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Private Antigua Walking Tour
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Private Antigua Walking Tour

By MB Guatemaya Travel
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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Get the lay of the land with a guided walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a traveler’s favorite for its cobblestone streets, volcano views, colonial architecture, and abundance of crafts and markets. Discover the historic sites that give Antigua its special character.
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C$41.17
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C$41.17
per adult

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Ages 1-99
Duration: 3h
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English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Professionally guided walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala
  • Explore scenic church ruins and a local jade factory
  • Learn the rich history of Guatemala’s former capital city
  • Customizable tour with flexible departure time

  • Licened billingual tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced
  • Entry/Admission - Arco de Santa Catalina
  • Entry/Admission - Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola en La Antigua Guatemala
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral de Santiago
  • Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade
  • Entry/Admission - Casa Santo Domingo
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • tips
  • All Fees and Taxes

Begin your walking tour at the mermaid fountain in Antigua’s main plaza. Check out the historic buildings that frame the central square: the Ayuntamiento, or City Hall, and the Captain's General Palace, both known for their many arches. See the impressive ruins of the city’s main cathedral, affected by a series of powerful earthquakes like many of the other historic buildings in Antigua. Continue on to the elegant grounds of Santo Domingo, a one-time monastery turned luxury hotel and restaurant. End your tour at a local jade factory, where you learn about the history of this precious stone and its significance in Mayan culture. Your trip concludes back in Antigua’s central square.

Departure details
  • Hotel Eterna Primavera Antigua, 4 calle Oriente No.17 Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
Return details
  • Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, 3a Calle Oriente 28 A, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala Our tour ends at Centro cultural, Centro de convenciones y hotel Santo Domingo

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37551P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children pay half price when accompanied by two adults.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Antigua Walking Tour?
How much is Private Antigua Walking Tour?
Private Antigua Walking Tour price starts from C$40.46. Discover and book Private Antigua Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Antigua Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Private Antigua Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Antigua Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Antigua Walking Tour?
Private Antigua Walking Tour is hosted by MB Guatemaya Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact MB Guatemaya Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Antigua Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37551P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Eterna Primavera Antigua
    4 calle Oriente No.17 Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
    See address & details
  • 1
    Iglesia de La Merced
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Arco de Santa Catalina
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola en La Antigua Guatemala
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Museo del Libro Antiguo
    Real Palacio
  • 4
    Cathedral de Santiago
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Casa del Jade
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Plaza Central Park
  • 6
    Casa Santo Domingo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Hotel Casa Santo Domingo
    3a Calle Oriente 28 A, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
    Our tour ends at Centro cultural, Centro de convenciones y hotel Santo Domingo
    See address & details
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About the operator

