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Aug 24, 2019
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Details

  • 12 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Departing from Guatemala City, visit Lake Atitlán and some surrounding villages, a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture. In particular, visit Santiago Atitlán, a small town on the south side of Lake Atitlán, famous for a shrine to Maximón.

Highlights
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Round trip transfer from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlán
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Please note:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Operates

Monday and Friday

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
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Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

Atitlán means "between the waters." In the Nahuatl language, "atl" is the word for water,and "titlan" means between.The "tl" at the end of the word "atl" is dropped and the words are combined to form "Atitlán."

You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitlán Lake, visiting Santiago Atitlán town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us.

Atitlán means "between the waters." In the Nahuatl language, "atl" is the word for water,and "titlan" means between.The "tl" at the end of the word "atl" is dropped and the words are combined to form "Atitlán."

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

We will go to the west of the country where most of the indigenous villages of Guatemala are concentrated. On the way to our destination we will start in a wooded area surrounded by pine trees and other tree species continuing our journey we will see a valley where a variety of vegetables are grown, as well as fruits and vegetables grown by local people.

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlán.
* Time stipulated in this point, includes the time it takes to transfer by boat to Santiago Atitlán.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Church of Jesus Christ Word Honey, Santiago Atitlan, Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Once we arrive to Santiago Atitlán, you’ll learn of the local Saint "Maximon", who is the nahual of the tz'utujiles of Santiago Atitlán, and is venerated as the "guardian protector" of the Tz'utujil people given his status as a colonized people. Popular tradition refers that this character is a tree of "palo de pito" or "tz'atel", a common tree in the regions of Mesoamerica.

Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many local people cling to a traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Women weave and wear huipiles (tunics) embroidered with brilliantly colored birds and flowers, and the cofradías town’s maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition, the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism.
* Time stipulated in this point, includes the time it takes to transfer by boat to Panajachel.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

At the end of our walking through the town we will take a public boat to transfer back to Panajachel.

In Panajachel you will take a delicious lunch (NOT INCLUDED)

Explore the village of Panajachel is a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin, settled next to the river with the same name and on the lakeside of Atitlán.


Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

At the end of your lunch , you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled. • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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