Classic Cultural Guatemala

Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala
Classic Cultural Guatemala

Classic Cultural Guatemala

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Package Type

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Traditional

Activity Level

Activity Level

Low

Wildlife expectation

Physical Difficulty

Wildlife expectation

Cultural rating

Wildlife expectation

Wildlife expectation

Specialist

Travel specialist

Claire
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The highlands of Guatemala have so much to offer to the traveller. This cultural tour allows you the opportunity to discover the World Heritage site of Antigua, visit to the brightly coloured handicraft markets of Chichicastenango, and a unique interactive experience with the Maya people around Lake Atitlan. All this is combined with the stunning, picturesque landscapes of the area, home to unique flora and fauna, only found in Guatemala.

Special features of our 6 day Classic Cultural Guatemala Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Classic, Nature, Culture, Geography, Archaeology.

Places to Visit:  Guatemala City, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango.

Duration:  6 Days and 5 Nights. 

Type of Service: Private tours. 

Accommodation:  4 star hotels and lodges at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE

Today is arrival day to Guatemala City. Your guide will be waiting at the airport to take you to the hotel for the evening in the colonial town of Antigua.

    Today we will head out to the Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala’s former second capital, buried by an earthquake-triggered mudslide in 1541. Along the way, we can stop off at an interesting experimental macadamia farm in the village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we will see the women’s textile cooperative for hand weaving and natural dye processing of the textiles. We will be able to enjoy an interactive experience with traditional dance and local music with the ...

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      Today we will head to the market town of Chichicastenango, where the Mayan and Catholic traditions come together in glorious and colourful fashion! The scent of incense and the people's mysticism offers a unique atmosphere found only in Guatemala. The combinations of tastes, smells and colours combine uniquely here in this traditional highland village. We will then head to the Lake Atitlan, where we will spend the evening.

        Today, we will visit San Juan La Laguna, where we can see the women’s textile cooperative for hand weaving and natural dye processing of the textiles. We will also visit the homes of the famous naïf painters before we continue to Santiago Village. We will then head to see the famous Maya deity, Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya. Each year a different family houses the saint of the town, taking care of their cigarette ...

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          After breakfast, we will visit the historical site of Iximche in Tecpán, a Mayan city founded in 1463. The city was important before the Spanish arrived and almost a century later, it played a decisive role in the Spanish conquest of this region of Guatemala. The remains of the city can still be found in the surrounding pine forests, with its ceremonial plazas, temples and ball courts still on display. We will enjoy a traditional lunch in Tecpán before heading back to An...

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            Today is the final day of this cultural tour. We will take you to the Guatemala City International Airport in time for your flight home or on to your next exciting destination.


              WHAT'S INCLUDED

              • All private ground transportation during your trip for tours and transfers mentioned according the program
              • 5 nights of lodging in Guatemala
              • 5 breakfasts (American and continental)
              • 1 lunch
              • Private boat for Lake Atitlan
              • Professional English guide for tours
              • Entrances fees to the sites of visit:
              • Antigua: Capuchinas convent, Main cathedral, La Merced Church, Chocolate Museum
              • Donations at women cooperative at Lake Atitlan
              • Iximche archaeological site
              • Hotel Taxes

              WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

              • Extra charges for payments with credit card
              • Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services, or evacuation
              • Meals not described
              • Departure tax from Flores to Guatemala City ($3.00 or Q20.00)
              • Alcoholic and no alcoholic beverages
              • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
              • Gratuities for drivers and guides
              • Services not described

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