Countries visited : Guatemala
TOTAL DAYS : 7Days
STARTS IN : Guatemala City
ENDS IN : Guatemala City
Highlights : Antigua Guatemala , Chichicastenango Market , Boat Trip to Santiago Atitlan , Lake Atitlan
TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle , Boat , Foot
A visit of the highlands of Guatemala where its Maya groups inhabitants have kept alive their culture. Glance at the traditional highland Indian markets of Chichicastenango and Quetzaltenango, visit lake Atitlan and Antigua, the former Spanish-colonial capital and a center of art and culture for all the Americas.
The Highlands region is an outstanding cultural universe. Its inhabitants, belonging to the Maya Kaqchiquel, Tzutujil, and Quiché groups, keep alive their cultures, the manifestations of which can be admired by the visitor.
The greater part of the towns around lake Atitlan are of pre-Hispanic origin, such as Santiago Atitlán and its old settlement, Chuitinamit, but the layout now goes back to the Colonial period.
Today, few markets in the world are as famous as the Chichicastenango market where thousands of persons come together on Thursdays and Sundays in an impressive spectacle which goes beyond mere trading. The day before market day, locals from all region travel long distances, bringing their products with them. They spend the night in the arcades which surround the plaza, waiting for the market to start. Vegetables, fruits, grains, lime and soap blend with the handicrafts, particularly huipiles and wooden masks.
Day 01: Tue Arrival in Guatemala City
Fly to Guatemala City. Arrive at Guatemala’s International Airport and after proceeding through immigration and customs formalities, our representative will transfer you to your hotel for accommodations in Guatemala City.
Day 02: Wed Chichicastenango
In the morning transfer to the Archaeological Site of El Baul and La Democracia on the South Coast of Guatemala to visit both sites. In the afternoon transfer to Chichicastenango for overnight accommodations.
Day 03: Thu Quetzaltenango
Visit the coloful open-air market and the Church of Santo Tomas. In the afternoon transfer for Quetzaltenango for overnight accommodations.
Day 04: Fri Lake Atitlan
Visit the colorful open-air animal market of San Francisco El Alto, the Church of San Andres Xecul and beautiful Valley of Almolonga. In the afternoon transfer to Panajachel (Lake Atitlan) for overnight accommodations.
Day05: Sat Antigua
After breakfast, join the launch excursion to the picturesque lake-side village of Santiago Atitlan. After lunch transfer to Antigua for overnight accommodations.
Day 06: Sun Guatemala City
During the morning you will have a sightseeing of this old colonial capital and its surroundings. In the afternoon return to Guatemala City.
Day 07: Mon Depart Guatemala
Transfer to the airport for your International flight or extension to Tikal.
7 Days/6 Nights - 3 Star Superior
|Guatemala City||Tourist||On request||AUD$1071||On request|
Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events. All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.
Tour name :
Colorful Guatemala Tour
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