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The one-time colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua has plenty to keep travelers entertained, but the transport hub also makes a great base for discovering Guatemala’s top sights. Here are your options for day tours from Antigua.

Pacaya Volcano — 22 miles (36 km) southeast
Just south of Antigua, Pacaya Volcano is Guatemala’s most active volcano. Hikers can challenge themselves to climb its almost 8,000-foot (2,500-meter) summit, from where views span the neighboring Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango volcanoes, and the Calderas lagoon. Many tours combine a volcano hike with a post-hike bathe in the nearby Kawilal Hot Springs.

Iximché — 35 miles (55 km) northwest
The closest Maya site to Antigua is Iximché, and a walking tour of the archaeological complex unveils an array of striking temples and palaces. Half-day Iximché tours are often coupled with an Antigua city tour or a visit to the nearby market town of San Juan Comalapa.

Mixco Viejo — 44 miles (70 km) west
The Maya ruins of Mixco Viejo make an interesting day trip from Antigua. The one-time capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom still contains more than 120 impressively preserved structures, including ancient temples, pyramids, and palaces.

Lake Atitlan — 60 miles (95 km) west
In the shadows of the looming Atitlan Volcano, the glittering waters of Lake Atitlan (Lago de Atitlán) are one of the highlights of the Guatemalan highlands. Full-day tours to the lake often include a visit to the region’s picturesque villages along the way. Stop in the lively market towns of Chichicastenango or Santiago, shop for traditional handicrafts at Solola Market, or admire the natural wonders of the Panajachel cloud forest.

Copán — 196 miles (315 km) east
The ancient Maya city of Copán is one of Central America’s most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s possible to cross the border into Honduras on a day trip—albeit a 14-hour one—from Antigua. The seventh-century ruins offer a fascinating insight into the Maya Empire’s Yax Kuk Mo dynasty, including temples, underground tunnels, ball courts, stone sculptures, and altars. 

Tikal — 373 miles (600 km) northeast
In northern Guatemala, Tikal National Park is home to one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian civilization, in a stunning setting at the heart of the jungle. Day tours from Antigua are by plane, flying from Guatemala City to Flores, and include a guided tour of the magnificent UNESCO-listed Maya site.
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Antigua ATV Mountain Adventure

Antigua ATV Mountain Adventure

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In a city surrounded by volcanoes, adventure is hard to resist. Give into your sense of adventure on this tour around the outskirts of Antigua on an ATV, motorcycle, or scooter; take your pick of vehicle and choose to drive it yourself or ride in the back seat. Visit the mountains around Antigua, a local Mayan village, the famous El Cerro de la Cruz, and an organic farm with a full view of the valley below.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD66.00
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USD66.00

Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

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Spend the day discovering the gorgeous Lake Atitlán, along with the picturesque villages that line its shore, during this 10-hour sightseeing excursion from Antigua. Take in breathtaking views of this mountain lake, its southern shore ringed by volcanoes, as you visit the town Panjachel and take a boat cruise to the hamlet of Santiago de Atitlán. This Lake Atitlán adventure finishes with time for browsing the handicraft stands and businesses along Panjachel’s Santander Street. Your tour also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD107.00
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USD107.00
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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

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Experience one of the ancient world’s most incredible archaeological sites at Tikal, a celebrated Mayan city deep in the Guatemalan jungle, on this convenient 10-hour trip by air from Antigua. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Guatemalan jungle on your flight to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan site, spending the day exploring this incredible city’s steep temples and beautiful plazas with the help of your guide. Your day trip from Antigua to Tikal also includes round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel, lunch, and all entrance fees.
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  • 17 hours
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USD440.99
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

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Get up close and personal with a Guatemalan volcano during this 7-hour Pacaya Volcano hike, one of the country’s most active. Travel through volcanic vegetation and surreal landscapes on your way to the top, enjoying impressive views of three nearby volcanic peaks, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango at the summit. Your trip from Antigua to the volcano also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel and a guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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Antigua ATV Villages Tour

Antigua ATV Villages Tour

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Experience Antigua’s surrounding areas by motorcycle, scooter, or ATV. This half-day tour takes you to several villages on the outskirts of Antigua, including Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala’s first capital. Visit a textile market and an indigenous village at the foot of the Agua Volcano. Enjoy a short hike, hammock time, and panoramic views from a lookout point over Antigua.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD62.00
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Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua

Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua

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Pacaya Volcano is one of the most active—and most popular—in all of Guatemala. Stationed some 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level, this destination is an ideal spot for travelers who want an easy hike, epic views, and some memorable stories. This tour allows you the comfort and ease of pre-arranged transportation to ensure you get the most out of your hike.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.00
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USD35.00

Antigua ATV Sunset Tour

Antigua ATV Sunset Tour

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See Antigua from above on this half-day ATV discovery tour, where you’ll journey up into the mountains on a quest to get the best view for sunset. You’ll start at El Cerro de la Cruz, the popular lookout spot, before heading to a local eco-lodge and avocado plantation in a little village in the mountains. You’ll then journey onto Hobbitenango, where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
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Antigua ATV Coffee Tour

Antigua ATV Coffee Tour

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Enjoy caffeine and adrenaline in one tour on this excursion from Antigua. The eclectic tour is sure to please a variety of travelers. Climb on board your personal ATV and head to a local plantation, where you discover the coffee making process from seed to mug. After a hot cup of the local beverage, ride up to Cerro de la Cruz, which offers a spectacular view of the city and surrounding mountains.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.00
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Ground Transfer From Antigua To Guatemala City Airport

Ground Transfer From Antigua To Guatemala City Airport

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Travel between Antigua and the Guatemala City Airport in comfort, without the stress of looking for a taxi, by booking a private transfer service. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Antigua and take you to the airport in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for just you and your party.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD22.50
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USD22.50
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Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Workshop in ChocoMuseo Antigua

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Workshop in ChocoMuseo Antigua

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Learn how to prepare chocolate desserts in the country that does it best during a 2-hour workshop at the ChocoMuseum in Antigua. Learn all about the chocolate making process from cacao bean to candy bar. Afterwards, with the help of an instructor, prepare your own creations. Take home 120g of your handmade desserts to share with friends or, more likely, devour all on your own.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.65
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USD25.65

Lake Atitlan Day Tour From Antigua

Lake Atitlan Day Tour From Antigua

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Spend a day on the shores of Lake Atitlan with this private tour from Antigua. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you through the highlands, with stops at viewpoints along the way. You'll then take a group boat tour from the town of Panajachel to the Mayan villages of San Juan, San Pedro, and Santiago, heading back to Antigua at the end of the day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD125.00
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USD125.00
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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience

Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience

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Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua, plus the idyllic landscape of small villages and farms just outside of town, on this 8-hour excursion. Explore the centuries-old traditions of the tiny hamlets like San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja and San Juan del Obispo just outside of Antigua, where you’ll also stop to visit a macadamia nut plantation. Then tread the cobblestone streets of Antigua on foot, visiting city landmarks including the Arch of Santa Catalina, Cathedral of San Jose and much more. This Antigua small villages and walking tour also covers a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

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Journey from Antigua to explore the fascinating market at Chichicastenango plus the town of Panjachel, along the shores of Lake Atitlán, on this 9-hour day trip. Take time to browse the ceramics and woodcrafts at the famous open-air market of Chichicastenango before visiting the city’s religious structures, Iglesia de Santo Tomas and Calvary Church. Then head to Panjachel, where you’ll take in views of Lake Atitlán as you explore the town’s main thoroughfare, Santander Street. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel in Antigua.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD89.95
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USD89.95
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Tikal Tour From Antigua

Tikal Tour From Antigua

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No trip to Guatemala is complete without a visit to Tikal. Visit the Mayan Ruins with ease on a full-day tour from Antigua. All-inclusive land and air transportation makes it possible for you to experience the UNESCO listed ruins in a single day without feeling rushed. After a guided tour of the complex, enjoy lunch and free time to explore on your own.
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  • 17 hours
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USD465.00
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USD465.00

Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel

Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel

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Take a walk back in time as you explore the idyllic Mayan villages, ancient rituals and gorgeous scenery of Lake Atitlan on this strenuous day-long hike on the Upper Mayan Trail. Interact with the local Cakchiquel and Tzutujil Mayan tribes, visiting the town of Santa Cruz la Laguna and tracing a path along a steep path used by the tribes for centuries. You’ll also have the chance to observe the rituals of local shamans and visit the second largest market in the country. Your hike also includes round-trip hotel transport from Antigua.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD91.99
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USD91.99

Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

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Our adventure starts at 7:00 am with our team picking you up at your hotel. The transportation service included in this tour is private, exclusively for you and your companion or group. All our vehicles are recent models with A/C, reclinable seats and cooler on board. The guide will accompany you along the tour and will share the history and secrets of these fascinating destinations. The detailed itinerary goes as follows: 07:00 am - Antigua hotel pick up 09:30 am - Arrival at Chichicastenango and tour at the village visiting the following places: Market, churches and typical stores 12:30 pm - Tour ending and free time to have lunch (meal not included in price) 02:00 pm - Transfer from Chichicastenango to Iximche 03:30 pm - Arrival at Mayan ruins and tour 05:00 pm - Transfer from Iximche to Antigua Guatemala 06:30 pm - Arrival at Antigua
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Coffee Tour & Local Villages Tour in Antigua Guatemala

Coffee Tour & Local Villages Tour in Antigua Guatemala

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Do you want to learn more about the real culture of the surrounding villages of Antigua Guatemala? This is the perfect opportunity to really see the local towns and to have a one-to-one experience. The tour has culture, beverages tasting and the chance to know great local people and learn about their colorful costumes. We are sure you will enjoy this tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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USD65.00
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

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Explore the fascinating Spanish and Mayan history of Guatemala on this family-friendly 8-hour tour to Iximché and colonial Antigua. Wander the atmospheric archaeological site of Iximché to discover the history of the Mayans. Then head to Antigua, former colonial capital, where you’ll visit the San Francisco Church, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and the central plaza. Your excursion also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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USD85.00
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Pacaya Volcano Tour

Pacaya Volcano Tour

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Get the best views of Antigua without breaking a sweat on a private hiking tour that takes you to the top of the active Pacaya volcano. If you opt for the private tour, you will be able to set the pace for the hike, so you won't have to climb the volcano at a speed that doesn't suit your fitness level.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.00
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Antigua Motorcycle Adventure

Antigua Motorcycle Adventure

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Explore the hills and mountains around Antigua by motorcycle with this tour. You'll visit a variety of great viewpoints, from a Hobbit-themed lodge to an organic farm, wrapping up your visit at an indigenous village situated a mile (1.6 km) above sea level. If you're an experienced motorcyclist, you'll be able to do your own driving, but don't worry if you aren't—you can always take the back seat.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.00
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USD79.00

Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

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Travel deep into the mountains above mystical Lake Atitlan as you spend the day exploring the indigenous traditions and daily life in the region’s small villages. Get a true local’s experience as you wander the range of goods for sale at Solola indigenous market, an authentic site few tourists ever see. In the afternoon enjoy fresh mountain air as you visit a local farming community, largely untouched by the modern world, and explore the gorgeous city of Panjachel. Your day trip also includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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USD107.79
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USD107.79

Antigua Sky High Adventure

Antigua Sky High Adventure

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Visit more attractions—including the Lord of the Rings-themed eco-park Hobbitenango and the Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint—in just one day than you could independently during this full-day excursion. Don’t worry about public transit as ATVs and shared shuttles are provided, meaning you can focus on enjoying the views, drinks, and range of activities that will suit most travelers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD69.00
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USD69.00

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this full-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Antigua. Start by checking out the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, food and machetes. You’ll then have a chance to explore the picturesque town of Panjachel on the volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD80.00
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USD80.00

Lake Atitlan Family Fun Day from Antigua

Lake Atitlan Family Fun Day from Antigua

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Spend a fun-filled day enjoying the many outdoor activities of Lake Atitlan during this full-day trip that’s perfect for families and kids. Swim and kayak amidst the idyllic scenery of this beautiful lake. Or get your heart pumping with some cliff jumping or a rock climbing adventure with harnesses and ropes. If relaxation is your aim, sit back and chill out at the tour activity center under a shaded cabana as your kids enjoy the game center. Your family-friendly day trip also offers an optional lunch and includes all activities and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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USD118.99
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