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Nov 20, 2019
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  • 7 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Explore the fascinating city of Antigua Guatemala during Holy Week festivity and have the unique experience of participate in the elaboration of one Holy Week “Alfombra” or Carpet, in this colonial departing from Guatemala City. Learn about colonial architecture, history and enjoy while seeing some of the processions passing through the Carpets made of dyed sawdust.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - La Antigua Guatemala
Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

5:30 AM

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What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
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Pass By: Ciudad de Guatemala

Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala is unique festivity in Guatemala represents the commemoration of the passion and death of Christ through the processions carried out by the fraternities of the parishes of the city during this sacred period. Surrounded by history, culture and unique architecture, enjoy with us an amazing tour in Antigua Guatemala.
You will be pick up early in the morning in your Guatemala City Hotel.

Stop At: La Antigua Guatemala

Transfer to Antigua Guatemala to begin a soft walking tour at the colonial city surrounded by the Holy Week colors and festivities

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: La Antigua Guatemala

Antigua is renowned for its elaborate and colorful festivities during Holy Week. On Holy Friday, residents begin laying down painstakingly detailed street "carpets" of flowers, pine needles and dyed sawdust. Each design is unique and fleeting, as the carpet disappears as soon as a procession passes through.
During our walking through Antigua we will visit the Central Park, located at the heart of the city, surrounded by important buildings with their colonial architecture, such as the Palace of the Generals Captain, the City Hall, and the San José Cathedral which has an elaborate baroque facade, typical of antique churches. We also find here the beautiful “Las Sirenas” fountain or Mermaids fountain.
We will appreciate too the Arch of Santa Catalina. This institution was established in 1609, and the nuns in this temple and convent were cloistered.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: La Antigua Guatemala

We will have time to recover energy and enjoy a delicious breakfast

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: La Antigua Guatemala

Continue our experience we will have the opportunity to be involved in the elaboration of one “alfombra” or carpet created from colored sawdust and flowers that can be appreciated just during the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. Also, we will be observing and admiring many more gorgeous dyed sawdust made carpets.
At some point of our walking, we will have the opportunity to appreciate for a while the processions begin, slowly moving the heavy, palm-decorated "Anda" (special float) of Christ along the streets in a sombre re-enactment of his crucifixion. An honor passed down from generation to generation, the men involved in the processions, known as "Cucuruchos", wear purple cloaks (symbolizing mourning) and hold burning incense as they walk. We will have time to take photographs of the moment.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ciudad de Guatemala

At the end of our walking we will be transfer back to Guatemala City.

Duration: 1 hour

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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