Ciudad Vieja Villages And Elaboration Of Huipiles From Guatemala City Or Antigua

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Guatemala City or Antigua hotels
  • Return Details :
    Original departure point

Overview

This tour is designed specifically for travelers who want to get in touch with local people and travel of the beaten path. The journey begins in Antigua, where you will understand the meaning of this magical and captivating small city. You will have a brief view of the city and will continue visiting each town with a bilingual guide. Visit to Ciudad Vieja (second capital of Guatemala), a macadamia farm in San Miguel Dueas, San Juan del Obispo, San Pedro Las Huertas and finally you will have time to weave your own souvenir in San Antonio Aguascalientes.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

The tour will start departing from your hotel in Guatemala city or Antigua.
A good place to start a walk of this monastic town is the Plaza Mayor or the square which in the center has the Mermaids Fountain, then a visit to the City Hall, The Palace of the Generals Captains, and the Cathedral is advise, the fourth side of the square is occupied by souvenir shops, coffee shops, library, jewelry and others. We will continue our exciting day visiting the towns that surround this city.
After visiting the center of the city, your guide will take you to the main towns around Antigua.
During this visit you will learn about history, culture, traditions and more of the towns of Ciudad Vieja which was the second city founded by Spanish in Guatemala. You will also hear about San Juan del Obispo where we will visit the monastery of the first bishop of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin, San Pedro Las Huertas and San Miguel Dueas where you can find an organic macadamia farm where you will learn about many medical functions of the macadamia nut.
Time for lunch at a local restaurant (not included).
After lunch visit to San Antonio Aguascalientes which is well known for its colorful and nice handicrafts.
Visit a womens weaving cooperative where you will learn about the elaboration of huipiles, a process done by hand using the ancient technique called tejido de cintura (tissue waist).
You will have the opportunity to learn the technique and make your own tissue and bring it home with you as a colorful souvenir. It will takes about 2.5 to 3 hours.
You can also learn in a workshop about the life of our artisans and see how a Guatemalan family lives.
When finished, transfer back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged 12 and under