7-day Craftours land tour in
Guatemala
February 2 - 8, 2020


Package Price:
$989.00

(per person, based on double occupancy)

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
  • Professional Craftours tour escort the entire time.
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Antigua, Lake Atitlan and Guatemala City.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily.
  • Hands-on embroidery workshop with a master artisan.
  • Visit the studio of a master loom weaver.
  • Scenic boat ride on the beautiful Lake Atíitlán.
  • A leisurely walking tour of the old city of Antígua.
  • Watch a demonstration on back-strap weaving by one of the local ladies.
  • An optional tour to a family owned coffee grower including local family-style cuisine. ($65.00)
  • An optional cooking class with a local professional chef. ($89.00)
  • No discounts can be applied to this tour.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance highly recommended.
  • Enjoy shopping in an arts and crafts market.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and commemorative gift.

GUATEMALA HIGHLIGHTS:

Antigua, Guatamala Play Movie
Antigua is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Antigua is a growing tourist destination in Guatemala as it is close to Guatemala City but is much calmer. It is possible to take buses from Antigua to many parts of Guatemala, Many of the main areas to visit include: Monterrico beach, Atitlan Lake, Coban, Lanquín, or Tikal. Antigua is also known for its chocolate makers.
Lake Atitlán
Lake Atitlán is the deepest lake in Central America with a maximum depth of about 340 metres (1,120 ft). Atitlán is technically an endorheic lake, feeding into two nearby rivers rather than draining into the ocean. It is shaped by deep surrounding escarpments and three volcanoes on its southern flank. The lake basin is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed by an eruption 84,000 years ago.

Lake Atitlán is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and is Guatemala's most important national and international tourist attraction. The lake is surrounded by many villages in which Maya culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn.


TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST GUATEMALA TRIPS:

Kathie Vaughn, Carmichael, California - "I loved Guatemala - the beautiful country, the bold bright colors, and the welcoming and gracious people. The settings and accommodations in Lake Atitlan and Antigua were amazing. The villages we visited provided a view of traditional customs and the crafts we learned are still being practiced today. What a privilege to experience this rich and colorful country and its people!"
Kathy Heydorn, Willoughby, Ohio - "What a fantastic tour. I loved meeting the Guatemalan people and getting to see where they lived and even having a home-cooked meal at their home. The crafting was wonderful and I was able to try some new things such as pine-needle basket weaving. It was a unique experience. As usual, Craftours made sure we stayed in superb accommodations. This was a trip of a lifetime for me."
Merry Smith, Mashpee, Massachusetts - "Fantastic full of fun, laughter and great crafts"
Ann McDevitt, Burlington, MA - "This is my sixth tour with Craftours. It was wonderful."
Helen Fox, Blackburn, Victoria - "Loved going to the local markets... meeting the local people and bargaining. Language was no issue when buying and selling... calculators are a great communication tool! We saw or participated in many special moments... Riding horses up the mountain, riding the chicken bus or just eating local food."
Marilyn Nance, Chicago, IL - "I had a wonderful time! Guatemala is beautiful and interesting. Our accommodations were top rate; transportation was comfortable and safe. Pam Holland is a terrific tour leader, kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable."
David Whittick, Monterey, CA - "Wonderful experience with fabric artist Pam Holland. Fun days learning photo composition with her artistic eye; seeing beautiful textile colors, people, markets & people of Antigua & Lake Atitlan."
Marsha Mowery , Fort Collins, CO- "I am so happy I decided to go to Guatemala. Craftours does such a wonderful job to make travel a joyful experience."
Zoe Enright , Cincinnati, OH- "I was expecting to see some colorful costumes, some handicrafts, some architecture. I got there and it was WAY beyond expectation. The colorful costumes were everywhere as normal dress. Weavers around every corner, and so many beautiful colonial buildings. Our guide showed us even more than the itinerary and gave us insights into history and culture. This may have been my best trip ever."
Susan Kesler Simpson , Danville, PA- "Fantastically organized and one of the best travel trips I’ve been on. Everything that you said and more. Carols, the local guide, was exceptional. I would highly recommend this trip for textile lovers. It was just wonderful"
Grace Brouillette , Banning, CA- "The trip was wonderful. Both hotels were great. The trip to have lunch with the family who had the coffee plantation really let us see the real people. Carlos was very knowledgeable and kind and watched over us. All cee was always prepared and patient. The free time versus planned time was perfect. Also enjoyed the small group experience"