Posaditas in Antigua

Starting from:


per person
Duration: 4.5 hours
Languages: English / Spanish
Starts at: Columbus Guatemala Travel Office
  • Ponche (fruit's hot drink)
  • Salty Food Sample
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide

Tour Overview

We celebrate December traditions like no other…
This tradition is called POSADITAS, is a small procession that remind us Mary & Joseph journey to complete the census requirements, bonds the entire family because from the youngest to the oldest, we all participate.

People that follows the procession, carry carols that are accompanied by native instruments such as chinchines, turtle shells and clay whistles.

Kids and young help making the decoration, very interesting lanterns made of wood, glass or cellophane paper, full of colors and shapes, these are cary along the procession, illuminating the passage of all the companions or as like to believe pilgrimage.


Meeting Point

Columbus Guatemala Travel Office

We will all meet at 5:30PM at 2da. Calle Poniente #2 inside of Casa Mandarina, from here we will drive on a Mini Chicken Bus owen by CGT that will take us on a quick Panoramic View and visit of Local Market.

Stop 1

Local Market

We will have a quick visit to know and discover the Elements that will transmit the true meaning, being the most relevant of this extraordinary season, we will witness this throughout our experience.

Stop 2

First Family Home

We will meet with "Los Peregrinos/the pilgrims" and we will play music while walking behind the procession participating as new members of the pilgrimage.

Stop 3

Host Family Home

We will sing to ask for the house that will become host of our pilgrims, after we sing we will share traditional food. Once we finish our food we will drive back to your Hotel in Antigua.

Join us in one of the most authentic traditions that where incorporated by Hermano Pedro de Betancourt back on the XVI Century, one man had a vision of how this season should be celebrated and embraced by families in their homes and not only at church Hno. Pedro decided then to take in parade the Navitity that invited all inhabitants to conmemorate Christ, knowing that our inhabitants love to share and get family members together to delight food, drinks with music and colorful elements he combined the best of our local traditions and blended with this Catholic event.

The procession leaves the church to stay at homes that represent the inn where Christ was burn. The family receiving the procession provides food and drinks but not before carols are sing asking for permission to come inn. Food is traditionally tamal, tostada or chuchito, the long wait for tasting Ponche has come to the end… The hot punch let everybody know they are surrounded by a bigger family that welcomes there.

We sing, we eat, we play, we walk and we are sure you will love sharing moments as we do.

Key Details

4.5 hours
English / Spanish
  • Ponche (fruit's hot drink)
  • Salty Food Sample
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide