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Lake Atitlán Cruise & Santiago Village Full-Day Tour

by Gray Line Guatemala Duration 12h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is C$122

Get an up-close look at the life and traditions of the modern Maya by venturing to Santiago and Panajachel. Take a boat tour on Lake Atitlán to soak in some spectacular views featuring the Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlán volcanoes.

Your tour will begin with a pick up at your hotel in Guatemala City by our local guide and transfer to Panajachel sometimes your transfer will be via Antigua Guatemala.

We will go to the west of the country where most of the indigenous villages of Guatemala are concentrated.

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and 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 colonised 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.

In Santiago, encounter the traditions and lifestyle of the Tz'utujil Maya, admire the typical woven huipils worn by the local women and enjoy the peaceful and friendly ambiance. A wide variety of colourful local handicrafts and arts is also on display along the town’s streets. Continue to Panajachel, on the shore of Lake Atitlán, to explore this idyllic village and have time to grab lunch on your own.

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.

At the end of your lunch , you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala

Get an up-close look at the life and traditions of the modern Maya by venturing to Santiago and Panajachel. Take a boat tour on Lake Atitlán to soak in some spectacular views featuring the Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlán volcanoes.

Your tour will begin with a pick up at your hotel in Guatemala City by our local guide and transfer to Panajachel sometimes your transfer will be via Antigua Guatemala.

We will go to the west of the country where most of the indigenous villages of Guatemala are concentrated.

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and 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 colonised 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.

In Santiago, encounter the traditions and lifestyle of the Tz'utujil Maya, admire the typical woven huipils worn by the local women and enjoy the peaceful and friendly ambiance. A wide variety of colourful local handicrafts and arts is also on display along the town’s streets. Continue to Panajachel, on the shore of Lake Atitlán, to explore this idyllic village and have time to grab lunch on your own.

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.

At the end of your lunch , you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala

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6:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 12h No booking or credit card fees

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per adult
C$121.46

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Lake Atitlán Cruise & Santiago Village Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Santiago Atitlán

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Guatemala City


Highlights

  • Enjoy the view of the volcanoes surrounding the Lake

  • Opportunity to take a relaxing cruise on scenic Lake Atitlán

  • Have the opportunity to be in touch with local people

  • Encountering the lifestyle & traditions of indigenous people

  • Scenic Panajachel & colourful art & handicrafts in Santiago


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Santiago and Panajachel

  • Boat tour on Lake Atitlán

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Guatemala City hotel

  • Bilingual Tour Guide


Exclusions

  • Lunch and drinks

  • Tips are optional


Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • 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).

  • 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 Grey Line Guatemala to arrange.