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La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced)
La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced)

La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) Tours and Activities

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Canary yellow with white trim, the baroque La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) is one of Antigua’s few colonial churches to survive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Inside its thick walls are notable artworks such as a sculpture of Jesus carrying a golden cross, which is paraded through the streets on Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

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1a Calle Poniente and 6a Avenida Norte, Antigua, Guatemala
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Private Antigua Walking Tour

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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$40.00
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$40.00

Fun and Enchanting Antigua Photo Walks

Fun and Enchanting Antigua Photo Walks

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Discover the best spots to make photos of Antigua’s landmarks and people during a 2-hour photography tour led by a photographer-guide. Your guide shares tips and techniques for improving your street photography skills, and takes you to scenic locations that many visitors miss. Your tour includes entrance ticket to the Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola, and an itinerary can be tailored to the group's interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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$37.00

Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

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No trip to Guatemala is complete without visiting Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city widely considered Guatemala’s crown jewel. This half-day sightseeing tour from Guatemala City makes it possible to visit on even the shortest of time frames—squeeze it into a long layover or make the most of a quick trip without skimping on any of the sights.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.99
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$39.99
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

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Take a tour from Guatemala City that showcases the mix of Spanish and Mayan traditions that have influenced this incredible nation. Journey into the Iximche ruins—one of Guatemala’s most famous archeological sites—and then make your way to the iconic Spanish colonial town of Antigua. Follow your expert guide to all of the local sites, including churches, plazas and shops—before making your way back to Guatemala City after this exciting day trip.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

Antigua Guatemala & Guatemala City Tour

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Explore the old and new capitals of Guatemala on this full-day sightseeing adventure that combines both vehicle and walking tours of Guatemala City and Antigua. You’ll see major highlights like the Civic Center, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Central Market in Guatemala City, before heading to the World-Heritage listed city of Antigua. Wander the historic streets of this picturesque colonial town and stop at La Merced Church, Central Park and other highlights before enjoying a traditional lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

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Unlock the beauty and history of one of the oldest cities in the Americas during this Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City. Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s top attractions, including the Museo del Jade, La Merced Church, and even a picturesque coffee plantation that’s still in operation. Take in epic views of the cityscape from Cerro de la Cruz and learn about the former capital’s colorful past while you listen to your friendly local guide as they lead you through the cobbled streets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.35
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8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

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Experience Guatemala’s top attractions, marveling at its stunning natural beauty and exploring its fascinating ancient history, on this 8-day tour. Discover the colonial architecture of charming Antigua before chilling out along the stunning shores of Lake Atitlán and its idyllic villages. Then dive into ancient Mayan history at the ruins of Tikal and Yaxha before capping the trip off with a hike to the summit of the country’s Pacaya Volcano. This all-inclusive tour also includes 7 nights of accommodation, transport between all sites by private vehicle, entrance fees and meals as per the itinerary.
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  • 8 days
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$1,397.44
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Experience Antigua Walking Tour

Experience Antigua Walking Tour

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Visit several Antigua highlights in one convenient walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors or those with limited time in the region. There’s no need to worry about getting lost or overlooking lesser-known spots, as your guide will escort you from point to point, providing context for each attraction along the way.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00

Antigua Guatemala , Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City - Collective

Antigua Guatemala , Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City - Collective

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Antigua Guatemala is a city that once was the Capital of the Whole Central America. In this tour you'll travel back in time to the XV through XVII century, with its cobblestone streets, catholic churches and convents, unique monuments and gastronomy. Today we enjoy all that heritage, join us.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

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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$85.00
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$85.00
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Antigua City Sightseeing Tour

Antigua City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the UNESCO-listed colonial capital of Antigua, one of Guatemala’s most enchanting cities, on this full-day sightseeing tour – ideal for first-time visitors. Learn how Antigua is one of the oldest cities of the Americas as you follow your guide to landmarks like the San Francisco Church, the arch of Santa Catalina, Casa Santo Domingo and Plaza Central. After a typical Guatemalan lunch (own expense), admire the priceless gems on display at the Museo del Jade (Jade Museum), then visit a local coffee plantation to learn more about Guatemala’s most famous export.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

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Experience the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 5-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and Palace of the Captain Generals. Your Antigua visit also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala
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Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Get a short introduction to the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 3-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and the city's iconic Arch of Santa Catalina. Your Antigua visit includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport (except during Holy Week in April).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.99
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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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$60.00

