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Due South Travels

Antigua, Guatemala
About Due South Travels
Due South Travels is here to provide you with an authentic travel experience. Based in Antigua, Guatemala, our goal is to help you experience Guatemala in a budget-friendly way, while sharing the culture of this beautiful country. We are We have a variety of day tours to choose from in and around Antigua. We also do itinerary planning for independent travel, and customized small group trips. Check out our website for all of our unique tour offerings. We happily offer Retirement/Relocation Tours for potential expats, and hope that you enjoy learning about life as a foreigner in Guatemala as much as we enjoy living it!
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Antigua Walking Tour
Discover the details of Antigua’s architecture, culture, and religious practices on a guided walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Mayan ethnic groups, volcanoes and earthquakes in Guatemala, Spanish colonization, and more on this walking tour. Explore the shady paths of Parque Central, pass by major churches, and have the option to purchase snacks or souvenirs along the way.
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2 hours
from $20.00
Antigua Market Culture and Cuisine Tour
Take a stroll with Due South Travels through the Antigua market's labyrinth of stalls and vendors, selling anything and everything you can imagine! This is a truly authentic experience. We will discuss the different things you see, and sample some exotic fruits and Guatemalan sweets. The market shapes many locals' way of life and schedule here, and its importance will be discussed. You can try your hand at making your own tortillas also! Then, we'll stop for lunch at a sit-down market eatery and discuss traditional Guatemalan cuisine. Afterwards, you'll be given a curated list of Antigua's tastiest restaurants for you to continue your cuisine experience on your own.

Meet your English-speaking guide in central park. Lunch not included, but averages Q20-Q35 per meal.
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2 hours
from $18.00
Combo Walking and Market Tour
This tour will leave you fascinated with Guatemalan culture. We will discuss the 500 year history of Antigua, Guatemala, and talk about the geography, politics, Mayan ethnic groups, history and tourist draws of this beautiful country. After exploring the main sites of Antigua, we will then begin our market tour, wandering through the narrow stalls, seeing the way the locals shop. After we learn about the agricultural industry, we will be able to sample some Guatemalan sweets and then sit for lunch in a local comedor where you can order some of the tastiest traditional food around! Lunch is not included in the tour price and averages 30Q per person.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $35.00
Tecpán Market and Iximché Ruins Tour
This tour is the only one like it here in Antigua! We depart the colonial city at approximately 7am and head directly to a restaurant that serves delicious, filling, traditional food.

After breakfast, we will go to Tecpán, which is an authentic town in the cloud forests of Guatemala. Here, we will be the only foreigners in town as we weave our way through the market and discuss the products being offered. Tecpán is special because they have a huge market for textiles! The women search high and low for the beautiful "huipiles" that are either hand-woven, or machine-made. We will learn how to spot the difference and view all of the authentic products offered. We will take a peek inside history and visit a beautiful example of a colonial Hispanic church.

Last, we visit the Iximché Ruins, which was the first Spanish capital in Guatemala. Our local guide will explain the lifestyle of the Mayans while you explore the museum and grounds. Perhaps you'll even see a Mayan spiritual ceremony.
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8 hours
from $55.00
Shared shuttle - Antigua to Guatemala City Airport
We provide timely shared airport transfers at a competitive rate from Antigua to Guatemala City's La Aurora International Airport.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $14.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met Christina at our first stop of the three hour tour. We saw several churches and municipal buildings where Christina provided lots of great history. She lead us around Antigua and provided a beautiful tour of the city. We visited a jade museum where...More

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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you kindly for your review of Cristina's tour. We are so happy you enjoyed the explanation of this beautiful colonial city, and even purchased a keepsake! Muchas gracias!

Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

I messaged this tour company enquiring about shuttles from Belize to Honduras. Even though they don’t provide this service they went above and beyond to give us information about making the trip despite having no financial incentive! Absolutely incredible service.More

Date of experience: October 2019
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M9499YPelizabetht, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review! We are happy to have been able to help you and hope you got to your destination ok. Anytime you need any help traveling around this region please feel free to contact us we are more than...More

Reviewed October 5, 2019

Elizabeth took us on the tour and it was fabulous and informative. A real insight into the local history and culture as well as current politics and food. Thanks for the tips for dinner too

Date of experience: October 2019
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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed learning about Antigua. Thank you for booking with us!

Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

I bought a group tour, but I was so lucky to have Cristina, the tourist guide, all for myself. She is friendly and very knowledgeable. I like to learn about the places I visit and she made the tour very interesting making sure that we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

Maritza, Thank you so much for your kind words for Cristina. She is the gem of our business and we are so happy you enjoyed her tour. I will pass on your words to her and we hope you had a lovely visit to Antigua....More

Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Well worth taking this walking tour. Knowledgeable and funny guide. Really interesting, and a great way to get to know more about Antigua. Loved it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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M9499YPelizabetht, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review Amy. We very much enjoyed having you two on the tour and we hope you have a great time in Guatemala.

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

My children, ages 12 and 9, and I had a nice 2-hr tour of the local sites. Our tour guide, Val, pointed out the main historical sites in the area of the Parque Central. We chose to do this tour on our first morning in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thanks for reviewing the tour Rendi! It was great to meet such inquisitive, knowledgeable kids. I hope you have a wonderful time here in Guatemala.

Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Just did the Antigua city tour. 2 1/2 hours of information about history & culture of the city. Absolutely recommendable! Thanks Valerie & Christina for this very private & friendly tour!

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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

We are very happy you enjoyed the tour and hope you continue to enjoy your Guatemalan travels Jost! Thanks for the kind review and be sure to reach out if you need any other recommendations for your trip. Buen viaje! - -Valerie

Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

I have been on several tours with Valerie and she is the best guide I have ever seen. The Village Tour and Walking tour of Antigua were great! I highly recommend Due South Travels for everyone.

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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019

Kim, Thank you for your review! We hope you make it back to Guatemala someday soon, but in the meantime, we know you'll spread your enthusiasm for Guatemala far and wide. We appreciate you hiring us to guide your groups. Valerie

Reviewed June 5, 2019

Elizabeth and Valerie were great! They were very knowledgeable and knew a lot about the history of the town. I learned a lot about Antigua from them. Very glad I did this tour. It made me appreciate Antigua even more. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2019
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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thanks so much for booking with us. We love this town and sharing all the lovely things about Guatemala with our guests. We appreciate the recommendation :)

Reviewed June 2, 2019

I wanted to take a vacation to Guatemala to take my wife fabric shopping and all I needed to do was tell DS what I wanted and they planned it out. We took advantage of the free walking tour which gave us an overview of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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DueSouthTravels, Owner at Due South Travels, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2019

Thank you for speaking highly of us Rob. We are very happy you were able to enjoy your trip and that your wife could learn so much about the textiles here. We hope to see you both again sometime! Val and Ellie

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September 10, 2019|
Response from DueSouthTravels | Property representative |
Hi Dee, The normal walking tour does not include a trip to the cross on the hill, however, you can book a private walking tour with us and request it, and we'd be delighted to include Cerro de la Cruz! If you have further... More