From Antigua: 2-Day Chichicastenango & Lake Atitlan Tour

From Antigua: 2-Day Chichicastenango & Lake Atitlan Tour

From US$ 276 per person

The tour will begin from Antigua or Guatemala City depending where you are staying. The trip will consist of a visit to the open market of Chichicastenango on the first day. On the second day, you will be visiting Panajachel and Lake Atitlan on a boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 days
Starting times 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Atitlan Lake and a view of three volcanoes
  • Explore the Chichicastenango indigenous market
  • Appreciate the weaving made and worn by the Maya-Tzutujil and Cakchiquel women
Full description
In Chichicastenango, explore the indigenous market and be witness to the incessant exchange of fruits, vegetables and handicrafts between the locals and foreigners. Lake Atitlán was formed when a volcanic caldera depleted its magma. Three stately volcanoes - Atitlan, Tolimán and San Pedro - rise gracefully from its southern shore, their perfect cones reflected in the azure mirror of the lake. Discover weaving made and worn by the Maya-Tzutujil and Cakchiquel women who live around the lake and many of the men also wear traditional, hand-woven clothing. Day 1 – Chichicastenango: - 07:00: Transfer from your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua to Chichicastenango - 10:00: Arrival to Chichicastenango’s market.  In the center of town you will find the local market where you can buy wood products, ceramics and even gifts that the Mayan priests offer on their prehispanic altars. You can also admire the Church of Santo Tomas which was built by Dominicans and Kichen in 1540 on a Maya altar, which is used even today on the front steps of the church. On the other side, you will find Calvary Church and in the square, you will see a high stick where each year the Palo Volador is presented - 12:30: Transfer from Chichicastenango to Panajachel - 13:30: Have lunch at one of the most exquisite restaurants in Panajachel (own expense) - 14:30:  Free time to relax. Overnight accommodations in Panajachel Accommodations: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar Day 2 – Lake Atitlan - 08:30: Take a private boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Tzutuhil village of Santiago de Atitlán. In this village, you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask for health and prosperity in their lives. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat - 13:30: Have lunch in one of the most exquisite restaurants of Panajachel (not included) - 14:30: Visit Santander Street of Panajachel and the handicraft market of this town - 15:30: Transfer back to Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala
Includes
  • Ground transportation
  • Professional guide in English or Spanish
  • Private boat tour
  • Lodging for 1 night at Panajachel
  • One breakfast per person
  • All entrances and taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
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