3 hour visit to the town of San Andres Itztapa (30 min. from Antigua), home of one of Guatemala’s Mayan god figure, “Maximon”. Can also be done en route to / from Panajachel or Chichicastenango with private transport
MAYAN & SPANISH RUINS OF IXIMCHE
6 hour tour at time of your choice. WITH GUIDE. available every day.
Leave address in Antigua or Guatemala City for the small site of IXIMCHE (the first Mayan/Spanish Capital of Guatemala after the “conquest”).
En route, travel through the Guatemala Highlands area rich in agriculture and colorful textiles. Pass though the mostly indigenous town of Tecpan.
After a visit to the site of IXIMCHE (where Mayan rituals are still conducted), enjoy lunch then return to your hotel.
Can also be done with the San Andres / Maximon tour and/or en route to / from Panajachel or Chichicastenango with private transport.
This tour takes the best of what Lake Atitlan has to offer and blends it into a fun day of activities and relaxation. Great for kids, families, adults and those who want to enjoy the beauty and excitement of Lake Atitlan. A great day trip idea from Antigua or while you are spending time in the Lake Atitlan area.
The day begins from your hotel in Pana at 8:30am. (If leaving from Antigua, a 6:30am departure time is prudent).
Your bilingual guide will meet you at and bring you to the boat dock in Pana for the village of Santa Cruz where you will spend the day with a bilingual guide and have activities with USA safety standards. Kayak, swim, hike, rock climb, archery, trampoline… You decide on your activities and time frame and ENJOY ! A filling and nutritious lunch is also included. All activities are centrally located and you can also enjoy a professional massage and/or facial on site (extra fee). When you are ready (and tired !), return by boat to your hotel or waiting transport in Panajachel.
Cost includes bilingual guide, lunch, all activities, boat to/from Santa Cruz.
Note: Some families choose to have the adults relax and read while the children are (safely) running around expending their energy with the experienced and professional guide.
Safe and escorted trip includes: Transports, bilingual guide, box lunch, park entrance fees.
8:00am – 3:00pm +/- Depending on availability and volcanic activity.
PACAYA is an active volcano located 1.5 from Antigua. Plan approximately 2 hours or hiking and sightseeing with lunch (included) before your decent
NEED GOOD/STURDY SHOES !
Pacaya, at a height of 8160 feet, is one of the smaller volcanoes of the country but certainly one of the most impressive. Set in its own National Park, Pacaya is a storybook volcano with a continuous plume of smoke drifting from its summit and a massive lava flow reforming the valley at the base of the cone. The group meets in Antigua at 8am for a morning hike. Before departure you can use the restroom and fill up your water bottles. It is just over a one hour drive in our private transport from Antigua to the park office and trail head, where we purchase your entrance to the park (included).
At that point your guide will gather information and decide on the best trail to approach the always changing Pacaya. With any luck the trail will lead to the active lava flows near the summit but at the very least the group will traverse lava flows that are just a few years old and experience the hot spots in the volcanoes crater. On the way down a picnic style meal is prepared by your guide (included) and served with the views of volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango as your table centerpiece!
From the base we load back up in our vehicle and return to Antigua usually between 3-5pm for the day hike.
Included in Trip Price:
- Round trip transportation from Antigua
- Entrance fees
- Picnic lunch
- Fully guided tour
- Bilingual guide – Guide is trained in 1st aid and carries a kit on him at all times.
Not included (what you need to bring) :
Closed toed shoes / Day pack (with rain cover if rainy season) / One warm layer or windbreaker / Toiletries or medications / Camera / Hat Sunglasses / Sunscreen / 2 liters of water per person.
PANAJACHEL – Lake Tour
6:30 am – Transport from hotel / address in Antigua to Pana.
9:00am – 3:00pm – Boat ride to 3 villages with local guide
4:00 pm – Return transport to Antigua
check for availability and cost.
(this can also be done if you are staying in Panajachel)