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Chichicastenango
Although Chichicastenango is not located in Guatemala City – it’s a two-plus hour drive – it is well worth a visit.

This indigenous town is known for its market, which is held on Thursdays and Sundays. The largest market in Central America, here vendors sell colorful items like handmade pottery, medicinal plants, traditional incense, cal for preparing tortillas, machetes, flowers, food and more. People can also purchase traditional clothing, masks and other items that pay homage to the area’s culture.

Aside from the market, there are historical sites to explore, too. Next to the market is a 400-year-old church, Santo Tomas, which is built atop a pre-Columbian temple platform. There is also the Cofradia of Pascual Abaj, an ancient carved stone where Maya priests perform rituals.

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The town is located nearby Lake Atitlán, making it a perfect stopping point en route to the lake or back to Guatemala City.
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Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

Our adventure starts at 7:00 am with our team picking you up at your hotel. The transportation service included in this tour is private, exclusively for you and your companion or group. All our vehicles are recent models with A/C, reclinable seats and cooler on board. The guide will accompany you along the tour and will share the history and secrets of these fascinating destinations.The detailed itinerary goes as follows:07:00 am - Antigua hotel pick up09:30 am - Arrival at Chichicastenango and tour at the village visiting the following places: Market, churches and typical stores12:30 pm - Tour ending and free time to have lunch (meal not included in price)02:00 pm - Transfer from Chichicastenango to Iximche 03:30 pm - Arrival at Mayan ruins and tour05:00 pm - Transfer from Iximche to Antigua Guatemala06:30 pm - Arrival at Antigua
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
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Chichicastenango Market Tour

Guatemala's vibrant and colorful market days have been celebrated for more than 4,000 years. Markets are the best opportunities to experience Guatemala's rich traditional Mayan culture in one location, each hosting splendid examples of traditional textiles, handicrafts, and an assortment of unique food. However, each market area hosts its own unique specialty. Chichicastenango, is one of the biggest markets in Guatemala with its endless tables of produce and special made masks made for The Dance of the Conquest. Visit Guatemala's must-see markets on an exclusive private tour with a passionate and professional guide devoted to giving you an experience-of-a-lifetime!
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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6-Day Tour: Traditional Guatemala Including Antigua, Chichicastenango Market, Lake Atitlan and Tikal

Cover the top highlights of Guatemala, including Mayan ruins, colonial towns, towering volcanoes and indigenous villages, during this 6-day, 5-night trip. During this Guatemalan adventure you’ll walk the charming cobblestoned streets of Antigua and admire the stunning volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. You’ll also get a taste of the bustling markets and rich indigenous culture of cities like Chichicastenango, and explore the amazing Mayan city of Tikal. Your Guatemalan adventure includes accommodations, meals, a guide and coach transport.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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4-Day Tour: Guatemala City, Antigua, Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan

Cover some of the top highlights of Guatemala, including colonial towns, towering volcanoes and indigenous villages, during this 4-day, 3-night trip. During this Guatemalan adventure you’ll walk the charming cobblestoned streets of Antigua and admire the stunning volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. You’ll also get a taste for the bustling markets and rich indigenous culture found in cities like Chichicastenango. Your Guatemalan adventure includes accommodations, meals, a guide and coach transport.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

Journey from Antigua to explore the fascinating market at Chichicastenango plus the town of Panjachel, along the shores of Lake Atitlán, on this 9-hour day trip. Take time to browse the ceramics and woodcrafts at the famous open-air market of Chichicastenango before visiting the city’s religious structures, Iglesia de Santo Tomas and Calvary Church. Then head to Panjachel, where you’ll take in views of Lake Atitlán as you explore the town’s main thoroughfare, Santander Street. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel in Antigua.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this 12-hour visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City. Start by checking out the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, food and machetes. You’ll then have a chance to explore the picturesque town of Panjachel on the volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide, optional lunch upgrade and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua

Get a taste for the sublime scenery and fascinating indigenous markets of Guatemala during this day trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua. Check out the highland town of Chichicastenango, home to a community of indigenous residents, a colorful market and local shamans performing ancient Mayan rituals. You’ll then explore the shores of Lake Atitlan, a one-of-a-kind lake ringed by a collection of magnificent volcanoes. This Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan day trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Day Trip

