- 14 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Lake Atitlan is often called as "the most beautiful Lake in the World". Join us and take a tour around the most important towns that surround Lake Atitlan. This is a perfect tour to shop for handicraft articles from the local people, and a good way to learn the history of one the most iconic sites in Guatemala.
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Small group ensures personal service
- All necessary equipment included
- Led by a local guide
- Local taxes
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup
- Collective boat
- Personal expenses
- Food and drinks
- Maximon entrance fee Q25.00 p/p (this fee includes ride in Tuc-Tuc)
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up in any centrally located Antigua Hotels, Air BnB and family homestays. We don't pick up in the villages around. PLEASE SEND US YOUR HOTEL NAME OR HOME ADDRESS TO CONFIRM THE RESERVATION.
The bus pick you up between 5:15-5:40am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
Our day will start at 5:30am with a shuttle transfer form Antigua to Panajachel. At 9am we'll have some time for breakfast (own expense). At 9:30am we'll take a boat tour around the lake visiting the surrounding villages:
-San Juan La Laguna: Is special the Tz’tujil inhabitants take pride in their craft traditions, particularly painting and weaving, and have developed their own tourism infraestructura to highlight these traditions to outsiders.
Perhaps part of what makes it all run so well is the comunal sipirit, coffee growers, fishers, organic farmesrs, natural dyers and widows are among the like-minded groups who’ve formed cooperatives here.
- San Pedro la Laguna: 20 minute break
-Santiago Atitlan: Accross the lake from Panajachel, on an inlet between the volcanoes of Toliman and San Pedro, lies Santiago Atitlan, the largest of the lake communities, with a strong indigenous identity. Many atitecos (as its people are known) proudly adhere to a traditional Tz’utujil Maya lifestyle. Women wear purple-Striped skirts and huipiles embroidered with colored birds and flowers, while older men still wear lavender or maroon striped embroidered pants.
The town’s cofradías maintain the syncretic traditions and rituals of Mayan Catholicism. There’s a large arts and crafts scene here, too.
It¡s the most workaday of the lake villages, home to Maximon, who is ceremonially moved to a new home on May 8 (after Semana Santa). The rest of the year, Maximon resides with a caretaker, receiving offerings. He changes house every year.
Our day will end at 4:00pm with a departure from Panajachel back to Antigua.
Duration: 6 hours
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Infants must sit on laps
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We enjoy our time at lake Atitlan. We would enjoy it even more if the boat was more comfortable and we could see the lake better while in the boat. The seats are so low you can barely see anything while seating.
Pick-up could have been better we drove around for nearly an hour just within a couple miles of my hotel and didn't pick up anyone.
The boat tour and guide were great!
Initially I was skeptical about this tour as my driver was late picking me up from Antigua. He did not speak any English, so I trusted that the tour was valid as he knew where to pick me up. While on the bus, I spoke to a few women who indicated that they were headed to Mexico. I was initially alarmed as I was going to Lake Atitlan. One of the women offered to translate for me to the driver. He indicated that I would be dropped off, picked up by a taxi, and then taken to my guide. Once I knew this, I was fine. However, I did wish these details would have been explained ahead of time. I eventually connected with my guide who was AWESOME. He was so kind, so smart, just great. I was the only one on the tour that day and had a wonderful experience touring the various villages with him. It was a great tour and truly worthwhile. It definitely superseded my initial concerns.