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 )
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 . He will explain from beginning to end how a mayan ceremony is celebrated what takes about 45 minutes . 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 “ overlooking the whole area including the volcanoes from TAJUMULCO to the LAKE ATITLAN .
We are finishing the half day itinerary with a meal in a local family , please advise if you are vegetarian or not !
If choosing for a full day itinerary , we will add a textile workshop and a walk through TOTONICAPAN with a local indigenous family . (market day on Tuesday and Saturday)
|Departure times:||07:00 Hrs|
|Departure point:||Your hotel / Address in Quetzaltenango|
|Price:||95 USD p.p With minimum 2 people|
|Included:||Transport go and return , local guide , Mayan priest and ceremony , lunch in a local family , driver English/Spanish speaking able to be a translator|
|Not included||Breakfast , tips|
|What to bring:||Good walking shoes|