Chichicastenango, located 140 km from Guatemala City, is one of the most colorful markets in Latin America. People from all around Chichicastenango meet every Thursday and Sunday to sell and buy all kind of goods. You may find everything from vegetables, fruits, masks, colorful textiles, handbags to mystic Mayan ceremonies.
This market is most important because its the meeting point between Quiches, Tzutuhiles and Kackchikeles where they practice the Catholic and Mayan religion and a phenomenon called ‘syncretism’; the blend of the two religions.
A private transfer of aprox 3 hours from Guatemala City or Antigua will take you to this marvelous market. Your private guide will take you to see Santo Tomás church and its mystic secrets of syncretism (when two religions blend together). After the St. Tomas Church, walk around the market for shopping and seeing how the Mayan commercialize all their goods. After the market visit enjoy of a buffet lunch at St. Tomas Hotel and get ready for your land transfer back to Antigua or Guatemala city
Inclusions: Land transfer from Guatemala City/Antigua to Chichicastenango, spanish speaking driver, bilingual tour guide, lunch at St.Tomas Hotel, Taxes
Does Not Include: Beverages (alcoholic or non alcoholic), tips to drivers and guides, personal expenses.