Maya Q´ueqchi Experience

The tour begins with the welcoming sound of the marimba musical group of the Ak’ Tenamit Association. Afterwards you will see how the “Pachay Fish”, a traditional dish of the Mayan Q’eqch’i culture, is prepared. While the “Pachay Fish” is being grilled, you may walk through pathways until you arrive to the Ak’ Tenamit Educative Center, where you will learn about this initiative, make your own corn tortillas, and visit the vegetable gardens. By the end of the visit you will taste a delicious malanga soup (a local tuber resembling a sweet potato), the “Pachay Fish” and a delicious banana dessert with orange sauce, while the local dance group delights you with the Deer Dance and you have the opportunity to buy some local handcrafts.


Río Dulce National Park
502 5957-9483
Río Tatín, Livingston, Izabal., Livingston, Guatemala.

How to get

From Guatemala City take the highway CA-9 North, towards Puerto Barrios, which is approximately 300 kilometers away. Arriving at Puerto Barrios, head towards the Municipal Pier on 12th Street, to take the public boat to Livingston, which operates from Monday to Sunday from 6:30 am to 7:30 am, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The boat trip takes approximately 30 minutes. Already in Livingston, a private boat can be rented to the Tatin River Ecotourism Site, Ak ‘Tenamit, in the same Public Pier. The trip could take about 30 minutes. There is also a public boat service, with schedules from 9:30 and 16:00 hours.

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