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Antigua Sightseeing: Private Walking Tour Culture and History provided by Caminos del Quetzal

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 04/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you’re short on time, this private tour of Antigua provides a quick yet thorough overview of the city’s top attractions. Visit top historical sites, must-see monuments, and everyday locales that together paint a picture of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. A customizable tour and close attention from your guide make for unforgettable and informative sightseeing.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Arco de Santa Catalina
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    The Plaza Central Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
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Highlights
  • Learn the city’s long history, well-documented since the 1500s
  • Visit top attractions like churches, parks, and a museum
  • Great way to see Antigua in just one day
  • Private tour means you can customize exactly what you see and do
What to Expect
Get ready for your Antigua sightseeing tour by putting on a pair of good walking shoes. Then, meet your guide at your Antigua hotel and begin walking down the cobbled streets and past pastel-colored buildings en route to Antigua’s top attractions. Sights include San Francisco Church, the Jade Museum, Santa Catalina Arch, and La Merced Church. At each location, learn about a piece of Antigua’s history, from Spanish religion to the Mayan economy. You also have the chance to try typical Guatemalan food and coffee alongside your guide, tour the market, or visit the Central Market. When you’re ready, your guide walks you back to your hotel or any other chosen spot in Antigua.
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Important Information
Duration
4–8 hours
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Loli D wrote a review Sep 2019
Puerto Rico4 contributions
Magnificent experience. Helmut, the guide, gave us not only the old city history but also insights, great advise for drinks and food. He also took us to a placer to get the best sunset and volcano pictures. Hi spent with us the whole afternoon!!! I will recomend him any time!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Clary G wrote a review Jul 2019
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My girls (12 and 16) and I booked this walking tour, and our expectations were greatly exceeded! Helmuth met us at our hotel, was super friendly and personable, and off we went. He is exceedingly knowledgeable about the country and city of Antigua. Any part of the history
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from helmuthle1993, Gerente at Antigua Sightseeing: Private Walking Tour Culture and History
Responded 5 Aug 2019
Clary It was a great afternoon...i enjoyed every minute of the tour...Hope to see you again in Guatemala and hope you got back without any trouble.... Thanks again for your trust...
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se631 wrote a review Oct 2018
12 contributions5 helpful votes
We took a private tour at mid day. Walking up on a cloudy day was fantastic. Just five minutes to the top it started raining. When reaching the view point we saw the magnificent red lava river streaming down the mountain. Unforgettable experience!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Brian B wrote a review Dec 2017
Peoria, Arizona782 contributions140 helpful votes
The time for this city was way to short. 3-5 days for exploring the city and culture would have the right amount. Out of all the cities and countries we have visited this trip. We would only go back to Antigua. The town square was lively, the buildings magnificent with a Spanish
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Helmuth E, Owner at Antigua Sightseeing: Private Walking Tour Culture and History
Responded 23 Jan 2018
Brian...we appreciate your review unfortunately our company didn´t help you with your trip. and your review is under the standard we have with our clients....Can you please review it and find the right company or tour you want to write about...thank you and hope we can help you with your trip back to Antigua in the future...
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Bracha L wrote a review Nov 2017
Vienna, United States6 contributions1 helpful vote
Helmuth is friendly, congenial, and knowledgeable. His English is excellent. Helmuth's tour gave us a good understanding of the history, culture, economy, cuisine, and architecture of Antigua de Guatemala...with a touch of chocolate at the end.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from Helmuth E, Owner at Antigua Sightseeing: Private Walking Tour Culture and History
Responded 23 Jan 2018
Bracha, let´s have a chocolate again....hope to see you soon in Guatemala and thanks for your lovely words..
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You can be confident when you book with Helmuth.
I have used Helmuth and his team several times for trips from the airport as well as tours in and around Antigua.
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Reliable, Helpful, Friendly, Professional
Helmuth has helped us plan our Guatemalan adventures on several trips over the past 12 years: Tikal, Yaxha, Iximche
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Very knowledgeable walk and great time!
My friend and I had a great time during our walking tour with Helmuth! He is a nice guy who is very knowledgeable a
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Private Tour to Tikal and Yaxha, Ruins
We were so happy with our trip to the ruins with Helmuth. Everything was planned perfectly. All hotels, transport
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Private tour of Tikal and Yaxha
Helmuth arranged a personal guided tour for us in July, to the Tikal ruins. He booked the round trip flight for us
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Mayan ruins of Tikal and Yaxha
We worked with Helmuth Leal of Caminos del Quetzal for a two day trip to the ruins of Tikal and Yaxha. I highly r
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Caring for my family
I continue to recommend Helmuth Leal of Caminos del Quetzal for travel in Guatemala. I only had one weeks notice t
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wilsiesnow
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Wonderful Trip
We traveled to Guatemala for the first time in 14 years. Helmuth made our trip memorable. We could not have seen
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A lifelong dream made reality
I had dreamed of making the trek to Guatemala my whole life. I chose Caminos Del Quetzal and boy am I glad I did.
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Tour of Guatemala
This was my first trip to Guatemala. Caminos Del Quetzal was recommended by a family member and we were not disappo
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Helmuth is Amazing!
My family and I had such an amazing time in Guatemala. We were led by Helmuth and he was patient, fun, knowledgeabl
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Gina V
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The BEST in Guatemala!
We have been traveling to Guatemala for over ten years and there is no one we trust more than Helmuth and his staff
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marcie38
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amazing
Helmuth has provided us over the years with the most dependable, caring and outstanding service. Whether we come in
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Guatemala...JUST DO IT!
Hiring Helmuth to organize our travel around Guatemala and to guide us along the way was the best decision I could
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Going to Guatemala? You want to arrange it with Caminos del Quetzal and Helmuth!
We have been coming to Guatemala for 8+ years as part of a literacy development joint project between the Guatemala
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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