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Ixiim Cooking School: Learn to Cook in San Pedro!

Experience the true taste of Mayan cooking with Ixiim Cooking School where traditional methods are mixed-in with fun & learning to create one of the most delicious experiences in Guatemala!

La Ventosa, Guatemala: Exploring the Mayan-Mam Village

La Ventosa, Guatemala is the base town for hiking to La Torre in the Cuchumatanes mountains – see why you should also take the time to explore this interesting rural village near Todos Santos. 

Hiking in the Cuchumatanes Mountains: La Torre

lHiking in the Cuchumatanes Mountains will take you across the highest non-volcanic ranges in Central America – find out how to hike to the peak at La Torre without a guide.

Todos Santos Travel Guide: Planning Your Visit

Todos Santos Cuchumatan is a unique village tucked away in the Guatemala Highlands – find out all out the attractions, accommodation & transport options in our Todos Santos Travel Guide.

Visiting San Francisco El Alto Animal Market

San Francisco El Alto animal market is the most authentic market in Guatemala – find out why it’s definitely worth a Friday day trip from Quetzaltenango! 

Top 6 Quetzaltenango Day Trips & Highland Hikes

Are you planning on visiting Guatemala’s highlands and don’t know what to do? We have you covered with our 5 day itinerary that takes in all the best Quetzaltenango day trips!

10 Excessive Products at San Francisco El Alto Market!

People always say the USA is excessive – we say that Guatemala is the land of excess! Just look at how much you can find at the San Francisco El Alto market! 

How to Hike Volcan Santa Maria Without a Guide

With its perfect cone, Santa Maria volcano can be seen from anywhere near Quetzaltenango – find out how to hike Volcan Santa Maria without a tour for less than $1!

Quetzaltenango Travel Guide: Planning Your Visit

Quetzaltenango aka Xela is your authentic Guatemalan city in the highlands. From attractions & day trips to accommodation & transport, find out all the essentials in our Quetzaltenango Travel Guide.

Things to do in Zunil: San Simon & Fuentes Georginas

Zunil may not have a large Monday market anymore but you can still find San Simon and soak in Fuentes Georginas – find out the top things to do in Zunil & how to get there from Xela.

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