Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise With Transport From Guatemala City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from most Guatemala City hotels. Pick up time will be within 15 minutes of the established departure time in your confirmation.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend a day on Lago de Atitln (Lake Atitlan), one of Guatemala's most beautiful lakes, on this sightseeing cruise with transportation from Guatemala city. This relaxing 8-hour excursion allows you to experience the exceptional beauty of Lago de Atitln, a large lake with three volcanos on its southern shore. Starting in the town of Panajachel, cruise across the lake and admire its stunning scenery as you travel across the lake to the Tzutujil village of Santiago de Atitln. Then return to Panajachel, where youll have time in town to browse Santander Streets handicraft stalls, shops and restaurants.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide

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Discover the magnificence of Guatemalas Lago de Atitln (Lake Atitlan) on this relaxing sightseeing cruise! Depart from your hotel in Guatemala city and spend time on the water with your expert local guide, enjoying the lake's gorgeous volcanic surroundings!

From Guatemala city, venture northwest to the town of Panajachel, located on Lago de Atitlns northeastern shore. Board your boat and head out on the water, marveling at the beautiful landscape. Lago de Atitln originated from a massive eruption of Los Chocoyos volcano. Thousands of years later, smaller volcanoes rose out of the lake's waters, forming the lakes spectacular setting. The three volcanoes Volcan San Pedro, Volcan Atitlan and Volcan Toliman all soar above 9,000 feet (3,000 meters) and create a dramatic vista that adds to the lakes natural beauty.

Cruise across the lake to Santiago de Atitlan, a colorful lakeside village. Go ashore here to see the village and observe how the local Tzutujil Maya people live. Walk down the main street lined with shops selling everything from oil paintings to woven baskets, and then re-board your boat for the cruise back to Panajachel.

When you reach Panajachel, spend some time in town exploring Santander Street, the towns main strip, filled with shops, craft stands and restaurants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense) and browse through the various shops and craft stalls before being transported back to your Guatemala city hotel.


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Boat sightseeing tour


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Jan-2018

    Excellent tour and a great guide!

  • 03-Oct-2017

    Definitely a must have experience. The tour guide was friendly and the vehicle was comfortable and clean. We enjoy off the beaten path experiences, however this is fairly cookie cutter which makes for a calm, pleasant day. Being foodies, the best part was the restaurant stop on the way back!

  • 05-Aug-2017

    Este tour estuvo muy lindo, nos gustó mucho. La empresa fue muy responsable.

  • 24-Apr-2017

    This was an amazing tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. The lake is beautiful.

  • 30-Sep-2016

    Excellent trip, excellent service, our tour guide Miguel Angel was such a nice person the whole time, I would totally recommend him and Guatemalan Adventure anytime.

  • 17-Jun-2016

    Beautiful place, Nice trip.
    The only thing was that the driver was really unsafe in driving. We didn't feel comfortable in the car with him.

  • 06-Mar-2016

    This was a fantastic tour with a wonderful guide. I had so many great experiences on this tour like riding the small tut tut vehicles, taking the boat to the other small town, visiting the large Catholic Church built in 1549, visiting the Idol of Mayans, eating a great meal and seeing how the people live and work. This tour is magnificent and my guide, Hiemi was the best.
    Susan Lane, Maine in USA

  • 13-Feb-2015

    Absolutely beautiful but the boat ride back was very rocky. Mirko was a fantastic guide.

  • 22-Nov-2014

    Good trip, overall. Be sure to take photos from a vista point of lake and mountains before you get to the lake because later the volcanoes are covered by clouds. Our guide, Armando, gave us a lot of information and kept us engaged. The village at Santiago de Atitlan is interesting. Some uphill walking. Couple of nice coffee shops. Do bargain when buying local handicrafts. A local painter Nicolas de Reande and his family have a small gallery. Interesting paintings. Lunch at Panajachel can be a challenge. Try to stay away from Cassablanca restaurant. Perhaps, Atlantis maybe a better bet.

  • 01-Oct-2014

    Spectacular! We loved this trip - the lake is magnificent, the landscape serene, and our guide Michael-Angelo (he guided us for 2 days) is second to no other! We were there in Sept 2014 - the weather was perfect, we walked around in t-shirts, shorts and hiking shoes. We carried a weather proof jacket (it can get cold on the boat and some spray at the bow; and the wind and rain is likely to pick up in the afternoon). Santiago Atitlin is unique - a whole town preserved in its own culture. Whilst walking through markets the lives, colours, aromas and vibrocity of this town touch your senses.

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