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 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
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.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.