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Guatemala tour

Textile Travels August 2018 Itinerary

Aug 2(Th)

Arrive at Guatemala City Airport. Private van to Antigua. Briefing in the evening, dinner together.
Posada San Sebastián

3 (Fri)

Those with energy - walk up to the Cross. Breakfast in Antigua, then off to San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

Homemade lunch of traditional cooking and weaving lesson with Lidia in the Mayan village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes.
Posada San Sebastián

4 (Sat)

Casa de Arte lecture in the morning
Lunch together
Afternoon second day of weaving lesson OR embroidery with Claribel Posada San Sebastián

5 (Sun)

Chichicastenango market in the morning. Have lunch there, then drive to Panajachel. From there, private boat to San Juan la Laguna. Mid-afternoon arrival at San Juan la Laguna.

6 (Mon)

Optional: Early morning birding or hiking
Morning workshop with Francisca: Natural dyes
Afternoon workshop: new natural dye ideas - shibori, printing, batik, depending on what participants want.

7 (Tues)

Morning workshops with Francisca: varied options (ikat, more natural dyes, backstrap)
Optional: a boat ride trip to Panajachel for a used textile market.
Afternoon workshops: TBD, depending on interests


8 (Wed) OPTI ONA ENDS in Antigu a

Visit Santiago Atitlán on the way back to Antigua
Options of interest, to decide as a group:
Maximón / Camarón’s ikat studio / Relax poolside
Lunch at Posada de Santiago (leave Santiago by 12:30)
Visit across the lake San Antonio Palopó, visit a local ceramic cooperative.

From there, go back to Antigua by car. Posada San Sebastián, Antigua

9 (Th) OPTI ON B CONT INUE S from Antigu a

From Antigua to Tactic (market day), leaving at 4am. Lunch at Tac Tic cooperative
Hotel La Posada,Cobán

10 (Fri )

Semuc Champey in the morning, sandwiches at the pools for lunch. Afternoon off, relax
Hotel La Posada, Cobán

11 (Sat)

Chamelco - meeting weavers Hotel La Posada, Cobán

12 (Sun)

Breakfast at Eco Lodge, hopefully see some quetzales. Drive back to Antigua.
Posada San Sebastián, Antigua

13 (Mon)

Sad to see you leave! Private transport to airport.

*Special one-hour textile lecture at Casa de Arte in Antigua time TBA

Mari’s number in Guatemala: 502-5328-3576 Aiko’s number in Guatemala: 502-5961-0978

Updated April 25th, 2018