Antigua is full of unique and memorable experiences for every kind of traveler. 😊
We have compiled a list of the most recommended activities.
Many of these trips are bookable through the Chabad Antigua website.
Only for Volcan Acatenango you must Whatsapp message +502 5554 0770 to RSVP. Enjoy!
Acatenango Overnight Hike
Watching Volcan Fuego erupt is one of the highlights of any Central America trip.
You’ll spend the night in a cabin at a base camp on neighboring Volcan Acatenango that overlooks Volcan Fuego, which is famous for its frequent eruptions. (Like every 30 minutes or so!)
This is a challenging uphill hike, at a high altitude, but something no visitor to Guatemala should miss.
Reach out to Chabad closer to your trip for more details about our daily trips!
Hobbitenango is located in an area called Vuelta Grande, just 20 minutes by car from Antigua.
The Hobbit-themed park includes a variety of activities, from bungee swings to axe-throwing, all included for the entrance fee. There are beautiful panoramic views of the Panchoy Valley and the surrounding volcanoes.
It is recommended to arrive in the afternoon and stay until sunset.
Entrance Fee: 50Q
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Recommended to Uber there)
An amazing ecological park only a 10 minute drive away from Chabad Antigua.
El Pilar has several hiking trails at different fitness levels, an amazing view of the area, and three large natural pools of water for swimming.
The pool area also has showers and toilets for your convenience.
Entrance fee per person: For the pools - 60Q
For the walking routes - 50Q
Every day from 8:00 - 17:00
Finca Colombia Coffee Tour
A fascinating tour of the coffee plantations of Guatemala.
Learn about the coffee making process and taste authentic Guatemalan coffee straight from the orchard!
Duration: 2 hours
Tour hours: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm
Price: $20 per person
Ask for an English tour.
Make sure to confirm pick up location for the tour shuttle
(Pick up is about half an hour before the tour.)
Pacaya Volcano Tour
An experience not to miss- hiking up a recently active volcano. 🌋
This hike is not overly strenuous and provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. The top of the volcano is hot and you can even roast marshmallows over the lava. 😋
The tour leaves daily at
1. 6:00 am (6:00) and returns 2:00 pm (14:00)
2. 2:00 pm (14:00) and returns at 9:00 pm (21:00)
The hike is about 1.5 hours each way
You can book for the trip at the Chabad website. 100 Q Payment will be given directly to the driver.
Entrance fee - 100 Q (paid at the entrance)
Optional Horse ride: 100 Q for each way
ATV and Motorbike Tours
Antigua offers multiple ATV tours for every style of traveler. Half-day and full day tours are available.
We recommend a tour of the surrounding villages and factories, but there are also sunset tours 🌅 mountain tours 🌄 and coffee tours ☕️
For more details and registration visit the website or call Freddy and mention that Chabad sent you.
For 25Q-50Q discount, use code "CHABAD"
Ziplining and Casa Santo Domingo
A cultural park with expansive views of all 3 of Antigua's volcanos, shops, museums and bars with a ziplining activity. ☀️
You must schedule this in advance and be at your hotel to catch the shuttle that leaves at 10:00 am, 12:30pm and 2:30 pm.
Extreme Plus track- $45 (recommended)
Medium Extreme track- $37
La Aurora National Zoo
Considered one of the most beautiful zoos in Central America, La Aurora boasts an impressive collection of fauna and flora. 🐵
Roam the different areas of the zoo, cleverly divided by continent to visit all 287 species of animals. Less than an hour away from Antigua, La Aurora is the perfect low-impact day trip.
Corazón de Agua
Hike in a beautiful forest area a short distance from the city. After a moderate hike, reach a spectacular viewpoint of the surrounding cities, volcanoes, and river. Try to spot some native Guatemalan wildlife such as toucans 🦜, ocelots, and white-tailed deer. Bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the eco park picnic area.