Photography in Guatemala 10 days

Day 1 º.(TUE) – Airport Guatemala –  La Antigua
Arrival to Guatemala City Airport.  Assistance and transfer to your hotel in La Antigua Guatemala.  Lodging at Porta Hotel Antigua.

Day 2 º.(WED) – La Antigua – CIRMA Photo Library – San Antonio – Santa Catarina – Atitlán
Breakfast. In the morning: transfer to the CIRMA Photo Library where we will have a presentation about the history of the photography in Guatemala, addressed by staff of the institution. A professional photographer will accompany us during the trip, s/he will be introduced and will provide a debrief of the trip and details such as technical level, photo equipment of the members of the group, objectives of the trip and areas to be visited. A trip leader of PTP MUNDO MAYA will also assist during the trip.   Departure to Lake Atitlán, that Aldous Huxley said “it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world”. Lake Atitlán is surrounded by three impressive volcanoes and 12 indigenous villages. Before sunset we will go to Santa Catarina and San Antonio Palopó. Lodging at Hotel Villa Santa Catarina.

Day 3 º. (THU) – Atitlán – Chichicastenango – Guatemala
Breakfast. In the morning: transfer to village of Chichicastenango, where every Thursday one of the most important and colorful indigenous markets in Latin America is celebrated. In the afternoon: transfer to Guatemala City.  Lodging at Hotel Barceló.

Day 4 º.(FRI)  – Guatemala – Copán
Breakfast.  We will depart from Guatemala and cross to Honduran territory to visit Copán, a Mayan site with many interesting facts of the Maya civilization: Stelae, pyramids, ball courts, burials, etc. Lodging at Hotel Marina Copán.

Day 5 º.(SAT) –  Copán – Quiriguá – Izabal Area
Breakfast.  We will depart from Guatemala and cross to Honduran territory to visit Copán, a Mayan site with many interesting facts of the Maya civilization: Stelae, pyramids, ball courts, burials, etc. Lodging at Hotel Marina Copán.

Day 6 º.(SUN) – Izabal Area – Río Dulce – Petén
Breakfast. Morning boat ride through Río Dulce, unique place of ecological richness. We will continue through the road until reaching the northern part of the country, rich of deep jungle: Petén. Lodging at Hotel Villa Maya.

Day 7 º.(MON) –  Petén Area – Tikal – Antigua
Breakfast. Departure to Tikal, the witness of the great Maya civilization and jewel of the Classic period. Lunch at the site. Transfer to the airport to take a short flight back to Guatemala. Transfer to La Antigua. Lodging at Porta Hotel Antigua.

Day 8 º.(TUE) – La Antigua
Breakfast. Tour around the old colonial capital of the country, a delighting city declared World Heritage Site. We will see the most important monuments, churches: The Cathedral, San Francisco and La Merced, and will take advantage of the best morning light hours to make photos on the city. Lodging at Porta Hotel Antigua.

Day 9 º.(WED) – La Antigua
Breakfast. The participants of the tour will deliver 5 photos taken during the trip, one per each topic. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful city. During a farewell dinner all the photos will be exposed and discussed. Awards to the best pictures of each category will be granted. Lodging at Porta Hotel Antigua.

Day 10º.(THU) – Antigua – Guatemala Airport
Breakfast.  Transfer to Guatemala City Airport.  End of our services

 

Photography in Guatemala 10 days

Guatemala is a country that deserves to be photographed.   It has many breathtaking, wonderful sights such as volcanoes, rivers, lakes, beaches, cloud forests and jungles all over its incredible land. Its museums, cultural and archaeological sites, colonial cities, monuments and indigenous villages are highly appreciated by photographers.  All these priceless elements for the professionals of the photography have a common keypoint: Its beauty and magic brightness and color.   For this purpose, we have the support of a great institution, the photography library CIRMA, powered by a leader team of renowed photographers that will help you to pick up the best of Guatemala through pictures: Architecture, nature, spirituality, everyday life and archaeology.  Almost at the end of the trip, each participant will deliver one picture for every single topic to the evaluating team of CIRMA.   During the farewell dinner the best pictures made by the participants will be awarded.

Departures: Tuesday

Service: Private. Minimum: 6 Pax,