There are countless tours available from the majestic ruins of Tikal to the colorful marketplaces, lakeside villages of Atitlan and helicopter tours of the volcanoes. We will be more than happy to make reservations or provide you with any additional information you may desire.
Is a local organization that Casa Vieja Lodge supports. They have built 2 schools near Antigua and offer tours to see a different side of Guatemala. The tour takes you to the first school, Nuestro Futuro (Our Future), a chicken bus refurbishing Shop, where old US/Canada school buses are transformed into buses you see throughout the country, and a visit to a family- owned coffin carpentry workshop to learn about the industry and cultural traditions related to death in Guatemala.
Learn about the different types of Jade and why it played such an integral role in Mesoamerican Cultures. Buy local Jade that is only found in Guatemala!
Take a guided tour around the sites Antigua in a Unimog Mercedes Benz, or go ziplining through the Guatemalan forest.
Guided Antigua Walk
Discover Antigua with Byron Estrada. Book early, these tours fill up well in advance.
Guatemala is known for their Chocolate and Coffee. Step in and give it a taste.
Enjoy a superb location right on the outskirts of Antigua on this lovely and expansive coffee plantation. Have a meal on their patio and enjoy the calm and beautiful views. A variety of activities are offered here from coffee tours, mule or horse rides, paintball, birding, and mountain biking.
For the anglers that chose the helicopter upon arrival in Guatemala City, they will have the unique opportunity to tour the volcanoes (Pacaya, Agua, Fuego), ancient Antigua, and the marina by air prior to arriving in 45 minutes, and of course the flight is weather dependent.
Waterfall Rappelling (45mins from Lodge)
For those seeking additional adrenaline, spend a morning rappelling down a 120m waterfall, one of the largest in Central America.
Baby Turtle Releases (seasonal- Fall/Winter)
About a 45min drive to a turtle sanctuary located on the black sand beaches, you will be able to actively participate in releasing turtle hatchlings at sunset. Nothing like you’ve ever experienced before.
Holy Week (Semana Santa)
April 5-12, 2020. One of the most intriguing times of the year to see the true beauty of Antigua. With daily processions throughout the town, extravagant flower “carpets” on every corner, and an influx in visitors make this one of the largest Semana Santa celebrations in the world, second to Sevilla, Spain.
SOUVENIRS: For those wanting to purchase local handicrafts make sure to allow yourself some extra time to survey the multitude of souvenirs from vendors in the airport itself. There is a Ron Zacapa duty free store and Guatemalan coffee is always a welcome gift.