Guatemala Tours:

Esquipulas and the Church of the Black Christ

Esquipulas is a small town located in the department of Chiquimula in Guatemala, only a few miles from the Honduran border. It is easy to reach over the main highways from Guatemala City and Antigua in just a few hours, what makes it ideal for a weekend trip.

Esquipulas is most famous for its basilica, which is home to the Black Christ of Esquipulas, a 16th century statue of Christ on the Cross, which has attracted pilgrims from Central America and beyond for several centuries. The basilica as it stands today was built in 1758 and is the largest baroque church in Guatemala.

Because of its close proximity to Honduras, a visit to Esquipulas can easily be combined with a side trip to the Mayan ruins of Copan. We have created two fine tour packages that allow you to visit Esquipulas and optionally Copan, Honduras, in two or three days:

Package #1: 2-day Tour to Esquipulas with Private Van, Driver and Guide

Day 1: 4 am pickup at your hotel or host family in Antigua Guatemala and transfer by shuttle bus to Estanzuela, where you'll have breakfast (not included) and visit the Dinosaur Museum; continue to Esquipulas, check into Porta Hotel Legendario; have lunch (not included) and visit the Church of the Black Christ

Day 2: Breakfast (not included); visit the town of Esquipulas; 10 am transfer by shuttle bus to Antigua Guatemala (lunch on the road not included), arriving in Antigua around 3 pm

Prices:
2 persons (1 double room):US$450.00
3 persons (1 double and 1 single room):US$515.00
4 persons (2 double rooms):US$550.00

Package #2: 3-day Tour to Esquipulas and the Mayan Ruins of Copan (Honduras) with Private Van, Driver and Guide

Day 1: 4 am pickup at your hotel or host family in Antigua Guatemala and transfer by shuttle bus to Estanzuela, where you'll have breakfast (not included) and visit the Dinosaur Museum; continue to Esquipulas, check into Porta Hotel Legendario; have lunch (not included) and visit the Church of the Black Christ

Day 2: 8 am breakfast (not included); 9 am transfer to Copan, Honduras; check into Hotel Marina; lunch (not included); 1 pm guided tour of the Mayan ruins and the Archaeological Museum

Day 3: 8 am breakfast (not included); 9 am transfer by shuttle bus to Antigua Guatemala (lunch on the road not included), arriving in Antigua around 5 pm

Prices:
2 persons (1 double room):US$900.00
3 persons (1 double and 1 single room):US$987.00
4 persons (2 double rooms):US$1,000.00

Customized Tours

The above packages are just a small sample of what we can arrange for you. If these tours don't meet your requirements, please contact us and we'll be happy to build a custom package for you.