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Lake Atitlan: Santa Catarina and San Antonio Maya Tour from PanajachelHiking

Lake Atitlan: Santa Catarina and San Antonio Maya Tour from Panajachel

Immerse yourself in the ancient Mayan heritage and fascinating traditions of Guatemala during this 6-hour day trip to the villages of San Antonio and Santa Catarina. Explore the indigenous artisan traditions of the towns near Lake Atitlan as you tour local textile and craft cooperatives and then visit a ceramics studio. Then participate in Mayan rituals as you learn about the Protection Fire Ceremony and take part in an optional hike along the lake’s edge. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel and Santa Catarina.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.00
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US$68.00

Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred CavesCultural Tours

Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

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Take a journey through the traditions of Mayan spirituality as you experience a 2-hour traditional fire-cleansing ceremony with a guide in the Sacred Caves of Lake Atitlan. Step inside these mystical caves, used by local Mayans for many centuries, to observe the performance of this holy and powerful ritual by a local shaman. Listen as your guide explains the history and traditions behind the ritual and provides insight into the Mayan calendar system. Before you leave, you’ll have time to admire the gorgeous views of the lake down below.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.99
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US$56.99

Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake AtitlanCultural Tours

Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan

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Immerse yourself in the cultures of Lake Atitlan with a visit to three Maya villages. Check out the murals and women’s craft cooperatives in San Juan la Laguna. Explore San Pedro la Laguna on foot and get a taste of religious life as you visit the parish church of Santiago Atitlán. You’ll come away from this tour with a deeper understanding of lakeside culture and daily life.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

One day with mayan familiesDay Trips

One day with mayan families

This is a tour begins in Panajachel where we will go by collective car (chicke bus) bus to a nearby village to visit on the site a catholic church, brotherhood after that we will walk down the street to go to bring a family that will take us in a car that will take us to Sololá, in sololá we will go to the market of vegetables and fruits with the family where they will buy some products of daily consumption. After the purchase we will return to San Jorge with the family where together with the family we will help in the kitchen so that we can prepare lunch and eat together with them, then return to Panajachel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.67
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US$66.67

Iximche Mayan Ruin from PanajachelHalf-day Tours

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

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Step back in time to the ancient world of the Maya during this 6-hour exploration of the Iximche ruins near Lake Atitlan. Explore this 1,000-year-old city’s wealth of ball courts, pyramid-temples, royal palaces and the on-site museum. You’ll also learn about the history of this iconic archaeological site up through the Spanish colonial era, and discover details about the Mayan calendar, astrological studies and the attitudes of the present day Mayan people towards their ancestors. Your trip includes entrance fees, a guide and a choice between shared and private round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.95
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US$73.95

sunset tour Half-day Tours

sunset tour

This tour starts in Panajachel where we pick up the people who are staying at the hotels in Panajachel and on the way to Santa Catarina. We also pick up at the Tzanjuyu dock. The tour starts in Panajachel where we will tour the museum of photographs, then we will go to the villages of Santa catarian to visit the colonial church, cultural center where we will learn the history of the town history of traditional costumes, then we will continue to santa catarina palopo to learn about the manufacture of ceramics, crafts made by people, view of the vegetable market, then If we find ourselves on a sunny day we will have the best sunsets of the lake with the fall of the sun on the volcanoes
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.03
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US$41.03

Lake Atitlan Village Tour - from PanajachelCultural Tours

Lake Atitlan Village Tour - from Panajachel

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This is a real immersion in the mayan culture and you will be the witness of the life style of the mayan people and the old technic to get or make textile with nature. You will visit three mayan villages.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$205.13
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US$205.13

Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from PanajachelDay Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.99
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US$62.99

Real Mayan Culture- Visit three different villages around lake atitlanCultural Tours

Real Mayan Culture- Visit three different villages around lake atitlan

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Get a taste of lakeside culture with this visit to three Maya villages around Lake Atitlan. Despite their proximity, each has its own distinct spirit. Learn about the unusual deity of Santiago Atitlan, admire the murals and handicrafts of San Juan la Laguna, and discover how contemporary and traditional life intersect in the lively streets of Panajachel.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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US$51.29

Salcaja, San Andres Xecul Indigenous VillagesCultural Tours

Salcaja, San Andres Xecul Indigenous Villages

While you explore the beautiful towns of San Andrés, Xecul and Salcajá, you will learn and enjoy the history of Mayan towns. With this awesome tour you will visit local families and learn about their customs, cultures, religion, and traditions. See the architecture and learn how local textiles and drinks are produced. Salcajá owns the oldest actholic church in Central America, and San Andres Xecul owns the most colorful church in Central America.
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  • 5 hours
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US$70.00
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US$70.00

Tour Rum, Casa BotranHalf-day Tours

Tour Rum, Casa Botran

Casa Botran has made the manufacture of rum in a delicious art, producing aged rums through the combination of raw materials with unique characteristics, giving life to the exquisite rum that positions the land of the quetzal as a producer of one of the finest rums of the world with a personality different from the rest of European and Caribbean style rums.
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  • 3 hours
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US$65.00
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US$65.00

Mayan Home Stay San JorgeCultural Tours

Mayan Home Stay San Jorge

Immerse yourself in traditional Mayan culture during an overnight homestay near Panajachel. The 15-hour experience is a great way to help support local communities in Guatemala. Your hosts, who are part of the Kakchiquel group, are happy to show you around the village and introduce you to their customs. In addition to one night of accommodation, you also enjoy a traditional breakfast and dinner prepared by your host mother.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.52
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US$20.52

2-Day Takalik Abaj: Mayan and Olmec Archaeological Site from PanajachelOvernight Tours

2-Day Takalik Abaj: Mayan and Olmec Archaeological Site from Panajachel

Step back in time to explore the ancient Olmec and Maya cultures during this 2-day, 1-night visit to the archaeological site of Takalik Abaj. Wander the through the site’s Mayan tomb, as well as its wondrous collection of Olmec-style sculpture, Maya hieroglyphics and a sophisticated water drainage system. As you explore, you’ll learn about the history and key building periods of these two unique cultures from your guide. Your trip to Takalik Abaj also includes overnight accommodation, site entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$335.00
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US$335.00

Iximche + CHEESE Farm, from Guatemala City or Antigua.Bus Tours

Iximche + CHEESE Farm, from Guatemala City or Antigua.

