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Mayan Chichicastenango

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 855

Spend some time exploring Mayan Chichicastenango, a small, stucco-white town about 2 hours drive from Antigua. It is home to the most colourful native markets in Central America.


As an extension to your Guatemala adventure or a short getaway on its own, this 3 day stop takes you to one of Central America’s most historic and colourful cities. Spend a day roaming Chichicastenango Market, renowned for its beautiful Mayan textiles. Surrounded by mountains over 2 kilometres above sea level, hunting for bargains has never looked more spectacular.

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 855

Itinerary

Day 1

Guatemala City to Chichicastenango

Duration2 Hours

Santo Tomas Hotel

Santo Tomas Hotel has the best location - just 2 blocks from the central plaza and market - and is easily the top choice in Chichicastenango. The colonial-era mansion has expanded to a sprawling operation, but still maintains its style and ambience. Several large interior courtyards, common verandas, garden fountains, and assorted nooks tie the whole thing together. The rooms are all fairly large and are outfitted with two queen-size beds, wood furnishings, and a fireplace. There's a large terrace with a pool and separate Jacuzzi, and a gym with steam bath and sauna. The restaurant and bar are both stately and popular. There's a fabulous panoramic view of all of Chichi from the hotel's rooftop terrace.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Santo Tomas Hotel

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    Santo Tomas Hotel



    Santo Tomas Hotel has the best location - just 2 blocks from the central plaza and market - and is easily the top choice in Chichicastenango. The colonial-era mansion has expanded to a sprawling operation, but still maintains its style and ambience. Several large interior ...

    Santo Tomas Hotel has the best location - just 2 blocks from the central plaza and market - and is easily the top choice in Chichicastenango. The colonial-era mansion has expanded to a sprawling operation, but still maintains its style and ambience. Several large interior courtyards, common verandas, garden fountains, and assorted nooks tie the whole thing together. The rooms are all fairly large and are outfitted with two queen-size beds, wood furnishings, and a fireplace. There's a large terrace with a pool and separate Jacuzzi, and a gym with steam bath and sauna. The restaurant and bar are both stately and popular. There's a fabulous panoramic view of all of Chichi from the hotel's rooftop terrace.

    Facilities

    • Gym/ Fitness centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Chichi Market Day Trip ex. Santo Tomas

After breakfast you will be met by your guide who will give you a brief overview of the history of the market. You are then "let loose" to shop till you drop. An amazing centre of colours, smells and diversity of locals and shoppers, hours can be spent just taking photos. Be sure to visit the fruit and vegetable market and have a coffee from one of the balcony cafes where great view points are on offer for people watching and photography! At a set time, you will meet with your guide for short walking tour of the historic sites of the town.

Vendors begin setting up portable booths in the main plaza and adjacent streets of "Chichi" the night before and set-up continues in the early daylight hours. Outstanding items offered are textiles, particularly the women's blouses. The manufacture of masks, used by dancers in traditional dances has also made this city famous for woodcarving. Much of what is sold is of good quality, but there are also products in Chichi's many factories for the not-so-discerning foreign companies.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

Chichicastenango to Guatemala City

Duration2 Hours

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DEPARTURE:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

2 nights accommodation, transfers, market tour, and meals as indicated.

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25 Sep 2018
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