Day Trips in Guatemala:

From Puerto Quetzal to La Antigua Guatemala

Visit La Antigua Guatemala, the former capital of Central America that has been magnificently preserved and is now a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and Monument of the Americas.

La Antigua Guatemala was largely but not completely abandoned after a disastrous earthquake in 1773. Beginning in the early 20th century, Antigua was restored in the original colonial building style and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Guatemala.

Tour #1

  • Shuttle from Puerto Quetzal to La Azotea Cultural Center and Coffee Museum, located 5 minutes from Antigua (entrance fee not included)
  • Visit the center of Antigua, where the Main Square, the Cathedral, a Typica market and many other places of interest are located (lunch not included in the tour price)
  • Shuttle back to Puerto Quetzal

Price:
2 passengers: US$ 275.00
3 passengers: US$ 290.00
4 passengers: US$ 300.00
5-8 passengers: US$ 350.00
9-10 passengers: US$ 450.00
11 + passengers: please contact us
Trip Includes: Transportation with driver, air conditioning, panoramic view, professional and informative English speaking driver.
Does not include: Entrance fees or lunch

Tour #2

  • Shuttle from Puerto Quetzal to a Macadamia Farm (located 10 minutes from Antigua) for a tour (entrance fee not included)
  • Visit the center of Antigua, where the Main Square, the Cathedral, a Typica market and many other places of interest are located (lunch not included in the tour price)
  • Shuttle back to Puerto Quetzal

Price:
2 passengers: US$ 275.00
3 passengers: US$ 290.00
4 passengers: US$ 300.00
5-8 passengers: US$ 350.00
9-10 passengers: US$ 450.00
11 + passengers: please contact us
Trip Includes: Transportation with driver, air conditioning, panoramic view, professional and informative English speaking driver.
Does not include: Entrance fees or lunch

Tour # 3

Detailed Itinerary for La Antigua Day Tour
8:00 a.m. Pick you up at the Puerto Quetzal dock, drive to Antigua where you will visit: The Main Square of Antigua, The Cathedral, San Francisco El Grande Church, the Convent of Capuchinas, Hotel and Museum at Casa Santo Domingo.
1:00 p.m. Visit the Jade and silver factory
Free time for lunch
2:30 p.m. Trip back to the Cruise Ship at Puerto Quetzal
Price & Additional Information
Price:
2 passengers: US$ 275.00
3 passengers: US$ 290.00
4 passengers: US$ 300.00
5-8 passengers: US$ 350.00
9-10 passengers: US$ 450.00
11 + passengers: please contact us
Trip Includes: Transportation with driver, air conditioning, panoramic view, professional and informative English speaking guide.
Does not include: Entrance fees or lunch

Tour # 4

Day Tour Maya Villages South of Antigua
Detailed Itinerary
8:00 a.m. Pick you up at the dock at Puerto Quetzal and drive to Antigua where you will visit: San Juan del Obispo and its monastery of Bishop Marroquin, first Bishop in Central America, San Pedro Las Huertas, Ciudad Vieja, it was the second capital of Guatemala when it was a kingdom, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, famous for its textiles.
12 noon: Visit the Jade and silver factory
1:00 p.m.: Free time for lunch
2:00 p.m.: Return trip to the Cruise Ship at Puerto Quetzal
Prices & Additional Information
Price:
2 passengers: US$ 275.00
3 passengers: US$ 290.00
4 passengers: US$ 300.00
5-8 passengers: US$ 350.00
9-10 passengers: US$ 450.00
11 + passengers: please contact us
Trip Includes:
Transportation with driver, air conditioning, panoramic view, professional and informative English speaking guide.
Does not include: Lunch

Tour #5

  • Shuttle from Puerto Quetzal to Iximche (located 2 1/2 hours from the port, entrance fee not included)
  • Lunch in a beautiful log lodge high in the mountains (not included in price)
  • Visit the center of Antigua, where the Main Square, the Cathedral, a Typica market and many other places of interest are located; or visit the La Azotea Cultural Center and Coffee Museum (entrance fee not included)
  • Shuttle back to Puerto Quetzal
  • Prices:

2 passengers: US$ 300.00
3-6 passengers: US$ 330.00
7-8 passengers: US$ 350.00
9-10 passengers: US$ 450.00
11 + passengers: please contact us
Trip Includes: Transportation with driver, air conditioning, panoramic view, professional and informative English speaking guide.

Iximche's core is bounded on three sides by ravine walls and separated from the main residential area by an artificial creek. The center consists of four large and two small plazas surrounded by temples, palaces and ceremonial platforms. The Maya still practice the ancient ways of worship which you may get to witness during your visit.