Chichicastenango Market & Village Tour

About this tour

Navigate the hustle and bustle of Chichicastenango Market and its kaleidoscope of colors with a local guide on this walking tour.

Price: $40
Duration:5 hours
Difficulty: Easy-Med
Ages: All ages


The Chichicastenango street market is a vibrant hub where Guatemalan folks come together to buy and sell an eclectic mix of goods. From textiles, pottery, meat, and vegetables to tools and even live animals, this bustling market has it all. Nestled amidst Spanish colonial buildings, Chichicastenango is rich with Maya culture and adorned with vibrant fruits, flowers, and textiles unique to the Guatemalan highlands.

Local vendors fill the air with the fragrance of “copal,” a traditional incense used during meditation, while shamans offer prayers amidst the swirling smoke. Get ready to embark on a treasure hunt as you explore this ancient village, discovering everything from rare mountain-mined stones to live animals. Test your negotiation skills with local merchants and uncover fantastic deals.

During the Chichicastenango market tour, you’ll taste the flavors of traditional cuisine at local eateries. Delve into the world of Mayan clothing and learn about the intricate symbols – the universe, lightning, cardinal points, and the sun – that are hand-sewn into textiles.

Explore the town’s cemetery, where history comes alive, and wander through a sculpture garden dedicated to the Mayan calendar. Visit the indigenous mayor’s office, a traditional mask factory, and a warehouse filled with costumes used for special occasions.


Meet at Panajachel at 8am (if you book the transportation) and arrive at Chichicastenango market for 9am where you'll meet your local guide.
 Explore the market, church, cemetary, sacred hill, costume shops, indigenous mayors office with a 1 hour lunch break in between.
Tour ends at 3pm back at Panajachel.

What’s included

Local guide
Visit the market, the historic church, and the cemetary
Transportation to and from Chichicastenango
Meals and refreshments

Additional information

  • 24 hour cancellation policy.
  • Minimum 2 people per booking.
  • Tour only available on Thursdays and Sundays.

Interested in this tour?

This tour is available to book 24 hours in advance.


Per Person


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