Authentic local experience with a community of women.

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala
Traditional and Cultural Private Tour in Santa Cruz la Laguna

From USD 66.67

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Led by local women, this cultural tour of Santa Cruz la Laguna offers a fascinating insight into Maya life on Lake Atitlan and how the ancient traditions can still be seen in modern Guatemala. Arriving in Santa Cruz by boat, you'll meet the women at the dock and walk up to the town, where you'll visit a home for a cooking class, learn about local handicrafts, and relax with a steam bath in a traditional adobe temazcal.
  • Experience local life and be welcomed into a village home
  • Learn to cook traditional food and enjoy a homemade lunch
  • Try your hand at making local jewelry and traditional clothing
  • Enjoy a private tour run by local women in the community

Sample Menu



Rice base, spices and a special sauce wrapped in maxan leaves cooked over firewood. To choose with vegetables or chicken.


Chipilín or bean tamales

Corn dough accompanied by chipilín leaves or beans wrapped in milpa leaves. Surprise accompaniment.

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Sauna
  • Bottled water
  • Material for the craft workshop
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • La Iguana Perdida
    Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

Start time

09:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Operated by Mujeres de la Luna

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Sarah_C, Apr 2023
We went to the meeting point a half hour early and no one at the spot had ever heard of the tour we were trying to take. We called and messaged the local company many times without an answer and the phone seemed to be disconnected. We contacted Viator who also was not able to connect with the local company. We are still waiting for a refund. On a positive note we met a local person who was able to find women i. The community to create a Similar experience for us and that was amazing. However we obviously had to pay out of pocket for the experience. Hoping Viator gets back to me Soon with the refund.

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