Day 1, Friday, February 17: Arrivals. Welcome dinner in Guatemala City! Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hotel – Guatemala City.
Day 2, Saturday, February 18: Guided tour of Guatemala City including a visit to the Ixchel Textile Museum. Afternoon transfer to Antigua. Overnight: La Posada de Don Rodrigo – Antigua.
Day 3, Sunday, February 19: Guided morning tour of Antigua, a Spanish colonial city. Free time in afternoon for exploring Antigua on your own.
Overnight: La Posada de Don Rodrigo.
Day 4, Monday, February 20: Weaving demonstration by the Tzanjuyu group in San Juan Comalapa. Lunch in Comalapa in a Maya woman’s home. Travel to Xetonox. Visit the rural school and meet with weavers who create cornhusk angels, kitchen towels and other products. Overnight: Albergues de Tecpán – Tecpán.
Day 5, Tuesday, February 21: Travel to Aguas Calientes. Visit with Maya women who create beautiful runners and other weavings. Lunch in Agua Caliente. Afternoon visit to a local tutoring center. Overnight: Albergues de Tecpán - Tecpán.
Day 6, Wednesday, February 22: Visit Iximché Archeological Site. Afternoon travel to Lake Atitlan. Overnight: Hotel Bamboo – Santiago Atitlán.
Day 7, Thursday, February 23: Visit the famous church in Santiago where American priest Father Stanley Rother was assassinated. Meet bead workers and stole weavers. Visit Maximon, the indigenous saint. Visit Peace Park and hear the story of the 1990 massacre of 14 Tzutujil Mayas in Santiago. Overnight: Hotel Bamboo.
Day 8, Friday, February 24: Morning boat trip across Lake Atitlan to San Marcos La Laguna to meet with the women who crochet yarmulkes and hackeysacks. Free time in afternoon. Overnight: Hotel Bamboo.
Day 9, Saturday, February 25: Travel back to Antigua by the southern Guatemala coastal plains. Guided tour of Coffee Plantation. Overnight: Return to La Posada de Don Rodrigo in Antingua.
Day 10, Sunday, February 26: Farewell breakfast. Shuttles from Antigua to Guatemala City International Airport. Departures. Adios!
Trip starts at $1,550.
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