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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2a Calle Oriente, #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Starting in the same city, Antigua-canarias-spain">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.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Gray Line, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

You will be pick up in your hotel and transfer to Antigua Guatemala 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, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

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, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

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, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

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, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

Continue our way we will visit the La Unin 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

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, Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez Department

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

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Valhalla Macadamia Farm

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, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

At end of the tour, youll be transferred back to your hotel in Antigua.

Inclusions

Bilingual guide Spanish-English

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Valhalla Macadamia Farm

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Estuvimos sábado. Nos trasladamos en taxi desde ciudad Guatemala, para pasarnos el día conociendo los rincones y entrando a cada patio que podíamos. Una arquitectura hermosa, muy bien conservada y muuuuy congestionada. Mercadillos por doquier, comida típica para todos los gustos y bolsillos. Disfrutamos la visita al museo del jade de la tienda Mundo Maya, ver las maravillosas piezas elaboradas por artesanos en su taller y deleitarnos con las técnicas del tejido de las hermosas telas nacionales.

  • 29-Nov-2017

    Great overview of the town. Much to see! It was an easy pace and packed with information. This was a jumping off tour to go explore on our own the next day. GREAT!!

  • 29-Nov-2017

    Great overview of the town. Much to see! It was an easy pace and packed with information. This was a jumping off tour to go explore on our own the next day. GREAT!!

  • 08-Nov-2017

    Overpriced. From my experience, Grey Line is just a middle-man between you and the local guide. They offer to collect you from the hotel, but dont tell you that is from most hotels. I had to made last minute arragements to go to the hotel. The first part of the tour is inside Antigua and my guide did know a lot about histiry, culture and local customs. But the second part, the one that comes after lunch, is aoutside Antigua and is montly to visit farms and factories that expect to sell you sometime. Not worth it and way overpriced. My reco: go to the central plaza and pick a local guide.

  • 08-Nov-2017

    Overpriced. From my experience, Grey Line is just a middle-man between you and the local guide. They offer to collect you from the hotel, but dont tell you that is from most hotels. I had to made last minute arragements to go to the hotel. The first part of the tour is inside Antigua and my guide did know a lot about histiry, culture and local customs. But the second part, the one that comes after lunch, is aoutside Antigua and is montly to visit farms and factories that expect to sell you sometime. Not worth it and way overpriced. My reco: go to the central plaza and pick a local guide.

  • 25-Jul-2016

    We had a great tour, and we were the only three that booked. Lunch was delicious, and Alfredo was knowledgeable, and we enjoyed our day.

  • 25-Jul-2016

    We had a great tour, and we were the only three that booked. Lunch was delicious, and Alfredo was knowledgeable, and we enjoyed our day.

  • 10-Feb-2016

    Friendly guide and relaxed driver, well informed guide for the Antigua tour...you could ask whatever you were intereted in. Nice restaurant and interesting trip to villages to learn about Mayan culture.
    Absolutely worth the money!!! We had a great day!!!

  • 10-Feb-2016

    Friendly guide and relaxed driver, well informed guide for the Antigua tour...you could ask whatever you were intereted in. Nice restaurant and interesting trip to villages to learn about Mayan culture.
    Absolutely worth the money!!! We had a great day!!!