This 2-night, 3-day tour explores the Maya highland areas of Guatemala. You'll visit the market of Chichicastenango, the villages of Lake Atitlán (including both Panajachel and Santiago Atitlán), and the historic sites of Antigua.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 72 hrs
- Available Days: Sun, Thu
- Schedule: 7:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
On the first day of this tour you will head to Chichicastenango to visit both its colorful street market and venerable Santo Tomás Church. In the afternoon you will have time off to go shopping or to visit more of Chichicastenango on your own.
The second day, you will depart for Lake Atitlán early in the morning. Once you have arrived at the shores of the lake, you will take a boat ride to the picturesque town of Santiago Atitlán. After some time spent exploring Santiago Atitlán, you will hop back in the boat and return to Panajachel. During the afternoon, you are free to go shopping and get to know Panajachel on your own.
On the last day, you will depart for Antigua, the country´s last colonial-spanish capital, for a visit to some of its most important sites: churches, convents, monasteries and other colonial sites. In the afternoon you return to Guatemala City.
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.
Lake Atitlán is heralded as one of the most mystical and memorable lakes on the planet. It is also the deepest lake in Central America. You can get experience the lake by kayaking or swimming at the beaches on the lakeshore. See the lake from above by hiking the San Pedro Volcano or by reaching the summit known locally as Indian’s Nose.
San Pedro Volcano
The San Pedro Volcano is set along the western shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. The village of San Pedro La Laguna lies at the base of this 9,908-foot (3,020-m) stratovolcano.
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 cash for tips, food, crafts and other souvenirs.
Entrance fees, border tax, and insurance.
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