Todos Santos horse race

An itinerary that allows you to enjoy Guatemalan indigenous highlands, with its historical and cultural heritage. The tour includes a visit of Todos Santos, on the day of its main fair to witness its original horses run along the stunning scenery of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes.

Fixed departure: Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Minimum 2 pax

*Note: We offer hotel options in category A, B and C. See the plans.

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Saturday, October 29th - Guatemala City Intl. Airport

Reception at the International Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Sunday, October 30th - Guatemala - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan

Departure to the Guatemalan indigenous highlands to visit Chichicastenango, famous for its colorful market, the largest established throughout Latin America. Transfer to the Lake Atitlan considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Transfer to your hotel.

Monday, October 31st - Lake Atitlan - San Juan La Laguna - Huehuetenango

Departure by boat to visit San Juan La Laguna, one of the twelve picturesque villages surrounding the beautiful lake. During the journey, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape that gives the views of the towering volcanoes Toliman, Atitlan and San Pedro. We continue to the highlands of Guatemala to reach Huehuetenango. Transfer to your hotel.

Tuesday, November 1st - Huehuetenango - Todos Santos - Huehuetenango

Departure early in the morning to get to Todos Santos, municipality of Huehuetenango, part of the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes, which through the centuries has kept alive its traditions. Horse race on November 1 is one of them, called The race of the tapes.

The origin of the horse race on November 1st  is ambiguous. It could be the celebration of the triumph of a group of Mam natives who took horses and escaped from the Spaniards.

Return to your hotel in Huehuetenango.

Wednesday, November 2nd - Huehuetenango - Antigua Guatemala

Departure to Antigua Guatemala. Tour of the city of Antigua Guatemala, which was declared cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1979. Visit the most important historical sites: the Cathedral, La Merced, the Church of San Francisco El Grande, among others. On this day locals still celebrate Day of the dead festivities, and that is an opportunity to taste typical dishes that are made on the eve (Fiambre).

 

Thursday, November 3rd - Free Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Free day to enjoy local activities and take optional tours: Pacaya Volcano, Coffee Farm or Tikal. (not included in price).

Friday, November 4th - Antigua Guatemala - Transfer to the International Airport

At a convenient time, transfer to International Airport to board a flight back to your destination. End of our services.

Service includes:

  • Ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide in English / Spanish
  • Service boat to visit San Juan La Laguna
  • Entrance fees in Antigua Guatemala

Not included:

  • Accommodation in selected hotels *
  • Personal expenses
  • Foods
  • Tips / gratuities

Contact us

Maya World Tours
Ruta 6 9-21 Zona 4
Ed. Camara de Industria
Nivel 4 Of. 401
01004 Guatemala City
Republic of Guatemala
Tels.: 2360-6941/ 2339-2612
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