ONE DAY GUATEMALA

Shore Excursions

Take a day to explore and immerse yourself in the wonders of Guatemala. From your cruise ship at Puerto Quetzal, let us share with you the splendor and beauty of Guatemala. From the nostalgia of Antigua, the unique culture of the Mayas, and the astounding collection of birds, Guatemala has something for every traveler. Contact us to personalize your one day private tour or book online through our Quick Book scheduler.

 

Explore Antigua and Local Villages

Less than an hour outside of Guatemala City, Antigua takes you back to another place in time. The nearly 500-year-old city is cradled by three volcanoes and accented with colorful facades of 16th century mansions, churches and convents. La Antigua offers an array of restaurants, boutiques and venues with live music.

Visit San Francisco church and ruins, Santo Domingo ruins, La Merced church and ruins, the street with the famous Arch and buildings around the Main Square (Municipal building, Palace, Cathedral).

By working with local Guatemalan families, Columbus Luxury Travel forges amazing partnerships that not only allow us to give back, but also help us share the customs and traditions of a remarkable culture that transcends time. We invite you to share these unique experiences with one of our families and help build a stronger and better local community. By joining us for one of our Artisanal Workshops you are able to experience some of the traditional activities that the Guatemalan people have passed down for centuries within these local communities.​

Explore Antigua & Local Villages Itinerary:

 

08:00a.m. Pick up from your cruise ship's port (Puerto Quetzal) and transfer into Antigua, Guatemala. Approximately 1.5 hour drive.

09:00a.m. San Antonio Aguas Calientes 

10:15a.m. Macadamia Farm 

11:00a.m. San Pedro las Huertas

11:45a.m. San Juan del Obispo

12:30p.m. Lunch

 

13:00p.m. Walking Tour of Antigua - including the local churches and ruins and visit Santa Catalina, Antigua’s famous Arch, as well as the buildings surrounding the city's main square.

15:00p.m. Transfer back to the port

16:15p.m. Drop Off at port to return to your cruise.

Book this Tour Online

 1 DAY  

SHORE      EXCURSION

$586

2  PERSON   ITINERARY

  • Explore Antigua

    Experience Antigua and its Surrounding Villages

2 PERSON ITINERARY 

 

Experience Mayan Culture 

After an exciting tour of the unique city of Antigua find yourself enjoying the day in a traditional atmosphere by having lunch with a local family. Following your lunch, indulge in true Maya culture with a Mayan Ceremony, complete with a spiritual guide.

 

The Mayan Civilization, known as one of the mother civilizations of humanity, has practices and traditions, which tap into the wonders of the universe and life. TheMayan Ceremony is one of the best ways build an understanding of the cosmology and life vision of the Mayas. You will discover the process and the meaning of each detail of the ceremony and learn the meanings behind the beliefs. Aj’quij’= the spiritual guide, has the honor of being the intermediary between the cultures.

 

Guests can participate in the process by throwing candles or saying a pray. The main interest of the ceremony is to share Guatemala’s customs and the Aj’quij’ will always make the Ceremony in a way to show their thanks.

Experience Mayan Culture Itinerary

08:00a.m. Meet and Greet at Port from your cruise ship's port (Puerto Quetzal) and transfer into Antigua, Guatemala. Approximately 1.5 hour drive.

09:30a.m. Antigua Guatemala tour- including the local churches and ruins and visit Santa Catalina, Antigua’s famous Arch, as well as the buildings surrounding the city's main square.

12:30P.m. Lunch with Mayan Family 

13:15p.m. Mayan Ceremony 

15:00p.m. Transfer back to the port

16:15p.m. Drop off at port to return to your cruise

Book this Tour Online

 1 DAY  

SHORE      EXCURSION

$690

2  PERSON   ITINERARY

  • Experience Mayan Culture

    Once-in-a-Lifetime Cultural Experience

CULTURAL IMMERSION

 

Antigua Guatemala Tour and Relaxing Hot Springs

After exploring Antigua's main attractions relax your stresses away with the natural thermal waters from Guatemala's unique volcanic hot springs.

 

This exclusive hot spring spa offers a therapeutic thermal circuit and thermal steam sauna from natural thermal pools. Experience the thermal circuit along with messages, or enjoy the fun of the family pool with slide. With 13 thermal pools that are maintained at varying temperatures, you are sure to find an ideal thermal water relaxation experience. 

Antigua Tour and Relaxing Hot Springs Itinerary

08:00a.m. Meet and Greet at Port from your cruise ship's port (Puerto Quetzal) and transfer into Antigua, Guatemala. Approximately 1.5 hour drive.

09:30a.m. Antigua Guatemala Tour- including the local churches and ruins and visit Santa Catalina, Antigua’s famous Arch, as well as the buildings surrounding the city's main square. 

 

11:45a.m. Transfer to Santa Teresita

12:30p.m. Lunch time 

13:30p.m. Thermal circuit #1 

15:15p.m. Transfer back to the port

16:30p.m. Drop off at port to return to your cruise

Book this Tour Online

 1 DAY  

SHORE      EXCURSION

$680

2  PERSON   ITINERARY

  • Explore and Relax - Antigua

    Relax in natural hot springs

RELAXING HOT SPRING

Discover Antigua’s Ancestral Market

Guatemala's colorful and vibrant market days have been celebrated for more than 4,000 years. Markets are the best opportunities to experience Guatemala's rich traditional Mayan culture in one location, each hosting splendid examples of traditional textiles, handicrafts, and an assortment of unique food. 

After an exciting tour of the unique city of Antigua find yourself enjoying the day in a traditional atmosphere by visiting one of Guatemala’s most noteworthy destinations, a quintessential market. Complete your day by having lunch with a local family.

Discover Antigua's Ancestral Market Itinerary

08:00a.m. Meet and Greet at Port from your cruise ship's port (Puerto Quetzal) and transfer into Antigua, Guatemala. Approximately 1.5 hour drive.

09:30a.m. Tour of Antigua's Ancestral Market

12:30P.m. Lunch with Mayan Family 

13:15p.m. Antigua Guatemala tour- including the local churches and ruins and visit Santa Catalina, Antigua’s famous Arch, as well as the buildings surrounding the city's main square. 

15:00p.m. Transfer back to the port

16:15p.m. Drop off at port to return to your cruise

Book this Tour Online

 1 DAY  

SHORE      EXCURSION

$590

2  PERSON   ITINERARY

  • Antigua's Ancestral Market Tour

TRADITIONAL GUATEMALA

 

Pacaya Volcano Excursion 

Being in the Ring of Fire, with more than 37 volcanoes, Guatemala has an amazing geography. Three of its impressive volcanoes are currently active. Pacaya is one of the active volcanoes in Guatemala and is safe to climb. The experience of climbing Pacaya will definitely be an unforgettable one. Horses are available and suggested for this activity.

**Please keep in mind: it is a good idea to wear comfortable shoes for climbing or riding, a water proof jacket, hat, sun block, and sun glasses.