Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan day tour with lunch from Guatemala city
When you arrive at the Chichicastenango market you will start the walking tour. This is located in the center of the town and is the heart of the commercial life of the Maxeños, the natives of Chichicastenango.
Every Thursday and Sunday, merchants head to the central square to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries. Explore the narrow streets and admire the products and crafts offered by the locals.
In Chichicastenango you will also visit the church of Santo Tomás, built in 1540 on the basis of a pre-Hispanic temple. This is a magnificent example of colonial architecture and the Mayan and Latin influence is evident inside and outside the building.
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
What's excluded :
- Private transportation
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Bottled water
Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
Lake Atitlan is a body of water located in a huge volcanic crater in the mountainous area of southwest Guatemala. It is surrounded by steep green hills and is known for Mayan villages and volcanoes with impressive acute cones. The busy town of Panajachel, where traditional fabrics are sold, is a popular access road to the lake. In an old coffee plantation, there is the Atitlán Nature Reserve, which has trails and a butterfly garden.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mercado de Chichicastenango, Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006 Guatemala
Saint Thomas Chichicastenango:
"Santo Tomás": in honor of his patron saint Tomás Apóstol; "Chichistenango": from Nahuatl, means «wall of nettles»
It is a municipality in the department of Quiché (Guatemala). It is located south of the department and is a renowned tourist center for its local market. It is located 18 km from the departmental capital and 145 km from Guatemala City. The majority of the population is indigenous to the Quiché ethnic group.
During the colonial era it was a doctrine of the Dominican friars and after the Independence of Central America was part of the department of Sololá.In 1838 it became part of the ephemeral State of Los Altos until it was reinstated to the State of Guatemala by the general Conservative Rafael Carrera in 1840. After the Liberal Reform of 1871, on August 12, 1872, the de facto government of the provisional president Miguel García Granados created the department of Quiché, to which Chichicastenango has belonged since then.
Duration: 3 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Our representative will showup on its hotel lobby and will ask on your name for this excursion.
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- No passenger without a face mask will be allowed to board.