Sample Itinerary: Guatemala Maya Textiles Tour
Maya Textiles Tour
Day 1: You will be met by a representative upon your arrival to Guatemala City and transferred to Antigua. (1hr) – Overnight in Antigua
Day 2: Day at leisure to explore the town of Antigua.
Day 3: Ixchel Museum and Azotea Coffee Farm & Maya Museums (BL)
You will be picked up from your hotel for the transfer to Ixchel Textile Museum in Guatemala City. Here you will learn about the history of textiles and the ongoing work of the museum to preserve this ancient craft. Lunch will be in a restaurant in Guatemala City. After lunch you will be transferred back to the fabulous Azotea Coffee Farm & Maya Traditions Museums covering traditional music, costume & traditions.
– Overnight in Antigua
Day 4: Tansfer to Lake Atitlan and visit Textile Cooperation (B)
Today you will be met at their hotel and will be transferred to Lake Atitlan. On the way you will stop in Solola to visit a women’s textile cooperation. Here you will be showed the different weaving techniques etc. of the area. After the visit you will transfer on to your hotel at Lake Atitlan. The afternoon will be free to relax.- Overnight in Lake Atitlan
Day 5: Chichi Market (B,L)
Today you will transfer approx. 1hr to the famous market at Chichi. Time for shopping in this fabulous craft market and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church. You will enjoy lunch in Chichicastenango before you will be transferred back to you hotel. – Overnight in Lake Atitlan
Day 6: Lake Tour (San Juan, Santiago) (B,L)
This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where they will visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and natural dye process. You will have lunch in a local restaurant. You can visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naif painters. From here continue to the village of Santiago where you will visit another textile cooperation. After the tour you will be transferred back to Antigua
– Overnight in Antigua
Day 7: Transfer Out
You will be met at your hotel by you driver and transferred to the international airport for your departure flight home.
(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner