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Hike in pristine Forest, a view from above Atitlan

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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.13
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Tour a NGO non profit Vocational Training Center Amigos de Santa Cruz and explore the Mayan village

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.50
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$32.50
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Beading Class and tour a Non-profit vocational training center a Fun cultural sharing experience

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.00
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$28.00
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Day of the Dead Giant Kite Festival Cultural Experience

Day of the Dead Giant Kite Festival Cultural Experience

With their costumes, music, and parades, Day of the Dead celebrations are some of the most iconic in Latin America. Take part in the cultural tradition of giant kites on this Day of the Dead festival tour from Sumpango, which shares with you the history of the holiday and teaches you about the kite making ritual. This tour presents a rare opportunity to learn directly from a local guide about a unique regional custom.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.25
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$35.25
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Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

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Watch the sunrise light up Lake Atitlan and the Volcanic Ring of Fire from one of the highest points at Lake Atitlan: Indian Nose. After pickup from your Panajachel lodging and a 90-minute drive through the highlands, take an easy 30-minute hike to the summit of Indian Nose, followed by a trip to Sacred Hunters Cave. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel as well as all entrance fees and a professional guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.95
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2-Day Takalik Abaj: Mayan and Olmec Archaeological Site from Panajachel

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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$335.00
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Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

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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$56.99
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Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

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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$73.95
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$73.95
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.99
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Lake Atitlan: Santa Catarina and San Antonio Maya Tour from Panajachel

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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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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Mayan Totonicapan Tour (near Quetzaltenango)

Mayan Totonicapan Tour (near Quetzaltenango)

San Miguel Totonicapán near Quetzaltenango is unknown to most of the visitors to Guatemala . This tour considered as community tourism (because the benefits go nearly exclusively to the local people who are involved in a very active way )  can be done in half a day or a full day adding a few visits more (if interested , please ask )
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.80
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Tour Rum, Casa Botran

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 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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TEXTILES Shore excursion in Guatemala.

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
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$153.85
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$153.85
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Rural Tour With Embroidery Class

Rural Tour With Embroidery Class

On this tour you will visit the municipality of Cantel, where there will be a small traditional embroidery workshop. The history of guipil is described, a traditional Guatemalan blouse, unique in the world. As well as living with the family of the instructor in her own home, a rural place full of nature and traditions.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.85
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Stained Glass and Murals Tour

Stained Glass and Murals Tour

In these tours you can discover how these exquisite stained glass windows are made, the essence of what to make of a stained glass window and also how the most colorful and creative murals of the city of Quetzaltenango were made. Colorful throughout the tour. In addition to taking out all the accumulated creativity, they can make their own souvenir and take it home. Unmissable even for the locals themselves.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.88
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Traditional Textile Tour

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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$34.88
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Artistic Tour

Artistic Tour

The art tours give us the magnificent historical panorama of the city of Quetzaltenango, we are a city of artists of different types. A great influence of different cultures is observed in its architecture, frescoes, etc. And currently there is a wide variety of emerging artists and it is felt throughout the city. It is necessary that the visitor has an experiential experience with art, and can delve into himself to externalize his own creativity. In this tour you will meet several of the best Quetzalteco artists as specialized guides with whom they can learn and even make with their own hands a personalized souvenir made by you. There is the possibility of participating in workshops or special classes according to the time as we continually visit and collaborate with international artists as well.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.88
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Tikal Sunset Tour from Flores in Small Group

Tikal Sunset Tour from Flores in Small Group

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers Entry fees available in advance, we pay those for you, just send us a list of names, last names and ages Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited Bottles of water, lunch at Restaurante del Parque included (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.56
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Romantic tour in Quetzaltenango

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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$497.82
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Experience the Culture, Art, & Sacred of Santiago Atitlan.

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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$102.57
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Community Based Tourism

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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$1,538.47
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Teixchel Weaving Workshop

Teixchel Weaving Workshop

Through the funds from this workshop you are providing fair pay to your artisan teacher and helping our artisan-owned association continue to pay for our storefront location. Our storefront location gives us an outlet to share our tradition with others while providing for our families!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.42
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sunset tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.03
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$41.03
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Private boat tour to Juan and Santiago

Private boat tour to Juan and Santiago

This is a community tour that starts from Panajachel we will take a private boat that will take us to the first town where you will meet women weavers that the guide will explain the whole process from cotton to clothing using natural plants to obtain different natural colors, then the guide will take you to a chocolate factory where you will be able to taste and see the elaboration of various products made from cocoa to chocolate and to continue learning with the local people you will visit a group of women who work with plants to treat different types of diseases Also on the tour you visit the vegetable market, colonial churches, parks among others. This tour is conducted by people from the community who speak Spanish, English and Mayan
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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