Chichicastenango Market Experience Tour


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About the Tour

A representative of Tours Atitlan will meet you at your hotel lobby, 10:30am.

Arriving at the market, known for being one of the biggest and most beautiful markets in all of Central America, Chichicastenango, place where thousands of indigenous people of the surrounding villages, dressed with their beautiful, colorful traditional clothing,
come to the market to buy & sell their products and to celebrate their religious ceremonies, a mix between mayan & catholic beliefs. This takes place right on the steps of the catholic church and in the cemetery. Here you will also see the difference between the Local and Tourist market, later, visit a Moreria where traditional dance clothing as well as wooden masks are made for the traditional dances, also visit the local 400 year old church where the Popol Vuh (mayan bible) was found! While going through the market you will have the chance to do some shopping, later we will head for lunch.
After lunch we will meet our driver and head back to your hotel at Lake Atitlan

Your chance to

  • Visit one of the biggest markets in Central America
  • See the hidden treasures of Guatemala
  • Learn about the cultural history
  • Place where the Popol Vuh (mayan bible) was found
  • See the mix between mayan & catholic religions

 

What’s Included

  • All Transportation for listed Activities
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Admission fees if required

At a glance

  • This half day trip excursion is based from Lake Atitlan
  • Experience the a colorful marker thru the eyes of a local guide
  • Visit one of the biggest & most colorful markets in Guatemala
  • See the mayan ceremonies performed right on the steps of the catholic church
  • Visit a moreria- place where the traditional dance outfits are made as well as the wooden masks

 

What’s Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Tips & Gratuities for your guide / driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas or vaccinations
Chichicastenango Market Tour
Depart from hotel at: 9:00am (1:30 hrs. car ride)
A representative of Tours Atitlan will meet you at your hotel lobby,
10:30am. -Arriving at the market, known for being one of the biggest and most beautiful markets in all of Central America, Chichicastenango, place where thousands of indigenous people of the surrounding villages, dressed with their beautiful, colorful traditional clothing,
come to the market to buy & sell their products and to celebrate their religious ceremonies, a mix between mayan & catholic beliefs. This takes place right on the steps of the catholic church and in the cemetery. Here you will also see the difference between the Local and Tourist market, later, visit a Moreria where traditional dance clothing as well as wooden masks are made for the traditional dances, also visit the local 400 year old church where the Popol Vuh (mayan bible) was found! While going through the market you will have the chance to do some shopping, later we will head for lunch.
After lunch we will meet our driver and head back to your hotel at Lake Atitlan
Arrival to pana: 15:30pm
TRIP COST IS: $90 PER PERSON MIN 2PAX. PRIVATE / ADDITIONAL PAX. $45
GROUP TOUR AVAILABLE: $60 PER PERSON GROUP MAX. 10PAX

Accommodation

No accommodation is required for this trip / or tour.

Please be aware that we can create a custom tour where you can stay in ChiChi overnight so you have all day to shop and a place to store the goods you’ve purchased. Contact us directly to let us know you’d like to get a quote on this value-added option.

  • Market days are on Thursdays & Sundays
  • Half day tour
  • Waterproof jacket in case it rains
  • Have a copy of your Passport with you
  • Bring enough cash with you, no credit or debit cards can be used in this village
  • This market is great for souvenirs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • At what time does the market end? Usually people start to pack up at around 1pm.
  • Can I take valuable things with me? Only if you need it, otherwise don’t since it is a very crowded place.
  • Should I bring my passport? Make a copy to bring along, keep the original in a safe place.
  • Can I pay with dollars? You can use both USD and Quetzales, make sure you have enough change with you.
  • Is there an ATM? Yes, there are ATMs but it is always good to stop at a bank to exchange money or ask your guide for a safe one.
 

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