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From Panajachel: Lake Atitlan Tour by Boat with a Guide

From Panajachel: Lake Atitlan Tour by Boat with a Guide

Cruise across Lake Atitlan and visit the villages of San Juan La Laguna on this full-day shared sightseeing tour. Ringed by 3 volcanoes on its southern flank, Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America. Departing from Panajachel, at the gateway to the lake, your private guide will take you on a scenic shared boat trip before exploring some local textile communities and the Mayan villages of San Juan La Laguna. Get amazing views of the Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes, as you experience for yourself why the area became such a Mecca for beatniks and bohemian writers such as Aldous Huxley. Capture the scent of coffee plantations, and then try some freshly ground coffee. Here, you can immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe of the Tz'utujil Mayans and turn the noisy dial of modern life down to zero.

From Antigua: 2-Day Acatenango Volcano Hiking Tour with Food

From Antigua: 2-Day Acatenango Volcano Hiking Tour with Food

There are approximately 5 hours of walking to reach the camp, along the way there will be several stops for rest, hydration and food. There are approximately 5 hours of walking to reach the base camp, along the way there will be several stops for rest, hydration and food. There is a option to hike the volcano of FUEGO at first day with an extra walk of 03 hours round trip, People who wish to do so must confirm with group guide to be noted, The extra price to hike Fuego Volcano is Q200 per person. Day 01: 9 a.m. Boarding at your hotel or indicated address 9.30 am Departure from La Antigua Guatemala Equipment verification and meal delivery 10:30 a.m. Arrival at La Soledad village 11 am start of the walk 13:00 Lunch 4 p. m. Arrival at a camp 7 p.m. m. Dinner Day 2: 4 am Start of ascent to the summit of Acatenango 5.45 am Arrival at the summit of Acatenango Sunrise view on the summit summit descent 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at camp team review 8:30 a.m. Start of the descent 11:30 Arrival at La Soledad Village 12:30 Arrival in Antigua Guatemala

Guatemala or Antigua Guatemala: Lake Atitlán Boat Cruise

Guatemala or Antigua Guatemala: Lake Atitlán Boat Cruise

Start the day with a trip from Antigua or Guatemala City to the Maya town of Panajachel. During the drive there will be a brief stop in Katok, a very famous restaurant where you can indulge in a hot drink. Once at Panajachel, it's time for a boat trip to cross Lake Atitlán and visit the 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 people all over the world who come to ask for health and prosperity in their lives. The lake itself owes its grandeur to its enormous size and spectacular volcanic setting. Three large volcanoes, Atitlán Tolimán and San Pedro, rise gracefully from its southern shore, creating breathtaking views around the area. You will experience these views and the traditional practices still carried out by the Maya-Tzutujil and Cakchiquel women who live around the lake. After a short transfer, we will have lunch at one of the most exquisite restaurants of Panajachel. While in town, guestes will also Santander Street and experience its vast, bustling handicraft market.

Antigua Guatemala: One way shared transfer to Panajachel

Antigua Guatemala: One way shared transfer to Panajachel

Enjoy a magical journey from Antigua to Panajachel without worrying about transport. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your pickup spot, between most hotels in Antigua Guatemala. Select your preferred departure time from four available schedules. About 3 hours after your pick up, we’ll drop you off at Atitrans Office, located in Avenida Santander, from where you can get a taxi or walk to a lot of places. From that point Panajachel and all its surroundings will be yours to discover! We encourage you to visit any viewpoint that you find as all of them offer an unbelievable sight, also you can visit any town nearby by boat, where you’ll be able to experience a lot of different activities! We guarantee a stress-free trip across Guatemala. You'll be able to relax in our comfortable shuttle, equipped with all the basics (including A/C), on a safe and budget-friendly experience. Don't miss the opportunity, book now for an awesome experience!

