Step back in time and explore Guatemala's colonial capital of Antigua. Taking a scenic 90-minute drive through Guatemala's lowlands to this city high above sea level, you'll start in Antigua's main square at Plaza de Armas. You'll visit Casa Santo Domingo, a former 17th Century convent with beautiful grounds, then enjoy lunch at Arrin Cuan Colonial Restaurant . Afterwards, see a jade museum and factory and learn how this precious material links to Mayan culture.
• Casa Santo Domingo: Built in 1642, this former convent is now a garden-surrounded hotel built around historic original features.
• Arrin Cuan Colonial Restaurant: Enjoy lunch surrounded by beauty in this renovated colonial mansion set among manicured gardens.
• Jade Museum and Factory: See traditional jade carving techniques and museum-quality pieces, with the opportunity to purchase unique jewelry.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
• Insect repellent
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Antigua is located approximately 5000 feet above sea level.
• Drive to and from Antigua is approximately 90 minutes each way.