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. Our photography expert, Gregory Case, will be teaching us
the best tips and tricks for travel photography during our optional
pre-tour workshop and together, we learn about the the textile and
folk-art cultures these areas are known for.
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
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
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.
Your Guatemala Tour
*All Guatemala transfers and scheduled travel by deluxe motor coach
*Services of a full-time tour director, translator and cultural expert.
*Deluxe Hotels and Resorts
*Entrances, workshops and activities per the scheduled itinerary
*Most Meals and meal
*Special Guatemalan bag and surprise gifts.
Tour Does Not Include:
*Optional travel insurance
*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
*All other items not specified on
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registration form here
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$1999 double occupancy
$799 single supplement