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Best places to stay with a host family
Best places to stay with a host family

With roots in simple ingredients, Guatemalas’s gastronomy is intense and varied. Learning how to prepare the typical dishes is the perfect way to discover the traditions and history of the town. Discover a treasure trove of secrets such as “Pepian, el Pulique, Jocom and Rellenitos” Pacayas envueltos en huevo, Guatemalan tortillas and re-fried black beans, the typical dessert prepared by mom.

Learning how to cook in a local home is a wonderful way to gain insight into Guatemala’s real culture. What could be a better souvenir than cooking knowledge to last a lifetime?

Learn how to prepare 3 local recipes (Pepian, Enchiladas and dessert) from scratch with your Mayan and discover the secrets of regional Guatemalan cuisine.

After your cooking class, taste any of our seasonal fruits.

Learning and dining with a Mayans gives you the chance to be welcomed in like one of the family and dive into in the traditions of everyday Guatemala.

Experience Highlights

  • Cooking class with a local family
  • Enjoy a three course Guatemalan Meal
  • Cooking traditional dishes
  • Cooking class & Sharing with locals
  • Cooking class in one of the most traditional towns
  • Experience the best views from Santa Cruz la Laguna

– After your cooking class experience, your will have free time to explore the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. At the end our guide will company you back to your hotel or connect with your transport back to Panajachel or other lake Atitlan towns.

Please, check all the additional information on this tour; such as the itinerary, and inclusions.

our type: Cultural group tour

Tour starting time: 9:00am

Tour aproximate ending time: 1-2pm.

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

Transport type: Boat

Trip highlights: traditional Guatemalan meal, lake views, cooking with local people .

Includes: Transportation, admission fees & professional guide.

Lunch at: Local mayan family home.

Features: Spectacular scenery, best guides, tour by boat, Santa Cruz.

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 want to come on your own without taking a tour the cost would be: $35 or Q250 local currency.



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    We had a great time meeting the family. They picked us up at the hotel and brought us to their home. Together we prepared dinner. They were very friendly, showed and explained everything… and the food was delicious! To sum up: a truly great experience to meet a typical malayan family. We would do it again, definitely.

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    2 - 4 Pax
    Available Seats: 4

    Adult ( 2 - 4 Pax ) $40.00 /Person

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That's OK! All you need is to let us know as soon as you get our email booking confirmation and we will help you find a departure place; or you can contact us directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure location