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Lake Atitlan Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City

Product ID: 33886
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Departing from Guatemala City, visit Lake Atitlán on a full-day trip. Cruise across the lake to the towns of Santiago Atitlán and Panajachel and enjoy a combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere as you are immerse yourself in Mayan culture.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Guatemala City hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most wonderful lake in Latin America, Lake Atitlan
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of volcanoes Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan
  • Learn about Santiago Atitlán, the most ancient cultural village around the lake
  • Have the opportunity to get in touch with the local people and their culture
Full description
Spend a day on Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America, on a full-day trip from Guatemala City. Enjoy a cruise along the waters, and visit nearby villages.

Departing from Guatemala City in the morning, travel to Panajachel. Then take a public boat across Atitlán and visit Santiago Atitlán, where you will learn about the local saint; Maximon. Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village as you experience the traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle.

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 towns maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition — the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism. There’s also a large arts and crafts scene here as well. 

You'll then be given free time for lunch, after which you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup from Guatemala City hotels
  • Visit to Santiago Atitlán
  • Roundtrip in boat from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlán
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
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 the local supplier if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian-speaking guides are available, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
• For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local suppler to arrange
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 7 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

Gray Line Guatemala

Product ID: 33886