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

Starting in the same city, Antigua Guatemala, we begin to explore this fascinating city and learn about its history during colonial times. You will learn about the many wonders of this city, once considered the third most important Spanish colony in the America, and also explore the villages surrounding Antigua, observing their colorful textiles made in waist looms by women, learning their history and visiting a Macadamia Farm.

per adult from

$78

AUD

Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bilingual guide Spanish-English
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Valhalla Macadamia Farm
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, 2 Calle Oriente # 4B, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    You will be pick up in our meeting point to start a day full of history, beautiful landscapes and walk on cobblestone streets, We will also enjoy an afternoon tour of the towns around Antigua and a macadamia farm.

    Antigua Guatemala, Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, it is today a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries.


    Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, 5a Avenida Norte y 1a Calle Poniente Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, this temple has two bell towers. On the facade of the church, in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, 5a Avenida Norte 28, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    Santa Catalina Arch, built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious who belonged to that Order took, After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the arrangements that were made. These arrangements included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix watch of French origin.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    Central Park surrounded by the traditional grid pattern used frequently in urban planning in the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose and the Trade Portal.

    Here in the park, we will also find the Las Sirenas fountain. This fountain has a traditional oral where the Count of La Gomera ordered to build the fountain in memory of his daughters, who in giving birth did not want to breastfeed their children for what the count ordered To tie his daughters to a trunk in the center of a waterhole, where they died of thirst and hunger.


    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tanque de la Union, Calle oriente 6a Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    Continue our way we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, only the big houses had a place where they could be washed. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Iglesia de San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Agua Calientes, San Antonio 78239, Guatemala

    We will continue visiting the surrounding villages, San Antonio Aguas Calientes town that is characterized by its elaborate weavings made in waist looms by women of the community in our visit to the market we can see how they make these textiles.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Church of Ciudad Vieja, Centro Civico, Ciudad Vieja 03012 Guatemala

    We visit the towns of San Miguel Dueñas and Ciudad Vieja to learn about its history.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Valhalla Macadamia Farm, Guatemala

    To end our tour we will visit a Macadamia farm where we will learn about the cultivation of macadamia nuts, their agroindustrial process and the reforestation project and relax with a facial massage with macadamia oil.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, 2 Calle Oriente # 4B, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    At end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Antigua.

  • Departure Point :
    Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2a Calle Oriente, #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please contact local provider 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 local provider to arrange.
    • 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.
    • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022P42

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