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The one-time colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua has plenty to keep travelers entertained, but the transport hub also makes a great base for discovering Guatemala’s top sights. Here are your options for day tours from Antigua.

Pacaya Volcano — 22 miles (36 km) southeast
Just south of Antigua, Pacaya Volcano is Guatemala’s most active volcano. Hikers can challenge themselves to climb its almost 8,000-foot (2,500-meter) summit, from where views span the neighboring Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango volcanoes, and the Calderas lagoon. Many tours combine a volcano hike with a post-hike bathe in the nearby Kawilal Hot Springs.

Iximché — 35 miles (55 km) northwest
The closest Maya site to Antigua is Iximché, and a walking tour of the archaeological complex unveils an array of striking temples and palaces. Half-day Iximché tours are often coupled with an Antigua city tour or a visit to the nearby market town of San Juan Comalapa.

Mixco Viejo — 44 miles (70 km) west
The Maya ruins of Mixco Viejo make an interesting day trip from Antigua. The one-time capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom still contains more than 120 impressively preserved structures, including ancient temples, pyramids, and palaces.

Lake Atitlan — 60 miles (95 km) west
In the shadows of the looming Atitlan Volcano, the glittering waters of Lake Atitlan (Lago de Atitlán) are one of the highlights of the Guatemalan highlands. Full-day tours to the lake often include a visit to the region’s picturesque villages along the way. Stop in the lively market towns of Chichicastenango or Santiago, shop for traditional handicrafts at Solola Market, or admire the natural wonders of the Panajachel cloud forest.

Copán — 196 miles (315 km) east
The ancient Maya city of Copán is one of Central America’s most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s possible to cross the border into Honduras on a day trip—albeit a 14-hour one—from Antigua. The seventh-century ruins offer a fascinating insight into the Maya Empire’s Yax Kuk Mo dynasty, including temples, underground tunnels, ball courts, stone sculptures, and altars. 

Tikal — 373 miles (600 km) northeast
In northern Guatemala, Tikal National Park is home to one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian civilization, in a stunning setting at the heart of the jungle. Day tours from Antigua are by plane, flying from Guatemala City to Flores, and include a guided tour of the magnificent UNESCO-listed Maya site.
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Antigua ATV Villages Tour

Antigua ATV Villages Tour

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Experience Antigua’s surrounding areas by motorcycle, scooter, or ATV. This half-day tour takes you to several villages on the outskirts of Antigua, including Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala’s first capital. Visit a textile market and an indigenous village at the foot of the Agua Volcano. Enjoy a short hike, hammock time, and panoramic views from a lookout point over Antigua.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch
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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

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Experience one of the ancient world’s most incredible archaeological sites at Tikal, a celebrated Mayan city deep in the Guatemalan jungle, on this convenient 10-hour trip by air from Antigua. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Guatemalan jungle on your flight to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan site, spending the day exploring this incredible city’s steep temples and beautiful plazas with the help of your guide. Your day trip from Antigua to Tikal also includes round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel, lunch, and all entrance fees.
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  • 17 hours
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$445.99
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Ground Transfer From Antigua To Guatemala City Airport

Ground Transfer From Antigua To Guatemala City Airport

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Travel between Antigua and the Guatemala City Airport in comfort, without the stress of looking for a taxi, by booking a private transfer service. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Antigua and take you to the airport in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for just you and your party.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.00
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$19.00

Private Antigua Walking Tour

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Private Antigua Walking Tour

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Step onto the cobblestone-clad streets of colonial Antigua for this flexible-length walking tour. Stroll the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit top landmarks like the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace), Palace of the Captain’s General, the main cathedral, and Santo Domingo, a well-known hotel and cultural center. A final stop at a local jade factory provides additional insight into Guatemala’s Mayan culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Antigua ATV Sunset Tour

Antigua ATV Sunset Tour

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This tour will take you to 3 mountain tops with incredible views of the city, valley, and volcanoes near and around Antigua. Our first stop is ¨El Cerro de la Cruz ¨ Antigua’s famous lookout point known as ¨The Cross¨. After getting a close-up aerial view of the colonial city, we head up towards our Second stop,¨Earth Lodge¨. This is an Avocado plantation and ECO-lodge found in the mountain village of El Hato. We will have some time for a drink and snacks, relax on the hammocks, or take a short hike on the nature trail of the plantation. After visiting this marvelous place we will hop on a pick up truck towards our final stop ¨Hobbitenango¨. This is a lord of the rings themed Eco-Park where we catch the Sunset and are able to enjoy some food, drinks, and games. Here we will go up the hill and sightsee, enjoy great views and various activities in this enchanted little forest. Once, finished we will head back down the mountain towards our ATVs and back down to Antigua.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$59.00
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$59.00

