Antigua Mountain Tour
Antigua Mountain Tour
The first stop on this tour is a village called San Juan del Obispo, which sits at the foothills of the Agua Volcano. In San Juan we visit a popular chocolate factory called Chocolateria Antigua, where they show us part of their chocolate making process, taste various flavors, and purchase the ones that we liked. Once finished we visit the main plaza of the village, where we can get a nice view of Antigua below us. After a few pictures, we will head back down the mountain and cross the entire city to the mountain of El Hato, located on the North side of the valley. Our first stop on that side of the valley is ¨El Cerro de la Cruz¨ one of the best known attractions / sites in the city of Antigua. At the ¨Cross¨ we get a birds eye view of Antigua and the wonderful architecture of the city not to mention the Volcanoes. Once finished taking wonderful pictures and walking around the Cross, we will get back on our ATVs and head up to ¨Hobbitenango¨ a lord of the rings themed Eco-Park for some food, drinks, and fun. We leave our ATVs parked and head up to Hobbitenango on a pick-up truck to sightsee, enjoy great views and various activities in this enchanted little forest.
Our last stop is the lunch stop, and on this tour you have the choice of going to El Restaurante La Montaña del Hato a local avocado plantation with a restaurant and cabins serving more traditional / local food like steaks, soups, and chicken dishes and known for their delicious Avocado Smoothie. The other option is Earth Lodge, another avocado plantation with a restaurant and cabins serving more casual food like sándwiches, salads, and burgers either choice you wont be dissapointed on the food. After lunch, we head back down the mountain on our ATVs to our office in Antigua.
|09:00 a.m.||Paperwork, payments, delivery of vehicle|
|09:15 a.m.||Leave Hotel/Agency head to San Juan del Obispo|
|09:45 a.m.||Arrive at Chocolateria Antigua|
|10:15 a.m.||Leave San Juan del Obispo and go to El Cerro de la Cruz|
|10:45 a.m.||Arrive at El Cerro de la Cruz|
|11:00 a.m.||Leave El Cerro de la Cruz and go to Hobbitenango|
|11:30 p.m.||Arrive at Hobbitenango|
|01:15 p.m.||Leave Hobbitenango and go to Earth Lodge or La Montaña del Hato for lunch|
|02:30 p.m.||Finish Lunch and leave to Antigua|
|03:00 p.m.||End of the tour|