Community Tour in San Juan La Laguna

Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations Program:

  • visit our organic natural dye and medicinal plant garden (cancelled in case of bad weather)
  • natural dyeing demonstration
  • handwarp yarn into balls
  • streching the threads around the warping board to create the design
  • ikat tying demonstration
  • liso backstrap weaving demonstration


Option: cook traditional Guatemalan tamales (extra US$10/participant)
Time: from 9 am to 3 pm (flexible)
Minimum donation per person: US$ 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.
(part of the pricing is coming with 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 on demand)

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

Take a closer look at the artisan cooperative of San Juan La Laguna here.


Tour_SanJuanImmersive Natural dyes and Backstrap weaving workshop in San Juan la Laguna (2 days)
Learn about traditional and typical weaving techniques from San Juan la Laguna and dye thread naturally to use in the woven piece made by yourself on the next day.


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.

Member of the
World Fair Trade Organization