Lake Atitlan, Panajachel And San Juan Village Day Trip By Boat From Antigua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 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 tour is a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture. You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitln Lake, visiting Santiago Atitln town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us, enjoy the magnificent view of the volcanoes while you explore Lake Atitlan and feel the cultural experience with the Tzutuhil culture.


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

Atitln means "between the waters." In the Nahuatl language, "atl" is the word for water,and "titlan" means between.The "tl" at the end of the word "atl" is dropped and the words are combined to form "Atitln."
You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitln Lake, visiting Santiago Atitln town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us.

Stop At: Panajachel

We will go to the west of the country where most of the indigenous villages of Guatemala are concentrated. On the way to our destination we will start in a wooded area surrounded by pine trees and other tree species continuing our journey we will see a valley where a variety of vegetables are grown, as well as fruits and vegetables grown by local people.
Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitln.
* Time stipulated in this point, includes the time it takes to transfer by boat to Santiago Atitln.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Church of Jesus Christ Word Honey, Santiago Atitlan

Once we arrive to Santiago Atitln, youll learn of the local Saint "Maximon", who is the nahual of the tz'utujiles of Santiago Atitln, and is venerated as the "guardian protector" of the Tz'utujil people given his status as a colonized people. Popular tradition refers that this character is a tree of "palo de pito" or "tz'atel", a common tree in the regions of Mesoamerica.
Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many local people 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.
* Time stipulated in this point, includes the time it takes to transfer by boat to Panajachel.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Panajachel

At the end of our walking through the town we will take a public boat to transfer back to Panajachel.
In Panajachel you will 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.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Pass By: Guatemala Tours Gray Line

At the end of your lunch , youll be returned to Antigua Guatemala.



Bilingual guide Spanish and English

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Roundtrip transportation from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel

Entry/Admission - Lago de Atitlan


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).

Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.

Infants must sit on laps

It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.

For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.

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 pointS are: Casa Santo Domingo Hotel or Soleil Hotel.

Most travelers can participate

To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylineguatemalatours

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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-Apr-2017

    A viagem até a lago é muito longa para o benefício das atrações turísticas. Panajachel é a cidade principal do trajeto mas não tivemos tempo de conhecer, pois fomos direto para o atracadouro das lanchas não podemos chamar de cais, que muito pobre. Pegamos um bote grande com motor de popa com 2 fileiras de bancos metálicos e seguimos para Santiago Village por mais de 40 minutos num grande lago sem atrativos. Ao chegarmos na vila, que é muito pobre, só encontramos barracas de artesanatos padrões que existem em todos os cantos e pegamos alguns tuc tucs para adentrar numa favela suja de vielas estreitas até um casebre onde estava o boneco do jesus cristo maia, que lembra muito as sessões de macumba brasileira.
    Após a visita, caminhamos de volta ao atracadouro passando pela rua de barracas de artesanato depois de passar numa velha igreja.
    Mais 45 minutos de lancha e desembarcamos para o almoço. Fomos direcionados para um hotel na orla, tipo pousada, com restaurante simples e caríssimo, que nos fez sair e comer em dos pequenos restaurantes próximos pela metade do preço.
    Depois do almoço mais 4 horas de van para San José. Em resumo, não valeu a pena!