During this tour we will visit three villages near Quetzaltenango.
Church of San Andrés Xecul
Famous colorful church: blue, green and red on a background of very bright yellow,
which makes a spectacular sight. Located in the municipality of San Andrés Xecul,
San Simon San Andres Xecul
San Simon is the? name given here to the much revered non-Christian deity, known
elsewhere in Guatemala as Maximón. There are effigies of this saint in several places
in Guatemala, including San Andres.
Church of San Cristobal, Totonicapan
This is one of the most important colonial churches in Guatemala, it is the best
preserved colonial church in the region and the interior is impressive.
Visit to a local family
This family demonstrates the art of weaving textiles with a loom,something which
the village is famous for throughout Guatemala. Furthermore, they let you get acquainted
with "Caldo de Frutas" or red liqueur.
Church of San Jacinto, Salcaja
We also visit "La Ermita de la Concepción de la Conquistadora" in Salcajá. It is
not the biggest nor the most colorful but it is very charming and besides, it’s the
oldest in Central America. The building dates from the year of the conquest, in 1524.
Times: departure 8:00, back at 11:30 departure 14:00, back at 17:30