The Colorful Markets of Guatemala
$800 Off the Beaten Track Destinations & Colorful Markets
This cultural Guatemala Markets travel adventure begins with a visit to, colorful markets of Lake Atitlan, The Ixil triangle, Chajul, Cotzal, Chichicastenango, San Francisco el Alto, and Zunil. Spend a day with a Maya host family and let them introduce you to their culture and their beautiful Guatemala. Your final days are spent visiting the workshops of local artisans, and markets deeper into the highlands. Immerse yourself in Maya culture and create friendships that will last long after your Guatemala lifetime adventure trip.
A representative of Guatemala Vacation Deals will be waitig for you at the international Guatemala City airport then travel for 1hr approx. to our first destination "Antigua Guatemala" place where you will stay for two nights.
Please send us your flight infirmation in order to arrange your transport / this service is not included on your trip cost as it depends on your arrival time to Guatemala.
Today your trip starts with a nice walking cultural tour of Antigua Guatemala and ends up by visiting the food and vegetable Market of Antigua Guatemala plus our favorite chicken bus station for great pictures opportunities. The tour will end at your hotel after 3 to 4hrs. You will have a free afternoon to explore the site on your own or book a sunset tour at the active Volcan de Pacaya 1.5hrs away from Antigua.
8:00am - Today you leave from Antigua to Acul in the region of Ixil. En route you will join Lunch with a local family from Sacapulas, after a nice local lunch experience, continue ascending the famous Cuchumatanes Ridge, with oustanding views of the mountains and the river of Sacapulas. You will reach at the hacienda de San Antonio by 5pm. right in time to enjoy a glass of wine with cheese.
8:00am - After breakfast our driver and guide will met you and travel to Chajul 1hrs away from Acul. The maket of Chajul is known as one of the most traditional of Guatemala. People here will stil practice trades as they did in the ancient time! This one of the top highlights of the trip and for sure you will have amazing pictures from here. After the tour continue to Quetzaltenango via Totonicapan and stay two nights.
9:00am - Today you will get up early and travel to the Market of Almolonga, the market starts really early in the morning and ends quite quick. Almolonga is known as the garden of Central America, with those amazing vegetables, herbs and local ingredients. After the tour you can extend your visit to soak into the hot-springs of Fuentes Georginas.
In the afternoon you will travel back to Quetzaltenango.
8:00am - As the day starts, our driver and guide will get ready to continue with the trip to drive to Chichicastenango, the bright colors of the local outfit will capture your first impressions, all the fabrics that and decoration are just very impressive, the main catholic church and the Mayan rituals that are performed right on the main stairs of the church, flowers all over and smell of incense from the rituals makes this trip a unique experience. Your guide will lead you and see all the highlights of this stunning market. From here your trip continues to Lake Atitlan for two nights.
9:00am - You will be met by a representative of Guatemala Vacation Deals and travel by local boat to San Juan and Santiago Atitlan. Here you will enjoy a very educational tour of the local cooperatives of weavers, visit local painter; also you will experience Mayan ritual at Maximon in Santiago Atitlan. As you get to Santiago you will be able so to explore the market with your guide which is really beautiful and colorful and of course very distinct from the others markets. At the end of the tour travel back to your hotel for you to enjoy the sunset and the views of the lake and volcanoes.
8:00am - Today our driver will meet you at your hotel and travel to Guatemala City and fly back home.
Note: If you have an early departure, please contact us, we need to arrange your departure and ensure you connect with your onward flight back home.
You can also extend your visit to other destionations or tours with previous request so we can tailor tour trip.