Chichicastenango Tour & Lake Atitlan 2 Days / 1 Night, From Guatemala City
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Chichicastenango Tour & Lake Atitlan 2 Days / 1 Night, From Guatemala City

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Visit Chichicastenango Market and Atitlan Lake with Santiago Village Boat Tour

Highlights

  • Authenticity of the mayan culture combined with a symphony of colors coming of the typical dress of Chichicastenango
  • Learn the ancient Indian Rituals at Santo Tomas Church
  • Atitlan lake considered as one of the Wonders of the world
  • Views of Lake Atitlan and the towns surrounding in Panajachel

Inclusions

  • Visit Chichicastenango Market
  • Lake Atitlan Boat Tour to Visit Santiago Village
  • Guided Tour (English / Spanish)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities, excursions, extra beds
  • Other Meals, Beverage and entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses or any other service not mentioned in the description
  • This tour does not include accommodation, please indicate where you will stay at Panajachel, Lake Atitlan

Please Note

  • A minimum of 2 adult passengers is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.
  • Please wear walking/hiking boots as we will be walking 3-4 hours, often in wet weather. Sorry, no wheelchair access.
  • Please bring hat, sungasses, sunblock, camera, bug repellent, thin pants, rain gear, long sleeve t-shirts. personal medication, & passport (passport is required).
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • 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 personsor more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala. [email protected]

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ITINERARY

First Day we are going to visit the alive highland of Guatemala, visiting the Colorful Market of Chichicastenango ( Thursday & Sunday), is well known for its famous market days on Thursdays and Sundays where vendors sell handicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden boxes, condiments, medicinal plants, candles, pom and copal (traditional incense), cal (lime stones for preparing tortillas), grindstones, pigs and chickens, machetes, and other tools. And the next Day we visit Lake Atitlan recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America
DAY 1 Chichicastenango Tour (Thursday and Sunday)
Breakfast. Departure from your hotel in Guatemala City to Chichicastenango at 6:30 am, where you will see the most colorful and picturesque outdoor market in Guatemala, where every Thursday and Sunday locals from the region, gather to buy and sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, animals, textiles and handicrafts. Relevant is the visit to the Santo Tomás Church. Time to Lunch (not Included) we continue to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan one of most beautiful place on the world. Lodging: Panajachel (This tour does not include accommodation, please indicate where you will stay at Panajachel)

DAY 2 Lake Atitlan Boat Tour
This morning will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan to the village of Santiago Lake Atitlan is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world; German explorer Alexander von Humboldt is the earliest prominent foreigner to be quoted as calling it "the most beautiful lake in the world" and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing." Arrive to the village of Santiago Atitlan the town sits on a bay of Lago Atitlan between two volcanos. Volcan San Pedro rises to 2,846 metres (9,337 ft) west of town; Volcan Toliman rises to 3,144 metres (10,315 ft) southeast of town. Volcan Atitlan, with a summit of 3,516 metres (11,535 ft), is south-southeast of town. Santiago Atitlan is southwest of Panajachel across the lake. to visit the Mayan God Maximon and learn about the spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

We learn about the textils, a woman will wrap her head with the long headribbon or cinta that resembles a halo when in place, women backstrap-loom and embroider their lovely huipiles, as well as the pants worn by men.

We will visit the Santiago Apostol Church, was built between 1572 and 1581, and has been restored and reconstructed several times after significant earthquake damage. It has three altarpieces representing the three volcanoes that tower over the village.

We return to Panajachel to take a walk in the Santander Street, Time to Lunch (not Included). At the end transfer to Guatemala City.

Pickup & Starting Points

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

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