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TRAVEL SCHEDULE GUIDE
This itinerary may change as needed to enjoy the most.
April 12, 2019 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. If you would like to come the night before and stay at our recommended hotel close to the airport drop us a line.
Our first big shoot together we’ll plan on capturing the essence of Palm Sunday in Antigua. It’s a scene from 2,000 years ago.
We stay in Colonial Antigua for three days. It's a town layered with cathedrals, cobblestone streets and locals excited about the month.We'll ride an open air cart up a hill for an exceptional vista of Volcán de Fuego (Fire Volcano) and photograph the making of massive colorful carpets of flowers.
The Agenda in General
We leave Antigua early morning 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s Included/Not Included
An accomplished photography leader
10 Days in Guatemala
Pick up at Guatemala City Airport
Full Accommodation at locally owned lovely hotels
Ground Transport within tour dates
Four Breakfasts and one Guatemalan lunch
All guide fees
Professional Photography instruction by Sherrlyn Borkgren
Lunch, dinner, snacks, optional canoeing, volcano climb, birdwatching excursion, boats or water experiences (food is cheap in Guatemala)