Chicken bus ride and guided tour through Sololá's local market, museum and Cooperativa panajachel, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan

Chicken bus ride and guided tour through Sololá's local market, museum and Cooperativa Panajachel, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan  008191165

Few travelers and locals have experienced the market in Sololá, but why is not the question here! We doubt there is a more colorful market on the planet. Add to that a spectacular view of the lake, plus it’s super close to Panajachel! 

A beautiful secret place near the lake that not many people know about, but oh the crafts that you will find there! They are made by the locals themselves! Your bi-lingual guide will lead explain ans teach you about the different artisan products.

Go crazy on Guatemalan artisan crafts in this local market experience!


  • 1-3 persons
  • Bilingual guide
  • Roundtrip transportation from Panajachel to Sololá

Not included:

  • Transportation to Panajachel

What to expect:

  • Visit a cooperative and textile factory
  • Learn about the different products of an authentic Guatemalan market


  • 8:30 am - Pick up at your hotel in Panajachel head towards the bus station to hop in a chicken bus!  
  • 9:00 am -  Arrival at the central park of Solola, with a short walk to the local market.
  • 9:30 am -  Arrival to the market where the tour guide will teach you about the various indigenous populations and their culture. Guide will also teach you about  how they make typical Guatemalan outfits, as well as Guatemalan foods, and about the traditional festivities.
  • 10:00am – Visit of the Museum of Sololá and Cooperativa Jaspeado where textile are made.
  • 10:30 am - Head back to central park and visit the local church as well as the Catholic church.
  • 11:00 am - Hop back on the chicken bus to Panajachel

More Info:

  • Available every Tuesday and Friday (local market days in Sololá). 

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