From Antigua: Lake Atitlan Boat Trip Full-Day Tour

From Antigua: Lake Atitlan Boat Trip Full-Day Tour

After pick-up by your local driver from Antigua, make your way to Panajachel Lake Atitlan and set off on a boat trip across the peaceful water. Listen as your bilingual guide shares facts about life in the Guatemalan Highlands, and visit the villages of San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. after all the experience will be back in Panajachel to hop on the van to go back in Antigua Learn about the local Maya culture in these traditional communities, as well as the benefits the textile and coffee farming industries brings to this peaceful region of Guatemala. While in San Juan La Laguna, enjoy womas workshop for dying performing, Chocolatte processs, Then admire the view of the 3 majestic volcanoes nearby; Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro.

Panajachel: One way Shared transportation to Antigua

Panajachel: One way Shared transportation to Antigua

Enjoy your journey from Panajachel to Antigua without worrying about transport. We will pick you up at your preferred departure time between four different schedules: 5 am, 9 am, 12 pm and 4 pm. This shared service gives you the flexibility to choose your pick-up location in Panajachel. If you're in nearby towns like San Pedro, San Marcos, or San Juan and arriving by boat, we can pick you up near the dock in Panajachel. You will get to enjoy a relaxing trip from the beautiful lake to the incredible colonial city of Antigua. We will drop you off at your accommodation or any downtown location of your choosing. Relax in our air-conditioned vehicles for a safe, comfortable, and budget-friendly experience. Reserve your transport now for a standout experience!

From Antigua: 3 Mayan Villages on Lake Atitlan Day Tour

From Antigua: 3 Mayan Villages on Lake Atitlan Day Tour

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.

Lake Atitlan Villages Tour

Lake Atitlan Villages Tour

On our amazing Lake Atitlan Villages Tour we have brought fun and excitement and mixed it in with the beauty and cultural experiences the lake has to offer. We depart from our office in Panajachel and head over to the colorful village of Santa Catarina Palopo.  In this village we are able to see and learn about local weavings, blankets, nahuales and other goods made and sold by the locals.  At the plaza of this village, we visit a local coffee house where you can grind your own coffee and taste the locally grown beans.  Once finished in Santa Catarina we hop back on our ATVs and continue our ride for a few more kilometers until we get to the village of San Antonio Palopo.  Once in San Antonio, we park at the local pier and walk over to the local ceramic factory where we visit and learn about the process to make all these incredible goods. We also visit a local chocolate factory in San Antonio where we learn about the process of turning the cacao into a finished product and get to taste some chocolate as well. Once finished in San Antonio we head back towards our office in Panajachel for a drink.

Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour From Antigua

Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour From Antigua

Your 10-hour excursion begins with a drive into the western highlands of Guatemala. The region is home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples. When you arrive at the Chichicastenango market you’ll begin your walking tour. The market is at the center of the town and is the heart of commercial life for maxeños, the natives of Chichicastenango. Every Thursday and Sunday merchants head to the central plaza to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries. Explore the pathways of the market and admire the colorful handicrafts and produce offered by the local people of the region. In Chichicastenango, you’ll also visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 over the base of a pre-Hispanic temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial architecture, and the Mayan and Latino influence is evident in both the interior and exterior of the building. After exploring the market you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch (not included in the tour price). Next you’ll continue to the town of Panajachel, located at the edge of Lake Atitlan. Take a walk along Santander Street and enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Atitlan, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The volcanoes Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro form a natural frame for the lake. Lake Atitlan has a surface of 125 square kilometers and sits 1,560 meters above sea level.

From Guatemala City: Lake Atitlan Full-Day Tour

From Guatemala City: Lake Atitlan Full-Day Tour

Spend a day on Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America, on a full-day trip from Guatemala City. Enjoy a cruise along the waters, and visit nearby villages. Departing from Guatemala City in the morning, travel to Panajachel. Then take a public boat across Atitlán and visit Santiago Atitlán, where you will learn about the local saint; Maximon. Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village as you experience the traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many atitecos (as its people are known) cling to a traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Women weave and wear huipiles (tunics) embroidered with brilliantly-colored birds and flowers, and the cofradías towns maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition — the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism. There’s also a large arts and crafts scene here as well.  You'll then be given free time for lunch, after which you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.

