We just returned from our seven day trip to Guatemala and it was fantastic! Several years ago we visited Tikal from Belize, and this time we flew into Guatemala City and went straight to Antigua for two days, Panajachel for 2 days, Chichicastenango for a day and then back to Antigua for a volcano hike. It was a great time, and we could not have done the trip without our guide Martha Hettich. She is knowledgable about all things Maya, but particularly Mayan textiles and artifacts. It was great having Martha guide us through the historical and cultural sights in Antigua, the small towns around Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango. Martha also gave us great recommendations for places to eat and to shop and all with a great sense of humor!