Day Trip to Chichicastenango Mayan Market

Colombus Travel

Columbus Guatemala Travel 2da Calle Poniente #2, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala 03001

This tour offers an immersive experience in Chichicastenango, allowing tourists to engage with the local culture, explore the bustling market, witness traditional practices, and savor authentic cuisine while gaining a deeper understanding of Guatemala’s rich heritage.

What's Included:
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled Water and Picnic Items
  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Local Tour Guide
What to Expect:

Visit Chichicastenango Mayan Market: A renowned market where locals gather to buy and sell a variety of products, including vegetables, fruits, handicrafts, textiles, artifacts, and street food. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the market, witness the vibrant colors, and learn about the Mayan culture.

Visit the Artisanal Traditional Mask Factory: Tourists will have the chance to observe the creation of traditional masks, which play a significant role in Guatemalan culture, representing a synthesis of Mayan beliefs and Christianity. There will be a demonstration of a traditional dance performance.

Visit to Santo Tomas Church: This historic church, built in 1540, showcases the blend of Mayan and Latino influences within its architecture and interior. It often hosts Mayan rituals and provides insight into the religious syncretism in Guatemala.

Visit the Colorful Cemetery: Known for its vibrant and symbolic painted crosses and mausoleums, the cemetery reflects Guatemala’s unique perspective on burials. Each color represents different meanings and family roles, offering a glimpse into the country’s cultural traditions.

Lunch with Local Family: A delicious lunch will be served by a local family, featuring traditional dishes such as Tamales on Sundays (corn with meat and tomato sauce wrapped in banana leaves) and Sak’por on Thursdays (a dish made with chicken broth or chompipe, vegetables, and ground white corn flour). Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon prior request.

Visit Iglesia de Santo Tomas and Calvary Church: Alongside the market, tourists will have the opportunity to explore these historic churches, appreciating their architectural significance and cultural importance.

Additional Information:

Key Information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Inform if you have Food allergies or preferences
  • Kids’ special price 1/2
  • Wheelchair accessible options
  • Inform if physical or medical restrictions
  • This is a Group Service, but also a private service is available for booking.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Cost per person:
$125.00 per person
Age / Max Group:
All ages, max of 15 people
9 hours
Start Time(s):
Daily at 9am
Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Opening Hours:
Always Open
Days Closed: