|Starts at:||2da Calle Poniente 2, Antigua|
Enjoy a unique perspective of Guatemala´s traditional way of life and culture by visiting several popular and picturesque villages around Antigua on an authentic Chicken Bus. You will get to explore the Mayan culture by visiting churches, plazas and markets where you can purchase textiles and other Guatemalan crafts as well as enjoy the tasting of local food.
San Juan de Obispo
We will visit Chocolate Artisanal Workshop where five generations have worked hand-by-hand to make the wonderful chocolate that every single Guatemalan families prefer to drink hot and with a local sweet bread. We will discover the chocolate production process. We will also have a tasting of hot chocolate. Thereafter, we will continue to Museum of Loquat, San Juan del Obispo. It is famous for its production of giant loquats from which they produce fermented drink, jam, etc. The best part is the tasting we will participate in at the end!
San Pedro Las Huertas
There is no other village as this one, tiny and named as Las Huertas due to the farming of orchards such as tomatoes, lettuce, beans, corn, etc. We will have time to take pictures of one of the most popular communal laundry area and the baroque Spanish Colonial church. You will get to experience what a pueblo life is like in Guatemala. Thru the main drag of the village you will also have the perfect view of two volcanoes - Fuego and Agua.
The first capital of the Spanish Crown in our territory. We will drive-thru this village and you will get a good panoramic view of the city and the local life.
San Miguel Dueñas
The town is known for flower and vegetable crops for local consumption and export production. Depending on the seasonality, we will make a stop to meet the farmers and talk about their crops.
San Miguel Dueñas - Valhalla Macadamia Farm
This project will be of great interest to you. Valhalla is a family-run farm that is dedicated to supporting and helping local indigenous communities and promoting sustainable agriculture practices. We will showcase why Macadamia tress are good for sustainable development and its nutritional benefits. They also have a restaurant at the farm and they are known for darn good pancakes and fried pickles in macadamia flour.
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Traditional textiles museum where we will discover the different weaving practices, patterns and colors which has cultural meaning in the Mayan Community. In addition, real local Mayan weavers will show us through an authentic backstrap loom and the artisanal process to produce extraordinary art pieces. We will also have a food tasting of Tostada with Avocado and Beans along with Atole (drink made out of corn).
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.