Semana Santa - Easter in Guatemala

10 days,Antigua to Antigua

Visit local indigenous villages, barter at the bustling local markets, catch the stunning volcano views over peaceful Lake Atitlán, watch the Holy Week processions and elaborate colourful carpets laid out in the streets in Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala's most beautiful colonial city, is famous for its celebrations, and this unique 10-day adventure ensures you're there for Semana Santa—one of the most vibrant and colourful celebrations in all of Central America. Line the parade route along cobblestoned streets decorated in flower petals and take in religious processions on Good Friday. Search for cultural treasures at the famous Chichicastenango market and meet local Mayan villagers amidst the volcanic scenery of Lake Atitlán. See for yourself how timing is everything as you discover the splendour of Guatemala.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. Observing the religious processions on Good Friday. (Antigua). Cultural walking tour of Antigua. Chichicastenango market visit. Boat ride around Lake Atitlán to visit several indigenous villages. Participate in building one of the elaborate and colourful carpets on the streets on Antigua. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 9 breakfasts. (Allow USD190-280 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (9 nts).
  • Private van, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10.

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Day 1 Antigua

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2-4 Lake Atitlán/Jaibalito (3B)

Travel to Lake Atitlán and catch a boat to the small town of Jaibalito, the base for the next three nights. From here, explore indigenous villages on the lake as they prepare for the Holy Week processions. Visit the vibrant Chichicastenango market.

Day 5-9 Antigua (5B)

Travel back across the lake and transfer to Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a historic walking tour with a local expert, assist in building one of the elaborate carpets made of flowers and sawdust that line Antigua's streets. Over the five days here, enjoy the many parades and ceremonies, not just watching, but becoming part of the celebrations. Options include volcano treks, salsa dancing lessons, touring a coffee farm or relaxing with a massage.

Day 10 Antigua (1B)

Depart at any time.

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