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Discovering Maya Roots

Antigua Guatemala Shore Excursion

A day with the Mayas around Antigua

Cultural shore excursion around Antigua Guatemala, just 1:30 hours from Puerto Quetzal, following a scenic view road through volcanes, sugar, and coffee plantation that will take you in a 6 hours excursion, including shopping and lunch time, returning on time to your cruise ship.

Enjoy this effortless shore excursion visiting the villages around Antigua Guatemala; where will learn their history through ruined buildings, live culture, and the exceptional photo opportunity.

  • Highlights: San Juan el Obispo – Ciudad Vieja – Women Weavers of Santiago Zamora.
  • Activities: History – Live Culture
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Holiday Type: Day Tour
  • You will visit: San Juan el Obispo – Ciudad Vieja – Women Weavers of Santiago Zamora.
  • Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups – Families – Lonely Traveler
  • Comfort level: Standard
  • Transportation: Minibus
  • Length: 1 Day
  • Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks
  • Group size: Minimum 1 – Maximum 20
  • Departure / Return Location: At the hotel or lodging address provided in your tour confirmation (apply restrictions)


  • Transportation from Puerto Quetzal. (Round trip)
  • Lunch and Soft Drink
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bilingual Professional Tour Guide

Not Included

  • Gratuity
  • Other services not mentioned

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Depending on the ship’s arrival time, you will meet our staff to transport you to Antigua Guatemala.

The tour begins with a visit to the San Juan El Obispo villa and the artisanal chocolate factory.

Then you will visit  San Pedro Las Huertas’s local jade factory, Ciudad Vieja (home of Guatemala’s former second capital, buried by an earthquake-triggered mudslide in 1541).

After the jade experience, you will head toward Santiago Zamora women’s cooperative. The Santiago Zamora cooperative is a women’s association that focuses on showing to excursioneers their local daily activities at home.

The presentations begin with a demonstration of the local textiles will learn how to form the threads until the back strap loom is used and get the final textile.

Find out how to prepare a cup of coffee from seed to the cup and dance to local music with the women.

In the end, enjoy excellent local food, “Pepian,” made of many spices, and they add pork, beef, chicken, or vegetarian.

Departure on time from Antigua Guatemala towards Puerto Quetzal.

You will return on time to Puerto Quetzal, guaranteeing to be onboard before the cruise ship’s departure.

Your private or small-group excursion in Guatemala finishes.

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Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are happy to talk to you.

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GT: (502) 7832 2742

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