Experience Guatemala Tour
Few people who visit Guatemala get to see the way most Guatemalans live or have an opportunity to understand the reality of this beautiful yet complicated country. These unique tours consist of off-the-beaten-path excursions to local non-touristic towns, traditional culinary and artisan workshops, and Niños de Guatemala’s (NDG) schools where NDG provides education for children who would otherwise not have access to it. By taking an Experience Guatemala Tour, you can participate in making traditional handicrafts, prepare and taste local cuisine, and visit important local industries, giving you insight into the daily lives of the Guatemalan people. These tours let you experience the real Guatemala with 100% of profits going directly to NDG schools. Just by taking a tour, you help support families in need in Guatemala!
Current Antigua tour offerings include:
Chicken Buses, Woodwork & Niños de Guatemala Schools Tour- CIUDAD VIEJA: Visit the community of Ciudad Vieja where we will tour a chicken bus refurbishing shop, a family-owned coffin carpentry workshop and Niños de Guatemala’s Nuestro Futuro and Básico schools. 3.5 to 4 hours, 35USD (public 4+ participants), 40USD (private or public 1-3 participants), includes roundtrip transport, bilingual guide, and all entrance/workshop fees
Worry Dolls, Woodwork & Niños de Guatemala School Tour – SAN LORENZO EL CUBO: See the community of San Lorenzo el Cubo and visit a family home where will make our own traditional worry doll, a local furniture carpentry workshop, and Niños de Guatemala’s El Porvernir school. 3.5 to 4 hours, 35USD (public 4+ participants), 40USD (private or public 1-3 participants), includes roundtrip transport, bilingual guide, and all entrance/workshop fees
Coffee & Chocolate Tour – SAN LORENZO EL CUBO: Visit a woman-owned small-batch coffee plantation in San Lorenzo el Cubo, learn about Guatemala’s coffee history and the coffee and chocolate producing processes, and enjoy a cup of delicious coffee and chocolate! 4 to 4.5 hours, 35USD (public 4+ participants), 40USD (private or public 2-3 participants), includes roundtrip transport, bilingual guide, and all entrance/workshop fees
Antigua Historic Walking Tour – ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA: Explore Antigua with a local! We’ll visit Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross) and Antigua’s most emblematic churches, monuments and buildings as well as the handicraft and local markets. 3 to 3.5 hours, 35USD (public 4+ participants), 40USD (private or public 1-3 participants), includes roundtrip transport, bilingual guide, and all entrance fees
Pacaya Volcano Hike – PACAYA VOLCANO: An intermediate hike of the most active volcano in Guatemala. Learn about the history & striking landscape of Pacaya with hot-spots, cooled lava chambers and streams, and volcano-toast marshmallows, a packing list must! 5 to 7 hours, pricing varies by group size and booking type, please contact us for a quote and inclusions.
Acatenango Volcano Hike – ACATENANGO VOLCANO: A challenging and breath-taking (because of the views, not the hike) overnight hike of a sleeping volcano. Experience three different microclimates, impressive eruptions of nearby Fuego volcano, and a beautiful sunrise above the clouds. Transport, meals, park entrance, and a wealth of information from knowledgeable guides are included. 1.5-day overnight hike, 70USD per person, includes roundtrip transport, guide team, park entrance, campsite, and 4 meals
Lake Atitlán Tour – LAKE ATITLÁN: A weekend (2 day) cultural impact tour experience to Lake Atitlán. Visit the Iximche Mayan ruin en route and take part in social impact workshops and activities with local communities including a ceramic workshop, natural dyes, herbal medicine workshop and weaving. 2-day weekend excursion, pricing varies by group size and booking type, please contact us for a quote and inclusions.
Above tours are valid in 2018—check the website for the latest offerings.
Cambio Language School 4a Calle Oriente #28 Antigua, Guatemala