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With quaint valleys, red-roofed houses, and cobblestone lanes in the highlands of Guatemala, Chichicastenango is perhaps best known for its enormous Thursday and Sunday market. You’ll find handmade pottery, medicinal plants, machetes, traditional clothing, and other items that pay homage to the area’s rich culture.

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Full Day Trip in Chichicastenango

Full Day Trip in Chichicastenango

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On your own, it’s difficult to squeeze the Chichicastenango Market 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.
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  • 11 hours
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USD62.00
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USD62.00

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

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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USD80.00
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USD80.00

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

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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  • 10 hours
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USD76.93
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USD76.93
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Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from Panajachel

Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from Panajachel

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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.
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  • 7 hours
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USD62.99
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Chichicastenango and Iximche Pyramids Private Day Tour from Antigua
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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 up 09:30 am - Arrival at Chichicastenango and tour at the village visiting the following places: Market, churches and typical stores 12:30 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 tour 05:00 pm - Transfer from Iximche to Antigua Guatemala 06:30 pm - Arrival at Antigua
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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USD99.00
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USD99.00

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

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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USD1,397.44
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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
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USD80.00
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USD80.00

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

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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USD85.00
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USD85.00

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Guatemala City

Chichicastenango 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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USD76.93
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USD76.93
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5-Day Tour from Guatemala City: Antigua, Chichicastenango, Panajachel and Santiago Atitlán
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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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USD438.62
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USD438.62

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

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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USD265.39
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Chichicastenango Ancestral Mayan Market & Lake Atitlan with Lunch in Panajachel

Chichicastenango Ancestral Mayan Market & Lake Atitlan with Lunch in Panajachel

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Chichicastenango is an indigenous Town in the Guatemalan Highlands where a kaleidoscope of colors takes place. You'll are able to interact with Local people, dressed the original Mayan gowns. Home to one of the largest outdoor markets in Latin America, is not only Guatemala’s biggest and best market, but also its most historic. This little town has been a main trading center since before the conquistadors arrived in the Americas. Afterwards imagine an immense lake, sparkling in the sunlight, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes covered with blooming wildflowers and lots of Mayan Culture...That’s exactly where we'll take you to discover the lake’s secret magic.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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USD105.00
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USD105.00

Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan day tour with lunch from Guatemala city

Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan day tour with lunch from Guatemala city

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When you arrive at the Chichicastenango market you will start the walking tour. This is located in the center of the town and is the heart of the commercial life of the Maxeños, the natives of Chichicastenango. Every Thursday and Sunday, merchants head to the central square to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries. Explore the narrow streets and admire the products and crafts offered by the locals. In Chichicastenango you will also visit the church of Santo Tomás, built in 1540 on the basis of a pre-Hispanic temple. This is a magnificent example of colonial architecture and the Mayan and Latin influence is evident inside and outside the building.
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  • 11 hours
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USD85.85
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Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua
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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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USD130.02
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USD130.02
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2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

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

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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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USD150.00
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USD150.00

Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango

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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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6-Day Tour: Traditional Guatemala Including Antigua, Chichicastenango Market, Lake Atitlan and Tikal
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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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USD910.00
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USD910.00

2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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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USD150.00
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USD150.00

Chichicastenango Market from GUA CITY or ANTIGUA Private Service

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.
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  • 13 hours
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USD129.00
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USD129.00

Wonderful Guatemala 6 Days

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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USD1,517.95
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USD1,517.95

Visit Guatemala 9 Days

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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USD1,805.13
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Overnight Tour to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango

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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USD237.18
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Chichicastenango Market Tour

Chichicastenango Market Tour

Visit to the most important handicrafts market in the western region where syncretism can be visualized on a large scale since the local people have preserved their Mayan beliefs which are mixed with Catholic practices, this place is multicolored since the Quiché people He still wears his regional costume, on our visit it is contemplated to enter the morerías, the market, the Santo Tomas church and the Turkaj hill where the Maya Pascual Abaj shrine is located, we will have time for lunch and shopping, at the end we begin the return to Guatemala city.
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  • 10 hours
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USD115.90
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Chichicastenango Market Day Tour

Chichicastenango Market Day Tour

Enjoy and discover the colorful market day of Chichicastenango! This is an unique experience that you will see how is the local people live and doing their activities in the market days. The real Mayan culture is still live. Also since their typical dress till the Mayan language that they speak.
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  • 7 hours
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USD60.00
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Should I book Chichicastenango tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chichicastenango can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Chichicastenango 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chichicastenango costs USD 60.00. Guided Chichicastenango tours start around USD 60.00 per person.
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