Small Change 4 Big Change: Guatemala Craft Tour: Discover Local Artisans' Work and Culture

Guatemala Craft Tour: Discover Local Artisans' Work and Culture

Santa Catarina Barahona, Guatemala

Small Change 4 Big Change

Non-profit organization

4 hours
From$16 USDPer person

Small Change 4 Big Change is a nonprofit organization committed to working long-term with families and communities to provide assistance in two main areas, education and sustainability, by offering resources, instruction, and follow-up support to the those it works with.

Tour Highlights

  • Spend a day with a family of artisans and help provide the members of Santa Catarina Barahona with high-quality education and a sustainable future.
  • Enjoy a typical Guatemalan lunch while sharing stories with local community members.
  • Buy traditional woven souvenirs directly from artisans in their homes.

Tour revenue is directly reinvested in the local indigenous people who host the tours.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities, Mission teams

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 10

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Travel by chicken bus to the charming Santa Catarina Barahona town square and spend the morning with a family of artisans! See what various artisans are working on and learn about the process behind their skilled handicrafts. Experience how families in this community live and work together. Enjoy a delicious traditional meal alongside local indigenous people while immersing yourself in the beautiful culture of Guatemala. You will also have the opportunity to purchase customary woven souvenirs directly from artisans in their homes.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Charlie Marchant
September 22, 2016

Tour Start Address

Santa Catarina Barahona Town Square, Santa Catarina Barahona, Guatemala

How To Get There

At the bus terminal behind the Antigua market, ask for a bus heading to Santa Catarina Barahona or San Antonio Aguas Calientes. The bus will take you through Ciudad Vieja and San Antonio Aguas Calientes and the route ends at the town square of Santa Catarina Barahona, where someone will be waiting for you.

More About Small Change 4 Big Change


To assist rural community development and connect donors with humble Guatemalan families interested in changing their future.

Main Programs

  • Education (e.g. English classes, library, early childhood, cooking classes from the garden harvest)

  • Sustainability (e.g. community gardens, goat co-op, laying hens, tilapia ponds, ecological stoves)

Awards & Recognition

Ministry of Agriculture
Was Broken Pallet Company
LATA Foundation
La Vida
New Lifeline