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Address: Callejon Chotzar | Casa de Arbol, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Phone Number:
+502 7762 2829
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours


TRADITIONAL ART FORMS IMMERSION COMMUNITY TOURS: Watch women weavers create woven textiles with intricate techniques involved in: natural dyeing, liso backstrap weaving, ikat tying, brocade technique or forming thread from raw ixcaco cotton. MAYA SPIRITUALITY AND NATURE COMMUNITY TOURS: Visit our dynamic and 100% organic terraced garden in Panajachel to learn about the medicinal properties and preparation of plants familiar and exotic. Take the chance to participate in a personalized Maya Spiritual ceremony. TRADITIONAL WEAVING WORKSHOPS: Learn to warp and weave from an indigenous master weaver and keep your woven work of art.

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Fantastic Weaving Demonstrations/Visits with Maya Women

We spent two days with these wonderful folks - we took the backstrap weaving demonstrations in San Juan La Laguna and Chuacruz. We learned so much about weaving and the Maya... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington, DC and environs
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Washington, DC and environs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two days with these wonderful folks - we took the backstrap weaving demonstrations in San Juan La Laguna and Chuacruz. We learned so much about weaving and the Maya women at each location. We had opportunities to try our hand at the many steps involved in creating these beautiful works of art, and shared some good laughs with... More 

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MayaTraditions, Tourism Coordinator at Maya Traditions Foundation, responded to this review

Greetings from Maya Traditions ! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback. More 

San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to the Maya Traditions Foundation on a Monday morning at 9:30am after I saw on their site that they offered garden tours Mom.-Fri. 9am-12pm. As it is off the main strip of Santander Road in Panajachel, I took a Tuk-Tuk from my hotel to their main office; a 5 minute ride. Upon drop off, I rang their doorbell... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Had a very informative tour of the medicinal plant tour by a local! Definitely worth a visit when in Panajachel!

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

I recently journeyed to Guatemala and, among all the astounding volcanoes, lakes, and ancient ruins, I also discovered a spectacular modern-day marvel: the people and textiles of Maya Traditions. In my opinion, no trip to the Guatemalan highlands is complete without a visit to both Maya Traditions’ headquarters as well as a tour to visit one of their native weavers... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful half day tour learning about the traditional medicines of the community. It is such important work that the organization is doing with the community to maintain and promote an original part of the culture. The staff is great and we enjoyed a healthy lunch with local vegetables. I have a special interest in holistic healing and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

We really enjoyed our visit with Laura who was very knowledgeable and passionate about the work that they are doing in preserving and promoting Mayan culture, artisanship and traditions. They ensure the artisans get a fair price for their work and organise events to showcase the powerful healing and health properties of herbs and plants. The garden is just beautiful... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 January 2015

A great break from pottery, and textiles, and something that I find fascinating. Bought herbal items as gifts, and for myself. The girls there ( help) were lovely.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

Maya Traditions Herbal Medicine garden is a beautiful place to spend an hour or so during your time in Pana - it's off the beaten track and it's a great place to learn a little about the cultivation of medicinal herbs - both those from North America and traditional Mayan herbal remedies. They also have natural products for sale.

Thank Gringos L
Panajachel, Guatemala
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

Our group of 25 had a wonderful visit to Maya Traditions Medicinal Garden! After breaking into two groups, we were led on a very educational and enjoyable tour of the garden. Each group was accompanied by a Spanish/English translator. The views of Lake Atitlan were spectacular! We had arranged for a 1/2 day full of activities, so following the tour... More 

Thank granolabeth
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

I was lucky enough to visit Maya Traditions' garden on multiple occasions when I was staying in Panajachel this past summer. The garden is a very unique space and is absolutely beautiful. The tour was very educational. I learned so much about medicinal plants! The best part though was the staff, who are all super friendly and fun. They are... More 

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