Private Tour: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour And Santiago Village From Guatemala City

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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 :
    Guatemala City 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 Guatemala city, visit Lake Atitln and its surrounding villages, a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture. In particular, visit Santiago Atitln, a small town on the south side of Lake Atitln, famous for a shrine to Maximn and Textiles.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Instant Confirmation

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Your tour will begin with a pick up at your hotel in Guatemala city.
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 public 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 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 Guatemala city.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Sep-2015

    Fantastic tour with very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and driver. We were in great hands -- it could not have been better. Tour guide spoke perfect English and had lots of interesting information about Guatemala. We truly enjoyed our day.