Iximche is a fascinating place. Visitors will be able to see the old pyramids built by the Maya, and some of the most active Altars where modern Maya use to perform ancient rituals and burn offerings to their supernatural ancestors. Afterwards, we will be visiting one of the Main cheese farms of Chimaltenango Department. Includes a tasting of the artisans cheese made with jersey cows milk.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.99
Price varies by group size
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US$99.99
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Party with Maximon, the Mayan Folk SaintCultural Tours

Party with Maximon, the Mayan Folk Saint

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Learn more about the Mayan culture that makes Lake Atitlan famous on this tour to the shrine of Maximon, a Mayan folk saint who lives in Santiago de Atitlan. Travel directly from your accommodation in Panajachel to the shrine of Maximon, where you can enjoy local liquor or cigarettes along with the shrine and its priest guardians.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.65
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US$75.65

TEXTILES Shore excursion in Guatemala.Bus Tours

TEXTILES Shore excursion in Guatemala.

Visitors will discover an entire world of colors and designs. Mayan textiles have been woven for Centuries the traditional way. And at present time is impresive to admire how they have evolved in colors and designs becoming real Masterpieces.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$153.85
Price varies by group size
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US$153.85
Price varies by group size
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Community Based TourismMulti-day 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,538.47
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US$1,538.47

Hike in pristine Forest, a view from above AtitlanNature and Wildlife

Hike in pristine Forest, a view from above Atitlan

Walk the Face of the Earth on the Sacred Path of the Sun: Author & lecturer Vincent Stanzione has opened his mountain home in an exclusive arrangement to offer an amazing experience. This experience will enable you to enter the Maya world in truly authentic ways. It allows visitors to learn about the Maya Civilization by entering the Maya World of the Present Day. Let us take you to places nobody but the Maya ever go while learning all you can from a researcher and writer who is hungry to share the world he has made his home. Guiding enables those of us who have attained a great deal of knowledge to share it with others in a direct way. So take a walk with Vincent along the flowery paths during this fascinating day in the highlands, high above Lake Atitlan. Learn about the Maya and the Mesoamerican traditions, their cosmo-magical thinking, their calendar, the way of living in the world, their myths and their deep sense of being the descendants of divine ancestors.
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  • 4 to 7 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$131.13
Price varies by group size
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US$131.13
Price varies by group size

Tour a NGO non profit Vocational Training Center Amigos de Santa Cruz and explore the Mayan villageCultural Tours

Tour a NGO non profit Vocational Training Center Amigos de Santa Cruz and explore the Mayan village

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Step inside the Maya community of Santa Cruz with this NGO visit. Check out a successful non-profit vocational training center with classes in cooking, beading, sewing, and carpentry. Visit a classroom, café, and store run by the organization. Explore the village of Santa Cruz, home to one of the oldest churches in Guatemala, and end your tour with lunch at the NGO-run rooftop café overlooking the waters of Lake Atitlan.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.50
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US$32.50

Experience the Culture, Art, & Sacred of Santiago Atitlan.Private and Luxury

Experience the Culture, Art, & Sacred of Santiago Atitlan.

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We customize our tours to fit your interests and the depth you want to explore. Our decades of experience bring lots of information and insight. And we are great at bringing together the history, sacredness, art, stories, and ensuring we have fun while we do it!
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
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US$102.57
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Beading Class and tour a Non-profit vocational training center a Fun cultural sharing experienceHalf-day Tours

Beading Class and tour a Non-profit vocational training center a Fun cultural sharing experience

Sit alongside local women and learn the art of Maya beading with this hands-on workshop in Santa Cruz la Laguna. Not only is this socially responsible tour a great way to learn about the Maya cultures found on Lake Atitlan, but it also directly benefits local communities. Upgrade to include lunch at Lake Atitlan’s top restaurant—also run by a social enterprise—or a community-led tour of the village.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.00
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US$28.00

Magic Christmas Tour in Guatemala cityPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Magic Christmas Tour in Guatemala city

The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic Guatemala. The territory of modern Guatemala once formed the core of the Maya civilization, which extended across Mesoamerica. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Guatemala. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Guatemala.
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  • 2 hours
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US$734.49
per group
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US$734.49
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Traditional Textile TourHalf-day Tours

Traditional Textile Tour

 The Guatemalan Guipil (Huipil) is a type of blouse worn by indigenous women and is unique in the world, made with cotton thread and woven by various techniques. Throughout Guatemala there are many weavers of the güipil who do it themselves with their looms. So weavers have also developed these beautiful traditional costumes with their loom standing. The importance of valuing the work of these artists is because each piece is unique, given its complexity, each weaver offers one design at a time. The meaning of each one can tell us different stories, from expressions of nature to religious or political symbolism.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.88
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US$34.88

Romantic tour in QuetzaltenangoPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Romantic tour in Quetzaltenango

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. What legends are hidden in Quetzaltenango Cathedral? You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. In This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$477.02
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US$477.02
per group
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