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ATITLÁN LAKE TOUR

Discover the rich culture of the indigenous towns surrounding Lake Atitlán on a full-day trip from Antigua. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, take a tranquil boat ride to three distinctive villages located on the shores of Guatemala’s largest lake. Gaze at the mighty stature of the San Pedro volcano from the town of San Pedro la Laguna; observe the traditional craft of mat weaving in San Juan la Laguna; and absorb the lively atmosphere of Lake Atitlan’s largest town, Santiago Atitlán, during a guided tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel.

  • Full-day tour to three towns located on the shores of Lake Atitlán from Antigua.

  • Admire the mighty San Pedro volcano in San Pedro la Laguna.

  • Observe the traditional craft of mat weaving in San Juan la Laguna.

  • Absorb the lively atmosphere of Santiago Atitlán during a guided tour.

  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Local taxes.

  • Local guide.

  • Hotel pickup.

  • Collective boat.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal expenses.

  • Food and drinks.

  • Gratuities.

  • Maximón entrance fee Q25.00 p/p (this fee includes ride in Tuc-Tuc).

DEPARTURE & RETURN

Departure Point

Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered. 
We can pick up in any centrally located Antigua Hotels, Air BnB and family homestays. We don't pick up in the villages close by. 

Please send us your hotel name or home address to confirm the reservation.

Departure Time: 5:30 AM 
Return Details: Returns to original departure point or to the Central Park of Antigua.

ITINERARY

What to Expect

Our day will start at 5:30am with a shuttle transfer form Antigua to Panajachel. At 9am we'll have some time for breakfast (own expense). At 9:30am, we'll take a boat tour around the lake visiting the surrounding villages:

 

San Juan La Laguna: is special since the Tz’tujil inhabitants take pride in their craft traditions, particularly painting and weaving, and have developed their own tourist infrastructure to highlight these traditions to outsiders. Perhaps part of what makes it an incredible experience is the communal spirit, coffee growers, fishers, organic farmers, natural dyers and windows are among the like-minded groups who’ve formed cooperatives here.

San Pedro la Laguna: we will take a 20 minute break before our next destination. 

Santiago Atitlán: accross the lake from Panajachel, on an inlet between the volcanoes of Tolimán and San Pedro, lies Santiago Atitlán, the largest of the lake communities, with a strong indigenous identity. Many atitecos (as its people are known) proudly adhere to a traditional Tz’utujil Maya lifestyle. Women wear purple-Striped skirts and huipiles embroidered with colored birds and flowers, while older men still wear lavender or maroon striped embroidered pants. 

 

The town’s cofradías maintain the syncretic traditions and rituals of Mayan Catholicism. There’s a large arts and crafts scene here, too.

It’s the most workaday of the lake villages, home to Maximón, who is ceremonially moved to a new home on May 8 (after Semana Santa). The rest of the year, Maximón resides with a caretaker, receiving offerings. He changes house every year.

Our day will end at 4:00pm with a departure from Panajachel back to Antigua
Duration: 6 hours.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers Infants must sit on laps Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly.

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems.

  • Most travelers can participate.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.

  • If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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5 Avenida Sur 6 - Antigua G, Guatemala, C.A.

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