1. Guatemala
  2. Sacatepéquez
  3. Antigua Guatemala
  4. Lake Atitlán

From Guatemala City: Lake Atitlan & Santiago Village Tour

Product ID: 175077
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Departing from Guatemala City, visit Lake Atitlan and the village of Santiago, a small settlement on the south side of the lake. This tour will show you a winning combination of scenic beauty and traditional Mayan culture.
About this activity
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Duration: 12 hours
Starting times 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

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  • Visit the most wonderful lake in Latin America
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of the Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan volcanoes
  • Explore Lake Atitlan and experience Mayan culture
  • Learn about Santiago Atitlán, the most ancient cultural village around the lake while you have the opportunity to be in touch with local people
Full description
Your tour will begin with pick-up from your hotel in Guatemala City. From there, you will drive to the western highlands region, home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemala's indigenous population. Upon arrival to Panajachel, you will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and to visit Santiago Atitlan.

In Santiago, learn about the local saint Maximon. Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village. After you have explored the village and experienced the local culture, you will take the boat back to Panajachel.

In Panajachel you will have time to eat lunch (at your own expense). Then explore Panajachel, a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin. The town witnessed the final battle between the Spanish and their Kakchiquel allies against the Tzutujiles, and it was also a settlement point for Franciscan missionaries who founded a convent nearby. In the afternoon, you will be returned to Guatemala City by private vehicle.
  • Round-trip private transfer from most hotels in Guatemala City
  • Round trip in boat from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlan
  • English and Spanish-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• A minimum of 2 adult passengers 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
• It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera

From US$ 170 per person

Organized by

Gray Line Guatemala

Product ID: 175077