Lake Atitlan One Day Tour
Lake Atitlan is an explosion of colors, fantastic landscapes, Mayan living culture, lakes, and volcanoes.
The mixture of beliefs and Catholicism is shown every day by indigenous who inhabit Atitlan’s lake’s surroundings. The Kaqchikel is to the northwest and the Tz’utujil in the southeast.
Approximately 85.000 years in, the area of Atitlan’s lake experienced an intense and violent cataclysm forming an enormous crater. San Pedro’s, Toliman’s, and Atitlan’s volcanoes formed 60.000 years after, giving origin to Atitlan’s lake.
Several activities can be practiced in this privileged place, like Hikes, birdwatching, and aquatic sports.
The villages of San Juan, San Pedro la Laguna, and Santiago Atitlan are some of the destinations that offer a fantastic opportunity with multicolored sacred places and textiles shops.
- Highlights: Lake Atitlan
- Activities: Cultural Tour
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Holiday Type: Day Tour
- You will visit: Lake Atitlan Villages
- Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups – Families – FIT’s
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus – Boat
- Length: 1 Day
- Physical demand: Trip may include activities like hiking & boat rides.
- Group size: Minimum 1 – Maximum 5
- Departure / Return Location: Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel (apply restrictions).
- Round Trip Transportation Antigua/ Guatemala City – Lake Atitlan
- Bilingual Tour Guide
- Boat ride in Atitlan
- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel. (apply restrictions).
- Other destinations and services not specified in the itinerary
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8:00 am, you will be transferred to Panajachel (2.5 hours). Upon arrival, you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna. Here you can visit the women’s textile association to see hand weaving and the natural dye process.
Visit the studios/homes of the celebrated naïf painters, then continue to the village of Santiago. After lunch (not included), you will continue your tour to the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learning about the textiles, spiritualism, and beliefs of the Tz’utujil Maya.
Afternoon transfer to Antigua Guatemala (2.5 hours)