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Cultural performances at Totonicapan

Totonicapan Home Stay

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Experience authentic Guatemala with this Totonicapan home stay before or after your Guatemala tour. Drive from Antigua or Guatemala City with a guide to Totonicapan and get to know the locals and glimpse their colorful culture and traditions as you are graciously welcomed into their community. Enjoy performances of traditional dance and music and join a costume and craft workshop to learn about local dress. Take part in the San Francisco Market and test your bartering skills before transferring back to Lake Atitlan. Totonicapan is a great way to round off your adventures in Guatemala.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Totonicapan
Day 2 : San Francisco Market | Lake Atitlan


  • Learn the traditions of the community through costume and craft
  • Enjoy the evening with your host family
  • Visit San Francisco Market, an economic focus of Guatemala's highland towns

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Totonicapan

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the Guatemala City airport in the morning and enjoy a transfer with your guide to Totonicapan. Upon arrival, settle in to life with your host family and get to know their everyday routines. Attend a costume and craft workshop and savor a local lunch. As you dine, enjoy a performance of traditional dance and marimba. In the evening, return to your host family for a delicious dinner.

Day 2 San Francisco Market | Lake Atitlan

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Breakfast is served with your host family in the morning before your transfer arrives to take you to the San Francisco Market. As you walk through this colorful, bustling market, admire the beautiful weavings and clothing, and stop to sample fresh produce. Local markets are the main economic focus of Guatemala's highland towns, and are very social and culturally abundant. After the market, transfer back to Lake Atitlan and continue on by your own arrangements.


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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 1 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Community Stay
  • 1 Day Private Guide Service


  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $60 Meals not Included
  • $30 Airport Departure Tax
    • Normally included in the price of your airfare.
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
Nancy Sin

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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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