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rkmkshaw
rkmkshaw
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Easy Antigua
Very easy transfer from Puerto Quetzal port, about 1:15, traffic dependent. We visited on Sunday, so the town was q
Enthuchick
Enthuchick
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Highly recommended when in Antigua
My friend and I decided to go with the Private Tour route as both of us were feeling out of shape and it was an ama
lmasieri
lmasieri
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Great time in Antigua
I recently had the pleasure of going on a tour with Guatrips in Antigua and I must say, it was an incredible experi
X5157THkarolinab
X5157THkarolinab
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Brilliant walk up the volcano
We had a fabulous time on our walk up the volcano Pacaya. Our guides, Pablo and Noel, were fabulous, very caring an
Mike_Jocelyne
Mike_Jocelyne
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Definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
Our visit to Lago Atitlan could not have been a better experience!. Our guide, Irwin, is extremely knowledgeable a
merona860
merona860
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Great group activity with thoughtful guide
Our guide really set the tone for our group ensuring us that the experience is truly ours. Our group of 9 had diffe
Greg G
Greg G
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Erwin Rivas tours are OUTSTANDING!
This was collectively our 4th tour with Erwin, and it is exceptional every single time. Erwin is thoughtful, engagi
LizzieQ
LizzieQ
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Fun and Informative
My friends and I really enjoyed our tour of the macadamia and coffee farms with our guide Irwin and our driver Robe
526curtism
526curtism
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Excellent
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable on all things Guatemala. Excellent English. Right on time and very accommodatin
Steve F
Steve F
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FUN VOLCANO HIKE
We did the “Volcano guided hike”. Erwin was our guide and excellent! He was very knowledgeable and informative.
madisonsY146CV
madisonsY146CV
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Informative
Erwin was a great tour guide! He is really personable and knowledgeable about the area. Some downsides to the tour
kenzies602
kenzies602
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Knowledgeable guide, good tours
Erwin was *extremely* knowledgeable about Antigua culture and he took us to some great spots! Each place we went wa
devins320
devins320
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Highly recommended tour
Erwin was awesome! He was personable, knowledgeable about all things Guatemala, and genuinely cared about our exper
Christiana P
Christiana P
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Excellent customer service and depth of knowledge, Erwin is your guide!
We chose Erwin to do our Pacaya Volcano tour and have him transfer us from Antigua to Lake Atitlan. We love Erwin,
tropical_art
tropical_art
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Unforgettable experience!
We had a great tour with Erwin and Daniel. Erwin has a teaching background and shared his vast knowledge of Guatema
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Maria P
11 contributions
This was a great tour! Erwin was very informative, engaging, and accommodating. From the moment we started the tour, we could tell Erwin is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Guatemalan history and culture, and passionate to share his knowledge with others. This was the last of several tours we went on in Guatemala, and by far the most educational. I recommend you book this tour towards the beginning of your stay in Antigua, as you will gain a basic idea of important landmarks in the city, places to visit, shop, and eat throughout your stay, and you will even learn a basic understanding of the city’s layout and be able to navigate it and orient yourself much more easily as you explore on your own. The tour description says it lasts two hours, but I recommend you allow yourself more than that (maybe 3-3.5 hours) so you can really soak up all the info and allow yourself time to ask questions. Erwin is very flexible and we got the feeling he wouldn’t let us go with unanswered questions :). We only hope we had more time, as we needed to rush the tour to an end due to time constraints with our schedule.
Written October 26, 2022
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Katrina H
Tidnish, Canada1 contribution
Erwin was a fabulous tour guide - he took his time providing an overview of the city and then explaining much of the history of Antigua, Guatemala and Central America. We spent four full hours walking the streets of Antigua & visiting many of the significant cultural & historic buildings. Erwin is very personable and friendly, as well as extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend him and wish I had done the tour at the beginning of my stay in Antigua. I was already planning to come back but he has inspired me further to visit this incredible country again soon. I really appreciated his patience in providing the tour in Spanish at my request as I was here studying Spanish, but making sure I understood what he was saying. Muchas gracias, Erwin!
Written November 6, 2022
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mbguatemaya t
Magnificent, we hope to share a new tour experience with you soon. Thank you for sharing your experience and good work, greetings from Guatemala.
Written November 12, 2022
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Jennifer L
1 contribution
We had such an amazing tour with Roberto! He was right on time and immediately learned our names. We were visiting Antigua from Chicago and brought our children, ages 10 and 7. Roberto had very clear English, and you could tell that he was genuinely excited to share his city with us. He was really engaging with the kids too. Over 3 hours, we explored every inch of Antigua! Churches, ruins, museums, history, photo spots, coffee stop, jade, chocolate... we seriously saw it all! I love learning little details about places we visit, and he was full of interesting information that you would never know if walking the city by yourself. I highly recommend a private tour! It was the highlight of our stay!
Written November 20, 2022
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mbguatemaya t
Wo Fantastic! Thank you for recognizing the good work of our guide, your experience motivates us to continue providing an excellent and enriching tour service in Antigua. We look forward to sharing new experiences with you in beautiful Guatemala.
Written November 21, 2022
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Zach L
2 contributions
Aug. 2021
I've been on walking tours in the past, and was always happy when they were over. This walking tour is definitely not like that. My man Erwin showed my girlfriend and I around Antigua for the afternoon, giving us deep knowledge of Guatemala's past and how it ties into La Antigua Guatemala as it is today. The city is obviously gorgeous, but I have a deeper appreciation for it having gone on this tour.

