Private Tour: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour and Santiago Village from Antigua

Departing from Antigua, visit Lake Atitlan and its surrounding villages, a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture.

On this full day we will also visit Santiago Atitlan, a small town on the south side of Lake Atitlan, famous for a shrine to Maximón and Textiles.

per adult from

$171

USD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Atitlan
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: antigua guatemala, Unnamed Road, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitlán Lake, visiting Santiago Atitlán town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us.

    Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

    Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlán

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Iglesia Parroquial Santiago Apostol, Sol 4, Santiago Atitlan 07019 Guatemala

    visit Santiago Atitlán, where you’ll learn of the local Saint "Maximon" he is a nahual of the tz'utujiles of Santiago Atitlán, 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, who in mythological times was also proposed as guardian protector of the people.

    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 town’s maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition, the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism. There’s a large art and crafts scene here as well.


    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

    At the end of our walking through the town we will take a public boat to transfer back to Panajachel

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

    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 Atitlán.


    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Pass By: antigua guatemala, Unnamed Road, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    At the end of the your, you will transfer back to Antigua Guatemala

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (spanish or english)
    • Please Note
    • During holy week ( April 17 – 21, 2019) we do not pick up on hotels, you will be request to move to our meeting point where we will pick up you. Please be ready on the meeting 15 minutes prior the start time of the tour.
    • Our meeting point is:
    • Casa Santo Domingo Hotel
    • Soleil Hotel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022P49

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