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Panajachel and Lake Atitlan Tour with Boat to Santiago Full Day from Antigua Guatemala by gregw66
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Panajachel and Lake Atitlan Tour with Boat to Santiago Full Day from Antigua Guatemala

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Lake Atitlan is considered one of the wonders of the world; appreciate for its amazing volcanoes landscape and Mayan villages around it

Highlights

  • Enjoy the magnificent view of the volcanoes: Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan
  • Explore Lake Atitlan and feel the cultural experience of keep in touch with the Tzutuhil culture
  • Learn about Santiago Atitlán - the most ancient cultural village

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pickup from Most Hotels in Antigua Guatemala
  • Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Public Boat Fee from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlan

Exclusions

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Beverages

Please Note

  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange. [email protected]

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ITINERARY

Your tour will begin with a pick up at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala. We will take the road to the Western Highlands region, home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous people. This is the region most travelers familiar with Guatemala think about when daydreaming of a trip to this beautiful country.

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlan, where you’ll learn about local Saint "Maximon." Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village.

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. Back to Panajachel.

In Panajachel you will enjoy a delicious lunch (NOT INCLUDED)

Explore the village of Panajachel, a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin, settled next to the river with the same name and on the lakeside of Atitlán. The town witnessed the final battle between Spaniards and their Kakchiquel allies against the Tzujiles and it also was a settlement point for the Franciscan missionaries who founded a convent nearby.

In the afternoon, you’ll be returned to Antigua Guatemala.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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