Cultural Day Tours
Patanatic Village Tour
Learn about the importance of corn in Maya culture, cook traditional corn tortillas, enjoy a hike to stunning views, and meet with artisans from the Patanatic cooperative.
A Maya Spiritual Guide will perform your personalized ceremony at Maya Traditions’ office.
Backstrap Weaving in San Juan
Cross the stunning Lake Atitlán by boat to start the tour, visiting our organic natural dye plant garden before learning the intricate weaving techniques in San Juan.
Backstrap Weaving in Quiejel
See these master weavers create beautiful brocaded textiles typical of the Chichicastenango area.
Backstrap Weaving in Chuacruz
Observe the master weavers forming thread from raw ixcaco cotton, applying brocade to their backstrap-woven textiles, and using randas to join textiles.
Backstrap Weaving in Nahualá
Watch these women weavers creating handmade pillows, wall hangings, and textiles using the brocade technique of backstrap weaving.
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Tours are in English and Spanish
Donations to support our cooperative programs through Ethical Tourism vary, based on the number of participants. Participants from the US receive a tax donation as part of their receipt.
Transportation from Maya Traditions office round trip to the community and typical lunches are included.
The artisans are paid a fair wage for their time and involvement in each of the activities.
Homestay and private transportation as well as other services can be arranged.