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The Artisan Experience provided by Due South Travels

The Artisan Experience
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This tour, by Due South Travels, is a unique offering as we have established relationships with specific artisans that work out of their homes. Our first stop brings you to a village established in the 1530s. We will be welcomed into the home of an artisan who has worked with jade for over 40 years. After learning about the sourcing and history of jade in Guatemala, you will be able to select your own jade stone and polish it into a small take-away charm. On our second stop, you will meet an artisan who has worked with leather since he was a young boy. He can make the most beautiful pair of handmade leather boots you've ever seen! Learn about the process of boot making from start to finish. Last, we will enjoy a light, local lunch. Our weavers will give a backstrap loom demonstration and you will be guided through a collection of beautiful, authentic examples of traditional Guatemalan dress. This tour is educational, fun, and a client favorite, especially if you like to shop!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 140323P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • A light, local, vegetarian lunch is included. You may like to bring snacks and bottled water as well.
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Jade stone
  • Entry/Admission - The Plaza Central Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities are always appreciated.
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any location within the city center of Antigua Guatemala during normal driving days (during busy holiday periods, we may have to arrange a common pick-up point).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • A light, local, vegetarian lunch is included. You may like to bring snacks and bottled water as well.
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Jade stone
  • Entry/Admission - The Plaza Central Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities are always appreciated.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any location within the city center of Antigua Guatemala during normal driving days (during busy holiday periods, we may have to arrange a common pick-up point).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    The Plaza Central Park
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    On this tour by Due South Travels you will be picked up at your accommodation. Our first stop is to a small village to the south of Antigua city center where we will visit the home of a jade artisan. You will be allowed to pick a jade stone and polish it into the shape and cut that you'd like. From here, we will visit a small town to the north of Antigua where we will learn about the process of leather work, specifically, boot making. We will be able to learn about the process from start to finish. Lastly, we visit a nearby town that is known for its double-sided brocade style of weaving. After a light lunch, we will see a backstrap loom demonstration, and then learn about the different traditional dress worn throughout Guatemala.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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KimDiane
Antigua, Guatemala40 contributions
Great Value, educational and fun!
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.
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DueSouthTravels
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
Written 26 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Due South Travels
AnnaBlendermann
AnnaBlendermann
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Awesome walking tour
Christina was awesome! She gave me a great overview of the history of Antigua, and even stopped by a local shop whe
Jimbobsister
Jimbobsister
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Perfect execution
We traveled to Guatemala back in May and Val was awesome about arranging transportation throughout the country! We
JodiS234
JodiS234
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The best way to experience Guatemala!
Due South Travels is an excellent company. Val is extremely knowledgable, not only about travel details, but about
JulieJantje
JulieJantje
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Five Star Experiences
I absolutely cannot recommend this company enough! We’ve booked several trips with Due South Travels and they never
raf_rafff
raf_rafff
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Excellent Communication!
I heard about this travel agency from a few friends that I’ve met while staying at Yoga forest. We all needed a shu
Matu2060
Matu2060
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The amazing aventure of the ACATENANGO volcano
Our experience climbing the ACATENANGO was amazing ! The views of the volcan de fuego are amazing ! The guides were
kharissa
kharissa
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Excellent service and tours!
COVID (beyond other reasons) has brought so much uncertainty and challenges in researching tours and transportation
Paul415216
Paul415216
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Swift response and very helpful
I bought the wrong ticket and they immediately helped me change things, and contacted the driver to pick me up last
Grad1202
Grad1202
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Comfortable, safe, and excellent service
I travel a lot around Guatemala, both for work and pleasure. Due South provides comfort, safety, and really incredi
Thedirtybadger
Thedirtybadger
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Knights in shining armour!
I can't say enough positive things about Due South, but mostly due to their employees. Valerie and our driver Gerar
annie_alee
annie_alee
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Amazing and Personalized Support
I booked several tours with Due South!! They worked with me individually to find the best prices and times for my
Andynaylor81
Andynaylor81
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Cristina is a legend!
Did the tour this afternoon, Cristina is brilliant, very friendly and really knows her stuff, can't fault her. Apol
Kajal P
Kajal P
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Outstanding Service
We had booked our private transportation in Guatemala and private Tour to Tikal with Due South Travels. We had rece
Kelsey G
Kelsey G
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Don’t hesitate to book!
Valerie is so knowledgeable about her adopted home of Antigua, I learned so much from her in the short time I spent
MsMayfly
MsMayfly
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Private Walking Tour
Our tour with Cristina was everything we wanted, and more! She made sure we saw all the sites on our list and prov
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