The Table of the Maya 8 days
Day 1º.(SAT) Airport Guatemala – Guatemala City
Arrival to the International Airport and transfer to Hotel Barceló in Guatemala City. Lodging at Hotel Barceló.
Day 2 º.(SUN) Guatemala City – Talk and workshop: Guatemalan gastronomy – Petén
Breakfast. We will have a panoramic sightseeing of Guatemala. We will see the Cathedral, the Main Square, the National Palace and the Reforma Avenue. Around 10:00 a.m. we will have a cooking workshop addressed by an expert Guatemalan Chef, worldwide renowed, who will teach us about the Mayan cuisine, using all the natural and colorful ingredients the Mayas used to employ. Lunch. In the afternoon: transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Petén Area. Transfer to Hotel Villa Maya.
Day 3º.(MON) 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 4º.(TUE) Petén – Guatemala – Iximché – Atitlán
Breakfast. Departure to the Guatemalan Highlands. On our way, we will visit Iximché, the old Mayan Capital of the Cakchiquel Kingdom. We will continue to Lake Atitlán, that the famous writer Aldous Huxley said “it is one of the most beautiful Lakes in the World”. Lake Atitlán is surrounded by three impressive volcanoes and twelve indigenous villages. Lodging at Porta Hotel Del Lago.
Day 5 º.(WED) Atitlán – San Juan The Lagoon – Cooking Workshop – Atitlán
Breakfast. Transfer by boat to San Juan La Laguna, one of the twelve indigenous towns of the beautiful Lake. We will have a visit around the town provided by the Community Association. Before lunchtime, we will meet our cuisine hosts, who will teach us about the unique smells and flavors of the Mayan Culture. We will prepare our own lunches. In the afternoon, transfer back to hotel Porta Del Lago.
Day 6º.(THU) Atitlán – Chichicastenango – La Antigua
Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will visit Chichicastenango, the most famous and colorful open-air Market of all Latin America. In the afternoon: transfer to La Antigua Guatemala, declared by UNESCO “World Heritage Site”. Lodging at Porta Hotel Antigua.
Day 7º.(FRI) La Antigua –Cooking Workshop
Breakfast. Today we will enjoy a walk through the cobbled streets of Antigua that will transport us to the XVII century. We will pass by the Cabildo and the Palace of the General Captains, La Merced Church, San Francisco and some other colonial corners. In the background, the Volcano will be a silent witness of our walk. In the middle of the morning, we will meet at the Restaurant La Fonda de la Calle Real, the ideal place to taste the high Guatemalan gastronomy, visited by important and famous personalities. The chefs of the restaurant will share the secrets that host Guatemalan culinary art and reflect the history of the richness of natural resources. With them, we will prepare step by step some delicious Guatemalan patties that we will taste in our lunch today. Rest of the afternoon will be free. Lodging at Hotel Camino Real Antigua.
Day 8º.(SAT)La Antigua – Airport Guatemala
Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport of Guatemala City. End of our services.
The Table of the Maya
Guatemala it is not only an extraordinary heavenly country with natural wonders, diversity of ethnic groups, languages and cultures, but it is also an outstanding destination with its own gastronomy as a result of combining the Spanish and Mayan Cultures. The flavors of the Guatemalan cuisine are unique. During this trip, we will have the opportunity to learn through lectures and workshops about the Guatemalan gastronomy, and to know about the current trends that the Guatemalan chefs have applied using the secrets of the Mayan grandmothers´ gastronomy.
Service: Private. Minimum: 2 Pax.
Languages: Spanish – English – Italian