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Address: Callejon Chotzar | Casa de Arbol, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Phone Number:
+502 7762 2829
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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TRADITIONAL ART FORMS IMMERSION COMMUNITY TOURS: Watch women weavers create...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2016
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

The Maya traditions medicinal herb garden is immense and beautiful. It's set along a shady hillside that provides a pretty ideal atmosphere for growth, and offers the most spectacular view of Lake Atitlan. Make sure you make your way all the way to the top--you won't be disappointed. The organization does an absolutely fabulous job maintaining this wonderful space and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

What a great place to spend a few hours in the afternoon. We had no problem finding our way to the herbal garden. All we did way ask at one of the tour booths in Panajachel and we were soon on a tuk tuk where the driver pulled right up to the door of the garden and we were invited... More 

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