Private Tour: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour And Santiago Village From Antigua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Antigua hotels
  • 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.

Overview

Departing from Antigua, visit Lake Atitlan and its surrounding villages, a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture.
On this full day we will also visit Santiago Atitlan, a small town on the south side of Lake Atitlan, famous for a shrine to Maximn and Textiles.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Instant Confirmation

Know More about this tour

Your tour will begin with a pick up at your hotel in Antigua. We will take road to The Western Highlands region, home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemalas indigenous people. This is the region most travelers familiar with Guatemala think about when daydreaming of a trip to this beautiful country.

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a private boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlan, where youll learn of the local Saint "Maximon". Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village.

Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many atitecos (as its people are known) cling to a traditional Tzutujil Mayan lifestyle. Women weave and wear huipiles (tunics) embroidered with brilliantly colored birds and flowers, and the cofradas towns maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition, the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism. Theres a large art and crafts scene here as well. Return to Panajachel, you will have time to take a delicious lunch (not included)

Explore the village of Panajachel is a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin, settled next to the river with the same name and on the lakeside of Atitln. The town witnessed the final battle between Spaniards and their Kakchiquel allies against the Tzujiles and it also was a settlement point for the Franciscan missionaries who founded a convent nearby.

In the afternoon, youll be returned to Antigua.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Transport by private vehicle

Bottled water

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Operated by a multi-lingual guide (spanish or english)

Please Note

During holy week ( April 17 21, 2019) we do not pick up on hotels, you will be request to move to our meeting point where we will pick up you. Please be ready on the meeting 15 minutes prior the start time of the tour.

Our meeting point is:

Casa Santo Domingo Hotel

Soleil Hotel

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-May-2018

    This tour was by far the best. Our tour guide, Davis was wonderful. It is a long 3 hour drive to Lake Atitlan from Antigua so having the private driver made it much more comfortable as we stopped half way for a break and to have breakfast. Next visit, I will not do any other tour that does not have a private tour guide since with other tours, we spent so much time waiting on people to fill the bus and the bus drove three hours without a stop. This tour, most enjoyable and simply beautiful!

  • 29-Nov-2017

    Excellent guide...this destination was close to his home town and he knew so much. We visited the Mayan Smokiong God and was facinated!. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see more culture and beauty in this area.