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Another 4km on from Chiantla, El Mirador overlooks Huehuetenango from a point up in the Cuchumatanes. On a clear day it offers a truly stunning view of the entire region and many volcanoes. Mounted on plaques here is the poem, A Los Cuchumatanes, penned by Juan Dieguez Olaverri.


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Huehuetenango 3 Days by Air

Day 1 Transfer from hotel to the airport-Hangar ARM Flight Guatemala-Huehuetenango 6:30 am, arrival 7:00 am, transfer to the Hotel, and then we will depart to discover one of the most beautiful natural tourist sites of the department of Huehuetenango, the Laguna de Magdalena, with its turquoise waters. Later we will travel to visit La Laguna Brava, whose original name is Yolnabaj, is located in the municipality of Nentón, Huehuetenango. At 1,142 meters above sea level, it is part of a series of more than 60 lakes, lagoons and cenotes that are distributed between northwestern Guatemala and part of Chiapas. This lagoon is surrounded by high mountain ranges covered with a diverse vegetation typical of the Guatemalan highlands. One of its main characteristics is the mist. These conditions give the place a view of singular beauty. P.M. Transfer to hotel. Day 2 Early in the morning we will depart to Chiantla, the population was founded in the year 1540 approximately. The village where the municipality of Chiantla is located is located at the foot of a hill, part of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. We will visit one of the most beautiful tourist sites in the department of Huehuetenango, the Mirador Juan Diéguez Olaverri, named after a poet. The Mirador Juan Diéguez Olaverri is located in the department of Chiantla, Huehuetenango. This site stands out as one of the first points of tourist interest for those who visit the beautiful Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. The viewpoint is located in one of the highest places in Guatemala, offering breathtaking views of the region. Among the characteristics of the landscape that attracts the attention of tourists are the volcanoes Tacaná, Tajumulco and Santa María. Specifically, visitors can travel 12 kilometers uphill to Todos Santos Cuchumatán from Chiantla. The highest point of elevation is located at 3,300 meters above sea level. At its peak, tourists can find 9 monuments that hold the verses of a poem written by the original poet of Huehuetenango, Juan Diéguez Olaverri. In fact, it is in his honor that the viewpoint received that name. Then we will visit the Archaeological Site of Zaculeu; It was the capital of the Mam kingdom and flourished during the Classic period. It is located a few minutes from the departmental capital of Huehuetenango, and with relative proximity to the border with Mexico. Historical reviews reveal that the region was called Memejuyú, whose meaning is "Valley of the Old Ones". The style of the constructions varies from the stereotype found in Petén cities such as Tikal or Uaxactún although the pyramidal stylization and staircases remain. They show a clear Teotihuacán influence. Then transfer to the hotel PM. Day 3 Transfer to the local airport Flight Huehuetenango-Guatemala 7:15 am, arrival 7:45 am. Reception and transfer to the hotel.