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Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel

Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel

By Los Elementos Adventure Center
per adult
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Ages 12-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Gourmet lunch, that you help preparing
  • Instruction and the opportunity to enjoy the dishes you prepare
  • A printed copy of the recipes you prepared
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

  • Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala
    Address: Calle Principal Santa Cruz La Laguna, Solola, 07008 Guatemala Directions: Meet us at the CECAP building in Santa Cruz La Laguna. From the boat dock in Santa Cruz, walk to take a taxi up the road to the village.  The CECAP building is easy to find. Dates: Monday thru Friday
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7747P11

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel?
    Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel price starts from £43.29. Discover and book Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel on Tripadvisor
    What is the Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel cancellation policy?
    Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel?
    Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel is hosted by Los Elementos Adventure Center. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Los Elementos Adventure Center on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7747P11

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    • Los Elementos Adventure Center
      Joined in May 2009
    • Wander15819416852
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our best day in Guatemala!
      This is a must if you’re at Lake Atitlan! Alex, our guide was the best! He is friends with everybody, encourage him to become the next El Presidente of the Republic! We kayaked and went hiking, jumped off a small cliff into the water, went shopping, eating, went to a honey bee farm. Clearly one of our best days in Guatemala! Also concluded the day with a really wonderful Mayan Cooking class. We cooked our dinner and learned a ton along the way. Winner, winner, winner!!!
      Written 6 May 2024
    • Janine P
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Paddle with nicest host!
      Phenomenal paddle board location! WhatsApp the owner the night before to do a sunrise paddle. Fair prices about $70Q/hr. The paddle boards are in great shape. Not a far paddle to Casa Del Mundo. Bring water shoes, quick dry towel and a waterproof case for your phone. Oh and sunscreen!!
      Written 7 April 2024
    • R1387JOpauls
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Trip, Great Guide!
      A great trip with Fernando, who was an awesome guide! The lake in the morning is placid and you can kayak at your own pace and the hiking back is challenging but doable. I would highly recommend to anyone who is active and wants to explore different areas of the lake.
      Written 24 March 2024
    • westond2014
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great adventure day
      We had an awesome day with our guide who helped us kayak along the lakeshore, swim, and hike up to a delicious lunch in Santa Cruz. He made it personalized and flexible, and we had plenty of time to do what we wanted!
      Written 22 March 2024
    • BAT1968
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      So promising but ultimately so disappointing.
      The location is beautiful. The accommodation is basic but acceptable. The hosts hearts just don’t appear to be in it. There were numerous failings during our short stay which left us with a bitter taste. They may as well just have left us a key … then at least we wouldn’t have had all of the disturbances from their day to day living and we wouldn’t have relied on them for all of the things they promise. It should be said, however, that external guides recommended were all excellent.
      Written 17 March 2024
    • Camper33846987010
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best tour, amazing
      Fernando was the best part of the tour, he is so kind, knowledgeable and flexible with time. The group was fun, and he made a point to talk to everyone and make sure every felt included and safe. We loved the kayaking <3 loved our time in Atitlan.
      Written 25 February 2024
    • Brett G
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a fun day!
      My wife and I took this tour because all the other tours to lake Atitlan we’re canceled. Luckily for us, we found this tour and our guide was Edvin . Luckily my wife and i had him to ourselves. We had such a fun day and it was great to spend one on one time with a local guide. He introduced us to local foods and customs. We rode a chicken bus and saw a Mayan shaman ritual. Thanks Edvin for a wonderful day!!!!!!
      Written 11 February 2024
    • 44erikg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful day in Atitlan!
      Such a fun day! Kayaking was gorgeous, the hiking was very doable with amazing views, our guide was really nice and helpful. Highly recommend.
      Written 10 January 2024
    • pabloandresbui
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Atitlán immersive tour Santiago and San Juan
