Antigua

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La Antigua is the beautiful former colonial capital of Guatemala, a most charming base from which to explore the highlands, and a relaxed and well preserved town of 17th and 18th century architecture.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Antigua exudes a unique atmosphere of history and tranquillity along its cobbled streets. This charming town holds baroque treasures to explore from churches to convents, monasteries and museums. Surrounding the town are coffee farms, volcanic peaks perfect for hiking, biking and bird-watching, colourful textile markets and villages.

Shop with a textiles expert and discover how you can see where local people come from by the design and colour of their traditional costume, still commonly worn today. Or for a true flavour of Guatemala, join our specialist in the markets to taste the local street food, or join a local restaurateur for some cooking lessons and a meal in his home.


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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

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