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Antigua: The Colonial City

Antigua: The Colonial City

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Antigua: The Colonial City
Antigua: The Colonial City
Antigua: The Colonial City
Antigua: The Colonial City
Antigua: The Colonial City
Antigua: The Colonial City
Antigua: The Colonial City
Antigua: The Colonial City

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Description
Situated among a rainbow of colored buildings, pink jacaranda trees, and clear views of Volcano Agua lies your accommodation, in Guatemala. Whether you’re into kicking back in a hammock in the pergola garden, dancing salsa at sunset, or meeting fellow coffee lovers from around the world, we’ve got you covered!

Option 1 - Coffee Tour - Have you ever wondered about the origins of that delicious cup of coffee that helps you start your day?! Whislt visiting Antigua, let us take you on a journey that will demonstrate first-hand the whole process, starting the careful process of cultivating the coffee bush to obtain the bean... all the way through to roasting and grinding in order to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Learn about different varieties of coffee, its importance to the Guatemalan economy and why Guatemala produces some of the best coffee there is. We guarantee you will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again!

Option 2 - Volcano Hike - Only 1hr and 15mins outside of Antigua is the impressive Pacaya volcano. Embark on a rewarding and picturesque 2-hr hike with your knowledgeable local community guide through an ever-changing landscape, and learn about local flora and fauna, natural remedies, and the volcanoes active history before you arrive at the “lava fields” where you can appreciate views of the extensive solidified material left over from previous eruptions. You will have time to enjoy the view and atmosphere, before preparing delicious hot s’mores to give you energy for the descent!

Itinerary

Day 1
Transition out from the retreat centre in Lake Atitlan and head to Antigua through organized transportation. Spend the day settling in and enjoying a visit to this beautiful city with its market and unforgettable volcanic views. Maybe you meet a few people as you check-in. Take the pace down a notch when you curl up in the lounge with your favorite book, or catch up with creative projects, have some ‘you’ time, and recharge your mind.

Day 2
Option 1 - Coffee Tour Day
Join a journey that will demonstrate first-hand the whole process, starting the careful process of cultivating the coffee bush to obtain the bean... all the way through to roasting and grinding in order to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

Option 2 - Volcano Hike Day
Embark on a rewarding and picturesque 2-hr hike with your knowledgeable local community guide through an ever-changing landscape, and learn about local flora and fauna, natural remedies, and the volcanoes active history before you arrive at the “lava fields” where you can appreciate views of the extensive solidified material left over from previous eruptions. You will have time to enjoy the view and atmosphere, before preparing delicious hot s’mores to give you energy for the descent!

Day 3
Depending on your next move (ie. airport), you'll be able to arrange relevant transport (and COVID test if needed) through the front desk to either the airport or your next destination.


What's Included

- Transportation - from retreat centre to Antigua (boat+car)
- Accommodation - 2 nights at Selina Antigua
- Breakfast - Included for 2 mornings
- Option 1 Excursion - Coffee Tour: private guide (half day), private transportation, coffee experience with a local farmer & simple traditional lunch.
- Option 2 Excursion - Volcano Hike - Private transportation, local community guide (mandatory per park regulations) & admission fees. Please note that this does not include a private guide or lunch.


What's Not Included
- Food - Lunch and Dinner need to be purchased on site, or nearby, separately at your own convenience
- Drinks
- Ground Transportation - Onward transport from Antigua to your next destinations (ie. airport)
- Insurance


Things You Should Know
- This is a self guided trip. We'll organize your accommodation and one activity (if purchased in advanced)
- Onward transportation from Lake Atitlan (ie. to airport) can be arranged with the front desk of the hotel
- Standard Room: A classic stay: affordable, comfortable, and private. Our standard option provides you with a double bed and the ideal space to comfortably unwind in total privacy. In all locations you will have your own bathroom.
- Micro Room: this is a smaller version of the private room. You will have a double bed in a compact and modest room, perfect if you’re looking for a place to sleep and a small area to store your belongings. In some locations, the bathroom might be shared with up to 4 micro rooms.

Host Introduction
The on-site tour operators are managed by Selina, Remote Year's parent company. Selina has a large global footprint and knows to accommodate different customer needs.

Minimum To Operate
1 person - 2 people for the excursions

Maximum Capacity
5 people

Deadline To Book
April 24, 2022

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