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Lake Atitlan Tour Full Day From Antigua

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Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

Lake Atitlan Tour Full Day From Antigua

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

From US$ 115 per person

Lake Atitlan is considered one of the wonders of the world, appreciated for its amazing volcano landscape and the Mayan villages around it. Benefit from a pickup from your hotel and enjoy a visit to the town of Santiago Atitlán by boat.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the most wonderful lake of the Latin America and assorted as one of the wonders of the world.
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of the volcanoes: Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan
  • Explore Lake Atitlan and Feel the cultural experience of keep in touch with the Tzutuhil culture
  • Learn about Santiago Atitlán that is the most ancient cultural village
Full description

Take the road to The Western Highlands region, home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous people. This is the region most travelers familiar with Guatemala think about when daydreaming of a trip to this beautiful country. Upon arrival at Panajachel, take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit San Juan La Laguna. Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village. 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. 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. The town witnessed the final battle between Spaniards and their Kakchiquel allies against the Tzujiles and it also was a settlement point for the Franciscan missionaries who founded a convent nearby. In the afternoon, you’ll be returned to Antigua Guatemala.

  • Pickup from select points
  • Public boat round trip from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlan
  • Bilingual guide
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note: during holy week (April 17–21, 2019) the hotel pickup service is not available, and you will be requested to arrive at the meeting point where you will be picked up. Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour. The meeting points are at: Casa Santo Domingo Hotel and Soleil Hotel.
  • 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)
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German, and Italian-speaking tours are possible, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local provider to arrange
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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We had an excellent experience. We were picked up on time from our hotel. The guide explained the tour clearly. We visited a couple of indigenous settlements around the lake, attended a demonstration of the weaving process, and had plenty of shopping opportunities. The guide was knowledgeable, courteous, and was able to keep the schedule even though it was a busy market day with a lot of traffic and people on the streets. We returned at the appointed hour.

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February 1, 2020

Recommended! It was my parents' first trip and they are delighted, our guide David was excellent, good information, good attitude and a lot of friendliness from him and Alberto the driver. At the end of the tour they gave us a little souvenir of Guate. We all leave with great affection for Guate. Thanks!!!!

February 24, 2018

This tour and tour guide were amazing!

I'm so happy we decided to do this tour. At first I thought it was going to be too long of a day with all the driving, but it was so worth it. Our tour guide spoke most of the way to the lake which made the drive fast. It was also great to see all the different communities along the way. Loved this tour and would recommend it to everyone!

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February 23, 2018

Product ID: 50686