Antigua Walking Tour

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Antigua Walking Tour

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Get a glimpse of Guatemala’s colonial past with this walking tour of Antigua. This former capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beloved for its cobblestone streets and majestic church ruins. Meet your guide in the Central Plaza and visit sites like a jade factory, City Hall Palace, and Santo Domingo, an elegant hotel and cultural center. As you walk, your guide will share information on Antigua’s history and architecture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Walking tour of Antigua Guatemala

Private Walking tour of Antigua Guatemala

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Get a more intimate glimpse into the colonial richness of Antigua’s culture on a private walking tour that offers a great introduction for first-time visitors. You’ll visit a diverse mix of cobblestone streets, colonial churches, vibrant markets and volcanic backdrops on this tour, which you can customize to cover the things that interest you the most. Plus, the short duration of this tour makes it ideal if you’re short on time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Antigua on your own!!! from Puerto Quetzal

Antigua on your own!!! from Puerto Quetzal

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Experience the history and natural surroundings of Antigua on a private tour from Puerto Quetzal.  Upon arrival, your chauffeur is waiting to whisk you away in private transportation. The drive is part of the adventure, as you take in the mountainous landscapes. Explore the UNESCO listed city center independently or hire a private guide to dig deeper into the city’s history. Return to the cruise terminal with time to spare.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

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

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

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Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua and the idyllic landscape of the small villages and farms just outside of town on this 10-hour excursion from Guatemala City. Explore the centuries-old traditions of 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 lunch (optional), a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour

Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with the colonial treasures of Antigua, Guatemala, on a 3-hour afternoon walking tour. Replete with charming churches and brightly colored buildings, the UNESCO-listed city of Antigua is ideal to explore by foot. Alongside your guide, you’ll stroll past landmarks such as La Merced Cathedral and the Cathedral of San Francisco while listening to history-rich commentary. See, too, the recognizable yellow Santa Catalina Arch, backed by the mighty Agua volcano, and Palacio del Ayuntamiento. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Glimpse Of Guatemala

Glimpse Of Guatemala

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This tour is unique because you have the opportunity to wake up in Chichicastenango and see some of the Mayan rites inside the Catholic Church.
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  • 2 days
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Guatemala City & Antigua Guatemala Private Tour

Guatemala City & Antigua Guatemala Private Tour

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Discover Guatemala’s two major cities in just one day on a private tour that covers both Antigua and Guatemala City. This tour is ideal if you want to break up your journey from Antigua back to Guatemala City, particularly if you’re flying back from La Aurora International Airport. Plus, you private guide will ensure that you receive undivided attention and enjoy the flexibility to personalize your itinerary and take comfort break on your schedule.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.04
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Holy week Full-Day Tour at Antigua Guatemala

Holy week Full-Day Tour at Antigua Guatemala

Holy Week in the Spanish-Colonial city of Antigua Guatemala offers a spectacle worth a visit whether you celebrate Easter or not. Layers of sand are placed on Antigua's cobblestone streets and then covered with multi-colored sawdust, decorations, pine needles, flowers, and other plants, creating exquisite natural carpets. You can start taking this tour during The Easter season—known as Lent—which begins on Ash Wednesday (March 2nd, 2022) with Decorated churches and special vigils, or explore the city during Holy Week starting April 10th. All the Antigua Guatemala religious floats during the holy week are a "not to miss" when you visit Guatemala. But there are 4 special processions you should keep in mind when booking your tour: - Palm Sunday - Good Friday - Holy Saturday - Easter Sunday Guatemala ranks # 1 in the world in terms of its traditions of Holy Week. Travel with a team of professionals and an expert guide who will explain the meaning of each thing, no matter how small.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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$140.00
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Half Day Antigua Tour from Guatemala City

Half Day Antigua Tour from Guatemala City

Enjoy the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Appreciate the wonderful landscape of La Antigua Guatemala and the stunning Agua Volcano The cobblestone streets invite you to walk and learn more about this amazing city
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  • 5 hours
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$64.62
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Private Walking Tour in Antigua Guatemala +Coffee Plantation Experience

Private Walking Tour in Antigua Guatemala +Coffee Plantation Experience

When you thought of visiting Guatemala, must likely Antigua Guatemala was on your list. This is an enchanted city that will bring you back in time almost 500 years ago, to the colonial period full of maidens and knights. Picture yourself entering that wonderful city with its cobblestone streets, colonial houses, churches and monasteries, and beautiful streets. Surrounding this magical city we will find 3 imponent volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango Volcano. The Fuego Volcano is one of our 3 Active Volcanos. If the weather is on our side, you will be able to see its fumaroles from some special places we got for you; it will give you goosebumps! So grab your camera and comfy walking shoes because history and the best spots in Antigua Guatemala are waiting for you!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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