Lake Atitlán And San Juan La Laguna Day Trip By Boat From Guatemala City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Departing from Guatemala city, visit Lake Atitln and some 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.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Itinerary
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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.
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."

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: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

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

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus

Round trip transfer from Panajachel to Santiago Atitln

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

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).

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

Infants must sit on laps

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. Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).

For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.

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

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

Most travelers can participate

If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.

If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

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

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

  • 23-Feb-2020

    From the front door pick up at our hotel to the kindness & patience of our guide, this trip was awesome. The van was clean & comfortable, the information was valuable and the views and people were amazing. The lake is beautiful and a must do activity.

  • 18-Jan-2020

    Was very good tour The only thing was that the tour required twi minimum people, So I had to buy an additional ticket, Otherwise the tour would be canceled

  • 06-Jan-2020

    It was very fascinating to go into the communities of the various Mayan societies. It was a good boat ride across Lake Atitlan. Panajchel and the Santiago Village were each full of culture and history. During this journey we happened to spend a lot of time with street vendors and dining venues with the objective of returning business to the community which I appreciate. It was a good excursion, however, I would have enjoyed a little more history or direct interaction with members of the Mayan culture.

  • 07-Nov-2019

    Me encanto conocer el lago atitlan , el día estaba precioso y eso ayudo mucho , El guía Juan Carlos nos contó mucho sobre la historia de Guatemala y

  • 24-Jul-2019

    Drive from guatemala city to the lake was through very scenic route. Took 3 hrs. The lake and its communities are diverse, artistic and deep in culture. Weather was kind, mild and cloudy.

  • 23-Jul-2019

    Drive from guatemala city to the lake was through very scenic route. Took 3 hrs. The lake and its communities are diverse, artistic and deep in culture. Weather was kind, mild and cloudy.

  • 20-Apr-2019

    Our tourist guide was Adoldo, a very friendly person who knows a lot about Guatemala. The lake was worth visiting and the towns around it have beautiful handicrafts.