Full Day Weaving Class and Cultural Tour – $60/person
Pack in a full day, starting at 9am and traveling from Antigua to the nearby town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Here, you’ll enjoy meeting a local weaver and her daughters. After a short presentation on the history of weaving and a look at the unique style that belongs to San Antonio, you’ll dive into doing some weaving of your own, using the traditional backstrap loom.
After finishing a lovely wall hanging for your home, relax a bit while you enjoy a tasty lunch of pepian, a local dish served at special occasions. You will also have a chance to purchase some handwoven items made by our host and her daughters.
Next, it’s off to the park in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, where you can learn more about the history of the town and explore the local textile market.
From there, it’s a short walk to Niños con Bendicion, where you’ll meet some of the sweetest kids in the country! They’ll perform a series of dances for you and then you’ll have a chance to make your own tortillas.
Finally, take a tour of the Niños con Bendicion education center and check out the handmade items that the parents of the students have made. You’ll have a chance to buy some of them, as well!
Tour price includes: entrance fee to Niños con Bendicion, cost of weaving class, lunch and transport to and from San Antonio.