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

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Journey from Antigua to explore the fascinating market at Chichicastenango plus the town of Panjachel, along the shores of Lake Atitlán, on this 9-hour day trip. Take time to browse the ceramics and woodcrafts at the famous open-air market of Chichicastenango before visiting the city’s religious structures, Iglesia de Santo Tomas and Calvary Church. Then head to Panjachel, where you’ll take in views of Lake Atitlán as you explore the town’s main thoroughfare, Santander Street. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel in Antigua.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

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Get up close and personal with a Guatemalan volcano during this 7-hour Pacaya Volcano hike, one of the country’s most active. Travel through volcanic vegetation and surreal landscapes on your way to the top, enjoying impressive views of three nearby volcanic peaks, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango at the summit. Your trip from Antigua to the volcano also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel and a guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.09
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$82.09
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Antigua ATV Coffee Tour

Antigua ATV Coffee Tour

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Enjoy caffeine and adrenaline in one tour on this excursion from Antigua. The eclectic tour is sure to please a variety of travelers. Climb on board your personal ATV and head to a local plantation, where you discover the coffee making process from seed to mug. After a hot cup of the local beverage, ride up to Cerro de la Cruz, which offers a spectacular view of the city and surrounding mountains.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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Antigua ATV Mountain Adventure

Antigua ATV Mountain Adventure

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In a city surrounded by volcanoes, adventure is hard to resist. Give into your sense of adventure on this tour around the outskirts of Antigua on an ATV, motorcycle, or scooter; take your pick of vehicle and choose to drive it yourself or ride in the back seat. Visit the mountains around Antigua, a local Mayan village, the famous El Cerro de la Cruz, and an organic farm with a full view of the valley below.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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Authentic Guatemalan Cooking Class

Authentic Guatemalan Cooking Class

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Go beyond just sampling Guatemalan cuisine at Antigua’s restaurants and learn to cook it for yourself at a private cooking class. Visit a cooking school in Jocotenango village, and learn to make typical Guatemalan food, choosing from assorted dishes and picking up local cooking tips as you work. Then, savor your creations with your hosts on a rooftop terrace overlooking the Agua Volcano or in a colonial-style dining room.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.80
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Antigua Walking Tour

Antigua Walking Tour

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This tour, by Due South Travels, is a 2+ hour guided walking tour of Antigua, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Our local guide will give you tons of great information, including the history of the city and its architecture, the geography, culture, and religion of historical and modern day Guatemala. During the tour we will visit and discuss Antigua's significant landmarks. We will talk about the volcanoes and earthquakes Guatemala has experienced, the Mayan ethnic groups, the Spanish invasion, and modern day life here. We are different from the four hour walking tours offered in town because we don't take you shopping (too much pressure!), however, our local guides would love to bring you AFTER the tour if you'd like a thorough explanation of jade or if you're interested in bargaining for some beautiful handicrafts. You'll also receive plenty of other suggestions for things to do in and around town.
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  • 2 hours
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$22.80
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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience

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

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Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua, plus the idyllic landscape of small villages and farms just outside of town, on this 8-hour excursion. Explore the centuries-old traditions of the tiny hamlets like San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja and San Juan del Obispo just outside of Antigua, where you’ll also stop to visit a macadamia nut plantation. Then tread the cobblestone streets of Antigua on foot, visiting city landmarks including the Arch of Santa Catalina, Cathedral of San Jose and much more. This Antigua small villages and walking tour also covers a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Explore the beautiful Spanish-colonial architecture and beautiful setting of Antigua during this 8-hour day trip. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers a wealth of historic monasteries, churches and monuments to explore, all set among a landscape of towering volcanoes and cobblestone streets. During your trip you’ll visit a number of town’s most important buildings, check out some of the surrounding villages and have time to shop for souvenirs inspired by the ancient Maya. Your Antigua day trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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$89.75
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Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

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Spend the day discovering the gorgeous Lake Atitlán, along with the picturesque villages that line its shore, during this 10-hour sightseeing excursion from Antigua. Take in breathtaking views of this mountain lake, its southern shore ringed by volcanoes, as you visit the town Panjachel and take a boat cruise to the hamlet of Santiago de Atitlán. This Lake Atitlán adventure finishes with time for browsing the handicraft stands and businesses along Panjachel’s Santander Street. Your tour also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel.
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  • 10 hours
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$107.00
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Tikal Tour From Antigua

