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Mayan Totonicapan Tour (near Quetzaltenango)

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San Miguel Totonicapán near Quetzaltenango is unknown to most of the visitors to Guatemala . This tour considered as community tourism (because the benefits go nearly exclusively to the local people who are involved in a very active way )  can be done in half a day or a full day adding a few visits more (if interested , please ask )

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Stop At: Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Totonicapan Department, Western Highlands

Totonicapán near Quetzaltenango is unknown to most of the visitors to Guatemala . This tour considered as community tourism (because the benefits go nearly exclusively to the local people who are involved in a very active way ) can be done in half a day or a full day adding a few visits more (if interested , please ask )

On arrival in Toto (as commonly known ) in front of the catholic church a local guide will explain a bit about the town while driving through , until arriving at one of the 48 “ cantones “ . We will walk for about 30 minutes up to a small hill to “ SIETE VENTANAS “ (seven windows) where a Mayan priest is waiting for us , to celebrate one of the days of the Mayan calendar . After this cultural experience we visit a local CERAMIC workshop and go on .. for a nice climb (45 minutes one way) to a viewpoint called “ EL MIRADOR DE SAN MIGUEL “

We are finishing the half day itinerary with a meal in a local family , please advise if you are vegetarian or not !

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: San Cristobal Totonicapan, San Cristobal Totonicapan, Totonicapan Department, Western Highlands

Mayan Ceremonies
Walk up a sacred hill
Community tourism

Duration: 2 hours