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Every Sunday and Thursdays happens one of Central America’s most colorful markets. Our Tours Atitlan representatives will meet you at your hotel lobby, when you arrive you will take a ride of 1.5hrs. to the town of Chichicastenango, once there you will start the tour going into the market. You will be able to see the inside market where you will find all of the fresh products like vegetables and fruits and a great place for picture taking! Later go outside to the textile market and head over to the local church, learn about the mix of mayan and catholic religions and about our mayan bible- The Popol Vuh. Visit a Moreria, place where traditional dance outfits are made as well as the colorful cemetery where you will be able to see a mayan ceremony made, after lunch return back to your hotel at the lake


You can book this as a day trip from Lake Atitlan or Antigua Guatemala.

Tour type: Cultural group tour

Tour starting time: 8:00am / Every Thursday or Sunday

Tour aproximate ending time: 3pm.

Pick up & Drop off location: Panajachel or any hotel in Santa Cruz la Laguna

Transport type: Car / van

Trip highlights: Biggest market in Central America, textiles, culture, mayan traditions.

Includes: Transportation, admission fees & professional guide.

Lunch at: Chichicastenango

Features: Spectacular scenery, best guides, market, mayan ceremonies, mix of culture, Chichi market.

Bring: Sun block, water, hat, sun glases, comfortable shoes, rain jacket (rainy season), camera.


 Hotel Pick Up

This tour departs every day from Panajachel or at the hotel that you want us to pick you up from the next nearby towns: Santa Cruz la Laguna and Jaibalito.


At checkout There is a space to enter the name of your hotel. Once your booking is confirmed, we’ll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Payment Policy


In order to book our services we require a small deposit to guarantee your tour. Pay the balance at the day of the tour. You can pay in cash USD or Local Currency only.


Note. If you would like to book this tour as a private tour, pay additional fee: $91 or Q637 local currency.



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    Wonderful day in Chichicastenango with the best guide: Isaias!

    My mom and I spent a full day with Isaias (“Chai”) as he showed us all the ins and out of the Chichicastenango market place. We had just flown in from California the afternoon before and Chai was our first full taste of Guatemalan hospitality. He set the bar so high for the rest of our week long trip together.

    From the moment Chai picked us up from our lodging at Villa Sumaya (incredible place), we knew we were in for a treat. Chai wore a huge smile and was clearly energized and prepared for our day. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, having grown up on the shores of Lake Atitlan himself. He entertained our many questions and even had the upmost patience as my mom and I kept extending our shopping time. Chi chi is a mecca of Guatemalan handicrafts and can feel like sensory overload. I recommend taking your time inhaling the sights and sounds.

    He gave us an insider’s perspective too of Guatemalan traditions at the nearby cemetery, showed us best cheese and tortilla pairing, and was happy to pose for pictures.

    We recommend highly Chai and his brother’s company. We felt we were afforded an authentic experience with a most profession, personal and safe company.

    Thank you!

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