Mayan Cultural Experience

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4 to 5 hours
Availability : All year-long

Learning about the actual life of a Mayan family is an unforgettable experience and in the town of Santiago Zamora you can share a day in the daily life of the modern Mayans. The Mayas make up 39.8% of Guatemala’s population and are dispersed throughout the country, especially in the highlands, and 21 Mayan dialects are spoken throughout the country.

During the visit to the Mayan family, you will learn how to prepare, from scratch and over an open flame, the traditional corn tortillas that are a central component of the Guatemalan diet. You can also enjoy the exquisite taste of Pepián, which is a dish that emerged in pre-Columbian times, evolved during the Spanish colony and is considered an emblematic dish to celebrate great occasions.

During your stay you will learn how to make traditional fans with palm leaves, from trees that grow locally in nature and you will also enjoy the Mayan culture, as you observe a traditional dance group performing their dances.

The cost of the tour offers you:
  • Round trip transportation
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Local guide
  • Traditional lunch (Pepián)
  • Multiple activities such as: Tortilla lesson, Traditional dance, Tapestry demonstration, Tapestry and petate (palm) fan making.

Everyday 9:00am or 1:00pm

We suggest you to bring the following items for the greatest pleasure of your unforgettable experience:
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sun block lotion, mosquito repellent