Holy week Day tour at Antigua Guatemala

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Semana Santa or Holy Week in the Spanish-Colonial city of Antigua Guatemala offers a spectacle worth a visit whether you celebrate Easter or not.

Within a 24-hour span, layers of sand are placed on Antigua's cobblestone streets and then covered with multi-colored sawdust, decorations, pine needles, flowers, and other plants, creating exquisite natural carpets.

You can start taking this tour during The Easter season—known as Lent—begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020) with Decorated churches...
Semana Santa or Holy Week in the Spanish-Colonial city of Antigua Guatemala offers a spectacle worth a visit whether you celebrate Easter or not.

Within a 24-hour span, layers of sand are placed on Antigua's cobblestone streets and then covered with multi-colored sawdust, decorations, pine needles, flowers, and other plants, creating exquisite natural carpets.

You can start taking this tour during The Easter season—known as Lent—begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020) with Decorated churches and special vigils or explore the city during Holy Week starting April 5th.

All the Antigua Guatemala religious floats during the holy week are a "not to miss" when you visit Guatemala. But there are 4 special processions you should keep in mind when booking your tour:
- Palm Sunday
- Good Friday
- Holy Saturday
- Easter Sunday

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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Guatemala, Guatemala

We'll start this experience from your hotel in Guatemala City. So sit tight and enjoy the views from the city until we arrive to Antigua Guatemala.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, Antigua Guatemala

This is the best example of barroque style in Antigua, during holy week is one of the main hubs for the religious and colorful processional floats.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Avenida Norte 5a, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

Standing above the cobbled streets and in front of the hulking "Volcán de Agua", this saffron-yellow arch has becomes the symbol of Antigua and the central image on most postcards.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

The Central Park of the Plaza de Antigua Guatemala, is the center of...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Guatemala, Guatemala

We'll start this experience from your hotel in Guatemala City. So sit tight and enjoy the views from the city until we arrive to Antigua Guatemala.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, Antigua Guatemala

This is the best example of barroque style in Antigua, during holy week is one of the main hubs for the religious and colorful processional floats.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Avenida Norte 5a, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

Standing above the cobbled streets and in front of the hulking "Volcán de Agua", this saffron-yellow arch has becomes the symbol of Antigua and the central image on most postcards.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

The Central Park of the Plaza de Antigua Guatemala, is the center of the city, also surrounded by the most important buildings and its unique mermaids fountain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catedral de San Jose, Calle Oriente 5a, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

Is a Roman Catholic Church in Antigua Guatemala. In this cathedral you'll walk through its ruins and witness the vestiges left by the many earthquakes suffered throughout its history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Arco de Santa Catalina
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - The Plaza Central Park
  • Lunch
  • Special Souvenir
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de San Jose
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from their motor lobby hotel in Guatemala City and Antigua Guatemala

5:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for enoclophobia, fear of crowds of people
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.