Discover Mayan Guatemala Easter Week April 12-22, 2019
FOR YEARS AND YEARS
Step across the threshold into the ancient Mayan culture
Photograph. Goodwill. Friendships
Become truly alive.
This April we’ll be in Antigua, the ancient colonial town dating from the 1500’s to photograph and celebrate Semana Santa, (Easter Week). It is the most incredible inspiring holy celebration in the Americas. Antigua converts into a holy site of religious floats donned by men in purple robes and children bearing pots of smoking frankincense. The cobblestone streets become laden with designer carpets of flowers, vegetables and colored sawdust. We’ll walk alongside the floats (andas) that weigh from 400 -7,000 pounds. They men and women carry the ornately hand-designed saints, the Christ and the Virgin Mary across the flowered streets. Some of these replicas are as ancient as the city itself and date back to the 16th century. We reserve early so if you are even thinking of coming send an email or call with your questions and I’ll get right back to you.
But that’s not all.
We can’t miss the place which Aldous Huxley described as the “most beautiful lake in the world”, Lake Atitlán. We’ll visit an indigenous Mayan celebration of Easter at 9,000 feet and we’ll photograph a night ceremony solely lit by candles. What better way to learn to be better than in the field with a professional.
We photograph and spread kindness.
Our Photo Trip Vacations offer a casual structure of hands-on-learning, discussions and inspiration without tedious classroom lectures.
Who Should Come? Those who are flexible minded and curious.
Prerequisite? Spontaneity and a cooperative heart
We align ourselves with lovely local hotels and Guatemalan people to support the environment and the communities that we visit. You'll fall in love with the hotels from that which provides mountain views to waking up to the waves of the lake smacking the shoreline.
Price- $2800 for 10 days and 9 nights only $150 for your private room.
On this trip breakfast in Antigua is included. Food is inexpensive so plan to feast.
You'll learn how to create travel and storytelling photography that is beyond the ordinary. Each day we embark on an excursion to beautifully dramatic locations to photograph against unique backdrops of the indigenous Mayan culture and landscapes. There are 21 Mayan languages and in the lake area there are 400 species of birds).We are adding a fascinating day of bird-watching option this Guatemala trip.
Imagine hanging out with people from an ancient Mayan culture, photographing landscapes, people and have the option to hike up a mountain overlooking the lake. You’ll waking up to the gentle waves of a volcanic lake. You'll become a better photographer, storyteller and your own life will be forever touched by those we meet.