna. Visit local enterprises including a coffee plantation, textile and chocolate cooperatives, and an art gallery, then return to Antigua via Panajachel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
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Coffee Tour & Local Villages Tour in Antigua Guatemala

Coffee Tour & Local Villages Tour in Antigua Guatemala

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Do you want to learn more about the real culture of the surrounding villages of Antigua Guatemala? This is the perfect opportunity to really see the local towns and to have a one-to-one experience. The tour has culture, beverages tasting and the chance to know great local people and learn about their colorful costumes. We are sure you will enjoy this tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this full-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Antigua. Start by checking out the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, food and machetes. You’ll then have a chance to explore the picturesque town of Panjachel on the volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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SKY HIGH ANTIGUA Adventure

SKY HIGH ANTIGUA Adventure

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Visit more attractions—including the Lord of the Rings-themed eco-park Hobbitenango and the Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint—in just one day than you could independently during this full-day excursion. Don’t worry about public transit as ATVs and shared shuttles are provided, meaning you can focus on enjoying the views, drinks, and range of activities that will suit most travelers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$69.00
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Mayan Villages of Lake Atitlan Tour from Antigua

Mayan Villages of Lake Atitlan Tour from Antigua

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Veer from the well-trodden tourist path and discover traditional Mayan culture on a full-day tour from Antigua. Round-trip transportation from your hotel spares you the white-knuckled stress of riding on a public bus. Together with your guide, visit three Mayan villages and learn about the unique way of life from the people who live there. The excursion also includes some of Guatemala’s natural beauty, with a boat ride around Lake Atitlan.
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  • 7 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.99
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Atitlan Hiking and Birding - Day tour from Antigua

Atitlan Hiking and Birding - Day tour from Antigua

This is the ideal day-tour for those who love culture and nature. We will leave Antigua at 6 in the morning and drive for 1:50hrs to visit the beautiful Los Tarrales Natural Reserve. This 1,300-hectare private reserve is located right at Atitlan´s volcano slope. In its extension, experts have counted more than 350 species of birds reside. During our morning visit, you will also enjoy miles of trails with coffee bushes, ornamental plants, jungle and water springs. For lunchtime, we will visit the charming Mayan Village of San Lucas Toliman. Before to take our shuttle back to Antigua, don´t forget to interact with the locals right at lake Atitlan´s shore and check out their products and handicrafts. This activity has been designed to amaze and fulfill the expectations of travelers looking for re-encountering nature. From amateur/nature lovers to avid birders.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Antigua

Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Antigua

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Discover the mysteries of the ancient Maya civilization on this full-day tour to the archeological site of Mixco Viejo, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Antigua. Follow your guide around the vast Mayan ruins and learn how the city was once the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom as you marvel over temples, palaces and ball courts. After lunch (own expense), you’ll enjoy free time to explore independently, before heading back to Antigua.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

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Our adventure starts at 7:00 am with our team picking you up at your hotel. The transportation service included in this tour is private, exclusively for you and your companion or group. All our vehicles are recent models with A/C, reclinable seats and cooler on board. The guide will accompany you along the tour and will share the history and secrets of these fascinating destinations. The detailed itinerary goes as follows: 07:00 am - Antigua hotel pick up 09:30 am - Arrival at Chichicastenango and tour at the village visiting the following places: Market, churches and typical stores 12:30 pm - Tour ending and free time to have lunch (meal not included in price) 02:00 pm - Transfer from Chichicastenango to Iximche 03:30 pm - Arrival at Mayan ruins and tour 05:00 pm - Transfer from Iximche to Antigua Guatemala 06:30 pm - Arrival at Antigua
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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