Colonial Antigua, Jades Museum & Factory

Starting at
$69.99 / Adult | $59.99 / Child
location icon Puerto Quetzal Guatemala
activity level Moderate Activity Level
profile icon No Minimum Age
time icon 5.5hours

Details

Enjoy this mobility friendly tour of Antigua and the surrounding lands, traversing mountains, passing volcanos, and visiting the Jade Museum & Factory to interact with the factory artisans and assistants. Travel by bus through the lowlands of Guatemala, passing sugar cane fields and the areas four volcanos, 3 of which are still active. Travel above 5,000 ft, witnessing the changes in microclimates and ecosystems formed by the union of the areas tectonic plates.

In the former capital city of the Kingdom of Guatemala, see the beautiful architecture and developments that made Antigua worthy of recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Jade Museum and Factory, you will learn how this hard stone is transformed into beautiful jewelry, as well as the intricate relationship between the Maya and the Jade Gemstone. Plenty of photo opportunities exist to capture the beautiful colonial buildings of Palacio de los Capitanes, the Cathedral and the university.

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Notes

  • The buses are able to accommodate a limited number of foldable wheelchairs, no scooters.
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes, light sweater or jacket and cash or card for purchases.
  • Walking is done on uneven cobblestone streets with high sidewalks and protruding Colonial balconies.