2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market And Lake Atitlan From Antigua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2a Calle Oriente, #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala 03001, Guatemala
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This 2-day tour will depart from Antigua for a journey to the highland of Guatemala. On day 1, we are going to visit the alive highland of Guatemala, visiting the Colorful Market of Chichicastenango. It is well known for its famous market days on Thursdays and Sundays. In the afternoon we transfer to Lake Atitlan (Panajachel) to spend the night. This tour does not include accommodation. On day 2, we visit Santiago Atitlan Village by boat tour, and return to Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City


  • Led by a local guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Day 1: Chichicastenango Tour

Departs on Thursday and Sunday from your hotel in Guatemala City to Chichicastenango at 7:30am to see the most colorful and picturesque outdoor market in Guatemala. Every Thursday and Sunday locals from the region, gather to buy and sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, animals, textiles and handicrafts. Relevant is the visit to the Santo Tomás Church. There will be time for lunch at your own expense. Then we will continue to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan one of most beautiful place on the world.

Overnight: Panajachel, Atitlan. This tour does not include accommodations, so please indicate where you will stay in Panajachel.

Day 2: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour

Pickup at your hotel in Panajachel, Atitlan. This morning will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan to the village of Santiago. Lake Atitlan is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The German explorer Alexander von Humboldt is the earliest prominent foreigner to be quoted as calling it 'The most beautiful lake in the world,' and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: 'Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing.'

Arrive to the village of Santiago Atitlan, a town that sits on a bay of Lago Atitlan between two volcanoes. Volcan San Pedro rises to 2,846 metres (9,337 ft) west of town; Volcan Toliman rises to 3,144 metres (10,315 ft) southeast of town. Volcan Atitlan, with a summit of 3,516 metres (11,535 ft), is south-southeast of town. Santiago Atitlan is southwest of Panajachel across the lake. Visit the Mayan God Maximon and learn about the spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

We will learn about the textiles by watching a woman will wrap her head with the long head-ribbon or cinta that resembles a halo when in place. We will also see women backstrap-loom and embroider their lovely huipiles, as well as the pants worn by men.

We will visit the Santiago Apostol Church, built between 1572 and 1581. It has been restored and reconstructed several times after significant earthquake damage. It has three altarpieces representing the three volcanoes that tower over the village.

We return to Panajachel to take a walk in the Santander street. There will be time for lunch at your own expense. At the end of the tour, transfer to Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City.



Professional guide

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Walking tour at Chichicastenango Market

Air-conditioned vehicle

Lake cruise

Entry/Admission - Lago de Atitlan


Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Food and drinks


Accommodations. Please indicate where you will stay at in Panajachel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

Infants must sit on laps

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Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Aug-2016

    Professional driver and tour guide. Both places the market and the lake are very interesting