Who knows Guatemala better than a local?!

At Cuscun we offer authentic experiences. Our off-the-grid tours and workshops have the aim of showing people the story behind traditional Guatemalan artefacts. We will guide you in a journey discovering local crafts workshops, chicken buses factory and Guatemalan traditions. We are locals, we support locals.

Chicken buses, Cuidad Vieja & Typical Food

Chicken buses are the main public transportation in Guatemala, but what is the story behind this unique means of transport? How are they made?

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Cuscun will bring you directly in one of the most unique chicken bus factory in town. You will be hosted by Don Augusto, and together with his workers you will discover all the steps behind a Guatemalan chicken bus. During our trip we will also visit the town of Cuidad Vieja, the second capital of Guatemala, where you will learn more about its history and main buildings. Afterwards we will visit San Miguel Dueño, a very small and colorful village where we will enjoy a delicious Guatemalan lunch prepared in the House of Doña Lucy Cabrera.

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Includes: Transport to/from Antigua ⋅ Bilingual guides ⋅ Refreshments Duration: Approximately 3 hours Better to have: Sun glasses ⋅ Hat ⋅ Sunblock ⋅ Water

Price

Private class 1 person Q440 ⋅ $55
2 Persons Q400 ⋅ $50 Pp
3 Persons or more Q360 ⋅ $45 Pp

Artisan Workshops Tour

Cuscun offer you the possibility to visit authentic artisan workshops. Our partners will open the doors of their houses and workshops to show you the story behind traditional Guatemalan artifacts.

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Cuscun will bring you directly to the local artisans. In this unique tour you will discover how to make the best leather boots in Pastores, how to produce stunning wooden pieces and how to create beautiful clay artifacts. Guatemalan handy-crafts are exported all around the World, with Cuscun you have the chance to visit and talk directly with the local creators.

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Includes: Transport to/from Antigua ⋅ Bilingual guides ⋅ Gifts Duration: Approximately 3 hours Better to have: Comfortable shoes ⋅ Water

Price

Private class 1 person Q600 ⋅ $75
2 Persons Q560 ⋅ $70 Pp
3 Persons or more Q520 ⋅ $65 Pp

Walking tour in Antigua

Walk around the city of Antigua, the most popular tourist destination in Guatemala. Discover with our certified local guide about the history of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Our certified local guide Diego will show you the city of Antigua, its history and hi-lights. During the tour you will visit the most important monument in the city, the famous mirador de la cruz, the Santa Catalina arch, the main square and the beautiful colonial architecture. Discover with Cuscun the city of Antigua, the colonial Spanish capital of Cental America.

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Includes: Transport to/from Antigua ⋅ Bilingual guides Duration: Approximately 3 hours Better to have: Comfortable shoes ⋅ Sun glasses ⋅ Hat ⋅ Sunblock ⋅ Water

Price

Q230 ⋅ $ 30 Pp

Street Food Evening Tour

Not feeling up to cooking but want to have an authentic Guatemalan dining experience? Join us for a Street Food evening tour and eat like a local!

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At Cuscun we offer an authentic Guatemalan dining experience, join our evening street food tour and eat like a local! During our tour we will stop at our favorite stands and tiny comedores in the towns surrounding Antigua for the best Búfalos, Shucos, Chalupas and Chocolate around town. We avoid disposable containers.

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Includes: Tasting of 4 varieties of street food ⋅ Beers ⋅ Refreshments ⋅ Transport to/from Antigua ⋅ Bilingual guides. Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Price

Private class 1 person Q320 ⋅ $40 
2 Persons Q280 ⋅ $35 Pp 
3 Persons or more Q240 ⋅ $30 Pp

All of our tours begin and end with an authentic experience traveling in a pickup truck or chicken bus. We are happy to coordinate pick up at your hotel, hostel or homestay in any part of central Antigua. Additionally, you can arrive directly to our school in Jocotenango via tuc tuc for 20 quetzales – just ask them to take you to the “gasolinera Puma en Jocotenango” and we will be waiting outside for you! 

More about our Partners & Collaborators

Augusto

chicken bus

He started transform buses when he was a kid. Only when he turned 30 years old, he decides to start his own business. Now, has been transforming buses for the south and west of the country for more than 20 years.

Mayra

lather boots

An enterprising woman who has been manufacturing footwear with her husband for more than 10 years. Today it has a small sales room where it exhibits extremely quality products at a good price.

Pedro

pottery

Become interested in ceramics a long time ago. Due to economic conditions he learned how to manipulate pottery on his own .
Pedro is a simple, noble and lonely person. He is a single father, and that makes him feel very proud.

Luis

wood

From a very young age he learned the art of manufacturing wood pieces. Now he has been working on it for more than 40 years. His ability to shape a piece of rustic wood is impressive. Luis, is a very simple person, he loves reading and art.

Contact

We would love to hear from you

info@cuscun.net
Tel. / WhatsApp : +502 4134 8219