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From Antigua: 3 Mayan Villages on Lake Atitlan Day Tour

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Tours & Activities SA

From Antigua: 3 Mayan Villages on Lake Atitlan Day Tour

Activity provider: Tours & Activities SA

From US$ 150 per person

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture on a visit to three Mayan villages that surround breathtaking Lake Atitlan.

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Duration 1 day
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Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Antigua Guatemala
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  • Discover the 3 Mayan villages of San Juan, San Pedro, and Santiago
  • Learn about Mayan culture from your guide on an exciting day trip
  • Take in breathtaking views and witness amazing landscapes
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This is a real immersion in the Mayan culture and you will see the lifestyle of the Mayan people. See how ancient technology is used for textile manufacture as you visit three Mayan villages around Lake Atitlan.

The departure is from Antigua, with a 2.5-hour drive to Panajachel (Lake Atitlán).

Then, visit San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro, and Santiago Atitlan, returning at the end to Panajachel. This is a round trip around Lake Atitlan, and there will be a one-hour stop in every town. Admire the colorful town of San Juan. Visit its attractions down the main streets such as galleries and women's coops, and witness a chocolate and coffee production demo.

Then, explore San Pedro. A small town populated by Mayan Tzutujil. Discover its interesting sights and learn about the local culture there.

Lastly, make a stop in Santiago Atitlán, where you can make a visit to a deity revered by the locals and visitors. Its market day is very colorful, and you can visit Santiago Apóstol Parish Church, built in the colonial times in the Renaissance style.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transport from Antigua to Panajachel (Lake Atitlán)
  • Private boat for the touring on Lake Atitlan (3 Mayan villages)
  • 1-hour stop in every village
  • Entrance fees
  • Local Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • Meals and beverages
  • Tips (optional)

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4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Had a great time! The tour was extremely organized, with on-time pick up from my hotel in Antigua directly to Lake Atitlan, wth a boat to take us between the various villages. Freddy was an awesome tour guide! And our driver was also very nice - we experienced hale on the way back to the hotel and he made sure we were safely taken care of.

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May 26, 2022

An amazing tour! Totally recomended, we learned a lot about the mayan culture, history and deities. Salvador, our guide, is from Lake Atitlan, he is amazing, truly recomended. At the start, due to a confusion with the name of the hotel, the driver didn't pass for us. But Salvador made the arrangement with the company to give us a private shuttle few minutes after. So, it was great! Again, totally recomended. You have to walk a lot in the tour to enjoy it in fullness, so is not recomended for childs or old people.

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March 3, 2020

The tour itself is great. The views of the lake, volcanoes and Mayan villages are spectacular. Upon arriving in Panajachel, it seems that in the office they are somewhat uncoordinated with all the tours, but they assign you a guide soon. Benjamin is a fantastic and local guide, with whom you will feel very safe and will give you a lot of useful information.

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August 21, 2019

Product ID: 158936