[4 NIGHTS, 5 DAYS] Antigua – Iximché – Santiago Atitlán – Panajachel – Chichicastenango
Fantastic 5 days 4 nights in a Guatemala cultural tour. to discover the heart of the Guatemalan highlands, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes, villages, ethnic markets and natural treasures.
Our team will greet you at La Aurora International Airport and will transfer you to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hr) Lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
After breakfast we will get ready to begin our trip towards the heart of the Guatemalan highland, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes including indigenous people steeped in traditional dress and lifestyles You will view the locals shepherding their sheep and dairy cows, hillsides planted with vegetables and flowers, and historical towns showcasing paintings and crafts by local artists. On arrival at Chichicastenango, your senses will be swept away by the vibrant color and sounds of ancient markets along with the wafting fragrance of flowers and incense which will allow you to experience the magic of this world famous market. In the afternoon we will board our bus and head to Panajachel, (1 hr).
Lodging in Lake Atitlan.
This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where you can visit the women's textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process. Visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naïf painters, and then continue to the village of Santiago where you will have lunch in Hotel Posada Santiago. After lunch you will continue your tour the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T'zutujil Maya. After we finish our visit to these magnificent villages, you will be transferred to Antigua Guatemala (2.5 hrs)
After breakfast it is time for our journey to visit ruins, churches and museums. In this city the stories and legends of the colonial times are still present along with the old paved streets. Free afternoon for shopping or taking a walk by yourself.
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala
Transportation to the airport. Your adventure in the Country of the Eternal Spring finishes.
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