6 Day Monterrico-Antigua Trip
The black sand beaches of Guatemala are an amazing sight that everyone should see at least once. On this trip, you’ll be heading to Monterrico, the beach heaven for those visiting the area and home to sea turtles.
You’ll be spending two nights in this amazing place, right on the beach. Experience the magic that is releasing newly hatched sea turtles from the conservation just up the beach from the hotel. You’ll be part of protecting this endangered species and helping the tiny turtles go on their way.
The next morning, the group will leave early to take an amazing trip through the mangroves at dawn. Watch the mangroves come alive and be ready to spot many different species that live here. The rest of the day will be spent in the pool or on the beach, enjoying the sun.
After a restful night listening to the waves, the group will head to Antigua to enjoy the sights and sounds there. You’ll see cultural shows, enjoy making your very own chocolates and ziplining or climbing a volcano, should you care to! You’ll spend three nights in Antigua.
Day 1: Pickup at the Barcelo in Guatemala City and transport to Monterrico. Turtle release.
Day 2: Mangrove tour and beach day.
Day 3: Head back to Antigua. Free time.
Day 4: Chocolate museum in the morning and Niños con Bendicion in the afternoon.
Day 5: Volcano hike and coffee plantation tour (ziplining, mule rides, etc.).
Day 6: Relaxing day, with walking tour of Antigua and a trip to Cerro de la Cruz. Farewell dinner at Farm to Table restaurant overlooking Antigua.
Tour cost includes:
- Bilingual guide, available 24 hours a day.
- Transport from Guatemala City to Monterrico, Monterrico to Antigua.
- Breakfast with hotels.
- Hotels, 3 nights in Monterrico and 4 nights in Antigua.
- Mangrove tour.
- Turtle release fees.
- ChocoMuseo class.
- Niños con Bendicion fees and transport to and from the organization.
- Walking tour and Cerro de la Cruz transport.
Does NOT include: Meals, apart from breakfast, volcano tours or coffee plantation activities.