Free Villages Crafts Tour around Antigua

2.5 Hours
2.5 Hours

Free Villages Crafts Tour Antigua

  • Discover two picturesque villages near Antigua, a charming escape from well-worn tourist trails.
  • Indulge in artisanal wine and cacao tastings, a delicious dive into Guatemala’s culinary heritage.
  • Connect with local artisans, a unique chance to experience the heart of traditional craftsmanship.
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These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide creates their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Embark on a thrilling and authentic journey to explore the hidden gems of San Juan del Obispo and San Pedro Las Huertas, two enchanting villages just next to Antigua. Join an extraordinary free tour that promises an adventure filled with local culture, history, and tradition. The adventure begins in Antigua, where your small group will be welcomed by your passionate local guide before heading to the bus terminal. There, you’ll board the vibrant “chicken bus,” an integral part of Guatemalan public transportation. The first destination, San Juan del Obispo, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Agua Volcano, is rich in historical significance. Here you will visit the San Juan del Obispo Church, a stunning example of baroque architecture, and explore the serene chapels that dot the village. The Palace of Francisco Marroquin, the former residence of Guatemala’s first bishop, now houses colonial art.

The journey continues with delightful tastings at the Casa del Vino (House of Wine), and the Casa del Chocolate (House of Chocolate), offering a chance to savor local flavors and learn about traditional food-making. Guests are welcome to tip local artisans, contributing directly to the community. From there, your guide will lead you to San Pedro las Huertas, a village that radiates authentic rural charm. Marvel at the 17th-century Iglesia de San Pedro las Huertas with its ornate façade and explore the enormous water tank, a significant part of the community’s daily life. The highlight of the visit to San Pedro las Huertas is a tour about jade, guided by an expert who explains the entire production process of this precious stone. Witness firsthand the craftsmanship and dedication that transform raw jade into beautiful artifacts, a reflection of Guatemala’s rich artisanal heritage.

So, are you ready for the Free Villages Crafts Tour around Antigua? This free walking tour is more than just a sightseeing excursion; it’s a golden opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Guatemala. Beyond the well-trodden paths of Antigua, this adventure offers unique experiences, from the bustling ride on the “chicken bus” to exploration of historical sites, local crafts, and tastings of artisanal wines and cacao. The opportunity to support local workers through tips adds a meaningful dimension to the tour, fostering a genuine connection to the community. Your guide, passionate about sharing the magic of these villages, will connect you with the real Guatemala in a way that transcends ordinary tourism. Book today to secure a spot on this unforgettable adventure. A true Guatemalan experience, filled with beauty, tradition, community, and flavor, awaits!

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