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Chici Market

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Chici Market

We're planning on visiting Chici on Easter Sunday from Pana as a day trip. We are wondering if it is better to go as part of a tour or wander around on our own. We have limited Spanish. Is it possible to hire a guide once we get there for a couple of hours to see the town? If so, where can we find a reputable guide and what is the approximate cost (for 2 people)?

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Semana Santa in Chichi is definitely on my to-do list. The blend of Catholic and Mayan traditions there are very dramatic. I saw a small procession there once composed of a Catholic priest and 6 mayan shamans...wow...does the Pope know about this? Both Mayan and Catholic ceremonies are conducted in the same church...Semana Santa has got to be quite interesting.

I've wandered Chichi a lot and never felt like it was a bad idea. Since it is a popular tourist area, there are guides, and even some of the street hawkers, who speak English. Official guides have ID's.

The only reason you might want to consider a pre-booked group is that Semana Santa is likely to be a zoo, and finding a guide might be a challenge.

The market is amazing.

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chchicastenango is a nice place to spend a few hours knowing their church, vegetable market,artesians, Mayan religion among others. if you want to contact some local guide, you can visit this page they can give you some information of some guide.

thingstodoinatitlan.com/chichicastenango-mar…

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Certainly don't want to put anyone off to Chichi, but just received an email about a US Gov warning about political unrest there now. Nothing related to tourism or that should normally effect tourists (other than maybe travel disruptions), but you don't want to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Was in Chichi earlier this month. No sign of unrest there. The market was colorful and lively. Sellers were a bit persistent but not hawkish. Felt safe the entire time. Little English spoken in the area, so having Spanish speakers along is a nice benefit. THere is a nice store with bags Les Colours (?) not far from the end of the main drag away from the hospital. Be sure to stop and watch the people, taking time away from browsing to watch the people.

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