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Semana Santa - Easter in Guatemala

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.

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Whats Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Antigua Cultural Walking Tour, Antigua. 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
  • Comfort hotels (9 nts).
  • Private van, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • 15

Countries Visited

  • Guatemala

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

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Days : 10

Price : From AED 5,916*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Comfort

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 2 - Light

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 Guatemala City/Antigua
Day 2 Antigua/Jaibalito (1B)
Day 3 Jaibalito (1B)
Day 4 Jaibalito (1B)
Day 5 Jaibalito/Antigua (1B)
Day 6 Antigua (1B)
Days 7-9 Antigua
Day 10 Antigua (1B)

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

About Accommodation

Local Dress

In the heavily indigenous populated areas it is recommended to wear conservative clothing and avoid wearing shorts.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Check List

- USD cash - Credit and/or debit card (see spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and trip details • Passport (with photocopies) • Travel insurance (with photocopies) • Airline tickets (with photocopies) • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required • Camera and film • Reading/writing material • Binoculars • Cover for backpacks • Pocketknife • Money belt • Hand sanitizers/ antibacterial wipes • Fleece top/sweater • Windproof rain jacket • Small travel towel and swim wear • 4 shirts/t-shirts • Sun hat • 2 pair of shorts • 2 pairs of long trousers • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes • Sport sandals - very useful! • Bathing suit • Sunblock • Sunglasses • Toiletries (biodegradable) • Watch or alarm clock • Water bottle • Flashlight • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, motion sickness tablets if need, DEET bug repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). • You may also wish to bring a Spanish – English phrase book or dictionary

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights