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Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon
"Journey along the natural paths of the volcano and see over 40-Mayan altars that were used in ceremonial services. Learn about the Mayan calendar and its importance to this ancient culture. Wander down the paths and see the incredible and diverse variety898 feet. On clear mornings it is possible to see the major volcanoes of northwestern Guatemala as well as the Pacific coast. The crater rim and volcanic cone are covered in a lush cloud forest and the lower slopes of the volcano are used for agricultural purposes by the locals. This easy day-hike provides a perfect mix of tranquility culture and natural beauty.On this 5-hour tour you will go from the base of the volcano all the way to the top. There you will find an impressive view onto the lagoon. From the top the guide will lead you down the stairs to the lagoon itself. Lots of times
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Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from Quetzaltenango
"This hike gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful Guatemalan landscape and the eruptions of one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world while not being overly strenuous. You will have the chance to see different types of plants and flowers. The first part of the hike is a bit steep with some rocks as obstacles but when looking over your shoulder you can see breath-taking views of Quetzaltenango in the early morning.Halfway the road becomes more flat and easy
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Santa María Volcano Hike from Quetzaltenango
"Meet your guide before dawn prepared for a challenging half-day trek to the top of the Santa María Volcano. Take a short drive to the base of the volcano which is situated next to the small village of Llanos del Pinal. Embark on an early morning hike to accompanied by your friendly and informative guide.Reach the summit and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the Santa María. See numerous other volcanoes such as Tacana Tajumulco Chicabal Lacandón the volcanoes around Lake Atitlan as well as the volcanoes Acatenango Fuego and Agua. This trek is especially popular because the top of the Santa Maria Volcano gives a perfect view down on the crater of the Santiaguito Volcano
From $40.00

Chicken Busses

Getting to Antigua from the City of Guatemala takes you about one hour and twenty minutes (may be more, depending on the traffic and the time of day) and costs 6Q if you gte on the bus on the...
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May 15, 2005

Buses to Antigua

Antigua is well connected to Guatemala city or other towns like Chichicastenango, Solola or Quetzaltenango, by bus. Also there are shuttle buses to the city or the airport, the price of the shuttles...
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Jul 11, 2004


I had tried to avoid guatemala city at all costs. I failed, and in the end even missed the shuttle that i had arranged to whisk me away to Antigua. I took the chickenbus, my first, and it was FINE....
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Nov 23, 2003

Chicken buses!

The chicken bus experience is a must for experiencing Central America! It will be an endearing memory, trust me! They are great. They are all brightly painted with such imagination. They are always...
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Apr 18, 2003

Las "camionetas"

They have public transportation (the very colorful buses) but I wouldn't recommend them.... though you can try it if you're staying in Guatemala city, you'll need to! 'cause a taxi would just be too...
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Oct 04, 2002

Chicken Bus

Guatemala shares the tradition of many Central American countries. Buses painted with colorful images. Mostly old school buses imported from the US. In Guatamela, they are called "Chicken Buses".
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Dec 07, 2008


From Chichicastenango it's a bit more than three hours with the bus.We had a stop at Los Encuentros where we did change buses and another stop in Chimaltenango.
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Mar 15, 2004
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Antigua Ruins

A collection of small museums housed in the 5-star hotel Casa Santo Domingo. The hotel, which is very upmarket, is built on and incorporates the ruins of the old Dominican church complex. Of the...
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Yes, I am lazy period end of report. Use your guide book/internet if you want the facts on them. I came here to take some pics....not a very religious person except when I travel as these seem to be...
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Pacaya Volcano

The village near Pacaya Volcano is very poor - there is not even a grocery store. There are many wonderful dogs you'll encounter on your hike. They are friendly but skinny! Please take dry dog food...
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Language Schools

I studied at Don Pedro de Alvarado for ten weeks ,I chose to study Spanish in Antigua after the excellent reports that I had read about the city. I stayed 10 weeks, and I wasn't disappointed. I am 65...
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Colonial Architecture

This is perhaps the defining symbol of Antigua. It is a remnant of the once-enormous Convent of St. Catherine. This convent was founded in 1613 with only four nuns, but by 1693 its numbers had...
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Parque Central

Central Park is a great place to get a quick feel for Antigua or if you get lost head here as it is a great reference point for to reorient yourself. Come here to relax, buy an ice cream off a local...
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