Communitarian Living Experiences in Mayan Lands 14 days
Day 1º. Guatemala Airport – Guatemala
Arrival to Guatemala City Airport and transfer to Hotel Panamerican in Guatemala City. Lodging.
Day 2º. Guatemala – Santa Lucía Utatlán-San Marcos
Transfer to Santa Lucía Utatlán, Heart of the Forest. Breakfast. Short trekking around the forest. Transfer to the Ecological Park Chuiaxamoló, in Santa Clara La Laguna. Stop at COPIKAJ to get a demonstration of the artisans. We will have a lunch prepared by the community (ASUVIM at the village Paquip). After lunch we will take a coffee tour. We will continue to San Marcos La Laguna where we will take a public boat to arrive to your hotel. Dinner and lodging at Hotel Casa del Mundo.
Day 3 º. San Juan La Laguna-Santiago Atitlán-San Juan La Laguna
Breakfast. In the morning: departure by boat to San Juan La Laguna. Reception at Rupalaj K´istalin headquarters, accompanied by a local tour guide, we will visit Ixoq Ajkeem and have a demonstration of natural dyes and woven textiles. Community lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a tree plantation ancestral Mayan spiritual ceremony. Lodging at Hotel Pamuelle.
Day 4 º. San Juan La Laguna – Santiago Atitlán – San Juan La Laguna
Breakfast. Transfer by boat to Santiago Atitlán. At our arrival, we will be met by staff of ASOTUR and in the company of our local community expert we will visit the Church, Maximón (syncretism), and painting and sculpture workshops. Lunch at the Community restaurant of the Panabaj women town After lunch, we’ll visit the IIK Luna Association for an interactive exhibition of the production of mostacilla articles. In the afternoon, we will return to San Juan La Laguna. In the afternoon, we will return to San Juan La Laguna. Lodging at Hotel Pamuelle.
Day 5º. San Juan La Laguna – Chichicastenango
Breakfast. Transfer by boat to Panajachel, where the transport awaits us to continue our journey to Chichicastenango. On the way we will visit the town of Concepción to know its colonial church. Afternoon: arrival to Chichicastenango. Lodging at Hotel Santo Tomás.
Day 6º. Chichicastenango – Nebaj – Aldea Xix
Breakfast. During the morning we will visit Chichicastenango, we’ll visit the village and we’ll go around one of the famous markets in all Latin America. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will continue to the Community Project Nuevos Mayas in the Xix village. Dinner and lodging at Albergue Rech Tinamit “La Casa del Pueblo”.
Day 7 º. Xix – La Ruta Chayama – Xix
Breakfast. Accompanied by a local expert, we will have a walk and a round trip horse ride from Xix village to Chacatlé community, where travelers would have the opportunity to get in touch with nature, history and regional gastronomy. Boxboles tasting, our typical lunch. Return to hostel. Dinner and lodging at Rech Tinamit “La casa del pueblo”
Day 8 º. Xix – Nebaj – Biotopo Quetzal – Cobán
Breakfast. In the morning we’ll leave for Cobán. On the way, we will visit Biotopo del Quetzal, the natural habitat of the Guatemala bird. We will enjoy the cloud forest among other species of plants and animals. After the visit we will go to Cobán. Lodging at La Posada Cobán.
Day 9º. Cobán – Candelaria
Breakfast. Early departure from the hotel towards Las Cuevas de Candelaria to explore some of the most spectacular caves located in this region. This is one of the most extraordinary underground networks in the world. Lunch and dinner included at the hotel. Lodging in Candelaria Lodge.
Day 10 º. Candelaria – Uaxactún
Breakfast. Early departure to Petén jungle. We will get to Uaxactún, a community located into the Mayan biosphere reserve. Lunch prepared by the community members. In the afternoon, with the local tour guide, we are going to visit the archaeological site, gum and xate extraction process, tuza and wood handcrafts and we’ll have time to share with the community. Dinner. Lodging at the local Uaxactún community.
Day 11º. Uaxactún – Tikal – Flores
Breakfast. We will visit Tikal, the jewel of the Mayan Classic period. Lunch at the archaeological site and then transfer to Santa Elena. Lodging at Hotel Maya Internacional.
Day 12º. Flores – Visit Antigua – La Antigua
Breakfast. In the morning: transfer to the airport to fly to Guatemala city. Arrival to the airport and transfer to La Antigua, old colonial capital of the country, that was declared “Cultural Heritage of Human Kind”. The visit includes the Cathedral, Main Square, the most important monuments, museums, bookstores, restaurants, art galleries, etc. Free afternoon. Lodging at Hotel Villa Colonial.
Day 13º. La Antigua
Breakfast. We have the day free to enjoy the facilities of your hotel or walk around the cobblestone streets of the old colonial capital of Guatemala. Lodging at Hotel Villa Colonial.
Day 14 º La Antigua – Guatemala Airport
Breakfast. Transfer to Guatemala City Airport. End of services.
Communitarian Living Experiences in Mayan Lands
A trip for people eager to get lifelong learning experiences in Guatemala to know about its culture, natural wonders, and human aspects. It offers the chance to share with different indigenous communities their daily life, their life style and culture, while enjoying the breathtaking wonders and cultural heritage of the country.
Departures: Tuesday and Saturday.
Service: Private. Minimum: 2 Pax, Maximum: 14 pax
Languages: Spanish – English – Italian