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Semana Santa in Guatemala (8 days / 7 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Guatemala City
v/   Lake Atitlan
v/   Chichicastenango
v/   San Juan and San Diego
v/   Antigua
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Take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan to San Juan La Laguna where you can visit the woman`s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and natural dye process. Then stay in Antigua to enjoy the amazing processions and decorative carpets that adorn the streets of this beautiful colonial capital during Holy Week (Semana Santa).
Day 1:Arrive in Guatemala City
Day 2:Lake Atitlan (Unguided)
Day 3:Chichicastenango Market
Day 4:San Juan & Santiago Maximon
Day 5:Solola market & free afternoon
Day 6:Azotea Coffee Farm & museums, Antigua
Day 7:Antigua (Guide for 1 HD Tour)
Day 8:Fly out from Guatemala (Unguided)


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 Mid Range HotelsHigh End hotels
Antigua
Hotel Meson de Maria, Antigua
Meson de Maria
20 rooms
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Hotel Panza Verde, Antigua
Panza Verde
6 rooms
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hotel site
Antigua
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, Antigua
Posada de Don Rodrigo
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hotel site
Hotel Atitlan hotel, Lake Atitlan
Atitlan hotel
66 rooms
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hotel site
Tikal
Hotel Casona del lago, Tikal
Casona del lago
32 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Camino Real Tikal, Tikal
Camino Real Tikal
72 rooms
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hotel site
Guatemala City
Hotel Holiday Inn, Guatemala City
Holiday Inn
204 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Westin Camino Real, Guatemala City
Westin Camino Real
271 rooms
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hotel site
Quetzaltenango
Hotel Bonifaz, Quetzaltenango
Bonifaz
75 rooms
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Hotel Bonifaz, Quetzaltenango
Bonifaz
75 rooms
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Chichicastenango
Hotel Santo Tomas, Chichicastenango
Santo Tomas
43 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Santo Tomas, Chichicastenango
Santo Tomas
43 rooms
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hotel site
Rio Dulce
Hotel Catamaran hotel, Rio Dulce
Catamaran hotel
36 rooms
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Hotel Mayan Inn, Chichicastenango
Mayan Inn
30 rooms
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Huehuetenango
Hotel Unicornio Azul, Huehuetenango
Unicornio Azul
5 rooms
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Hotel Villa Caribe, Rio Dulce
Villa Caribe
45 rooms
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Copan
Hotel Don Udos, Copan
Don Udos
16 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Unicornio Azul, Huehuetenango
Unicornio Azul
5 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Hacienda San Lucas, Copan
Hacienda San Lucas
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hotel site
Day 1:  Arrive in Guatemala City
Meet & Greet and transfer to Hotel (Approx 10mins). Overnight inGuatemala City.

(Included meals : N / A)
Day 2:  Lake Atitlan (Unguided)
Guests transfer to Lake Atitlan with its three volcanoes known as the most beautiful lake in the world (2.5hr). Free aftermoon. Overnight in the Lake Atitlan area.

(Included meals : N / A)
Day 3:  Chichicastenango Market
(Guide FD).Today guests transfer to the famous market at Chichi (1hr). Time for shopping and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church. Transfer back to Lake Atitlan. Overnight in the Lake Atitlan area.

(Included meals : Breakfast)
Day 4:  San Juan & Santiago Maximon
(Guide FD). This morning guests will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where they can visit the womens textile cooperative to see hand weaving and natural dye process. Also here visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naf painters.

From here guests continue to the village of Santiago where they have lunch in a local hotel and tour the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the Tzutujil Maya. Today guests should also see Maximon being processed through the streets of Santiago in an Easter procession that typifies the interesting mix of Maya and Catholic faiths. Overnight in the Lake Atitlan area.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5:  Solola market & free afternoon
(Guide HD) Guests are picked up from their hotel by their driver & guide and transfer approx 30mins up to the traditional town of Solola. This town is bursting with life and local Maya people from all around the area flock to the market to buy and sell their wares for the week ahead. When clients are ready they will be transferred back to their hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight in the Lake Atitlan area.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 6:  Azotea Coffee Farm & museums, Antigua
Guests will be transferred to Antigua. On the way they will visit Azotea Coffee Farm & Traditional music and clothes museum. The rest of the afternoon free. Overnight in Antigua.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 7:  Antigua (Guide for 1 HD Tour)
FromHoly Friday through toHoly Sunday guests stay in Antigua to enjoy the amazing processions and decorative carpets that adorn the streets of this beautiful colonial capital. There is really nothing quite like Antigua at Easter and everyone should visit at least once! Overnight in Antigua.

(Included meals : Breakfast)
Day 8:  Fly out from Guatemala (Unguided)
This morning our driver will transfer guests to the airport (approx 1hour) in plenty of time to catch their flight.
(Included meals : Breakfast)


POSSIBLE EXTENSION`S
Tikal 2 or 3 Day Extension
Belize extension
Copan & Honduras extension
 
Trip type:
  Private service
Departures:
   Sun 17 April - 2011