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Mayan Art & Weaving Tour and Workshop

Mayan Art & Weaving
This seven-day tour includes visits to tourist sites at Antigua, Tecpan/Iximche, and Lake Atitlan along with a three-day "hands-on" workshop at Lake Atitlan.  Two workshop options are offered, both of which tap the talents of accomplished native painters and weavers in San Juan La Laguna at Lake Atitlan and allow participants to learn the techniques of these artists and artisans as well as undertake projects under their tutelage.  Mayan oil painting is a relatively new genre of art that has been lauded by UNESCO as an important contemporary expression of Highlands Mayan culture. Mayan weaving is a much older expression of this culture, steeped in centuries of practice unchanged by time.

What is Included
The basic package includes al in-country transportation (including airport pick-up), lodging & guided tours, entry tickets, and most meals.  Lodging at Lake Atitlan is at Los Encuentros Posada y Centro Cultural and eco-hotel Uxlabil - modern inns with tourist amenities. Two travel supplements are offered which allow participants to experience other premier tourist destinations in Guatemala.  These are overnight visits to either Antigua, the historic Spanish colonial capitol of Central America, or Tikal, the most important of the Mayan ruins of Meso-America.  These are scheduled at the end of the basic tour/workshop.  Another option is a week of immersion language study in Panajachel prior to the start of the basic tour.  These options are priced separately.