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Huehuetenango was a Mam Maya region until the 15th century, when the K'iche', expanding from their capital K'umarcaaj (near present-day Santa Cruz del Quiché), pushed them out. But the weakness of K'iche' rule soon brought about civil war, which engulfed the highlands and provided a chance for Mam independence. The turmoil was still unresolved in 1525 when Gonzalo de Alvarado, the brother of Pedro, arrived to conquer Zaculeu, the Mam capital, for Spain.

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Huehuetenango 3 Days by Air

ItineraryDay 1: Laguna MagdalenaStop At: Laguna de Magdalena, Chiantla, Huehuetenango Department, Western Highlandsairport-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.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Laguna Brava, Nenton, Huehuetenango Department, Western HighlandsThen we will leave 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.Duration: 4 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Chiantla, HuehetenangoStop At: Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri, Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango Department, Western HighlandsEarly 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.Duration: 7 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Flight to GuatemalaStop At: La Aurora International AirportTransfer to the local airportFlight Huehuetenango-Guatemala 7:15 am, arrival 7:45 am. Reception and transfer to the hotel.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: La Aurora International AirportYou will boarding your flight at 18 calle 05, Hincapié Avenue Zona 13, Hangars area, Hangar No. K2, Guatemala City.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Aeropuerto de HuehueteanangoWe will landing at Aeropuerto of Huehuetenango.Duration: 15 minutes