Chichicastenango Tours

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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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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
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US$74.99
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  • Duration: 9 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
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  • Duration: 1 day
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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
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US$85.00
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  • Duration: 8 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
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US$65.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this 10-hour private trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City. Start by exploring the picturesque town of Panjachel on the volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. Then 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 and Lake Atitlan trip includes a private guide and vehicle plus round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$130.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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