The Best of Xela Through Its Traditional Food - Mayan Dish Included

The Best of Xela Through Its Traditional Food - Mayan Dish Included

Come on a Foodie Tour with us, where you will learn how to prepare a traditional Xela dish called Quichon, a Mayan broth full of flavor. As well as some first-quality artisan chocolate. All these from the hand of a Mayan woman who along with an association, seeks to share their ancestral knowledge with us.

You will also get to know and enjoy Shecas, a traditional Mayan bread from Xela that has become very popular among national and international tourists since many years ago and that is very emblematic of this region.

At the end of the day, we will enjoy a delicious cup of Quetzaltecan coffee, which due to its altitude and soil conditions, is one of the best, being exported to other countries and having a distinguished profile in Guatemala.

We hope you enjoy this authentic experience with us and discover the Mayan gastronomic legacy.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Parque a Centro América, RFMJ+QMP, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

We will start this foodie tour by meeting you up at the Central Park of Xela. Our tour guide will be waiting for you right in front of the cathedral and will take you to the Mayan association where part of the tour will take place.

Thank you for choosing us to show you this gastronomic and cultural side of Xela. We love sharing this special area of our cultural identity. Welcome to Xela, enjoy!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Once we get to the Mayan Association, one of its members will welcome us. This is a women-driven association focused on sharing their culture, traditions, history, heritage and ancestral gastronomy with us.

They will be glad to share the entire process of cooking Quichon. This is a traditional dish from Xela. It is a thick broth with chicken and vegetables made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, and two varieties of chilies.

This delicious plate is served with rice. You will enjoy every spoonful.

Then, learn about the process of how cacao beans are transformed into chocolate. The process is fascinating and the history of the importance of chocolate even more so.

At the end of the Mayan gastronomy experience, enjoy a plateful of Quichon and a cup of hot chocolate, and even some shecas, a traditional Mayan bread made in Xela.

Discover the legacy of Mayan gastronomy by the hand of Mayan women who do this work as a way to preserve their culture and history. Bon Appetit and enjoy!

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Pasaje Enriquez, Pje. Enriquez, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Our last stop will be at Pasaje Enriquez, it is an alley that connects one street to another going through the middle of a building. In Guatemala, there are only 3 passages like this one.

This passage is over 100 years old since the building was built in the 1900s. To close the afternoon with a flourish, we invite you to a delicious cup of Quetzaltecan coffee in Pasaje Enriquez.

This will be the end of our tour and then we will take you to the Central Park, where it started so you can enjoy the rest of the day in the city or return to your hotel to rest. Thank you for traveling with us!

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:30 AM
Duration: 6 To 7 Hours
Start location: Parque a Centro América, RFMJ+QMP, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Certified bilingual tour guide
  • Gastronomic tour at a Mayan Association
  • Plate of Quichon, a traditional Mayan dish
  • A cup of hot chocolate
  • Tour at pasaje Enriquez + a cup of coffee
  • Bottled water

Not Included

  • Gratuities


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