Day 1, Wednesday: Arrival to Guatemala, to Guatemala city. Meet at Guatemala City International Airport and transfer to hotel in Guatemala City’s finest district. Overnight in Guatemala City.
Day 2, Thursday, Chichicastenango: Depart early to Chichicastenango that is by far the largest and most colorful handicrafts market in The Americas. Every Thursday and Sunday, Maya people from all over Guatemala, meet to sell their products and visit the town’s Catholic Church, Santo Tomas, to pray in their own way becoming the best example of syncretism of the Maya and Catholic traditions. Overnight in Chichicastenango. Includes: (B).
Day 3, Friday: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Transfer to Lake Atitlan. An interesting geological formation, Atitlan is a lake of volcanic origin, located at 5,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by 3 imposing volcanoes and in the heart of the Living Maya culture. Boat tour to visit Santiago Atitlan, a town famous for naïf paintings and wood carvings. Overnight in Panajachel. Includes: (B).
Day 4, Saturday: Antigua, Guatemala. Transfer to tour Antigua that is an UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the incredibly preserved Spanish Colonial heritage. Founded in 1542, it was for over 200 years the Capital of Central America. Visit to its most important palaces, plazas, churches and convents. Free afternoon. Overnight in Antigua. Includes: (B).
Day 5, Sunday: Begin the Maya Classic or the Maya Odyssey Tours.
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Central America and Caribbean Guatemala History Whiz Archeology/History Cultural Journey
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