An Inclusive Cultural Tour
March 6-13 2019
Claudia Lopez, owner and curator of the Guatemalan Boutique, will host this small tour group, that explores Guatemalan, Textiles, Art & Cuisine. Go back in time, as the tour begins in the historic City of Guatemala and ends at the colonial town of Antigua.
The tour will include visits to markets, museums and specialized textiles shops. Participate in Huipil demonstrations and learn about the history of the textiles, to include the differences in color, styles and symbolism from various regions of Guatemala.
The tour will begin in Guatemala City, with a visit to ‘Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena”, a museum that highlights the history of Guatemalan textiles, with an afternoon in the Mercado Central, The tour will also experience the beauty of Lake Atitlan and the villages of Santiago de Atitlan and San Juan La Laguna, that surround the lake.
A highlight of the tour will be a visit to Chichicastenango’ s market. The largest and most colorful market in all of Central America! The final leg of the tour will be the charming colonial town of Antigua.
Once the capital of Guatemala and of all of Central America. Antigua is a historic town, with magnificent churches, parks, museums and charming shopping.
The tour includes all cultural themed meals, accommodations, demonstrations and tours.
Day 1 Wednesday March 6, 2019
- Arrive Guatemala City – Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Thursday March 7, 2019
- A visit to Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena – Traditional Maya textiles Museum
- A visit to the main Mercado Central
- Observe Guatemala’s National Palace
- Traditional Guatemalan meal at a renown local restaurant
Day 3 Friday March 8 2019
- Depart to Panajachel
- A stop “Katok” for lunch
- Arrival in Panajachel – Shopping Calle Santander
- Cultural Themed dinner “ Pinguinos”
Day 4 Saturday March 9 2019
- Explore Villages of Lake Atitlan
- Board a private boat from Lake Atitlan to the village of San Juan La Laguna.
- Visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process used to make their famous petates: woven mats made from lake reeds.
Continue to the village of Santiago, where villagers still adhere to the traditional lifestyle of the Tz’utuhil Maya.
- Along Santiago’s main street are art galleries filled with oil paintings depicting busy market scenes and typical life in the highlands.
- Evening dinner in town
Day 5 Sunday March 10, 2019
- Early departure to Chichicastenango market.
- Chichicastenango is a Mayan community with the world’s largest Mayan handicraft market,
- Described as the most famous and colorful in the country.
- Afternoon departure to the colonial town of Antigua
- Dinner in downtown Antigua
Day 6 Monday March 11, 2019
- A tour of Antigua famous landmarks & shopping:
- Morning Walking tour: Parque Central, Iglesia La Merced, to Nim Pot Textiles Mercado & Mercado del Carmen
- Mercado de Artesanias de las Capuchinas
- Arco de Santa Catalina
Day 7 Monday March 12, 2019
- Free time to explore the city of Antiqua
Day 8 Tuesday March 13, 2019
- Good-by Breakfast
- Pack your treasures
How do I sign up?
The Textiles of Guatemala
March 6 -13 2019
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payments.
Pricing: $1700 per person (based on double occupancy)
$1900 per person (based on single occupancy)
Limited to 16 Guests
Payment- $500 per person is required to secure a reservation
Final Payment is due 60 days prior to the event.
Refunds: 100% refund if notified 90 days prior to event.
We accept all major credit cards & checks
The fee excludes airfare
Alcohol in a restaurant setting
Not recommended for children under 15 years old
No pets allowed
Each participant must be able to walk with ease. We apologize, but wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. It will also be difficult to accommodate guests with strict dietary restrictions, we can accommodate some restrictions if notified in advance.
Airport & Transportation
Arrive March 6 2019 Guatemala before 4pm local time.
Transportation will be provided round-trip from the airport.
Select a departure time March 13 2019, between 12pm- 4 pm.
Passport: A valid passport is required
Additional FAQ- refer to the welcome page for detailed information