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Thread Caravan x Luna Zorro Guatemala Weaving Workshop


 

G U A T E M A L A

TEXTILE WORKSHOP

Thread Caravan + Luna Zorro

NOV 4 - 10, 2018 -- SOLD OUT

$2,500

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Thread Caravan x Luna Zorro Guatemala Weaving Workshop


 

G U A T E M A L A

TEXTILE WORKSHOP

Thread Caravan + Luna Zorro

NOV 4 - 10, 2018 -- SOLD OUT

$2,500

Molly Berry of Luna Zorro textiles and Thread Caravan are teaming up to offer a truly special and curated Guatemalan experience. This one-week trip includes a weaving workshop component where you'll naturally dye and weave a piece of your own, free time to enjoy the beauty of Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, an Antigua photo tour and private visit at Molly's textile-filled home, visits to our favorite vintage textile markets and garden cafes, and of course, much more! 

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What's Included


F E A T U R I N G

What's Included


F E A T U R I N G

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WEAVING  WORKSHOP

In true Thread Caravan style, we will work with a co-op and family of weavers to naturally dye our own materials and then work alongside local artisan instructors to complete weavings of our own. 

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Antigua Photo Tour

Recognized by various networks for her ability to capture both candid and staged photos, Molly of Luna Zorro will take our group walking through the charming streets of Antigua, Guatemala, to enjoy the scenery and take photos of our own. Complete with cobblestone roads, colorful buildings, beautiful textiles, street vendors and volcano backdrops.

 
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Mural Project

Pitando Santa Catarina works in partnership with the local community to create murals throughout the town, with the goal of uplifting and inspiring the community, being a catalyst for positive change and a unifying force. We will work with the local community to paint a building in the town one afternoon.

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BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION

In Antigua we'll stay at a contemporary boutique hotel, who donates their profits to a local NGO called Niños de Guatemala. At the lake, we'll stay in a private villa nestled atop a hill with a private pool and temescal (traditonal steam room), beautiful gardens and terraces. 

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Itinerary


I T I N E R A R Y

Itinerary


I T I N E R A R Y

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DAY 1

  • Private transportation from Guatemala City airport to Antigua, Guatemala.
  • Welcome dinner at Molly of Luna Zorro's home: enjoy cocktails and fresh local food by the pool, browse Molly's collection of vintage and new Luna Zorro textiles.
  • Meals included: dinner and welcome cocktail

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DAY 2

  • Breakfast at our boutique hotel.
  • Walking photo tour lead by Molly of Luna Zorro in Antigua, Guatemala.
  • Brunch in one of our favorite Antigua gardens.
  • Private shuttle to Lake Atitlán.
  • Free time at the lake: swim in the pool or lake, relax on the terrace, go for a hike or into one of the towns.
  • Private family-style dinner at our villa.
  • Meals included: brunch and dinner

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DAY 3

  • Breakfast at the villa.
  • Private boat (lancha) to artistic lake town of San Juan la Laguna.
  • Visit with cooperative of natural dyers and weavers. Hear their origin story and learn about their techniques.
  • Lunch with the weavers.
  • Use plants to naturally dye threads we will use for our own weavings.
  • Free time to explore San Juan la Laguna.
  • Private boat back the the villa.
  • Free time and family-style dinner at our villa.
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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DAY 4

  • Breakfast at the villa.
  • Private yoga class on the villa terrace overlooking the lake.
  • Venture to nearby town San Antonio Palopó. Connect with family of weavers. Create the warp of our weavings
  • Lunch with the weavers.
  • Begin on the weft of our weavings.
  • Free time to explore San Antonio Palopó. Hike to a waterfall or visit a ceramics studio.
  • Private dinner at one of our favorite lake restaurants.
  • Free time to relax at the villa.
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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DAY 5

  • Breakfast at the villa.
  • Weavers come to the villa to finish our woven pieces.
  • Lunch with the weavers at our home.
  • Venture to nearby lake town, Santa Catarina Palopó to participate in local mural-painting project
  • Private dinner at the villa and free time to relax or explore.
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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DAY 6

