"YOU HAVE TO GET LOST BEFORE YOU CAN BE FOUND."
COFFE HARVESTING TOUR (2 People Minimum)
Experience a day in the life of a farmer.
Our Coffee Tour is one of the most authentic experiences you can have during your time in Antigua, as we work directly with a local family of farmers who have a deep passion for coffee and want to share their knowledge with you.
Start with a short tuk tuk ride to the village of San Miguel Escobar, where you will meet Don Beto and our translator who’ll host you for the day as you go on an informative hike throught the coffee fields, learning about the different types of coffee plants, soils and climates. From then we move onto Don Beto’s home, where his entire family shows you the coffee picking, peeling, drying, roasting and grounding process; you will learn everything that goes into your favorite drink and then enjoy a fresh cup with them at home.
ACATENANGO VOLCANO HIKE
Hiking Acatenango is a must do trip while here in Guatemala.
Next door Volcan de Fuego is the world’s most consistently erupting volcano, which puts on a firework show for you to enjoy from the cozy campsite, making it a once in a lifetime experience. No need to carry any equipment or sleep in small tents, our guides will provide a large private campsite, with large tents and comfortable cot style beds off the ground.
Some of our features include a private campfire, hot drinks, 3 high quality and filling meals, a private toilet as well as warm jackets, gloves, hats and walking sticks.
Our overnight hike takes us up the summit the next morning for an incredible sunrise over Guatemala. From the crater we will have a new vantage point of Volcan Fuego, a view of the chain of giant volcanoes stretching from Mexico to El Salvador, the Pacific Coast, and the Antigua Valley.
Walk through a maze of corn, old growth forests, and a barren summit of scree, watch the microclimates and terrain change around you in this diverse ecosystem, enjoy breathtaking 360° views of all that Guatemala has to offer.
Spend time watching nearby volcan Fuego erupt (4km away)
Spend a night under the stars in a beautiful campsite overlooking the active volcano Fuego.
PACAYA VOLCANO HALF DAY TOUR
If you ever wanted to visit and active volcano then this is the one for you! Pacaya Volcano is located one hour drive from Antigua, and is one of the country’s consistently active ones which makes it a very a great day trip activity.
An easy 2 hours hike takes you along designated paths which means you are safe at all time and yet close enough you can feel the heat emanating from different steam pockets (Hello roasted marshmallows!) or even see lava flows from a safe distance.
Our tour includes: Pick up at the hostel and trasfer to the starting point in San Vicente de Pacaya, the village at the foot of the volcano, a bilangual guide, marshmallows to roast and transfer back to Antigua.
GUATEMALA CITY BIKE TOUR
Working in partnership with Central 10 Hostel, we offer you a unique way to experience Guatemala City. While many may think that Guatemala City itself as not a tourist attraction, we have created a detailed tour via bycicle in which you can experience some of the best this city has to offer, it is after all the largest and most developed city in Central America.
Hop on a bus to Central 10 Hostel, where you will be greeted by our bilingual local guide who’ll give you the necessary safety equipment as well as your bike and give you a brief explanation of the areas to visit.
We start from Zone 10, the hotel/upscale area of the city, taking a short ride on the area before heading to Zone 9( Avenida La Reforma) where the bikeway begins through a park that divides two of the busiest areas of the city, after that we go to the artistic area of town in Zone 4, where you can see the urban/hip district; we will park the bikes there to take a 30 minute walk through the neighborhood and have a drink if you’re up for it. After this, we return through the bikeway to Zone 14 (Avenida de Las Américas) through an urban park that leads us through some important city monuments nestled among beautiful gardens and where we’ll take a break to realx. From there on the way back to the hostel we stop at Gastro Bar for a rooftop drink with an amazing view from the city. Back at Central 10 enjoy a refreshing swin at the pool before heading back to Antigua in the shuttle.
AUTHENTIC MAYAN COOKING
Guatemala’s national dish is a chicken based stew called Pepian made with different types of native chilis, seeds, and vegetables. A millenary meal that is a staple of the mayan diet, often served on celebratory ocasions like weddings.
What better way to try it than by cooking it yourself along with a mayan family who will welcome you into their home and take you through the process of making it, following the traditional methods over a wood fire stove and even making your own tortillas! A one of a kind experience that will help you understand the genuine ancestral tradition of the mayan people through its most precious food.
DAY OF THE DEAD KITE FESTIVAL
Day of the dead in Guatemala is a true celebratory ocassion, where the Mayan tradition is to visit dearly departed at the cemetery bringing along food and music.
One of the finest celebrations is in Sumpango where special groups fly giant kites that are more than 15 feet across. These all have very special designs and are flown by a crew of people while the Maya pay special tribute to their deceased family members in the local cemetery.