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THE COLORS & TEXTURES OF gUATEMALA

8 Days, November 8-15, 2016


An incredible opportunity to visit one of the most colorful areas of the world! Join Deb Roberts and World of Quilts Travel as we explore the highlands of Guatemala, including Antigua, Lake Atitlan and Chichicastengo including their famous folk art market.  We learn about the the textile and folk-art cultures these areas are known for. 

Day 1:  November 8, 2016:  Today, you will fly into Guatemala City from your home town. With the World of Quilts Travel 'Free to Fly' program, not only will you avoid the hassles associated with meeting at a fixed departure airport to travel with a group, but you may leave when you want and use any points or mileage plan that suits you! One really saves little (if anything) when flying with a group. In the past, clients who fly independently save 100s of dollars over group arranged flights.  Deb's program allows you to save money while you relax and enjoy your flight from anywhere you choose.  On arrival, you will meet our complimentary hotel shuttle for transfer to our Guatemala City hotel.

Day 2:  November 9: GUATEMALA CITY – This morning we will enjoy an orientation to our Guatemala tour over breakfast with our guide.   Our first stop of the day will be the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles and Clothing where we will enjoy a curatorial guided tour.  The museum has notable collections of ceramics, textiles and jewelry.   Following our visit here, we will go to the Museum of Archeology which houses the country's most important collection of Maya artifacts. After lunch we will spend time in the craft market and include a stop at the famous shop,  “In Nola”.  This is known as 'the place'  in Guatemala City for textiles and other Guatemalan folk art.

Late this afternoon we will transfer to Antigua. La Antigua Guatemala, is a colonial city declared by UNESCO as a  "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" site.  It has a rich past of culture and tradition. Before arriving at our hotel in Antigua, we will make a stop at, Casa des Artes for weavings and embroidery. After we check into our hotel, we will enjoy a welcome dinner together.  B, L, D

Day 3:  November 10:  After breakfast, we will visit the village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, known for its beautiful textiles.  We will visit the public market, see traditional textile crafts and visit one of Guatemala' National Treasures. B, L.

Day 4:  November 11:  This morning we will leave Antigua, and head for Panajachel and Lake Atitlan.  On our way we will stop in San Andres Xecul, to see the well known yellow church which is covered with Mayan symbols.  Following lunch, we will continue to Lake Atitlan which they say is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Americas, and the village of Panajachel, the afternoon will be at leisure.   B, L.

Day 5: November 12: This morning, while in Panajachel, we will visit and tour a quilting workshop that is a cooperative among women in this village.  Then, we will take a boat ride on Lake Atitlan to the village of Santiago where we will visit the Cajolya Association of Mayan Women Weavers.  For more than a quarter of a century Cojolya has been providing sustainable, fair trade work for women from the area who weave using the backstrap loom.  Following lunch in the Cajolya Association Restaurant, we will return to hotel.  We will have dinner together in the local area.  B, L, D.

Day 6:   November 13:  Following breakfast, we will drive to the village of Chichicastenango for their famous Sunday market. After lunch, we will return to Antigua City.  Dinner.  B, L, D

Day 7: November 14:  Free day in Antigua, farewell dinner together this evening.   B,D

Day 8:  November 15: Coach transfer from Antigua to Guatemala Airport for independent departures.  B

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Your Guatemala Tour Includes:

  • *All Guatemala transfers and scheduled travel by deluxe motor coach

  • *English speaking guide throughout

  • *Services of a full-time tour director, translator and cultural expert.

  • *Deluxe Hotels and Resorts

  • *Luggage handling

  • *Entrances, workshops and activities per the scheduled itinerary

  • *Most Meals and meal gratuities

  • *Special Guatemalan bag and surprise gifts.

Your Tour Does Not Include:

  • *Optional travel insurance
    *Optional Gratuities
    *Items of a personal nature, such as laundry or room service, excess baggage charges
    *Passport or visa fees (visa not needed for US/Canadian Citizens staying for less than 30 days)
    *Immunizations or vaccinations
    *Airfare
    *All other items not specified on the itinerary.

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$1999 double occupancy

$799 single supplement

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