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Mayan World Photo Safari

Richard Morgan of Adventures in Education will lead you to the most memorable and photographic sites of the Guatemalan Highlands, from the ruins of the ancient Mayan capitol of Iximche to the villages of the modern-day Maya on the shores of the volcano-rimmed Lake Atitlan.

 

At Panajachel, you will stay in comfortable bed & breakfast lodging, enjoy access to an eclectic variety of restaurants and meeting spots, and visit the lakeside communities of the Kaqchickel and Tz'utujil Maya. We will visit various Mayan cultural activities in these towns to include the work areas of artists, artisans, and herbalists. We will traverse the scenic high ground around the Lake’s rim and, if your fitness level permits, include a climb of volcano San Pedro. A side trip will take you to Chichicastenango, the site of the largest indigenous artisan market in Central America where pre-Columbian religion is mixed with Catholicism and practiced on a primitive hilltop on the town's outskirts. Here we will visit the unique Spanish-colonial church of Sto. Tomas and a hill-top Mayan ceremonial center to witness authentic rituals.

Basic Safari - 7 days

Mayan Ruins Supplement - 19 days

An overnight trip will take you to Antigua, the 16th century capital of Central America and a treasure chest of Spanish colonial architecture. You will spend a weekend in Tikal. In Mayan Ruins Supplement, visits to the ancient Mayan ruins of Quirigua and Coban, Honduras, are included. Prices include all lodging (double occupancy), breakfasts, in-country transportation, guided tours, and "survival" Spanish language classes.

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