- Round-trip transportation from your Puerto Quetzal cruise ship terminal!
- Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
- English-speaking certified cruise excursion guide!
- Complimentary bottled water!
- All entrance fees are included!
- Optional lunch can be added - see pricing option!
- Guests will visit 2 Guatemalan food restaurants and a Candy Store!
Come to discover the rich culture of Guatemala, explore, and enjoy the city and stores accompanied by a professional, English-speaking guide. You will meet with your guide just outside your Puerto Quetzal Cruise Terminal. Hop aboard the air-conditioned transport for a 90-minute scenic ride.
You can capture lovely views along the way of the local volcanoes as well as the lush rainforest and the hills of the countryside while your guide provides a professional narrative about the highlights of the area. Keep an eye out for the coffee farms dotting the hillsides along the way. Guatemala is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and you'll have the opportunity to try some out later in the day.
Then, once you are in the city itself, you will see many examples of wonderful Spanish Baroque architecture. Make sure to have your camera, you'll have lots of opportunities to capture the colors of Antigua City, which has earned a UNESCO World Heritage Site award and you'll understand the importance of the Guatemalan culinary heritage.
One of your stops would be the Capuchinas Convent, its construction began in 1731 and it was officially opened in 1736. The "retirement tower" has a circular shape and it was unique in colonial times. After the earthquake in 1773, the convent was closed and the building has had different usage, nowadays it's a museum. Then you will continue walking through the streets of Antigua to reach 2 restaurants where you'll taste 5 amazing Guatemalan dishes: 2 stews, 2 side dishes, and 1 dessert. An example of what you will taste is Pepian and Jocon. During your time at the restaurants, you'll learn about the cooking and the story behind each dish. Your last stop is a candy store where you'll learn about the local confectionery and its connection with the Capuchinas Convent. You'll also have the opportunity to taste 3 types of traditional sweets.
Guests will then have some free time to browse the shops, take photos, enjoy lunch (prearranged), or just sit back and enjoy the colors of the city. Afterward, you will meet at the appointed spot and you will be returned to your Puerto Quetzal Cruise Terminal.
Note: There is a minimum of 2 participants needed per order.