Sololá Department

Sololá Department

Our most recommended Sololá Department Outdoor activities

From Panajachel: Lake Atitlan Tour by Boat with a Guide

From Panajachel: Lake Atitlan Tour by Boat with a Guide

Cruise across Lake Atitlan and visit the villages of San Juan La Laguna on this full-day shared sightseeing tour. Ringed by 3 volcanoes on its southern flank, Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America. Departing from Panajachel, at the gateway to the lake, your private guide will take you on a scenic shared boat trip before exploring some local textile communities and the Mayan villages of San Juan La Laguna. Get amazing views of the Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes, as you experience for yourself why the area became such a Mecca for beatniks and bohemian writers such as Aldous Huxley. Capture the scent of coffee plantations, and then try some freshly ground coffee. Here, you can immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe of the Tz'utujil Mayans and turn the noisy dial of modern life down to zero.

From Antigua: 2-Day Acatenango Volcano Hiking Tour with Food

From Antigua: 2-Day Acatenango Volcano Hiking Tour with Food

There are approximately 5 hours of walking to reach the camp, along the way there will be several stops for rest, hydration and food. There are approximately 5 hours of walking to reach the base camp, along the way there will be several stops for rest, hydration and food. There is a option to hike the volcano of FUEGO at first day with an extra walk of 03 hours round trip, People who wish to do so must confirm with group guide to be noted, The extra price to hike Fuego Volcano is Q200 per person. Day 01: 9 a.m. Boarding at your hotel or indicated address 9.30 am Departure from La Antigua Guatemala Equipment verification and meal delivery 10:30 a.m. Arrival at La Soledad village 11 am start of the walk 13:00 Lunch 4 p. m. Arrival at a camp 7 p.m. m. Dinner Day 2: 4 am Start of ascent to the summit of Acatenango 5.45 am Arrival at the summit of Acatenango Sunrise view on the summit summit descent 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at camp team review 8:30 a.m. Start of the descent 11:30 Arrival at La Soledad Village 12:30 Arrival in Antigua Guatemala

Guatemala or Antigua Guatemala: Lake Atitlán Boat Cruise

Guatemala or Antigua Guatemala: Lake Atitlán Boat Cruise

Start the day with a trip from Antigua or Guatemala City to the Maya town of Panajachel. During the drive there will be a brief stop in Katok, a very famous restaurant where you can indulge in a hot drink. Once at Panajachel, it's time for a boat trip to cross Lake Atitlán and visit the 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 people all over the world who come to ask for health and prosperity in their lives. The lake itself owes its grandeur to its enormous size and spectacular volcanic setting. Three large volcanoes, Atitlán Tolimán and San Pedro, rise gracefully from its southern shore, creating breathtaking views around the area. You will experience these views and the traditional practices still carried out by the Maya-Tzutujil and Cakchiquel women who live around the lake. After a short transfer, we will have lunch at one of the most exquisite restaurants of Panajachel. While in town, guestes will also Santander Street and experience its vast, bustling handicraft market.

Antigua Guatemala: One way shared transfer to Panajachel

Antigua Guatemala: One way shared transfer to Panajachel

Enjoy a magical journey from Antigua to Panajachel without worrying about transport. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your pickup spot, between most hotels in Antigua Guatemala. Select your preferred departure time from four available schedules. About 3 hours after your pick up, we’ll drop you off at Atitrans Office, located in Avenida Santander, from where you can get a taxi or walk to a lot of places. From that point Panajachel and all its surroundings will be yours to discover! We encourage you to visit any viewpoint that you find as all of them offer an unbelievable sight, also you can visit any town nearby by boat, where you’ll be able to experience a lot of different activities! We guarantee a stress-free trip across Guatemala. You'll be able to relax in our comfortable shuttle, equipped with all the basics (including A/C), on a safe and budget-friendly experience. Don't miss the opportunity, book now for an awesome experience!

