Basic Guatemala

This tour packs a lot into 2 days. You'll explore the charming town of Antigua, the market and church of Chichicastenango, and get a quick look at Lake Atitlán.

from $ 126


Free cancellation

up to 15 days in advance

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  • Duration: 96 hrs
  • Available Days: Tue, Fri
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Cultural
Guided Tours
Textiles
Atitlán Nature Reserve
Chichicastenango Market
Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

On the first day of this tour you'll be transferred to your hotel in Guatemala City. If you're flying into the airport, you'll be picked up there.

The next day you will drive to Antigua, the old Spanish-colonial capital of Guatemala, and enjoy a short visit to this picturesque city. In the afternoon you will continue on to Chichicastenango and spend the night there.

The following morning you will explore the colorful outdoor market of Chichicastenango. This a great place to search for souvenirs and handicrafts, including textiles, jewelry, and pottery. You will also visit the Santo Tomás Church, which was built in 1594 and rebuilt in the 18th century. Indigenous people may be praying and reciting incantations on the church steps.

That afternoon you will pass through Lake Atitlán near Panajachel and then return to Guatemala City. At the conclusion of this tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport.

Attractions Visited

Atitlán Nature Reserve

The Atitlán Nature Reserve is located along the shores of Lake Atitlán outside the town of Panajachel. This private reserve offers all kinds of fun activities, including hiking, zip lining, swimming, and more.

Atitlán Nature Reserve

Chichicastenango Market

The Chichicastenango market is one of the most colorful and exciting markets in Guatemala. It’s open on Sundays and Thursdays and is an interesting cultural experience for travelers.

Chichicastenango Market

Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

Santiago Atitlán is one of the more traditional towns along Lake Atitlán, and its market is a good place to witness the intersection of local culture and commerce. The best days to visit the market are Friday and Saturday.

Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

What to Bring

Comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat, camera, bottled water, and cash for tips, food, crafts and other souvenirs.

What's included

Entrance fees, baggage handling, and insurance. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Hotel, tips, personal expenditures, and food.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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