On your own, it’s difficult to squeeze the the Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan into a single day, but this guided tour makes it a breeze by handling all the transportation logistics from Guatemala City. Plus, going with a guide keeps you from getting lost in the crowds of one of the largest open-air markets in Central America and provides tons of insight into the rich cultures around Lake Atitlan.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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5-Day Tour from Guatemala City: Antigua, Chichicastenango, Panajachel and Santiago Atitlán

Escape from Guatemala City for a 5-day journey through rural Guatemala, including accommodation and round-trip coach transport. Explore the UNESCO-listed colonial city of Antigua with a 3-hour sightseeing tour; practice your haggling skills at Chichicastenango’s lively market; and admire the glorious volcanic backdrop of lakeside Panajachel. Keep your camera close by as you cruise along the serene Lake Atitlán and experience Tzutujil Mayan culture in colorful Santiago Atitlán.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this full-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Antigua. Start by checking out the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, food and machetes. You’ll then have a chance to explore the picturesque town of Panjachel on the volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this private trip to Chichicastenango from Antigua. Check out the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, food, and machetes. This private Chichicastenango trip includes a private guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Chichicastenago and Panajachel Day Trip from Guatemala City

Explore the colorful towns of Panajachel and Chichicastenago on this exciting day trip from Guatemala City, complete with round-trip hotel service. You’ll wander through open-air markets and comb through the unique handmade goods Guatemala is famous for on this popular day trip. Visit the Church of Santo Tomas and Calvary Church in Chichiscastenango’s central plaza with your expert local guide, and make your way to the lakeside town of Panajachel, where you’ll navigate the Santander Street towards incredible views of Lake Atitlan and check out handcrafted leather goods, pottery and fabrics along the way.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Overnight Tour to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango

Enhance your experience of Lake Atitlan’s natural beauty on a 1-night trip to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango from Guatemala City. Alongside your guide, you’ll immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Chichicastenango, Central America’s biggest market, and browse stalls brimming with exotic ingredients. Take a boat to Santiago Atitlan, the largest town on Atitlan’s shores, and learn about the rich culture of the region on a walking tour. Round-trip transport and overnight accommodation in Santiago Atitlan is included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from Panajachel

Immerse yourself in the ancient rituals and colorful culture of the Mayans during this 7-hour trip to Chichicastenango and its famous market. Discover the wealth of handicrafts, produce, herbal medicines and more for sale at this traditional indigenous market. Then spend time exploring the town’s museums, cemetery, colorful murals and Mayan heritage, including a chance to observe a Fire Cleansing Ceremony performed by a local shaman. Your trip also covers round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Chichicastenango Market from GUA CITY or ANTIGUA Private Service

Billed as the largest outdoor market in Central America, the Chichicastenango Market is a must for Guatemala visitors with any interest in Guatemalan textiles or Mayan culture. Visiting as part of a guided tour eliminates the multiple bus transfers you’d need to visit on your own while giving you insight into Chichicastenango’s rich Mayan history and attractions.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Discover the lively culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala's highlands on this private tour to Chichicastenango from Guatemala City. Admire the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, the largest outdoor market in Central America, and check out the wares from textiles to flowers to street food. A private guide and vehicle plus round-trip hotel transport make for a hassle-free trip.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Chichicastenango

We will leave around 6 a.m. from your hotel in La Antigua Guatemala and drive 3 hours to Chichicastenango.  If you don´t have breakfast included in your hotel we will stop to eat on the way (not included).  At our arrival we will walk around the market where we will see how local vendors sales their agriculture products (lots of colors, people and opportunities for great pictures here).  After that we will visit the local church where we will see people performing ceremonies inside the catholic church. Inside this church the original copy of the famous book Popol Vuh was found.  We will learn about local traditions and mayan history.  We will have time to shop around the market for people that wants to leave the market with a souvenir and before we leave back to Antigua we will have lunch at Hotel Santo Tomas (not included).  This lunch is very special because it will give you an opportunity to try several plates from all over Guatemala. Return to La Antigua  (3 hours) to end the tour.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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1 day Lake Atitlan And Chichicastenango. From GCity or Antigua

Visit Lake Atitlan, 2 towns around the lake and Chichicastenango Market on the same day from Guatemala City. At your own pace. No rush, no major schedules. Round trip on a private car, driver and guide. Per car tour. Ideal for up to 4 people.Lunch is regional food at Chichicastenango (not included)
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Duration: 15 hours
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