The vibrant market town of Chichicastenango or `Chichi` is nestled in the Guatemalan highlands surrounded by valleys and mountains. A delightful, long-established and genuine Mayan town featuring ancient cobblestoned streets and red-tiled roofs boasting one of the most fascinating outdoor markets in the country. The Chichicastenango Market is located in Guatemala`s jungle dense Western Highlands, in the department of El Quiche. This little and stylish town, home to Maya K'iche people, is about 90 miles (and 3 hours) away from Guatemala City, the country`s capital.
Highlights of Guatemala to enjoy!. From the capital airport, you will be transported to Antigua (was the colonial Spanish capital of Central America, in the central highlands of Guatemala; known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site). Next, with the transfer, visit Chichicastenango (a town, on west-central Guatemala and home to one of the largest and vibrant outdoor markets in Central America; full of colorful Mayan textiles, traditional wooden handicrafts and intricate jade jewelry, -on Thursdays and Sundays-). Get back to Guatemala City, for one night stay; and then, catch a flight to Flores (with Lake Peten Area), where Guatemala`s prime attraction is located: The Tikal Pyramids (listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a complex and beating heart of the Mayan empire and ruled most of Mesoamerica politically, economically and militarily; deep in the exuberant rainforests of northern Guatemala). Lastly, catch a flight back to Guatemala City (the best largest city in Central America); to finish enjoying what the city has to offer. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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