From Antigua: Lake Atitlan Boat Trip Full-Day Tour

From Antigua: Lake Atitlan Boat Trip Full-Day Tour

After pick-up by your local driver from Antigua, make your way to Panajachel Lake Atitlan and set off on a boat trip across the peaceful water. Listen as your bilingual guide shares facts about life in the Guatemalan Highlands, and visit the villages of San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. after all the experience will be back in Panajachel to hop on the van to go back in Antigua Learn about the local Maya culture in these traditional communities, as well as the benefits the textile and coffee farming industries brings to this peaceful region of Guatemala. While in San Juan La Laguna, enjoy womas workshop for dying performing, Chocolatte processs, Then admire the view of the 3 majestic volcanoes nearby; Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro.

Panajachel: One way Shared transportation to Antigua

Panajachel: One way Shared transportation to Antigua

Enjoy your journey from Panajachel to Antigua without worrying about transport. We will pick you up at your preferred departure time between four different schedules: 5 am, 9 am, 12 pm and 4 pm. This shared service gives you the flexibility to choose your pick-up location in Panajachel. If you're in nearby towns like San Pedro, San Marcos, or San Juan and arriving by boat, we can pick you up near the dock in Panajachel. You will get to enjoy a relaxing trip from the beautiful lake to the incredible colonial city of Antigua. We will drop you off at your accommodation or any downtown location of your choosing. Relax in our air-conditioned vehicles for a safe, comfortable, and budget-friendly experience. Reserve your transport now for a standout experience!

From Antigua: 3 Mayan Villages on Lake Atitlan Day Tour

From Antigua: 3 Mayan Villages on Lake Atitlan Day Tour

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.

Lake Atitlan Villages Tour

Lake Atitlan Villages Tour

On our amazing Lake Atitlan Villages Tour we have brought fun and excitement and mixed it in with the beauty and cultural experiences the lake has to offer. We depart from our office in Panajachel and head over to the colorful village of Santa Catarina Palopo.  In this village we are able to see and learn about local weavings, blankets, nahuales and other goods made and sold by the locals.  At the plaza of this village, we visit a local coffee house where you can grind your own coffee and taste the locally grown beans.  Once finished in Santa Catarina we hop back on our ATVs and continue our ride for a few more kilometers until we get to the village of San Antonio Palopo.  Once in San Antonio, we park at the local pier and walk over to the local ceramic factory where we visit and learn about the process to make all these incredible goods. We also visit a local chocolate factory in San Antonio where we learn about the process of turning the cacao into a finished product and get to taste some chocolate as well. Once finished in San Antonio we head back towards our office in Panajachel for a drink.

Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour From Antigua

Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour From Antigua

Your 10-hour excursion begins with a drive into the western highlands of Guatemala. The region is home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples. When you arrive at the Chichicastenango market you’ll begin your walking tour. The market is at the center of the town and is the heart of commercial life for maxeños, the natives of Chichicastenango. Every Thursday and Sunday merchants head to the central plaza to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries. Explore the pathways of the market and admire the colorful handicrafts and produce offered by the local people of the region. In Chichicastenango, you’ll also visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 over the base of a pre-Hispanic temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial architecture, and the Mayan and Latino influence is evident in both the interior and exterior of the building. After exploring the market you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch (not included in the tour price). Next you’ll continue to the town of Panajachel, located at the edge of Lake Atitlan. Take a walk along Santander Street and enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Atitlan, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The volcanoes Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro form a natural frame for the lake. Lake Atitlan has a surface of 125 square kilometers and sits 1,560 meters above sea level.

From Guatemala City: Lake Atitlan Full-Day Tour

From Guatemala City: Lake Atitlan Full-Day Tour

Spend a day on Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America, on a full-day trip from Guatemala City. Enjoy a cruise along the waters, and visit nearby villages. Departing from Guatemala City in the morning, travel to Panajachel. Then take a public boat across Atitlán and visit Santiago Atitlán, where you will learn about the local saint; Maximon. Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village as you experience the traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many atitecos (as its people are known) cling to a traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Women weave and wear huipiles (tunics) embroidered with brilliantly-colored birds and flowers, and the cofradías towns maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition — the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism. There’s also a large arts and crafts scene here as well.  You'll then be given free time for lunch, after which you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.

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