Day trip

From Guatemala City: Private Full-Day Antigua Artisans Tour

From Guatemala City: Private Full-Day Antigua Artisans Tour

From $153 per person

Experience Mayan traditions on a tour through the surrounding villages of Antigua, Guatemala. Learn about artistic textiles, jade production, chocolate, and antique towns, whilst mingling with the locals and learning about their culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your representative will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel you indicated in Antigua Guatemala with a sign saying your name. Upon pickup, please present your digital voucher and photo ID.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a private tour to learn about ancestral traditions
  • Discover the hidden meanings of textile patterns and colors
  • Learn about Jade, the sacred stone
  • Learn about the origin of chocolate
Full description
Your tour begins as a representative picks you up from your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala for a 2-hour transfer. On the way, you will pass by small cities, villages, and plantations. You will arrive to the villages surrounding Antigua, where you will begin with a visit to a house/museum of textiles to learn about ancestral traditions. Here you will learn how the hand-made clothing worn by locals hides patterns and colors that only natives can identify, with these patterns telling stories about home cities, families, status, and more. You will also visit other villages to discover local daily lifestyles such as laundry traditions, gastronomy, and history. There will be a break later for lunch, which you will be welcome to purchase on your own from recommended restaurants. Following lunch, your afternoon in Antigua will be spend visiting a jade factory, where you will learn about this sacred stone including its uses and quality. Your tour will finally conclude with a visit to a chocolate store, before you depart from Antigua at 4:00PM and head towards your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala. 
Includes
  • Round-trip private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in centrally-located hotels in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala
  • Certified bilingual guide throughout the excursion
  • Entrance to the mentioned sites
  • Lunch, beverages, or snacks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat

Know before you go

  •  Children aged 0-17 must be accompanied by an adult
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