PROGRAM 

Volcanoes and Textiles from Guatemala 

 
 
Behind the Hill_Travel_arrival Guatemala City

Day 1 - Friday Oct. 27

 

GUATEMALA CITY

Travel to La Aurora International Airport

Welcome cocktail + dinner

Behind the Hill_Visit_Antigua Guatemala

DAY 2 - Saturday Oct. 28 

ANTIGUA GUATEMALA

Historical guided tour of the colonial city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Craft markets

Visit of the Textile Museum

Free Time

 

Behind the Hill_Travel_Pacaya tour

Day 3 - Sunday Oct. 29

PACAYA VOLCANO

Guided volcano excursion - hike on one of the most active volcano in Guatemala 

Moonlike landscapes

3-4 hours hike

medium level skills

Behind the Hill_Travel_indigenous villages and weaving

Day 4 - Monday Oct. 30

ANTIGUA GUATEMALA

Visit of a macadamia nut farm

3-hour guided visit of the small indigenous villages around Antigua

Free time

Behind the Hill_Travel_Lake Atitlan

Day 5 - Tuesday Oct. 31

LAKE ATITLAN

Boat ride on the lake heading to the hotel

Check-in at ANZAN wellness retreat

Beach, canoe

Welcome cocktail and dinner

Behind the Hill_Travel_Meet the artisans

Day 6 - Wednesday Nov. 1

LAKE ATITLAN

Meeting with the artisan of the Cojolya Association

Weaving class with Cojolya

Visit of the village for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Behind the Hill_Travel_Guatemala day of the dead

Day 7 - Thursday Nov. 2

LAKE ATITLAN

Yoga

Day of the Dead festivities

Free Time

Behind the Hill_Travel_Guatemala_Fair trade

Day 8 - Friday Nov. 3

LAKE ATITLAN

Visit of the Eco-Libri Foundation - visit of the village and the cooperative.

Demonstration of back strap weaving and natural dyes

Lunch prepared by the women from San Juan

Mayan Ceremony

Farewell party 

Behind the Hill_Travel_Coconut

Date 9 - Saturday Nov. 4

GUATEMALA AIRPORT

Check-out early morning

3 hour trip to Guatemala City airport in a private van