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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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Full-day Tours

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

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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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Day Trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Day Trip

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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.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Day Trips

Chichicastenago and Panajachel Day Trip from Guatemala City

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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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Chichicastenango, Day Tour, from Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala.

Chichicastenango is an indigenous Town in the Guatemalan Highlands where Famous Market takes place. Visitors are able to interact with Local people, dressed the original style, living pretty much the same way since ancient times. Colors, designs and Flavors for those who like the Tour...Ethnic.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

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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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Multi-day Tours

WONDERFUL GUATEMALA 6 DAYS

You will know the Guatemalan culture and the most attractive places in the country, as well as history and taste the typical dishes of this nation.
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  • 6 days
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Cultural Tours

Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua

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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
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Overnight Tours

2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during a 2-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Antigua. Immerse yourself in the fascinating market found in Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, medicinal plants, food and machetes. You’ll then spend the night in the picturesque town of Panjachel on Lake Atitlan (accommodations at your own expense) before enjoying a scenic boat tour of the lake and visit to the village of Santiago Atitlan the next day. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide, round-trip hotel transport and lake cruise.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Multi-day Tours

8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

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Experience Guatemala’s top attractions, marveling at its stunning natural beauty and exploring its fascinating ancient history, on this 8-day tour. Discover the colonial architecture of charming Antigua before chilling out along the stunning shores of Lake Atitlán and its idyllic villages. Then dive into ancient Mayan history at the ruins of Tikal and Yaxha before capping the trip off with a hike to the summit of the country’s Pacaya Volcano. This all-inclusive tour also includes 7 nights of accommodation, transport between all sites by private vehicle, entrance fees and meals as per the itinerary.
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  • 8 days
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour from Guatemala City or Antigua

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Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during a 2-day, 1-night visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan. Immerse yourself in the fascinating market found in Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from wood handicrafts, ceramics to offerings for Mayan religious ceremonies. You’ll then spend the night in the picturesque town of Panjachel on Lake Atitlan before enjoying a scenic boat tour of the lake and visit to the village of Santiago Atitlan the next day. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide, accommodations, breakfast, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

5-Day Tour from Guatemala City: Antigua, Chichicastenango, Panajachel and Santiago Atitlán

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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.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Multi-day Tours

6-Day Tour: Traditional Guatemala Including Antigua, Chichicastenango Market, Lake Atitlan and Tikal

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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.
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  • 6 days
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  • 6 days

Multi-day Tours

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.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Day Trips

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Community Based Tourism

We are a travel agency that focuses on offering the best personalized service to our clients in organizing tours and cultural trips around Guatemala. In addition we want to promote interaction with local communities in order to create work opportunities and increase respect for the environment and local traditions and customs.
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  • 11 days
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Mercado de Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan

Tour available only on market days. (Thursdays and Sundays)Visit one of the most colorful markets in Central America. In this chichicastenango market you will have the opportunity to meet handicraft market, vegetable and fruit market, also in the tour you will visit the church and cemetery where you will have the opportunity to see people of Mayan origin doing Mayan ceremonies in places sacredThen we will go to Panajachel in transport that will take us and then we will take a boat that will take us to visit two villages on the shore of the lake where we can see a cooperative of textile weavers, medicinal plants, local painters, chocolate factory, Look at churches.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Overnight Tours

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.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

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VISIT GUATEMALA 9 DAYS

Visit and know the best attractions of Guatemala. Without a doubt Guatemala is a country with impressive sites, full of romance and adventure. We know that there are many more tourist places in each department, but we suggest these options as they are great to meet them.
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  • 9 days
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  • 9 days

Overnight Tours

2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during a 2-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan. Explore the fascinating market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, medicinal plants, food and machetes. You’ll then spend the night in the picturesque town of Panjachel on Lake Atitlan (accommodations at your own expense) before enjoying a scenic boat tour of the lake and visit to the village of Santiago Atitlan the next day. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip covers a guide, round-trip hotel transport and lake cruise.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days


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