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Details

  • 2 days (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

This 2-day tour will depart from Antigua for a journey to the highland of Guatemala. On day 1, we are going to visit the alive highland of Guatemala, visiting the Colorful Market of Chichicastenango. It is well known for its famous market days on Thursdays and Sundays. In the afternoon we transfer to Lake Atitlan (Panajachel) to spend the night. This tour does not include accommodation. On day 2, we visit Santiago Atitlan Village by boat tour, and return to Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City

Highlights
  • Led by a local guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Walking tour at Chichicastenango Market
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lake cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Atitlan
Exclusions
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodations. Please indicate where you will stay at in Panajachel
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
These are our pick up points for our excursion. Please select your pick up point and be 15 minutes prior the starting time.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Thursday and Sunday

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1 - Chichicastenango Market

Pass By: antigua guatemala, Unnamed Road, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
You will be picked up at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala and transfer to Chichicastenango

Stop At: Mercado de Chichicastenango, Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006 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 our arrival at the market we will start our walking tour inside the market. It is the center of the city and at the heart of commercial life of "maxeños" (name given to the indigenous people of Chichicastenango, derived from Max which means Tomás in the Quiché language). The merchants descend every Thursday and Sunday to the central square to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries.
We will observe the colorful handicrafts and handmade by local inhabitants of the región also you can see various merchandise, such as clay crafts, typical textiles, fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood, flowers and the regional costumes of the place.
We are also going to visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 on the basis of a pre-Hispanic archaeological temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial architecture, as the Mayan and Latin influence mixes both inside and outside of the church over time. After exploring the market you can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included, but you can add it on optionals for additional cost)

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala
At the end, you will be transfer to Panajachel, where you will have time to visit Calle Santander and enjoy a spectacular view of the lake which is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Three spectacular volcanoes, Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro form the natural framework of the lake itself

Lodging: Panajachel
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2- Atitlan lake

Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
We will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlán, where you’ll learn of the local Saint "Maximon" he is a 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, who in mythological times was also proposed as guardian protector of the people.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia Parroquial Santiago Apostol, Sol 4, Santiago Atitlan 07019 Guatemala
Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many atitecos (as its people are known) 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. There’s a large art and crafts scene here as well.


Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
At the end of our walking through the town we will take a public boat to transfer back to Panajachel.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala
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: antigua guatemala, Unnamed Road, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
At the end of your lunch, you’ll be returned to Antigua Guatemala City

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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