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TRAVEL SCHEDULE GUIDE
This itinerary may change as needed to enjoy the most.
October 30. We pick you from La Aurora International Airport before we travel to our hotel at the UNESCO World Heritage town Antigua. Enjoy your time to get settled in before we enjoy dinner, talk about plans and a get a quick look around town. It's easiest on you to come in the night before and stay at our recommended hotel close to the airport.
We stay in Colonial Antigua for three days. It's a town layered with cathedrals, cobblestone streets and locals preparing for "All Saints' Day". We'll ride an open air cart up a hill for an exceptional vista of Volcán de Fuego (Fire Volcano).
November 1. A photography feast for your eyes, the colorful Mayan Kites Ceremony on "All Saints' Day" will send your color compass off the charts. You'll revel in the opportunities to photograph the kites, the people and the festive food served right alongside the graveyard. The food is also delicious for eating!
November 2 . We leave Antigua early to sojourn in the magnificent Mayan highlands the morning after the festival. We may stop for opportunities for photos along the way.
We arrive at our hotel on the lake by boat. Our hotel is simply wonderful and owned by a loving Mayan family. Explore the streets and lake or take a break in a hammock today.
We'll prepare for our photo assignment A Day in the Life for which we will be shooting for one of our favorite non-profit groups in the highlands.
November 4. Continue our stay in Lake Atitlán is a mix of ancient and modern Guatemala. Dappled with fishermen in dugout canoes, kayaks, motorboats and gringos you'll have stories to show from this. Options include canoeing across the lake, climbing a volcano or taking a casual walk with your camera around town.
November 5. Savor and learn about the local Mayan culture today with some women weaving cooperatives and local painters. We'll visit a nearby village San Juan de Laguna by boat and return the same day. The Mayan women will show you how they color their threads with natural dyes and how they do back strap weavings. There are local painters and a small church in the village. You'll like the laid back culture of the Mayan people.
November 6. Take the opportunity to photograph around San Pedro old town today. The friendly culture of the Mayan people is addicting. There's never enough time in the lake highlands and there's so much to photograph.
November 7. Another fun boat ride before we head back to gorgeous Antigua. We'll spend a little time on the other side of the lake before heading back to Antigua. Our final night we enjoy the finale show-and-tell in our hotel and an evening dinner together.
November 8 Enjoy the morning in Antigua before your flight back home. Those who want can shoot sunrise around town. Talk to us before booking your flights.