Colonial Antigua Guatemala

 

Antigua is among the world’s best-conserved colonial cities. From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings, this town is considered one of the most beautiful in Central America. It is like stepping back into time over 300 years. Founded in 1543, Antigua was once the third most important Spanish colonies in the Americas, ruling over what are now Southern Mexico and all of Central America. More than 30 Monastic orders called Antigua home and built stunning monasteries, convents and cathedrals. Strolling the cobblestone streets, you will experience the local markets, quiet courtyards with ornate gardens and the sights and sounds of colonial Spain that permeate the atmosphere and recall splendors of ancient times.

Antigua offers something for all travel tastes. Colonial history that is always present combined with an array of cultural activities which include art galleries and exhibits, performing arts, birding, volcano climbing, Spanish classes, shopping, and fine dining are only a few things Antigua has to offer.

Antigua hosts the largest celebrations for Lent and Easter in the Western Hemisphere. The history of the processions dates back to the early 1500s and began with the arrival of Don Pedro de Alvarado from Spain. While many are attracted to the solemn religious fervor, others enjoy the hundreds of beautiful “alfombras” (sawdust carpets) that are made along the processional routes.

Antigua setting is majestic, nestled between three dramatic volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango and offers the finest accommodations in Guatemala. Especially worth mentioning are the Palacio de Doña Leonor just a half block from the main square and the Casa Santo Domingo, a restored 15th century monastery.

Pricing:

Prices are per person, based on 1 to 6 people traveling together throughout the duration of the trip. Per person price is lower for more people, so get your friends to join you:

Antigua
1 Person
(Single Occupancy)
$1675.00
2 – 3 Persons
(Double Occupancy)
$1425.00
4 – 6 Persons *
(Double Occupancy)
$1250.00

INCLUDED:

•  8 Days, 7 nights lodging, including Breakfast and all hotel tips.
•  Airport transportation (additional transportation, Guide, and modeling services may be    arranged at a nominal fee)

NOT INCLUDED:

•  Airfare from your hometown to Guatemala
•  Art supplies
•  Airport baggage handling tips (we recommend 5 Qs per bag)
•  Guatemala Airport Security Tax (Q20.00) or any additional security or airport tax
•  Alcohol or personal room charges

*For more than 6 people, contact us for rates.

** Longer stays or add-ons may be arranged.

Contact us to learn more about a Painting Holiday