Spend a half day exploring the church and market of Chichicastenango. This tour will give you a good look at the rich culture of this town.
- 3 hrs
- Available Days:
- Sun Thu
- 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Chichicastenango is famous for two things: its church and market. During this tour you'll explore both.
Begin the tour early in the morning with a visit to the Santo Tomás Church. The church was originally built in the 16th century and often has indigenous Mayans praying, waving incense holders, and reciting incantations on its steps. Its quite the site.
Afterwards you can enjoy the town's famous open-air market. This market is a great place to see colorful local culture and search for handicrafts. The market has high-quality pottery, weavings, masks, and more. Use your bargaining skills to score good deals on various items.
Although not technically included in this tour, you can choose to take a walk up a hill called Pascual Abaj and get great views of the surrounding area. Mayan ceremonies are sometimes performed here, and if you're lucky you'll get to see some rituals in action.
The Chichicastenango market is one of the most colorful and exciting markets in Guatemala. It’s open on Sundays and Thursdays and is an interesting cultural experience for travelers.
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What to Bring
Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, and money for meals, handicrafts, tips, and personal expenses.
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Informative tour by Leonel Azurdia!
The tour was excellent. I described it in the previous review - #15.
this was a great trip, thanks to Leonel and Oscar who had our backs! Very patient people, the two of them.