Community Tours: Traditional Art Forms Immersion

Tour_SanJuanBackstrap Weaving Demonstrations in San Juan La Laguna
Cross the stunning Lake Atitlán by boat to start the tour visiting our organic natural dye plant garden before learning the intricate weaving techniques in San Juan.



Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Quiejel
See these master weavers create beautiful brocaded textiles typical to the Chichicastenango area.




Nature-based immersion in & around Panajachel with the community of Patanatic
Learn the importance of corn and cook tortillas before meeting with artisan women from Patanatic and going on a hike among pine trees used for basket weaving.



Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Chuacruz
Observe the master weavers forming thread from raw ixcaco cotton, applying brocade to their backstrap-woven textiles, and using randas to join textiles.


Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Nahuala
Watch these women weavers creating handmade pillows, wall hangings, and textiles using the brocade technique of backstrap weaving.




blogtourism1_chirijox-2Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Chirijox
Watch these master weavers create beautiful pieces using brocade techniques.

Please contact us about customized community day tours and community immersion packages!

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(502) 7762.2829
How to find us.

Tours are in English, Spanish and French.

Transportation from Maya Traditions office to the community and typical lunches are included.

The artisans are paid a fair wage for their time and involvement.

Donations to support our cooperative programs through Ethical Tourism vary based on the number of participants.

Homestay and private transportation as well as other services can be arranged.

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World Fair Trade Organization