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Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour From Antigua

Product ID: 50672
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Head to the western highlands of Guatemala on this full-day tour. Discover Chichicastenango, the site of the largest and most colorful outdoor market in Latin America. Visit the town of Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan for spectacular views.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Your hotel in Antigua or Guatemala City
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the colorful native dress and market in Chichicastenango
  • Observe the ancient indigenous rituals at Santo Tomas Church
  • Admire the views of Lake Atitlan from the town of Panajachel
Full description
Your 10-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a drive into the western highlands of Guatemala. The region is home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples.

When you arrive at the Chichicastenango market you’ll begin your walking tour. The market is at the center of the town and is the heart of commercial life for maxeños, the natives of Chichicastenango.

Every Thursday and Sunday merchants head to the central plaza to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries. Explore the pathways of the market and admire the colorful handicrafts and produce offered by the local people of the region.

In Chichicastenango, you’ll also visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 over the base of a pre-Hispanic temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial architecture, and the Mayan and Latino influence is evident in both the interior and exterior of the building.

After exploring the market you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch (not included in the tour price).

Next you’ll continue to the town of Panajachel, located at the edge of Lake Atitlan. Take a walk along Santander Street and enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Atitlan, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The volcanoes Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro form a natural frame for the lake. Lake Atitlan has a surface of 125 square kilometers and sits 1,560 meters above sea level.

In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing return transfer back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Guatemala City or Antigua
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• 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 in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability
• For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact tour operator to arrange
• Please note: during holy week (17th April – 21st April 2019) the tour operator does not pick-up from hotels, you will be requested to go to the meeting point where you will be picked-up. Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes prior the start time of the tour
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 19 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.6/5

Organized by

Gray Line Guatemala

Product ID: 50672