Learn how artisans make complicated designs by tying knots in yarn to prepare it for dyeing.
Visit a dye house learn about of resist dyeing.
Watch how artisans stretch yarn and untie knots along the Salamá River.
Visit local weavers demonstrate their craft.
Shop for textiles directly from local weavers and the many local stores.
Visit the first Catholic Church in Central America (La Ermita de la Concepción), built in 1524 and learn its role in Guatemalan history.
The jaspe process requires a lot of work by many different people and families. In Salcajá, Maya and Ladino people join together in continuing this traditional art craft.
Tour includes a typical Guatemalan lunch (vegetarian meal on request).
10 am to 3 pm (flexible)
$65 per person; minimum 2 people
The artisans are paid a fair wage for their time and involvement.
Tours are customizable.
Homestay and private transportation as well as other services can be arranged.
Take a look at this video made by one our visitors!