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Carve your own jade piece in Antigua!
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Carve your own jade piece in Antigua!

By Casa del Jade
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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You will put to work your creativity by designing, cutting and carving your own jewel of Jade. You will be guided by one of our expert jade carvers so you can take home a unique creation, made with your hands. You will take with you a piece of our land and our culture. An incredible and unique experience, you can not miss! We await for you.
from
RM 278.05
per adult
from
RM 278.05
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 7-100, max of 4 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French, Spanish


  • All equipment, machines and personal protection equipment included.
  • You will be able to select from a wide range of pieces of jade in different colors, sizes and shapes to start your masterpiece.
  • Get a free guided tour through our Mesoamerican Museum of Jade.


Departure details
  • Casa del Jade, 4a Calle Oriente #10, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala Casa del Jade, is located inside a Colonial house, called "El Jaulon", a two story yellow building at the corner of 4th street and 3rd avenue. Only 1 block away from the Main Square.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 155191P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Carve your own jade piece in Antigua!?
Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! price starts from RM 267.76. Discover and book Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! on Tripadvisor
What is the Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! cancellation policy?
Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Carve your own jade piece in Antigua!?
Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! is hosted by Casa del Jade. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Casa del Jade on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Carve your own jade piece in Antigua!?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Carve your own jade piece in Antigua! on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 155191P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

M2709PGdanielr
M2709PGdanielr
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Shopping Online; Shopping from the U.S.
Amazing place, not only to visit in person and take the tour, but also to buy online. They have high quality produc
donnalN7540EM
donnalN7540EM
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Amazing
Very interesting and informative tour. Jewelry is beyond gorgeous, I have purchased several pieces from there now a
Jose_S_Caja
Jose_S_Caja
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Great place to buy jade jewelry
Guatemala is one of the few countries in the world that mines Jade and it's the perfect place to buy it. Casa de
Albert B
Albert B
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Beautiful Showroom
Beautiful showroom with attentive staff. Just steps off the main plaza. I visited as a part of small tour group,
MARSHA G
MARSHA G
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Beautiful jewelry and reasonable prices
We accidentally got in line with a cruise tour group and learned a bit about the usage of jade (little because the
Allison K
Allison K
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Big fun!
The jade workshop was great!! It was fun for grandma (77 years old), 2 50-somethings, and a 13 year old. Cesar and
Stan C
Stan C
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Best authentic and beautiful collection pieces
We had the tour guide Berny was the best. We bought a total of 10 beautiful jade pieces . He also helped me pick ou
Esteban B
Esteban B
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Sunday in Antigua.
It was an amazing and great visit! Freddy is the best guide I learned a lot about the prehispanic cultures. I total
marmar G
marmar G
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Jade history lesson and pick out original jade for your self
Berny Blanco taught me a lot about jade and made the experience on picking a jade piece for myself seamless. Highly
r0bjustr0b
r0bjustr0b
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they greet you daily, nice shop
i walked by this shop every day on the way from my hotel to the central park, every day the nice man who works ther
ryansmom03
ryansmom03
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Interesting
We went through here on a tour and were pleasantly surprised. The process of making jade jewelry is much harder th
mesoamericanstudies
mesoamericanstudies
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Loved the workshop!
My husband and I made jades at the workshop here, and had a great time! The man helping us, Cesar, told us all abou
Hailstorm12
Hailstorm12
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Interesting overview of jade
This is worth a quick visit while in Antigua. It’s a small museum, workshop, and store. There is a brief tour—maybe
abbigail1
abbigail1
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1st visit
We had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful store and Fredy Gomez was awesome. We love our jade jewelry and won'
Abemama
Abemama
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Princess jade
My husband has been a long time customer at casa del jade. I was visiting Guatamala for the first time and my husba
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brian d
3 contributions
Luckily I showed up on a rainy afternoon because I was able to experience the entire workshop one on one. First I received a warm welcome from Barney when I entered the store. He immediately started my tour while explaining the rich history of Jade in the region. Barney took time to answer all my questions with very detailed explanations. Once he completed front loading all the necessary information, he handed me off to Cesar for the hands-on portion of the workshop.

Despite a slight language barrier, Cesar took time to get to know me and taught me the process of turning nothing into something. Each step was modeled and explained before he supervised my use of the equipment. In the end, I felt proud of the effort that went into making a keychain that's truly one of a kind.

