This tour consists of a three-hour tour of the town of San Juan La Laguna. This Tz’utujil Maya town is set along the shores of Lake Atitlán and has done a good job retaining its authentic Mayan traditions.
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour introduces travelers to the cultural and artistic traditions of the Tz’utujil Mayans of San Juan La Laguna. You'll visit the following places on this tour.
Artesania En Tinte Natural Lema—this artisan group of women makes textiles using natural dyes. While you're here you'll learn about the dying techniques and have the opportunity to buy handcrafted products.
Artesanias de San Juan—this group of women makes traditional textiles using a foot loom.
Vivero de Plantas Medicianales Q'omaneel—this is a group of women, midwives, and health educators who make healing products with medicinal plants.
Artesania en Reciclaje "Ixoq' Ajkeem"—this group of women creates crafts using recycled materials. These handicrafts are sustainable and attractive.
Galeria de Arte Costumbrista Xocomeel y Museo a Cielo Abierto—this gallery's art portrays the everyday life, ceremonies, customs, and traditions of the people of San Juan La Laguna.
Finally, this tour visits the town's Catholic Church and a temple to Maximon (San Simon), one of Guatemala's most renowned Mayan deities. As you walk around town you will see murals depicting the Guatemalan Civil War and Mayan traditions.
Attraction VisitedAtitlán Nature Reserve
The Atitlán Nature Reserve is located along the shores of Lake Atitlán outside the town of Panajachel. This private reserve offers all kinds of fun activities, including hiking, zip lining, swimming, and more.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes, hat, and camera.
Transportation, entrance fees, and guide.
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