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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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