Chichicastenango's market & Q'umarkaaj archaeological site (day tour) with a private guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

36077


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

Experience modern Maya culture in Guatemala with a private guide


We start our tour with a visit to Q'umarkaaj archaeological site, ancient capital of the Mayan Quiché people during the post classic period, where usually in special days we can witness live ceremonies.

Santo Tomas Chichicastenango, a mystical town in the western highlands, 18 kilometers south of Q'umarkaaj, is a popular destination for tourists attracted by its enigmatic church and Market days (Thursdays and Sundays), colorful cemetery and Pascual Abaj (shrine located at the summit of a hill nearby the town, where Mayan priests perform ceremonies).

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Itinerary

We leave Guatemala city or Antigua as early as possible, it's a 2:30 hour drive to get to Q'umarkaaj, there we start our visit to the archaeological site and local museum.

After we finish our visit to the site, we drive back to Chichicastenango (30 minutes away), where we eat lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon visiting the local market (available only Thursdays and Sundays), Pascual Abaj Shrine and a local museum and workshop of traditional dances masks and outfits.

Once we're finished, we return to Guatemala city or Antigua.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 12 hours

weather may affect duration during the rainy season.

Transportation

A comfortable late model van with A/C

What’s Included

Other: Land private transportation service, driver, fuel, logistics, assistance with any arrangements needed and guiding services.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

250 Quetzales - (per person) estimated to cover admission to the archaeological site, food and drinks, take extra Q's with you if you're planning to shop in the market.

Average exchange rate is $1 USD = 7.3 Quetzales

What’s Extra

Other: Park entrance fee, meals, drinks and snacks.

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    300 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 12 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    36077


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

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