Textiles of Guatemala

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March 6, 2019
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Claudia Lopez, owner and curator of the Guatemalan Boutique, will host this small tour group that explores Guatemalan, Textiles, and Art & Cuisine. Go back in time, as the tour begins in the historic City of Guatemala and ends at the colonial town of Antigua.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights accommodations: Guatemala, Panajachle, Antigua
  • Visits to Textile Museums & Shops
  • Huipli & Weaving Demonstrations
  • Daily Guided Shopping Excursions
  • Daily breakfast/lunch with specialty Guatemala cuisine
  • Mayan Mercado Tours

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Shopping
What to Expect

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.

Itinerary

Day 1March 6 Welcome Dinner

Arrive Guatemala City – Welcome Dinner 

Day 2March 7 Guatemala City – Textiles Museum

The day will begin with a visit to Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena – Traditional Maya textiles Museum. A lunch break and visit to the main Mercado Central. An observation of the Guatemala National Palace, prior to enjoying a traditional meal at a renowned local restaurant. 

Day 3March 8 Panajachel Adventure

Early departure to Panajachel, with a stop at “Katok” for Guatemalan lunch experience. Upon arrival of Panajachel, a shopping adventure on “La Calle Santander”. The day will end with a fun cultural themed dinner “Pinguinos”

Day 4March 9 Lake Atitlan & Surrounding Villages

We will board a small 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.bAlong Santiago’s main street are art galleries filled with oil paintings depicting busy market scenes and typical life in the highlands, we will end the day with cozy dinner in town 

Day 5March 10 The Worlds Largest Mayan Market

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 6March 11 Historic Antigua

Morning Walking tour: Parque Central, Iglesia La Merced, to Nim Pot Textiles Mercado and Mercado del Carmen; Mercado de Artesanías de las Capuchinas; Arco de Santa Catalina. Dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Day 7March 12 Antigua

Guest will have a free day in Antigua.

Day 8March 13 Depart

Good – Bye Breakfast! Pack your treasure and travel home with fabulous memories 

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CJ Gomez

Family Traveller

Awesome!

August 16, 2018