San Felipe Fortress & Scenic Drive

  • Port

    Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included


Your day of discovery begins when you meet your friendly guide at the pier. You will then board an air-conditioned coach for the scenic drive through the Motagua River Valley, en route to the Rio Dulce. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating information about the country, the region and its people. Upon arrival at the Rio Dulce, pause for photos at the top of the Rio Dulce Bridge before continuing. You will visit the nearby San Felipe Fortress—a fort built by the Spaniards during their conquest to keep pirates out of Lake Izabal and the storage facilities they had built there. Enjoy some free time to purchase souvenirs and local handicrafts before beginning the return trip back to the pier.


Travel time is approximately 1½ hours each way. Wear sensible footwear. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen.