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Local Activities

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!

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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!

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Hobbitenango and Altamira 

Hobbitenango is located in 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 with 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. 

Altamira is just a 15-minute walk away from Hobbitenango and a great place to enjoy nature with friends and family.  

Entrance Fee: 50Q

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(We recommend using Uber or WhatsApp Daria at 50237610770 to arrange a personal driver)

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El Pilar

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

Opening hours:

Every day from 8:00 - 17:00

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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.)

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Château DeFay

An experimental winery and vineyard located 30 minutes from Antigua. 

They also grow avocados 🥑 and passionfruit.

*We take no responsibility for the kashrut of this establishment.

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 the trip directly on our 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

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Choco Museo

Learn about the history of cacao, the cacao tree, and cacao in Guatemala. 🍫

The ChocoMuseo is a free museum in the heart of colonial Antigua, they also offer an in-house chocolate workshop daily for a fee. 

*We take no responsibility for the kashrut of this establishment

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ATV and Motorbike Tours

Antigua offers multiple ATV tours for any style 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

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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.

The Artisan Market

A covered market nestled in the heart of Antigua, filled with brightly colored textiles, jewelry, wooden handicraft and souvenirs.

 

Bargaining with the local vendors is expected and brings an authentic feel to your shopping experience. 🛍

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Learn Spanish

Tourists from around the world flock to Antigua eager to improve their Spanish. Antigua is home to several reputable Spanish language schools. The variety of class options range from private lessons to home-stays with a local Guatemalan family.

Per Hour: Q35 (minimum 2 hours)

Antigua Earth Lodge

With a spectacular mountain side view boasting Guatemala's active volcanos and natural beauty, the Earth Lodge offers a range of exciting activities including musical events, a restaurant, bar, Yoga classes 🧘, an avocado farm, and much more! 

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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. 

Rock climbing in Antigua

The first bouldering gym in Antigua, built with the highest quality and safety standards. We have more than 40 standard routes and over +15,000 thanks to our Tension Board, a LED connected wall directly to your smartphone. We offer a range of activities courses, events and courses, for beginners to expert level. We also provide courses for belaying and outdoor climbing (in Amatitlan or Xela).

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