The Best Things to do in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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34 Things to Do in Panajachel

Hiking San Pedro Volcano, Guatemala
Hiking San Pedro VolcanoLake Atitlan

The San Pedro Volcano was declared a national park in 2006. The volcano is covered with tropical forests and takes about 4–5 hours to reach the summit along a well-maintained trail.

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Guided Tours
Hiking
Market Tour To Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Market Tour To ChichicastenangoLake Atitlan

Experience the colorful Chichicastenango market on this one-day tour. The market is a good place to experience Guatemalan culture and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Shopping
Kayak from Panajachel to Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala
Kayak from Panajachel to Santa Catarina PalopóLake Atitlan

During this tour you'll kayak on Lake Atitlán from Panajachel to Santa Catarina Palopó. You'll get magnificent views and also learn a little about local culture.

Kayaking
Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day Tour, Guatemala
Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day TourLake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán is one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. The villages that surround the lake are unique and fascinating. This tour takes you to three such villages—San Juan La Laguna, Santiago Atitlán, and San Pedro La Laguna.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Guided Tours
Walking
Canopy Tour at Atitlan's Natural Reserve, Guatemala
Canopy Tour at Atitlan's Natural ReserveLake Atitlan

This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Atitlan Reserve is shaped by the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan. Pristine Lake Atitlan and the surrounding grounds of the reserve offer more natural beauty than you can capture with a few snapshots. To get the most out of this scenery, get a view from the top.

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Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Zip Lines
Horseback Riding Around Atitlán, Guatemala
Horseback Riding Around AtitlánLake Atitlan

Spend an afternoon riding horses above the shores of Lake Atitlán. You'll enjoy fabulous views of the lake, forests, and mountains on this tour.

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Horseback Riding
Naturalist Guide
Chichicastenango Half-Day Tour, Guatemala
Chichicastenango Half-Day TourChichicastenango

Spend a half day exploring the church and market of Chichicastenango. This tour will give you a good look at the rich culture of this town.

5 km away
City Tour
Cultural
Guided Tours
Shopping
Explore The Shore Tour of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Explore The Shore Tour of Lake AtitlanLake Atitlan

This tour explores several towns along Lake Atitlán. In the process, you'll enjoy wonderful views of the lake and also learn about the culture and history of the region.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Guided Tours
Indigenous Culture
Hiking Mario Mendez Viewpoint to Panajachel, Guatemala
Hiking Mario Mendez Viewpoint to PanajachelLake Atitlan

This tour will take you to the small, idyllic village of Santa Catarina on the shores of Lake Atitlán. Along the way you'll see forests, agricultural fields, a colonial-style church, and even hot springs.

Guided Tours
Hiking
Atitlán Coffee Tour, Guatemala
Atitlán Coffee TourLake Atitlan

Guatemalan coffee is highly regarded around the world. During this tour you'll visit a coffee farm near Lake Atitlán and learn about the growing process.

Coffee Tour
Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Canopy in Atitlan's Natural Reserve, Guatemala
Canopy in Atitlan's Natural ReserveLake Atitlan

This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Pristine Lake Atitlan offers more natural beauty than you can capture with a few snapshots. To get the most out of this scenery, get a view from the top.

Naturalist Guide
Zip Lines
Bike the Lake, Guatemala
Bike the LakeLake Atitlan

This tour explores the Lake Atitlán area on bike. You'll get awesome views of the lake, mountains, and towns.

Biking
Cooking Classes Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Cooking Classes Lake AtitlanLake Atitlan

This beautiful experience is full of culture, history, and Guatemalan food.

Culinary
Culinary Lessons
Gastronomy
Atitlán Volcano 1 or 2-day Tour, Guatemala
Atitlán Volcano 1 or 2-day TourLake Atitlan

This is a 1-day tour of the Atitlán Volcano and can be extended for a 2-day tour where you'll hike to the summit and camp on the volcano.

Guided Tours
Hiking
Atitlán Volcano Tour, Guatemala
Atitlán Volcano TourLake Atitlan

This is a 1-day tour of the Atitlán Volcano and can be extended for a 2-day tour where you'll hike to the summit and camp on the volcano.

Guided Tours
Hiking
Nature Walk
Extreme Biking Atitlan Tour, Guatemala
Extreme Biking Atitlan TourLake Atitlan

If you're looking for adventure, you can't miss this tour when visiting Atitlan. We depart from Panajachel and descend to San Jose Chacaya afterwards, where we'll appreciate a view of Lake Atitlan from the top. Ending the day biking to Santa Lucia Utatlan to end in the reserve of Chuiraxamolo in Santa Clara la laguna where we'll camp.

Biking

10 hrs

From $75
Hot Springs and Indigenous Villages, Guatemala
Hot Springs and Indigenous VillagesQuetzaltenango

This tour includes a visit to indigenous villages and a soak in hot springs. As such, it's a nice mixture of cultural exploration and leisure activities.

41 km away
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Hot Springs
Naturalist Guide
Walking
Mayan Cosmology and Archaeology Tour, Guatemala
Mayan Cosmology and Archaeology TourAntigua

This tour brings travelers to the Postclassic Mayan site of Iximché. Iximché was once a Kaqchikel capital and today it’s still used in many Mayan ceremonies.

47 km away
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Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Cultural and Textile Half-Day Tour, Guatemala
Cultural and Textile Half-Day TourAntigua

During this tour, you’ll visit carpenters in Ciudad Vieja, weavers in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, and farmers at an experimental macademia nut plantation. It’s a great way to experience some of Guatemala’s best culture.

47 km away
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Guided Tours
Textiles
Hiking Santa María Volcano, Guatemala
Hiking Santa María VolcanoQuetzaltenango

This hiking tour takes you to the top of the Santa María Volcano. The summit provides travelers with stunning views of the surrounding area, including the smoking crater of the Santiaguito Volcano.

41 km away
Guided Tours
Hiking




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