Traditional Weaving

  • 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!