At Maya Traditions, we strongly believe that an alternative, sustainable, and culturally-rich tourism industry is possible. As a nonprofit social enterprise, we continually seek to support our indigenous artisan partners, their families, and their communities through social programs that work to build capacity, preserve local cultures and environments, and motivate women to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Conscientious visitors will love our Ethical Tourism Program! When you visit Lake Atitlan with Maya Traditions you will have the satifaction of knowing that your visit with has had a positive impact on this highly sensitive ecosystem and the traditional cultures surrounding it. Our visitors always leave a good impression, stimulating the local economy while preserving deep-rooted cultural practices and the natural environment.
Maya Traditions’ longstanding relationships with indigenous partner communities and continuing commitment to the production of Fair Trade backstrap-woven textiles have uniquely positioned us to provide authentic cultural experiences.
Maya Traditions can organize day trips, backstrap- and basket-weaving classes (varying in length from 1 day to 2 weeks), and even fully organized longer trips–up to 12 days–of a mix of practical training, cultural immersion, and fun with meals, lodging, and transportation included.