Community Tour in Nahuala

Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations Program:

    • Handwarp yarn into balls
    • Stretch the thread around the warping board to create the design
    • Backstrap liso weaving demonstrations
    • Apply brocade and embroidery to backstrap woven textiles

Optional: Hikes in the surrounding Highlands to Maya Ceremony Sites and Personalized Maya Ceremony (pricing on demand)
Time: from 9 am to 3 pm (flexible)
Minimum donation per person: US$ 65 from 2 to 4 participants / US$ 55 from 5 to 10 participants / US$ 45 from 11 to 20 participants


The artisans are paid a fair wage for their time and involvement.
Benefits support our social community programs.
(The pricing includes a tax donation receipt for US citizens)

Tours are in English, Spanish and French.

Transportation from Maya Traditions office to the community and typical lunches are included (vegetarian and vegan meals available upon request).

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

Take a closer look at the artisan cooperative of Nahuala here.


Tour_SanJuanMaya cultural immersive trip from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango (1 week)
Discover the Mayan Culture of the Highlands from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango through stunning lake Atitlan and experience backstrap weaving, traditional cooking, Maya ceremony in an authentic and personalized trip.

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World Fair Trade Organization