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TRAVEL SCHEDULE GUIDE
This itinerary may change as needed to enjoy the most. We have most meals together and have time to learn the history and culture of this land.
October 30, 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 will be on the streets in Antigua to get warmed up before All Saints’ Day Celebration. We’ll be going to a nearby village to photograph.
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 from the rooftops.
Day 1- Airport pickup and arrive to Antigua. Time to settle in before our first meeting. Then dinner together at a local restaurant. Talk about equipment and cover of basic camera equipment questions.
Day 2. Early morning to photograph at sunrise on the cobblestone streets. Breakfast back at the hotel (included) Today we’ll have a slow walk to an ancient ruin to explore at Santo Domingo then we’ll ride up to the top of a hill for photos overlooking the town. Sherrlyn will be available to help with your cameras and shooting. One-hour show of favorite five- ten photos and edit.
Dinner at 7 p.m.
Day 3. Breakfast and shooting around Antigua at a nearby church. We head to All Saints’ Day celebration at 10 A.M for an all day shoot. The main attractions begin after 3 p.m. when the winds come up. We’ll be back in time for dinner and to edit photos together
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. Then we hop on a boat to take us to our hotel on the other side of the lake
Our hotel is simply wonderful and owned by a loving Mayan family. We’ll go to lunch at a favorite restaurant in town that features vegetable coconut soup and other delicious options. Each person will get a photo assignment today.
Day 5-We’ll boat to a nearby town of Mayan Sunday market and the famous Santiago church. Buy a coconut or papaya to enjoy later. Dappled with fishermen in dugout canoes, kayaks, motorboats and gringos you'll have stories to show from this experience. Options at the lake include canoeing across the lake, climbing a volcano or taking a casual walk with your camera around town.
We travel by boat to a town filled with painters and weaving cooperatives. This is a great place to buy souvenirs or to photograph artists.
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.
Day 7- We head back by boat to the first side of the lake Before heading back to Antigua we’ll visit a nearby village that is repainting their town in weaving designs. 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
9 Days in Guatemala
Pick up at Guatemala City Airport and Return to Guatemala City
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
Meals except those included above, snacks, optional canoeing, volcano climb, birdwatching excursion or village boats (by the way food is very inexpensive in Guatemala)