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  • Writer's pictureJacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Exploring Antigua: The Best Tours and Activities for a Memorable Experience

Antigua Guatemala takes you straight back to the Spanish colonial era with its cobbled streets, colorful plazas, and majestic ruins. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a lot to offer. From scaling volcanoes to unwinding in natural hot springs and indulging in local delicacies, Antigua offers a treasure trove of adventures for every kind of traveler. Discover the must-do tours and activities that will make your Antigua experience truly unforgettable.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Guided Walking Tour

Discover the best of Antigua Guatemala on this guided walking tour of its most emblematic landmarks and delve into the history of the country's former capital.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 am

Price

$20 per person

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Altamira Viewpoint Hike

On this activity, you'll hike to the Altamira viewpoint and enjoy the amazing views from the Mano de Oro - fall in love with the beautiful expansive landscape of Antigua Guatemala.


Duration

4 - 5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7 am

Price

$43 per person

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Antigua Market Culture and Cuisine Tour

Discover the labyrinthine stalls and vibrant culture of Antigua’s local market on this colorful culture and cuisine tour. Learn about the importance of the market to the Guatemalan culture as you wander through the different parts of the market, from local crafts and flowers to food, trying tropical fruit and sweets as you go. You’ll also have the chance to make your own tortillas, before visiting a local lunch spot (at own cost).


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11:30 am

Price

$27 per person

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Antigua Bar Crawl

Enjoy the amazing nightlife of Antigua. See different bars, great night clubs and meet other travelers. Enjoy the best drink deals in town by getting happy hour prices at all of the Bars and Clubs.


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7am

Price

$26 per person

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San Juan del Obispo Day Trip

On this day trip to San Juan del Obispo, you'll visit one of the oldest churches in Guatemala. Immerse yourself in the architectural heritage of this charming village and indulge in the flavors of its wines and chocolates.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Tuesdays at 2:30 pm

Price

$200 per person

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Iximche Ruins Tour

Expand your Antigua holiday to include a visit to the ruins of Iximche on a half-day, small-group tour. Skip the stress of public buses and relax in round-trip transportation from your hotel. Enjoy a detailed tour around the ruins of the former Mayan civilization, including its two ball courts and ceremonial plazas, with ample opportunity to ask questions. Afterwards, take time to explore on your own, then unwind during the return journey.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:30 am

Price

$40 per person

Alternative

Pacaya Volcano Tour

Join a guided tour from Antigua to the active complex volcano of Pacaya. Walk through the volcanic area, see dry lava from the summit, and roast marshmallows on hot ash and rocks.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6 am and 2 pm

Price

$22 per person

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Pacaya Volcano Horseback Riding Tour with Lunch/ Dinner

Saddle up and head to the top of Pacaya Volcano on the outskirts of Antigua on this private tour. When you reach the top, your guide will prepare pizza using hot volcanic rocks, while you roast marshmallows over hot lava. Sunset tours are available outside of the rainy season for a particularly scenic treat.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30 am and 2:00 pm

Price

Starting from $174 per person

Alternative

Guests of the Ranch - $235 per person


Chichicastenango Market & Lake Atitlan Tour

Immerse yourself in the indigenous cultures of Guatemala visiting the town of Chichicastenango and discovering its lively traditional market. What's more, you'll visit beautiful Lake Atitlan too.


Duration

12 hours

Availability

Sunday and Thursday at 7:30 am

Price

$115 per person

Alternative

Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak and Zipline Adventure

Leave behind the cobbled streets of Antigua for the treetops of Lake Atitlan on this adventure-packed day trip. Kayak or paddle board around the famed waters of Lake Atitlan along with a guide before embarking on a hike through the countryside and a zipline adventure with incredible views of the surrounding nature.


Duration

14 hours

Availability

Everyday at 5:30 am

Price

Starting from $174 per person

Alternative


ATV Mountain Adventure

This is the best sightseeing adventure tour in Antigua! Visit 4 Mountains around Antigua, visit a unique ¨Hobbitt¨ Lord of the Rings theme eco-park, enjoy wonderful views of the valley and volcanoes & more.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9 am

Price

$68 per person

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