Markets & Textiles

A day with the Mayas around Antigua

Cultural shore excursion around Antigua Guatemala, just 1:30 hours from Puerto Quetzal, following a scenic view road through volcanes, sugar, and coffee plantation that will take you in a 6 hours excursion, including shopping and lunch time, returning on time to your cruise ship.

Enjoy this effortless shore excursion visiting the villages around Antigua Guatemala; where will learn their history through ruined buildings, live culture, and the exceptional photo opportunity.

In this excursion trip, will visit San Juan El Obispo (The first archbishopric in Guatemala founded by Francisco Marroquín) and the chocolate artesanal factory.

Discover San Pedro Las Huertas local jade factory, Ciudad Vieja (home of Guatemala’s former second capital, which was buried by an earthquake-triggered mudslide in 1541), Santiago Zamora women´s cooperative and San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

The Santiago Zamora cooperative is a women´s association specially focuses on showing to excursioneers their local daily activities at home.

The presentations begin with a demonstration of the local textiles will learn how to form the threads until use the back strap loom and get the final textile.

Find out how to prepare a cup of coffee from the seed to the cup, and dance local music with the women´s.

At the end enjoy a nice local food “pepian” made of many spices, and they add pork, beef, chicken, or vegetarian.

Departure on time from Antigua Guatemala towards Puerto Quetzal.

Arrival on time to Puerto Quetzal, guaranteeing to be onboard before cruise ship departure.

Your private or small group excursion in Guatemala finishes.


Additional information

DEPARTURE TIME Based on your cruise ship arrival.
Round trip transportation from Puerto Quetzal
Culture & History certified bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)
All port fees
Entrances fees during the tour
Purified water (one bottle)
Expenses not mentioned in your itinerary

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    Tour Reviews

    5.00 based on 1 review
    April 24, 2017

    This has been the second time I have used Martsam to organize a trip to Guatemala, like the first occasion the experience has been outstanding, flawless from the beginning to the end. Personal follow up from Lileana was noticeable at every stage of the tour. Had a great driver, Edwin (for the second time) and a great guide, Armando who was very knowledgeable and funny. The hotel selection was superb. I can strongly recommend Martsam for any tour to Guatemala or Central America, I will definitely be traveling with them again a third time round to visit Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras

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