Maya Magic & Mystery
Day 1 Arrival in Guatemala city and transfer to La Antigua.
Day 2 Half day Coffee tour. Visit some of the families who are small independent coffee producers and where you can work side by side with farmers in their daily coffee processing, pick, pulp, ferment, wash, dry, trilla, sort, and grade the coffee.
Day 3 Transfer to the town of Comalapa and visit some local painters who continue the tradition of naïve paintings that the town is so famous for. Finally you can visit the wonderful authentic market of Comalapa to see the local people go about their daily life. Guest will enjoy a local lunch before heading off to explore the Maya ruins of Iximiche.
Day 4 Transfer to By car and by boat to San Juan La Laguna Village where you will visit a local textile cooperative to see the back strap loom in use and to see how they still dye with natural dyes. After lunch you will walk with the local guide to find the house where the Maya God Maximon is living. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing rituals for local people and if you wish you can have a personal ceremony performed.
Day 5 Transfer out to the highland town of Chichicastenango. Along the way you will see the local Maya people in their traditional dress going about their daily lives. After lunch you will be driven to Guatemala City. Flight to Flores.
Day 6 Afternoon tour to Yaxha National Park. Set atop a hill overlooking two scenic lakes this is a particularly picturesque site. You will climb to the top of a temple where you will enjoy sunset, drinks and snacks while watching the sunset over the surrounding rainforest and nearby lake Yaxha. Then trek back through the jungle.
Day 7 Tikal National Park tour. You will experience the sights and sounds of tropical birds and animals. Then guests will follow in the footsteps of Maya royalty and commoners as our guide leads them to such sites as the majestic Great Plaza and its Temple of the Jaguar, Temple of Masks, The Acropolis and much more. Lunch is provided at a local restaurant. Flight to Guatemala city.
Day 8 With so much to discover, any effort to better get to know this town is sure to be worth your while. Transfer to Guatemala City airport.
Bolivia holiday price from €2,655 per person sharing + taxes
Includes all flights indicated tours, transfers and accommodation (bed and breakfast basis unless otherwise stated)