Tikal Tour From Antigua

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No trip to Guatemala is complete without a visit to Tikal. Visit the Mayan Ruins with ease on a full-day tour from Antigua. All-inclusive land and air transportation makes it possible for you to experience the UNESCO listed ruins in a single day without feeling rushed. After a guided tour of the complex, enjoy lunch and free time to explore on your own.
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  • 17 hours
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$465.00
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Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

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Our adventure starts at 7:00 am with our team picking you up at your hotel. The transportation service included in this tour is private, exclusively for you and your companion or group. All our vehicles are recent models with A/C, reclinable seats and cooler on board. The guide will accompany you along the tour and will share the history and secrets of these fascinating destinations. The detailed itinerary goes as follows: 07:00 am - Antigua hotel pick up 09:30 am - Arrival at Chichicastenango and tour at the village visiting the following places: Market, churches and typical stores 12:30 pm - Tour ending and free time to have lunch (meal not included in price) 02:00 pm - Transfer from Chichicastenango to Iximche 03:30 pm - Arrival at Mayan ruins and tour 05:00 pm - Transfer from Iximche to Antigua Guatemala 06:30 pm - Arrival at Antigua
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$99.00
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Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel

Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel

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Take a walk back in time as you explore the idyllic Mayan villages, ancient rituals and gorgeous scenery of Lake Atitlan on this strenuous day-long hike on the Upper Mayan Trail. Interact with the local Cakchiquel and Tzutujil Mayan tribes, visiting the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna and tracing a path along a steep path used by the tribes for centuries. You’ll also have the chance to observe the rituals of local shamans and visit the second largest market in the country. Your hike also includes round-trip hotel transport from Antigua.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$91.99
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Coffee Tour & Local Villages Tour in Antigua Guatemala

Coffee Tour & Local Villages Tour in Antigua Guatemala

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Do you want to learn more about the real culture of the surrounding villages of Antigua Guatemala? This is the perfect opportunity to really see the local towns and to have a one-to-one experience. The tour has culture, beverages tasting and the chance to know great local people and learn about their colorful costumes. We are sure you will enjoy this tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Pacaya Volcano Tour

Pacaya Volcano Tour

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Get the best views of Antigua without having to break too much of a sweat on a private hiking tour that takes you to the top of the active Pacaya Volcano. Opting for a private trek means that you can set the pace of your walk, so you won’t have to ascend the volcano at a speed that doesn’t suit your fitness level.
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  • 6 hours
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

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Explore the fascinating Spanish and Mayan history of Guatemala on this family-friendly 8-hour tour to Iximché and colonial Antigua. Wander the atmospheric archaeological site of Iximché to discover the history of the Mayans. Then head to Antigua, former colonial capital, where you’ll visit the San Francisco Church, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and the central plaza. Your excursion also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.99
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Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

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Travel deep into the mountains above mystical Lake Atitlan as you spend the day exploring the indigenous traditions and daily life in the region’s small villages. Get a true local’s experience as you wander the range of goods for sale at Solola indigenous market, an authentic site few tourists ever see. In the afternoon enjoy fresh mountain air as you visit a local farming community, largely untouched by the modern world, and explore the gorgeous city of Panjachel. Your day trip also includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 1 day
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$107.79
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Lake Atitlan Day Tour From Antigua

Lake Atitlan Day Tour From Antigua

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Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful destination in Guatemala. You cannot miss this place. This day tour is ideal if you want to experience culture and nature in one activity. Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Antigua to take you in a 2:30 hour drive to the beautiful highlands of Guatemala. This transfer is private an exclusively for you and your family or friends. This transportation mode gives the opportunity to stop along the road at couple of places that are worth visiting, such as the lake's viewpoint. Our tour guide is a local Mayan inhabitant that will share with you his knowledge as a certified guide but also his experience in life as a Mayan descendent.
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  • 10 hours
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$99.00
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this full-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Antigua. Start by checking out the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, food and machetes. You’ll then have a chance to explore the picturesque town of Panjachel on the volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
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$80.00
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Three Mayan Villages Tour of Lake Atitlan, leave from Antigua

Three Mayan Villages Tour of Lake Atitlan, leave from Antigua

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Veer from the well-trodden tourist path and discover traditional Mayan culture on a full-day tour from Antigua. Round-trip transportation from your hotel spares you the white-knuckled stress of riding on a public bus. Together with your guide, visit three Mayan villages and learn about the unique way of life from the people who live there. The excursion also includes some of Guatemala’s natural beauty, with a boat ride around Lake Atitlan.
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  • 7 to 12 hours
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