  • Breakfast at the villa.
  • Venture to Panajachel to shop for artisan-made goods and visit our favorite vintage textile market.
  • Fresh lunch at our favorite cafe.
  • Private shuttle back to Antigua, Guatemala.
  • Free time to relax or explore.
  • Farewell dinner at a favorite Antigua restaurant.
  • Mezcal tasting at Antigua's favorite mezcal bar.
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner and first round of mezcal

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DAY 7

  • Farewell breakfast at Antigua's local farmer's market.
  • Final moments in Antigua: last minute shopping and visits to favorite spots.
  • Private transportation to the Guatemala City airport.
  • Meals included: breakfast
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BOOKING


R E V I E W S   +   B O O K I N G

BOOKING


R E V I E W S   +   B O O K I N G

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"My trip to Guatemala with Thread Caravan is easily one of my all time favorite journeys! We stayed at super cool places, ate great local food, and met amazing locals and fellow caravaners from all over the world. Caitlin and her team are all so friendly, very well organized, and have great people skills. I always ask a lot of questions and they were always glad to answer. Also, they all have great respect for the culture and people they work with in Guatemala. Can't wait to go on another one!"

-CLAIRE BUYENS

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"I love textiles and I really wanted to explore the textile traditions of another culture. Serendipitously, Thread Caravan fell right into my lap and gave me the experience I was hoping for. The accommodations were amazing and helped to foster new friendships. I'll miss our late night conversations at the lake. Collaborating with the artisans and hearing their stories is an experience I'll never forget and Guatemala has so many beautiful sights, textures and colors to behold. I absolutely recommend taking an adventure to Guatemala with Thread Caravan."

-AMBER HOOKS

Find more feedback from past travelers on our reviews page here. 


THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. THE OPTIONS BELOW ARE FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO CONTINUE MAKING THEIR TRIP PAYMENTS.

Shared Twin Room
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Shared Queen or King Bed Room
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The Fine Print

COST INCLUDES:

  • In-Country Transportation: We will employ a skilled local driver who knows the roads and can safely take us to and from the airport and other destinations.
  • Accommodation: Boutique hotel  and private home accommodation on Lake Atitlán and in Antigua, Guatemala. This trip has double and single occupancy room options. 
  • Food: Wholesome meals cooked daily by a talented local chef using fresh, local produce and traditional recipes combined with dining out in some of the country's best restaurants.
  • Art Education: A day of natural dyeing, and two days of backstrap weaving, all providing a fair wage to our local artisan instructors.
  • Weaving Supplies: You will be provided with the necessary raw materials and tools to create a woven textile of your very own. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take your weaving tools (sticks and backstrap belt) home with you if you'd like.
  • Additional Experiences: Painting a building, an Antigua photo tour and more.
  • Support: Two guides  will accompany the group during the trip, offering participants their combined knowledge of the country, while making sure everything runs smoothly. In addition, Thread Caravan staff is available to answer questions and assist with trip preparations beforehand.
  • Gift: Special arrival gift with handmade Guatemalan goodies. 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare: We've found that flights from the U.S. range from approximately $300-$700 depending on the airline and how far in advance you book. We are happy to help you arrange flights or put you in touch with a travel agent. 
  • Personal Travel Insurance: We require all participants to have personal travel insurance. This will cover things like illness, flight cancellations, theft, etc. We can help you arrange insurance with a provider.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY:

The Thread Caravan Guatemala weaving workshop starts and ends at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. You get there and we'll handle the rest. If you need help booking a flight, please contact us.

OTHER INFO:

  • Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required; however routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid are suggested by the Center for Disease Control and U.S. Department of State.
  • VISA: Eighty-six countries' citizens including citizens of the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia do not need to obtain a VISA if they are staying in Guatemala for 90 days or less. Citizens from countries outside of the eighty-six exempt must obtain a tourist VISA. You can find a comprehensive list and map of countries exempt from a tourist VISA here.
  • Passport Validity: In order to enter Guatemala, your passport must be valid for at least 90 days following your departure date. You must also have at least one blank page in your passport.

BOOKING TERMS + CONDITIONS

Travelers must agree to Thread Caravan's Booking Terms and Conditions in order to join this experience.