Guatemalan Markets 8 days

Day 1º. (THU)  – Guatemala Airport – Guatemala

Arrival to the International airport and transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City. Lodging.

 

Day 2º.(FRI) -Guatemala – San Andres Xecul – Salcajá  – Quetzaltenango

Breakfast. Departure to the Guatemalan Highlands. We will visit San Andrés Xecul, well known by its impressive parish church with a spectacular façade that combines the brilliant colors of the native women´s “huipil” (blouse). Continuation to Salcajá, the first producer of mottled fabrics worn by the female population of the town. We will visit La Ermita Church, the first catholic temple  built in Guatemala. In the afternoon: visit to the colonial city that still preserves the traditions of the Mayas and Quiches, blending the old colonial past with the dynamic and modern life style. Lodging.

 

Day 3º.(SAT) – Quetzaltenango –Zunil y Almolonga – Chichicastenango

Breakfast. We will visit Zunil, a pre-Columbian area. We will continue to the market of Almolonga, famous by its rich and fertile vegetables crops. At the end of the afternoon: arrival to Chichicastenango.

 

Day 4º.(SUN) – Chichicastenango – Mercado  –  Atitlán

Breakfast. Today we will visit one of the most famous indigenous markets in all Latin America. That day, we will enjoy a living experience. We will visit a community project in an indigenous town where travelers will take, with local women, a corn tortilla workshop, the most basic and traditional Guatemalan recipe. Lodging.

 

Day 5º. (MON) – Atitlán – Santiago – Petén

Breakfast. Today we will take a boat to visit the village Tzutuhil of Santiago Atitlán. We will continue to Guatemala City International Airport to take a short flight to Flores. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

 

Day 6º.(TUE) –  Petén – Tikal – Petén 

Breakfast. Today we will visit the Mayan city of Tikal, the jewel of the classic Maya World. Lunch in the archaeological site.  Rest of the afternoon will be free to enjoy a walk through Flores Island, with a relaxing view of Lake Petén Itzá. Lodging.

 

Day 7º. (WED) –  Petén – Guatemala –  La Antigua

Breakfast. In the morning: transfer to Flores Airport to take a flight to Guatemala City. Reception and transfer to La Antigua, guided visit to this colonial city declared World Heritage Site: ride to the Cathedral, central plaza, main monuments and museums. Lodging.

 

Day 8º. (THU) –  La Antigua – Airport Guatemala

Breakfast. Transfer to Guatemala City Airport. End of our

Hotels:

Option “A” Option “B” Option “C”
Guatemala City Westin Camino Real Barceló Radisson o Stofella
Quetzaltenango Pensión Bonifaz Pensión Bonifaz Pensión Bonifaz
Chichicastenango Santo Tomas Santo Tomas Santo Tomas
Lake Atitlán Atitlán Porta Del Lago Villa Santa Catarina
Petén Camino Real Tikal Villa Maya Villa Maya
La Antigua Casa Santo Domingo Camino Real o Porta Antigua Villa Colonial

Effective: Year 2018. Not effective for Holy Week (24 March – 01  April) or New Year’s Eve (20 Dec  to 2 Jan, 2019)

Guatemala Markets – 8 Días

An excellent way to discover Guatemala, including 4 days in the Highlands and the most important markets and indigenous areas.  To complete the visit to this unique country, we will include Tikal, heart of the Mayan world, and the journey will end with the visit to the beautiful La Antigua.

Departures: Thursday

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax.