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  • Seeing Antigua is a must on all Guatemala tours
  • An iconic Antigua location, La Merced Church, is a must during your Guatemala Vacation

Nestled in Guatemala’s central highlands is Antigua, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site that is famous on a Guatemala vacation for its colonial ruins and Spanish Baroque influenced architecture.

Antigua was founded on 10 March 1543 by Spanish conquistadors and was Guatemala’s capital from its inception until 1776.  During this time, Antigua was the seat of the military governor for the Spanish colony that spanned almost all of present-day Central America.  The victim of two serious earthquakes in 1717 and 1773, it was decided that the capital should be moved from Antigua to its current location, Guatemala City.  Today the city is a growing tourist destination as well as a favourite spot for ex-pats to enjoy retirement.

Antigua has a well developed tourism infrastructure which makes it an ideal (and central) destination from which to explore the rest of Guatemala and Central America.  Its setting is spectacular with three large volcanoes dotting the horizon, providing excellent opportunities for hiking and mountain biking.on Guatemala vacations  The city is known for hosting some of the largest celebrations for Lent and Easter in the Western Hemisphere which include vigils, processions and pageants.  Antigua offers an unhurried vibe and a colonial charm that makes it a favourite for visitors to Guatemala.

 


Guatemala Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Guatemala vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Guatemala, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Guatemala's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Guatemala for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Guatemala tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Guatemala Tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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  • Antigua: Guatemala Stopover

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua Guatemala is famous for church ruins and a quaint colonial feel. The base for all journeys into Guatemala, you will find yourself not wanting to leave.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 286
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • Best of Guatemala

    Experience the highlights of this amazing country. These include Antigua, a charming Colonial style city, Chichicastenango, a small town with a mountain backdrop and a very special atmosphere, Lake Atitlan, a beauty spot and Tikal, one of the most amazing sites of the Mayan civilization.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,521
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • World of the Maya

    The World of the Maya has many faces crossing many countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Join this journey of discovery through the heart of Mayan civilization.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,008
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    El Salvador See Trip Details
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