The entire staff succeeded in making me feel welcomed in Cara de Jade.
Written 26 June 2022
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Thanks you so much for sharing your experience with us. It's such an honor serve you and welcoming you in our house. Hope to see you soon.
Written 11 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amanda
3 contributions
We made our own piece of jewelry in the workshop after a tour of the museum. Our workshop was led by Cesar, he was great! We picked out our raw piece, decided on our design, then got to work. We cut, sanded and polished our jade and Cesar helped us along the way turning it into the piece of jewelry of our choice. It was so much fun!
Written 25 March 2023
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Hey! Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, we're so happy to hear that! Please bring all of your friends and family when you visit us again!
Written 11 April 2023
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Chanda
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Visited Casa del Jade on 19th Feb 2023 and participated in the workshop to carve my own Jade piece. Sassy was the best instructor, so kind, patient & knowledgable. I'll definitely recommend this as a must do activity if you are visiting Antigua! You won't regret it!
Written 26 February 2023
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Hello, thank you so much for visited us and share your experience. We're so happy that you enjoyed the workshop! Hope to see you soon.
Written 11 April 2023
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Olga W
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
My daughter and I traveled to Antigua Guatemala for the second time together and I was very pleased with the activity. Erick showed her how to carve her own piece of Jade piece of jewelry from scratch. I thought she was going to be in and out from the class, but in stead Erick took his time to show her step by step, at the end of the activity she felt so proud and witnessed her own work of art made with her own hands. Very very rewarding. Thank you Erick and casa de Jade for the whole experience.

Olga and Josephine from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Written 20 June 2022
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Hello Olga and Josephine! We're so happy to know that you enjoyed the experience in our workshop. Thank you for letting us be a part of your trip to Guatemala. Please visit us next time you're in town.
Written 11 July 2022
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Jeanne G
4 contributions
My family really enjoyed this activity. Our instructor, Erick, was very detailed on instructions and had us at ease from the start. Each of us was able to create our own unique piece of jade and were able to choose not only the color but the shape of our piece. Erick guided us every step of the way. We are proudly wearing our new jade jewelry!
Written 23 July 2022
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We love to know about your experience with us! thank you so much for letting us be a part of your visit to Guatemala.
Written 2 August 2022
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Matt
Boston, MA20 contributions
The Jade Museum carving experience was AWESOME. A highlight of our trip for sure, especially for kids. I did it with my daughter and we'll probably have the jewelry pieces we made for the rest of our lives.

You get to choose the raw jade piece first, then you choose the design / style you'd like, then you carve it and shape it and polish it and then polish it some more...and you leave with a legit quality piece of jade jewelry. It's really cool. We even enjoyed the brief tour of the jade museum after making our jewelry.

The whole thing is an A+ operation that we were very happy with.
Written 25 April 2022
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Wow, thank you so much for you recommendation, it is our pleasure and joy to read these reviews that inspire us to continue to do everything we do every day with excellence and passion. Hope you enjoy your little piece of Guatemala. Kind regards,
Written 12 May 2022
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Leticia S
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
We began our experience with Alejandro taking us on a tour of the museam. He spoke with great knowledge, interest and patience.
We continued our experience with Eric who guided us through carving our jade. Eric was a plesure to work with. He walked us through each step with clear instructions and was there to help us when needed. Eric made sure we were comfortable and even made sure we had water when he noticed we were thirsty. It was such a unique experience. It takes about 2 hours from picking your jade piece to your final product. You have lots of choices to make your piece unique. The time flies and its definitely worth it. I would recommend for any age and gender. The machienes were loud however they provide you with earmuffs. It you need to sit they provide chairs. Can be done in Spanish or English. They couldn't be more accommodating to make your experience special.
Written 26 July 2022
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Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It's an honor to create amazing and unique memories with you.
Written 2 August 2022
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Kai B
1 contribution
Apr 2023
What an INCREDIBLE and unique experience! Caesar was an incredible host and instructor. He was very knowledgable, has over 20 years of experience, and prioritized safety. He gave a lovely orientation, showed us the raw materials. I picked Lavender Jade and made a pendent. There were a variety of different materials to choose from including classic green jade. At every step of the way Caesar provided incredible guidance and performed a trial/example of every step to ensure you felt comfortable with the equipment. Whenever i was uncomfortable or couldnt do a certain thing because of my nails…he was happy to help me! My piece came out beautifully! A souvenir and an experience! SO WORTH IT!
Written 15 May 2023
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María Jose D
Wow! Thank you so much for your comment, we're so happy to know that you had a great time with us! If you're planning in coming back to Guatemala, please visit us again... Hope to see you soon
Written 26 May 2023
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Passenger618730
4 contributions
We loved this. All the kids, older teens to our 8 year old, and adults enjoyed this. We loved making something we could take home. The history and learning about jade was also fun. This was definitely one of our most memorable experiences of our trip!
Written 14 May 2023
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María Jose D
Hi, thank you so much for sharing your experience! If you are in Antigua anytime soon, please come visit us, we'll love to see you again...
Written 26 May 2023
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Allison K
Iowa, United States20 contributions
Jun 2022
This was great! Eric was a wonderful, patient, and capable teacher. We picked the shape we wanted to end up with and the raw stone that we wanted. Then we cut, shaped, and polished the stone. We ended up with a very nice piece of jade!

Fue una experiencia linda! Eric es muy buen y paciente maestro. Salimos con un collar de jade muy lindo.
Written 2 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you've enjoy it and that you had the chance to make a beautiful piece.
Written 11 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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