      We did the Santiago and San Juan Tour, we had an amazing experience!! Mario was our guide, he was fantastic!! Our goal was to have an immersive experience and get to know the communities and some of the Mayan traditions and practices. Mario's knowledge of the community made the tour a success. It seemed that everyone in both towns knew him and everyone was super friendly with us. The best parts of the tour were visiting Maximon, and being part of the ceremony. In San Juan the best parts were visiting the cooperatives. Will definitely recommend this tour and Mario as a guide.
      Written 29 December 2023
    • monteb768
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Adventures
      We had 2 days of amazing experiences with this tour company. Our first day was with Mario kayaking and exploring the villages of Santa Cruz, San Marcos and San Juan. The kayaking was a blast and Mario made sure we stayed safe from the very beginning. The second day we did a hike with Alex before going to a cave high above the lake to have a Mayan blessing ceremony of our recent marriage. As beautiful the scenery was, we were most moved by the kindness of Mario and Alex. They both did a wonderful job at making sure our experience was special to us. The owners Lee and Elaine were great hosts and organizers and gave us lots of invaluable insight into the Lake villages. We can’t wait to return.
      Written 26 November 2023
    • Dak S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A total blast!!!
      We had a great lunch. I recommend starting at the earliest time possible. The boat ride was nice. The views are breathtaking even if you do nothing else. Our guide was phenomenal and informative. We jumped off the cliff. It was exhilarating. We explored three different locations. Definitely save time for a bit of shopping.
      Written 10 October 2023
    • 902mirajh
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible experience
      Absolutely wonderful, our tour guide Alex was the highlight right next to the views. We loved his energy and enthusiasm. He helped motivate us throughout the kayak and hike and helped us take beautiful pictures of the scenery and a lot of local information about the area. Could not recommend Los Elementos enough!
      Written 12 September 2023
    • lauramJ5584EQ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Sacred Experience
      This was a beautiful sacred experience. There was great communication with the company and the translator who picked me up at my hotel, the car was comfortable. We drove a bit and then took a small hike down to the beautiful cave. The Shaman was a woman and she created a beautiful experience, prayed for me and build an altar and fire. She also relayed information she received from the Mayan God and gave me some advice. As others said, it was powerful to hear my name being spoken as she prayed. The cave is very interesting as many people come to hold ceremony here every day and there are remnants of their ceremonies (there was a dead chicken left behind from a separate ceremony earlier in the day - for those who are squeamish) No chickens are used in this ceremony though! I found it to be one of my favorite experiences in Guatemala and I'm so grateful for the company making this connection for us travelers. I wish they shared what ratio of the price goes to the Shaman and guide, just to know the ethics about the company. The hike out is a bit challenging but it's brief and you can go slow. Highly recommend!
      Written 27 August 2023
    • Tour395621
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting hike but a bit overpriced
      Hike took in scenic countryside & Mayan culture, but felt a bit overpriced for what we did. Hike was very steep. Market was really interesting & fun to go on the back of a pick-up into town.
      Written 14 August 2023
    • ciaohermosa
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don't do the sacred caves tour
      I did the private Mayan shaman ceremony in a sacred cave. It's advertised that you take a chicken bus up to the cave and your guide will explain the ceremony and the caves as well as the Mayan calendar and you will receive your Mayan horoscope.hen a shaman will do a ceremony based on one of 5 topics: healing, protection, safe travels, cleansing of bad energy, or insight into challenges in your life. I will start by saying the location and the cave itself were amazing and the shaman was great. He was professional and and I felt a powerful energy during and after the experience. My 3 stars is for the guide and what I feel is a misleading description of the tour. First off, I was given a location to meet my guide, who was not there at the time. I asked someone nearby who brought me to him (he was sitting in his car). We then drove to the cave (no chicken bus, which might be a pro for you but I was looking forward to it). The ceremony is done completely in a local language and Spanish. If you do not speak fluent Spanish, do not do this tour. My Spanish is intermediate and I had difficulty understanding the shaman, when I asked the guide to help translate, he completely mistranslated what was said. He also wasn't able to answer any of my questions (in Spanish or English) about the cave, horoscope, or ceremony. It felt more like he was a driver than a guide. The owner was very responsive when booking/taking my money, but when I had a follow-up question about the horoscope reading, she became unresponsive. I then received a Whatsapp message that was copied from google about my sign. For $150 private tour, this seemed like I was ripped off a bit. If you're interested in this experience, book with another company or ask around for a local shaman and book yourself.
      Written 10 August 2023
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