Comalapa's Mayan Arts & Crafts from Antigua

Tour Number

Activity Level

805784


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be supervised by parents and holding an adult's hand specially when walking along the main street

Friendly: Yes.
There might be a moderate slope where we'll begin the tour but from here road is paved and flat. Note that sidewalks are very narrow so you'll have to go in the street but it will be ok

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Let's explore this art paradise together!


Comalapa is a peaceful and beautiful Maya-Kaqchikel village, just 1 1/2 hour away from Antigua Guatemala. Feel touched by the Cemetary's wall paintings depicting the horror people lived during the Civil War, proving their status as pioneers of Naive Art in Guatemala, therefore the main experience is participating into a painting workshop where you yourself choose the artist you want to paint with (I'll suggest 2-3 I personally admire).

Art continues in our schedule visiting the house of a weaving woman while she demonstrates usage of the pedal loom weaving. Tasting Comalapa is important too, here grows the best country's red and big strawberries due to mild climate and fertile soil.

And as Comalapa is also brithplace of a musical tradition featuring Rafael Alvarez Ovalle, composer of the national anthem music and several others, I'll take you to the community school of music where young people build their future on this art.

A true local experience in an off the beaten path destination awaits for you!

Itinerary

07:00 - 07:15 Meeting and pick up at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala
07:15 - 08:30 Transfer to San Juan Comalapa's village
08:30 - 13:00 Cemetary's mural paintings, naive painting participatory workshop, walk to Central Park and market (outside view of surrounding buildings and monuments)*
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (traditional Guatemalan food) in the former house of Andrés Curruchiche, pioneer of Naive Art in Guatemala
14:00 - 16:00 Visit to pedal loom weaving workshop and community school of music
16:00 - 18:00 Transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala
End of service

*Order of activities may change during rainy season
*Traditional street market "opens" only on Friday

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 12 hours

Drop off time may vary depending on traffic

Transportation

Vehicle with A/C, capacity depends on quantity of passengers

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - Private ground transportation with passenger insurance from/to Antigua Guatemala
- Community tour guide (is mandatory)
- Painting participatory workshop
- Mayan textiles workshop & School of music
- Lunch
- Souvenir is a gift to my clients

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 USD - Personal expenses (only if you want to buy textiles or a painting as souvenirs from the artists being visited), extra food, drinks and snacks

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Transportation from/to Puerto Quetzal or other places.
- Travel insurance
- Snack, but there are stores (mini-markets) that we call "tiendas" where you can buy sodas, for example
- Please be aware transportation from/to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala is already included, but I can also arrange transportation from and/or to Guatemala City, where I actually live

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    805784


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be supervised by parents and holding an adult's hand specially when walking along the main street

    Friendly: Yes.
    There might be a moderate slope where we'll begin the tour but from here road is paved and flat. Note that sidewalks are very narrow so you'll have to go in the street but it will be ok

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

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