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We offer authentic opportunities to visit our artisans partners. Contact us for an unforgettable immersion tour to the village of your choice. We offer weaving lessons, natural dye seminars, home-stays and artisan workshops around Lake Atitlan. 

You will have the incredible opportunity to join the Hiptipico team to visit some of our beloved artisans and get a firsthand glimpse at not only the work that Hiptipico does, but also the beautiful techniques of Maya weavers. 

PANAJACHEL

Ethical Sourcing ↡ Textile Markets

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SAN ANTONIO PALOPO

↡ Traditional Home Workshop ↡

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Santa Catarina Palopo

Artisan Home Visit ↡ Embroidery Demonstration

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San Juan la Laguna

Natural Dye Workshop ↡ Backstrap Weaving Class

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CHICHICASTENANGO

Ethical Sourcing from the Largest Market in Central America

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Be a part of something bigger than yourself! Our Cultural Immersion Tours are designed for travelers, young professionals and families looking for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a desire to use their vacation to make a positive social impact. 

Our program focuses on providing participants with a truly immersive experience visiting the beautifully diverse country of Guatemala. Explore some of the most striking parts of Central America and to gain insight to the Maya culture and traditions by meeting local indigenous artisans.

Meet your guides

Marleny

Hiptipico's full-time artisan coordinator Marleny is a Panajachel native. Speaking Kaqchikel, K'iche, and Spanish - Marleny is in constant contact with our artisans partners all around Guatemala. She manages all orders, and is in charge of quality control and building new artisan relationships. Marleny is excited to meet new people!

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Alyssa

Before founding Hiptipico, Alyssa earned her Master’s Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Living in rural Guatemala for the past 7 years, she is thrilled to share her experiences working with Maya artisans and textiles with ethical travelers and socially-minded consumers.

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