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.
up to 15 days in advance
- 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
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 VisitedAtitlán 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.
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.
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.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat, camera, bottled water, and money for tips, food, crafts and other souvenirs.
Entrance fees, baggage handling, and insurance. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Hotel, tips, personal expenditures, and food.
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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