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Open Markets On Highland (mercados De Guatemala) Tour

Country: Guatemala
City: Guatemala City
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Markets
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

8 days traveling the spectacular highlands of Guatemala, where you can share the daily life of the modern Maya of our country, visiting various markets and small communities located in the mountains where some of them are close to 3000 meters above sea level.

Day 1 Arrival in Guatemala City.

Moving the Aurora International Airport to the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.
Lodging in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.
HOTEL EL CARMEN

Day 2 Antigua

BREAKFAST. In the morning half-day tour of the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala and San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Free afternoon.

Lodging in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.
HOTEL EL CARMEN

Day 3 San Juan Comalapa - Iximche - Chichicastenango

BREAKFAST. Leaving the city of Guatemala en route to the highlands of Guatemala with its incredible views where each crop to another and the colors of vegetables and flowers mixed field. En route, we visit the famous village of San Juan Comalapa, home of illustrious teacher Rafael Alvarez Ovalle, composer of the beautiful music that composed our national anthem and home to artists such as Andrés Curruchiche internationally renowned painter, then to Tecpan area Guatemala for lunch.

Later we will visit the archaeological site of Iximche, a place where they founded what was the city of Santiago de Guatemala in 1524 by Don Pedro de Alvarado. Continue to Chichicastenango, in the late evening we will see how it will give life to the market the next day.

Mayan Inn

Day 4 Chichicastenango - Xela

BREAKFAST. In the morning visit the outdoor market of Chichicastenango.

In the afternoon transfer to Quetzaltenango Chichicastenango, en route visit some typical villages such as San Andres Xecul with its unique and colorful church, public washing of Totonicapan, and Salcaja where the oldest chapel is located throughout Central America.

HOTEL Pension Bonifaz

Day 5 Almolonga - Fuentes Georginas - Xela

BREAKFAST. Morning Market Business Almolonga and San Francisco el Alto Georginas spa waters.

HOTEL Pension Bonifaz

Day 6 Xela - Nahuala - Santa Clara la Laguna - Panajachel

BREAKFAST. In the morning we headed for one of the most beautiful lakes in the world Lake Atitlan. On the way we will observe the typical villages of Nahuala, where or metate grinding stones are produced; Santa Clara la Laguna on the shores of Lake Atitlan and Solola.

Hotel Jardines del Lago

Day 7 Atitlan - Guatemala City

In the morning we cross Lake Atitlan by boat and visit the town of Santiago Atitlan, San Pedro, and San Juan la Laguna. In the afternoon transfer to Panajachel and then to Guatemala City.

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

Day 8 Transfer Out

At convenient time, transfer to La Aurora International airport for departure flight.

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