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Quetzaltenango Street Food Tour
"You will start this tour walking   the 14th Avenue one block away from  the most important avenue in Xela to taste the Tostadas de Guacamole de Don Richard delicious fried corn tortillas with avocado. After this amazing experience you will walk walk to the 4th street to visit Doña Josefina Indigenous local K’iche woman here you will drink atolito de Elote and eat famous chuchitos with tomato sauce.You  will take a cooking class from Doña Letty and  learn how to prepare the Rellenitos famous in Guatemala for the combination of plantains (bananas) and sweet beans.For Lunch or dinner you cannot miss the Quichom (lunch) with rice and made hand tortillas
From $32.00
 
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
From $44.00
 
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
From $40.00

Most Viewed Things to Do in Departamento de Sacatepéquez

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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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Churches

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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Markets

Antigua might strike you at first, as it did me, as something of a museum piece, but you only have to walk a few blocks from the centre to discover that “real” life happens here too. The market on...
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Nuestra Señora de la Merced

The “Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced”, to give it its full name, is one of the loveliest in Antigua, and unlike many has been fully restored. On a sunny day its vibrant yellow paint...
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Walking through the city

While Parque Central is the undisputed hub of the city, Parque Union, lying a few blocks to the south-east, is also worth a visit. This is much more of a locals’ hang out than tourists’, although...
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Lago Atitlan

WOW, I had read that Lago ("Lake" in Spanish) Atitlan is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and boy was my research correct. On Friday, our last day in Antigua, we traveled 2 and a half hours...
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Tikal

Tikal is a definite must see. From Antigua or elsewhere. We took a weekend trip including flights and hotel, although you can do it by bus. Our hotel, Tikal Inn, was right next to the ruins and the...
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Chichicastenango

We drove 3 and a half hours from Antigua to "Chichi" on Thursday, although I heard that it is best to visit on Sundays. It seems as if time has stopped here. This village is very different than...
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Travel & Health Guatemala

Eco Tourism with travel & Health Guatemala was our best experience because they do treks but different paths,so is easy to meet locals, take wonderful pictures of the landscape, enjoy nature and...
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