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Maya Traditions Foundation

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As a nonprofit social enterprise, Maya Traditions is dedicated to facilitating access to national and international markets for Maya backstrap weaver artisans and their families in the highlands of Guatemala. Following a Fair Trade model, we...more
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Callejon Chotzar | Casa de Arbol, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
+502 7762 2829
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

I traveled to Lake Atitlan for personal reasons. I knew I wanted to get in touch with some local healers, but had no clue where to even begin. The Maya Traditions Foundation served as an intermediary between the Mayan communities and myself. Their services greatly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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MayaTraditions, General Manager at Maya Traditions Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We’re so happy you loved the tailor made week itinerary and we can’t wait to have you back at Maya Traditions!

Reviewed September 19, 2017

This tour starts in the garden where natural dye plants are grown. Then to another house where you see a natural dye being used, the thread being wrapped in balls, the loom being prepared and the weaving started.those on the tour are invited to participate...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Jamie Gringo G
Reviewed April 14, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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MayaTraditions, Tourism Coordinator at Maya Traditions Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

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

Reviewed April 4, 2017 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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank Melissa V
Reviewed March 17, 2016

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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Frannie P
Reviewed February 16, 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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank David D
Reviewed September 18, 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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Aisha S
Reviewed May 23, 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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Cassie P
Reviewed January 10, 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.

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank ldtc2
Reviewed December 9, 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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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