Day trip

Guatemala or Antigua Guatemala: Lake Atitlán Boat Cruise

4.4 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider:Guatemalan Adventure
Day trip

Guatemala or Antigua Guatemala: Lake Atitlán Boat Cruise

Activity provider:Guatemalan Adventure

From US$ 110 per person

Visit Lake Atitlán to glimpse one of the loveliest bodies of water in the world. The area's beautifully tortured volcanic scenery also boasts bustling Maya towns and villages you'll get to see by boat on this unique day tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from centrally located hotels Guatemala City. Please wait in the lobby.


  • Witness one of the most beautiful lakes in the world: Lake Atitlan
  • Journey by boat to the lake and its surrounding villages and town
Full description
Start the day with a trip from Antigua or Guatemala City to the Maya town of Panajachel. During the drive there will be a brief stop in Katok, a very famous restaurant where you can indulge in a hot drink. Once at Panajachel, it's time for a boat trip to cross Lake Atitlán and visit the Tzutuhil Village of Santiago de Atitlán. In this village you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by people all over the world who come to ask for health and prosperity in their lives. The lake itself owes its grandeur to its enormous size and spectacular volcanic setting. Three large volcanoes, Atitlán Tolimán and San Pedro, rise gracefully from its southern shore, creating breathtaking views around the area. You will experience these views and the traditional practices still carried out by the Maya-Tzutujil and Cakchiquel women who live around the lake. After a short transfer, we will have lunch at one of the most exquisite restaurants of Panajachel. While in town, guestes will also Santander Street and experience its vast, bustling handicraft market.
  • Ground and water transportation
  • Professional guide in your language
  • All entrances and taxes
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

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May 25, 2023

With a few words, just amazing!! Josue (tour guide) provided all comforts a traveller would imagine (and more)! Loads of information about Guatemala and lake Atitlan, went beyond what the service described. A very kind and well mannered individual that helped us on everything, literally. He will do whatever to support you. For us, during the return trip from lake Atitlan to Guatemala City and in order not to miss our flight, he arranged a second car to pick us up in the middle of the return trip (initially we were supposed to drop some clients in Antigua and then arrive at Guatemala City) and take us directly to the airport. On top of that, he arranged the transportation of our luggages from our hotel to the airport. I have not seen such a gesture before! Highly recommended and thank you for everything Josue!! Cheers and hope to see you again in the future!

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May 24, 2023

It was a long day , we didn’t get to stick to the itinerary as there was a protest from the area we were leaving from . Re routed to another area that added another hour and half to trip as we were held up by road works . Got on the boat which stopped as it needed to be refuelled. Tour of Santiago and lunch was good , however the boat back stopped three times . Eventually got back . Unfortunate that the protest happened and the tour guide did his best to make sure we got part of the tour . But overall pretty average

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May 9, 2023

Product ID: 21819