Essence of Guatemala 6 Day Tour

This tour opens you up to the essence of Guatemala—its old churches, colorful markets, traditional villages, and outdoor areas. It's a great introduction to the traditions, people, and landscapes of Guatemala.

from $ 210


Free cancellation

up to 15 days in advance

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  • Duration: 144 hrs
  • Available Days: Wed, Sat
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

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

Day 1: Arrive in Guatemala City and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Morning departure to Chichicastenango. Upon arrival, you will visit the colorful market and the Church of St. Thomas. The afternoon is free for shopping or to explore more of Chichicastenango on your own.

Day 3: In the morning, transfer to Lake Atitlán and take a boat ride to the picturesque village of Santiago Atitlán. The afternoon is free to shop or explore Panajachel on your own.

Day 4: Drive to Antigua, where you will visit some of the town's most interesting sites: churches, convents, monasteries, and other colonial attractions. In the afternoon you will return to Guatemala City or stay at Antigua.

Day 5: Day off for optional tours.

Day 6: Transfer to La Aurora Airport (or the hotel of your choice).

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 money 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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