Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

24 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

24 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip


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.

Walking Tour

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.

What’s included

  • Local guide
    Bilingual English/Spanish
  • All entrance fees
    Ruins, churches, market, etc
  • Refreshments
    Water, if you bring your own bottle

What’s not included

  • Sun and rain protection
    Please bring sunscreen/rain cover as necessary
  • Lunch
    Not included

Available Packages

Public Tour

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.

Deposit: $4

Your Organizer

Niños de Guatemala
24 reviews
social business tour operator offering off-the-beaten-path excursions with an impact. We offer unique and sustainable experiences in the areas surrounding Antigua and nationwide in Guatemala that give back to the communities we visit. we believe in creating a positive impact with everything we do. 100% net profit of all services booked with us is donated directly to Niños de Guatemala, an NGO providing education and empowerment to ~500 children who would otherwise not have access to it, to break the cycle of poverty and contribute to a better future for Guatemala. We offer unique and memorable experiences that collaborate with the communities we visit and support the local economy by partnering with local guides, providers, and artisans.


I had an amazing time volunteering with this organization. Jackie picked me and explained everything, then I picked what age I wanted to volunteer with. I spend the day getting several hugs from the 5/6 year olds while I assisted in their classroom. What a wonderful experience and nice to see where my donation went.
By Erica G for VOLUNTEER FOR A DAY on Apr 18, 2024
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience!!! The school students and teachers were inviting, and I really learned a lot! I can't wait to come back again!
By Terry S for PROYECTO ROBIN on Mar 18, 2024
Ha sido una experiencia preciosa, destacar la profesionalidad de las maestras, cariño y valores que aportan a los niños. Los niños son educados, cariñosos, generosos. Me llevo a todos ellos en mi corazón Sandra de España
By Sandra P for 1 WEEK VOLUNTEER JOURNEY on Mar 16, 2024
A super cute half-day trip to learn about Worry Dolls and the work of Ninos de Guatemala. The Worry Dolls workshop is quite short, but our teacher was patient and lovely and answered all our questions about her work and it was great that we could purchase some of her Worry Dolls directly from her too (very very reasonably priced). Everyone was very nice and welcoming and it was really interesting to learn more about the education system in Guatemala.
By Samantha D for WORRY DOLL TOUR on Feb 10, 2024
I was delayed with my flight and i was really glad that I saw the taxidriver. His name was Henri and he was very friendly, respectful and helpful. He was staying on the RIGHT side. (I didn't know that) Thank you Henri , also for the nice talk
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