Trek through open fields, farmland and pacific cloudforest with spectacular views over the Antigua valley area.
Antigua Textile Tour
Antigua Textile Tour, Guatemala
In the morning, you take a guided tour around Antigua, with the focus on learning about the complex Guatemalan and Mayan textiles and folk art. The tour will lead you to markets, museums and specialized shops so that you can hear about the history and techniques surrounding the textiles and folk art as well as the differences in color, styles and symbolism from each region of Guatemala.
In the afternoon, your vehicle will meet you to take you out of the city to the surrounding villages of San Antonio Aguas Calientes and Santa Maria, where you will meet local families and weavers to learn about the textiles and traditions of their villages.
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These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
Stroll through the beautiful cobbled streets of Antigua and visit the city's highlights, including the Church of St. Francis, the Central Plaza, the San Jose Cathedral and the Church of La Mercedes.
This is a great way to explore Guatemala and see how the local people live. You visit tranquil villages and churches, coffee plantations and come into contact with the local Mayans.
This morning you will be met at your hotel by a local NGO rep and driven by local 'chicken' bus to Ciudad Vieja.
Travel through the stunning scenery of the highlands passing local communities farming their land using traditional methods, for about an hour, before reaching San Juan Comalapa.
Hike up the smoldering cone of the active Pacaya volcano to see small eruptions and glowing hot lava flows, all framed by magnificent views of the surrounding landscape and imposing, distant peaks of neighboring volcanoes.
Visit coffee farmers in the lush plantations surrounding Antigua and see how the families pick, pulp, ferment and roast the fresh beans to produce some of the finest coffee in Guatemala. Your visit will also help support a local charity working to improve the lives and pay of the farming families.
This is the perfect tour for any foodies with a flair for local flavor and an adventurous attitude towards cuisine!