Today you will be able to explore Antigua or surroundings as you please. You will have the option to enjoy your day at leisure or choose between one of the following activities:
Pacaya Volcano Trek:located 1 hr away from Antigua, you will find one of our most active volcanoes. This trek takes no more than 2.5 hours each way and will allow you to come up close to petrified lava, volcanic rocks and impressive views if skies are clear. Includes pic-nic lunch.
Volunteer-Volunteer for a day in one of Niños de Guatemala’s school and discover the everyday work of the NGO and its impact on the students and communities, while helping them make a difference! With a member of the Volunteer Team, you’ll catch a chicken bus, learn about daily life while traveling to the school, and be fully immersed in the NGO and its schools by volunteering in your own classroom. Includes lunch.
San Cristobal Trek: located in Antigua surroundings, San Cristobal is known for having the best views of volcanos and villages. This eco-cultural trek can take from 2.5 to 4.5 hours and will allow you to explore off the beaten path trails until you reach a natural water spring in the middle of the forest.
Artisan workshops: you will have the opportunity to engage and work with local artisans and weavers in the villages of Pastores and San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Begin with a leather and boot making workshop, learn how to make your own guatemalan bracelet and top it off with learning how world-famous worry dolls are made.
Salsa and merengue lesson:** enjoy a 1 hr lesson in central Antigua with local instructors.
In the afternoon, you will transfer to San Antonio Aguas Calientes to meet the women of Manos de Fe Artisan Association, you will be enjoying dinner and a homestay with a Kaqchikel family that will make you feel right at home and will give you an insight of local life.