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Mayan Chichicastenango

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 807

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$ 807

Itinerary

Day 1

Guatemala City to Chichicastenango

Duration2 Hours

Mayan Inn

This hotel, just off the central plaza behind El Calvario, is a local institution. It's perfectly located and very friendly. Rooms are divided among two facing buildings, and come with two twin beds. The best standard rooms are nos. 12, 14, and 15, while no. 11, a second-floor suite, has great views, tons of space, and two double beds. Each building has a garden courtyard, and Maya glyphs are painted on the walls, mixing somewhat clumsily at times with the colonial-era decor.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mayan Inn

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    Mayan Inn



    This hotel, just off the central plaza behind El Calvario, is a local institution. It's perfectly located and very friendly. Rooms are divided among two facing buildings, and come with two twin beds. The best standard rooms are nos. 12, 14, and 15, while no. ...

    This hotel, just off the central plaza behind El Calvario, is a local institution. It's perfectly located and very friendly. Rooms are divided among two facing buildings, and come with two twin beds. The best standard rooms are nos. 12, 14, and 15, while no. 11, a second-floor suite, has great views, tons of space, and two double beds. Each building has a garden courtyard, and Maya glyphs are painted on the walls, mixing somewhat clumsily at times with the colonial-era decor.

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    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Chichi Market Day Trip ex. Mayan Inn

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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17 Dec 2017
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