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Embark on a scenic 90-minute drive to La Antigua Guatemala that takes guests trough the Guatemala’s Pacific Lowlands Plains first and then behold the spectacular climb to the Range of Volcanoes where this UNESCO’s WORLD HERITAGE SITE is at 5000 feet high above sea level. Upon arrival visit Hotel Casa Santo Domingo whose facilty counts with its own original archeological site restored since 1989. Visit the Museums of Colonial Art , Mayan Pottery and Handcrafts. Following for a lunch break to have a gastronomic experience at a local Restaurant of your choice. Then visit Santiago de los Caballeros known today as La Antigua Guatemala founded in 1543 cobblestone streets, colorful facades and tiled roofs, as well as restored and un-restored ruins of churches, palaces, convents and mansions, make this colonial city a favorite destination. Time permitting you will have a visit to a Jade Factory oldest and newest industry of the country
Board your AC minivan to enjoy a scenic 90-minutes narrated drive to Antigua through Guatemala's Pacific Plains cultivated with sugar cane. Then the route climbs and the landscape transforms to volcanic scenery and magnificent arabica coffee farms as you approach to La Antigua declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Upon arrival comfort stop and panoramic of La Merced Church from where we walk to visit the Central Plaza and its surroundings. After the Plaza a typical lunch is served at a one prestigious Restaurant. In the afternoon visit to the Museum Hotel Casa Santo Domingo a restored Monastery that now houses a five-star Hotel, Convention Center, its own archaelogical site, plus 7 Museums. Our last stop will be the Jade Museum & Factory maybe the newest and oldest industry of today's Guatemala to learn how a precious stone captivaded a whole culture and how today is transformed into masterpieces. Time for purchasing. Then Drive back to pier. End of services.
Our tour is unique because we visit a traditional Mayan village around Antigua Guatemala where fabrics are made in the ancient ways and visit Antigua Guatemala with its Old colonial architecture and watch how jade is formed. The route to Antigua have has a wonderful scenic panorama of the Pacific lowlands considered a mythical land between volcanoes beautiful colonial homes, buildings and ruins of churches, cloisters and monasteries. Upon arriving to San Antonio Aguas Calientes learn about Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage of Weaving. Then we visit Antiguas Merced Church from where we walk to the Central Plaza to admire the main palaces of the City. For lunch we offere options and provide time then we visit a Jade Factory.before. returning to pier. End of services
This tour is tailormade for cruise ship passengers. We will pick you up at Puerto Quetzal Pacific Ocean Cruise Port or at Marina Pez Vela as soon as the ship embarks. Iximche is a fascinating place. This was one of the main Mayan cities visited by the Spaniards in 1524, declared the first capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. You will be able to see the old pyramids built by the Maya, and some of the most active Ceremonial Altars where contemporary Maya use to perform ancient rituals and burn offerings to their ancestors.We will get you back on time before the cruise sets sail.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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