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Chichicastenango Market Day Trip

The terrain in and around Antigua is a mountain biker’s paradise. Riders can bike through the Almolonga Valley, visiting the villages of Santa Ana, San Juan del Obispo, San Pedro Las Huertas, Ciudad Vieja, home of Guatemala’s former second capital, which was buried by an earthquake-triggered mudslide in 1541.

Along the way we visit an experimental macadamia farm, learn how to do a cup of coffee from the seed to the cup. Dance local music with the women’s. At the end enjoy a nice local food “Pepian” made of many species and they add pork, beef or chicken cooked by a group women organized in a textile cooperative, here you will learn about the process of textile production and also the daily life of a Mayan family.

After the tour, you will return to Antigua Guatemala.

7:00 am a Martsam Travel representative is going to pick you up to travel throughout the highlands of Guatemala offering stunning scenery before the arrival in Chichicastenango.

At the arrival you are going to enjoy the ethnic market of Chichicastenango, here you may delight in during our guided tour the traditions of the Quiche people, which every Thursday and Sunday placed the antique market, an exciting and distinctive native commercial process.

Following the visit you will have a lunch break, here you’ve got the chance to taste the local cuisine that is the product of the combination of Mayan ancestral roots and Spanish influence; also, this local family
creates masks and attires for dances and rituals of which you may learn.

After your visit to Chichicastenango, you are going to go back to your hotel.

Take notice that the Chichicastenango one day tour that may begin from Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala or Lake Atitlan.

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    Chichicastenango Market


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