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

Departing from Guatemala City, visit Lake Atitlán and its 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 and Textiles.

Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Instant Confirmation
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Atitlan
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
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Traveler pickup is offered

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Guatemala City, Metropolitan Area, Guatemala

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

Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia Parroquial Santiago Apostol, Sol 4, Santiago Atitlan 07019 Guatemala

we will 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.

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: Guatemala City, Metropolitan Area, Guatemala

At the end of the tour you will be transfer back to Guatemala city

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
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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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