ANTIGUA HISTORIC & CULTURAL WALKING TOUR
Our tours make you experience the real Guatemala with 100% of profits going directly to Niños de Guatemala schools. Just by taking a tour, you are helping to support families in need in Guatemala!
Explore Antigua with a local! Learn about the city’s history as well as daily life here nowadays. We will visit Cerro de la Cruz and Antigua’s most emblematic churches, monuments and buildings as well as the local market with a particular section for handicrafts.
Cerro de la Cruz
The first stop on our walking tour is Antigua’s famous lookout, offering fantastic panoramic views of the city and surrounding. Here you’ll learn about Antigua’s history as the third capital city of the Spanish government and the impact this left behind. You’ll be able to take some beautiful pictures of Antigua from above with volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango in the background.
After seeing the city from above, we will walk back through Antigua’s beautiful streets and visit the most famous and significant places in Antigua, including churches, ruins, monuments, the local market, the central park and more. Important highlights include the well-known church La Merced and the Arco de Santa Catalina. During the tour our guide will tell you much more about the rich history and culture of Antigua and its beautiful buildings as well as what life is like here for locals nowadays.
Please make sure to wear closed-toed comfortable shoes, bring water or a refillable bottle and be prepared with sun protection (sunscreen, hat). In rainy season you should bring an umbrella or raincoat.
The ascent to Cerro de la Cruz involves a steep uphill.
This tour takes 3.5 - 4 hours.
With this option, you can join a group and the meeting point is at Niños de Guatemala offices at 4ta calle oriente #28, Antigua Guatemala. We recommend to be 5 minutes earlier so the tour can start on time on 8:00 am/1:00 pm.
This option is for those who prefer to take the tour with family and friends only. The guide will pick you up at your accommodation.