Guatemala: Ancient Traditions and Icons of the Maya

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2018 Departures: Apr & Nov
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • Central America, Guatemala
  • 10 days, from AU$6,950
  • 6,950pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

Small and compact, the charming Central American country of Guatemala is a stunning
blend of ancient Maya traditions, colonial influences and modern practices. Its topography
and ecosystems are diverse, with volcanoes, virgin rainforest and highland lakes home to an incredible array of birds and wildlife and it boasts some of the world’s most important ancient Maya ruins, colourful markets and a vibrant art and craft tradition. Throughout the journey sample free trade coffee, typical street food as well as the flavoursome traditional cuisine and come home amazed by all it has to offer.

• An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests

• Behind-the-scenes tour with curator of Ixchel Museum of Textiles

• Learn about age-old Mayan customs and traditions in the highlands

• Explore local markets and observe daily life.

• Witness Shaman rituals

• Visit a local textile cooperative

• Famous Mayan archaeology sites of Iximiche, Tikal and Yaxha

• Sundowners at the edge of Lake Yaxhá 

• Antigua’s colonial past and its cosmopolitan
  present.

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