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Cultural Guatemala

6 days & 5 nights

A break to delight in 3 of the best places located in the highlands of Guatemala, a cultural vacation package that allows you to experience the destination of La Antigua Guatemala, declared a World Heritage Site, through our walking tour cultural and historical.

Discover the vibrant market of Chichicastenango and a distinct immersion inside the everyday life, local custom, and beliefs of the Maya around Lake Atitlan, all this framed in a fantastic landscape and natural world.

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    Day 1
    Arrival Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala

    Our team will welcome you at La Aurora International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in La Antigua Guatemala

    Two nights of accommodations in La Antigua Guatemala.

    Day 1
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    Day 2
    Antigua Cultural Walking Tour Half Day

    Today you will take pleasure in a trip through the towns around La Antigua Guatemala, where you will discover their history through old structures, live culture, and the unparalleled landscape.

    On this cultural trip, you will visit: San Juan El Obispo (The very first archbishop in Guatemala established by Francisco Marroquín), San Pedro Las Huertas, Ciudad Vieja (house of Guatemala's previous 2nd capital, which was buried by a landslide caused by an earthquake in 1541), Experimental Organic Macadamia Farm and Santiago Zamora females' cooperative

    The Santiago Zamora cooperative is a ladies' association primarily concentrating on revealing travelers their everyday activities in their homes. The presentation shows the local fabrics; you will discover how to form the threads up until usage the backstrap loom and get the last fabric. Discover how to do a cup of coffee from the seed to the cup.

    Dance regional music with the ladies. In the end, delight in outstanding regional food, "pepian" made from lots of spices, and include pork, chicken, or beef.

    The afternoon cultural Walking Tour in Antigua is a journey through time and history, going to ruins, markets, churches, and museums; in this city, the colonial times' legends and stories are still present together with the old paved streets.

    In this journey, you will visit: La Merced Church, Convent Las Capuchinas, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Central Park, Craft Market & Chocolate Museum

    Day 2
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    Day 3
    Antigua - Chichicastenango market - Lake Atitlan (Thursday and Sunday).

    After breakfast, Chichicastenango (2.5 hours) will delight in the colored market, where the fragrance of incense and people's mysticism guarantees a distinct environment, bargaining of costs, and a church with blended Mayan and Catholic customs.

    This is a market that comes to life every Thursday and Sunday as one of the ancient trade customs of the Guatemalan highlands, which now thrills the visitors; likewise, check out the regional cemetery and a craft factory.

    After checking out, transfer to your hotel in Lake Atitlan (1 hour).

    Two nights of accommodations at Lake Atitlan.

    Day 3
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    Day 4
    Lake Atitlan

    Today, you will take a scenic boat trip throughout Lake Atitlan (30min) to San Juan La Laguna's town, where you can go to the ladies' fabric cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dyeing procedure.

    Check out the studios/homes of the famous naïf painters and after that continue to Santiago's town.

    You will continue the trip to the town visiting the Maya God Maximon, and find out about the fabrics, spiritualism, and beliefs of the Tz'utujil Maya.

    After the visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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    Day 5
    Lake Atitlan – Iximche - Antigua

    In the early morning, check out to Iximche in Tecpán, Iximché was a Maya Cakchiquel site founded in 1463, less than a century before the Spaniards' arrival played a definitive role in the Spanish conquest of this area of Guatemala.

    Have lunch at some of the regional dining establishments in Tecpán and continue to La Antigua Guatemala.

    One night of accommodations in La Antigua Guatemala.

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    Back Home

    Transfer to La Aurora airport on time to catch your flight back home!

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