Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Depart from Guatemala City to visit Chichicastenango Maya Market to witness ancient Indian rituals at the Santo Tomas Church and to enjoy the picturesque outdoor market, where locals from the region gather to buy and sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, animals, textiles and handicrafts.

per adult from

$169

AUD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

    You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City and transfer to Chichicastenango, sometimes your transfer will be via Antigua Guatemala

    Stop At: Mercado de Chichicastenango, Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006 Guatemala

    Upon our arrival at the market we will start our walking tour inside the market. It is the center of the city and at the heart of commercial life of "maxeños" (name given to the indigenous people of Chichicastenango, derived from Max which means Tomás in the Quiché language). The merchants descend every Thursday and Sunday to the central square to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries.

    We will observe the colorful handicrafts and handmade by local inhabitants of the región also you can see various merchandise, such as clay crafts, typical textiles, fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood, flowers and the regional costumes of the place.


    Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Stop At: Santo Tomas Church, Plaza Mayor, Chichicastenango 14006 Guatemala

    We are also going to visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 on the basis of a pre-Hispanic archaeological temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial architecture, as the Mayan and Latin influence mixes both inside and outside of the church over time.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cementerio De Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango, Guatemala

    Continue to the Cemetery, the Graves are often painted in the favourite colour of the deceased, while shamans can be seen burning incense, candles and in special cases, chickens, in offerings to the gods. The colors themselves are steeped in symbolism—white represents purity, turquoise is for protection, yellow represents the sun’s life force, and others pay homage to the favorite color of the deceased.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Chichicastenango Market, 6a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006, Guatemala

    We will also appreciate a morería where the elaboration of Moorish costumes and masks that are used in traditional dances are hand-made by local people.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

    At the end of our tour we return to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.


  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022P50

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