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Semana Santa in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Lake Atitlan - Chichicastenango - San Juan and San Diego - Antigua (8 days / 7 nts)  From $N/A

Men Carrying Paso, Easter Week

Day 1: Arrive in Guatemala City
Guatemala City - National PalaceMeet & 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
View of the Lake(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
Carpet Detail, Easter Week 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

 

  High-end hotels
  Panza Verde – Standard Suite in Antigua
  Hotel Atitlan - Std Room at Lake Atitlan
  Camino Real Tikal – Standard Room in Tikal Area
  Westin Camino Real – Deluxe room in Guatemala City
  Bonifaz – Standard Room in Quetzaltenango #
  Santo Tomas or Mayan Inn – Std Room in #
  Villa Caribe – Suite in Rio Dulce area #
  Unicornio Azul – Std Room in Huehuetenango Area #
  Hacienda San Lucas – Std Room in Copan #
   
  # (This is not a high end hotel but is the best in the area)
   
  MEALS
  American breakfast throughout (Except Panza Verde which only offers Continental Buffet Breakfast)
  GUIDES & TOURS
  Private minibus transfers at all times, private guided tours
   
   
  Mid-range hotels
  Meson de Maria – Standard Room in Antigua
  Posada de Don Rodrigo – Standard Room in Lake Atitlan
  Casona del Lago – Standard Room in Tikal Area
  Holiday Inn – Standard room in Guatemala City
  Bonifaz – Standard Room in Quetzaltenango
  Santo Tomas - Standard Room in Chichicastenango
  Catamaran – Standard Room in Rio Dulce area
  Unicornio Azul – Standard Room in Huehuetenango Area
  Don Udos – Standard Room in Copan
  MEALS
  Continental breakfast throughout
  GUIDES & TOURS
  Private minibus transfers at all times, private guided tours