We got pretty lucky and were the only people with Erwin, but I highly recommend you reach out through their website to schedule a private tour for your group. Erwin was able to accommodate restroom stops, coffee breaks, and extra time spent at each site so we weren't fast walking everywhere.
Written August 15, 2021
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Candy R
Thank you so much for taking your time to express your appreciation for our work. Your words really motivate us.
Written August 16, 2021
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JMS
Wichita Falls, TX87 contributions
Jun. 2021
I had the pleasure of taking another tour with Erwin on our second trip to Antigua. Knowing we had previously taken a tour with him, Erwin customized this one to visit new landmarks. He even changed his plan on the spot when he learned that we were interested in visiting the market. I love his tours so much because of not only because of the knowledge he shares, but also his passion for sharing his country. I recommend taking this tour early in your visit; it gives a great overview of the city and can help inform your plans for the rest of your trip. I highly recommend taking a tour with Erwin (or his company); it is most definitely a highlight of Antigua.
Written August 10, 2021
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marina
Jersey City, NJ21 contributions
Can’t say enough about Erwin Rivas. He took me in a walk tour around Antigua and it was nothing short of informative and an incredible knowledge of the culture and how Antigua came to be. He also takes you to the best restaurant for pepian, souvenirs and chocolate shop. His personal story is incredible and inspiring that one can achieve a dream with perseverance. Highly recommend wearing long pants and cardigan in case you don’t wanna be kicked out of a church lol (my bad). Totally worth it!
Written January 24, 2022
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uzyprincess
21 contributions
Erwin was a great tour guide who took time to explain the history of guatamela. We went over the allocated time for the tour and ended up eating lunch at a local restaurant with him. We even booked him for the trip back to guatamela city. I highly recommend this tour company! I had such a great time and can't wait to be back.
Written September 8, 2021
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Rex C
2 contributions
Mar. 2021
Outstanding walking tour! Erwin absolutely loves his job and his enthusiasm makes the tour second to none. His historical knowledge of the area is very impressive and he brings it to life by taking you to the important architectural stops in the city. The pace of the tour is perfect. Ours had a stop at an excellent local coffee shop at the midway point. In short, Erwin is a super nice guy you will love spending the day with.
Written March 23, 2021
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Candy R
Dear friend, We love knowing that your experience was incredible, we appreciate your time by leaving us your comment, this is very important to us, this motivates us to continue providing a very good quality experience. We hope to hear from you soon.
Written March 26, 2021
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Matthieu S
5 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Erwin was very knowledgeable about Antigua, and it’s history. We explored several different points of interest and felt that we had a very good understanding of the layout of the city after the tour. Erwin also suggested a local, authentic restaurant to eat at (very good!). We were also pleased to hear that he offered other tours and would take us to Guatemala City after the tour was over. The next day he picked us up from our hotel and took us on a 5 hour tour. Points of interest included; a coffee plantation, a macadamia farm, several small towns with special artistic abilities (leather workers and weavers) he also took us to a quint, authentic restaurant for lunch. Erwin was very accommodating and wanted to make sure we had a good time, and we truly did! We highly recommend his services. Forgot to mention that his van is very comfortable and safe.
Written July 17, 2021
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Thomas D
Miami, FL23 contributions
Feb. 2020
We were fortunate to book the La Antigua Cultural Walking Tour during our brief stay in Antigua. We met our guide Edwin and he got us intrigued and involved from the start. He shared wonderful knowledge about the city and surrounding areas, as well as life in Guatemala. We learned so many interesting facts about the city and it's architecture,he showed us historic areas that you would probably just walk by, but more importantly he showed his compassion for the city and why he loves doing what he does. We walked the entire city, but it was such a fun time, we stopped for some delicious coffee, gave us some great locations to try for food, and never once did we feel like this was a rush job to ge through the tourer leading us to a specific place to shop. This is a real genuine, real fun vibe tour to take, I highly recomend going with this tour company.
Written February 10, 2020
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Candy R
Thank you very much for your valuable comment, it is a pleasure for us to hear that your experience was informative, fun and that you will take a nice memory of our Bella Guatemaya. We are also glad to know that your guide was responsible for making this tour an unforgettable experience! We hope you come back soon ...
Written February 13, 2020
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