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Monday, 28 August 2017 03:39

Horseback Riding Half Day

We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am and drive to the town of Salcaja. From there you saddle up and ride for 3 hours along rural roads and trails through picturesque farms, villages and forests. Professional guides and experienced horses. There are trails for all levels of experience.

Bring: Comfortable clothes, camera
Includes: roundtrip private transportation, horse, and guide.

 Price: $.35.00 p.p

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Birdwatching Tours

Guatemala is a world class birdwatching destination with more than 700 species of birds. We offer of variety of birdwatching tours including Finca Patrocinio (http://www.reservapatrocinio.com), the Laguna de Chicabal, and the Refugio del Quetzal in San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta in San Marcos. We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 5am. Bring: sunscreen, camera, binoculars, insect repellent, water Includes: private roundtrip transportation, local guides, and entrance fees. Can be combined with other destinations such as Takalik Abaj ruins, or the Fuentes Georginas hotsprings, both excellent birding spots as well.

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Monday, 28 August 2017 03:39

Walking Tour Historic Center of Xela

We meet you at your hotel or host family at 8am or 2pm and do a walking tour through the historic center of Xela.  The tour lasts approximately 3 hours, and we visit the Central Park, and surrounding buildings, the Cathedral, the Municipal palace, the Municipal theater, the cemetery and other important parks, buildings, and museums.

Bring: comfortable shoes, camera
Includes: Bilingual guide, entrance fees.

 Price: 2 people 20$USD per person

3+people 15$USDper person

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We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am and drive towards the pacific coast for one ½ hours.  We visit the worker owned organic coffee and macadamia collective Nueva Allianza.  We have a guided tour through the coffee and macadamia nut plantations, visit the19th Century processing facilities, purified water plant, bio-diesel plant, and learn about organic and shade grown coffee production and the workers struggle for their land.  We have lunch at the cooperative before returning to Xela by 5pm.

Bring: camera, sunscreen, insect repellent.
Includes: private roundtrip transportation, guides, entrance fees and lunch.
* It is also possible to spend the night at the farm in the restored former owners house in a beautiful peaceful setting.  The next day hike to rainforest waterfalls and swimming hole.  (4 meals included) Cost …………100$USD per person 

 Price: Day trip 2 people 60$USD per person

3+people 45$USD per person

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Monday, 28 August 2017 03:39

Santa Anita Organic Coffee Tour

An excellent educational community tourism day trip.  We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am and drive towards the pacific coast for one ½ hours.  We visit the Santa Anita plantation, which is a collective of 35 families who were members of the guerilla movement during Guatemala´s civil war.  Now they grow organic fair-trade coffee .  We have a guided tour through the plantations with an explanation of the production and harvest techniques as well as a visit to a tropical waterfall, and the coffee processing and roasting facilities.  Afterwards we have lunch at the cooperative before returning back to Xela by 3pm.

Also possible in the afternoon without lunch. 

Bring: camera, sunscreen, insect repellent.
Includes: private roundtrip transportation, guides, entrance fees and lunch.

Price: 2 people  45$ USD per person

3+people 35$USD per person

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Monday, 28 August 2017 03:38

Momostenango Half Day Tour

We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am and drive to the traditional town of Momostenango.  There we visit Los Riscos, an interesting geological formation and the Church and market in the town center (Sunday is the main market day) Then we visit a local K´iche family who weave woolen blankets and rugs in the traditional Momostenango style.  They explain how the wool is turned into yarn and woven and dyed using all natural dyes from different local sources.  On the way back to Xela, we stop by Salcaja to visit the oldest church in Central America built in 1524.  We also visit a local family who weave traditional Jaspe style cloth on treadle looms and make Caldo de Fruta a traditional fruit liquor.

Bring: camera
Includes: private roundtrip transportation, guide, and entrance fees.

 Price: $.25.00 p.p

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Monday, 28 August 2017 03:38

Chichicastenango Market

We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 7am and drive to Chichicastenango, 2 ½ hours away, which has the most famous handicraft market in the country.  This is the best place to buy local textiles, jewelry, carvings etc. There is also a mayan ceremonial site  Pascual Abaj a short walk from the plaza and the famous Santo Tomas Church , and a small museum with Pre-Colombian and colonial artifacts. Return to Xela or get connecting transport to Antigua or Panajachel.

Bring: camera
Includes: private roundtrip transportation

(Thursday and Sunday morning only)

Price: $.25.00 p.p

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We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am and drive to San Fransisco El Alto which has the largest indigenous market in Central America every Friday.  This is an authentic market visited by few tourists with food, vegetables, tools, weavings, and live animals for sale.  You have two hours to explore the market.  On the way back to Xela we stop in San Andres Xecul to see their famous yellow church, and colorful shrine to San Simon. Next we travel to Salcaja to visit the oldest church in Central America built in 1524.  

We also visit a local family who weave traditional Jaspe style cloth on treadle looms and make Caldo de Fruta a traditional fruit liquor.
Bring: camera
Includes: private roundtrip transportation, guide, and entrance fees.

Price: $.20.00 p.p

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Colonial churches half day tour

We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am or 2pm and drive to the town of San Cristobal where we see a 17th century church and monastery with beautifully restored alters and statues.  We continue on to San Andres Xecul to see their famous yellow church, and colorful shrine to San Simon.

Next we travel to Salcaja to visit the oldest church in Central America built in 1524. 

We also visit a local family who weave traditional Jaspe style cloth on treadle looms and make Caldo de Fruta a traditional fruit liquor.
Bring: camera
Includes: private roundtrip transportation, guide, and entrance fees.

 Price: $.20.00 p.p

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We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am or 2pm and drive to the traditional vegetable growing town of Almolonga where we visit the Catholic Church and vegetable market (Wednesday and Saturday main market days)  From there we travel to the picturesque town of Zunil where we visit the market (Monday main market day) a weaving cooperative, the majestic 16th  century Catholic church,  and San Simon (a colorful local Saint worshipped in Zunil)  Next we drive up a picturesque mountain road to the Fuentes Georginas Hotsprings.  After an hour and a half at the hotsprings, we travel to the Copavic glassblowing cooperative in Cantel.  There we walk onto the production floor (in the mornings only) and see how glass is made from recycled bottles and visit the gift shop.  From the cooperative we return to Xela.

Bring: Bathing suit, jacket, towel, camera
Includes: private roundtrip transportation, guide, and entrance fees.
We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 8am or 2pm and drive to the traditional vegetable growing town of Almolonga where we visit the Catholic Church and vegetable market (Wednesday and Saturday main market days)  From there we travel to the picturesque town of Zunil where we visit the market (Monday main market day) a weaving cooperative, the majestic 16th  century Catholic church,  and San Simon (a colorful local Saint worshipped in Zunil)  Next we drive up a picturesque mountain road to the Fuentes Georginas Hotsprings.  After an hour and a half at the hotsprings, we travel to the Copavic glassblowing cooperative in Cantel.  There we walk onto the production floor (in the mornings only) and see how glass is made from recycled bottles and visit the gift shop.  From the cooperative we return to Xela.
Bring: Bathing suit, jacket, towel, camera
Includes: private roundtrip transportation, guide, and entrance fees.

 Price: $.20.00 p.p

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