Explore The Shore Tour of Lake 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.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 6 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 5:30 AM, 8:15 AM, 9:15 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour of Lake Atitlán will help you understand the various cultures that are present in the towns that border this lake. Your guides will pick you up at your hotel and during the tour will explain the history, agricultural practices, and religion of the people in this region.
The tour begins in San Marcos La Laguna. Set along the western shores of Lake Atitlán, this town is the new age capital of Guatemala. It's a quiet and peaceful place.
The second stop is in San Juan La Laguna, which is well known for its textiles and painting. You'll watch the preparation of natural dye and see a loom being used. Afterwards you'll get a chance to try out the loom.
Next, the tour heads to San Pedro La Laguna and visits a local market and church. Admire the details in the architecture of this church and then taste coffee that's cultivated just outside town.
The tour ends in Santiago Atitlán, the largest town around Lake Atitlán. You'll learn about the town's history and visit the church and Maximon, a Mayan saint. While here you'll also explore the colorful local market.
Afterwards the tour returns to Panajachel.
The tour is given in Spanish with an extra cost for an English speaking guide.
If it is a one person party, the tour will start at a later time and will only visit three villages: San Pedro La Laguna, Santiago and San Juan La Laguna.
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.
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, camera, sunscreen, and money for personal expenses.
Transportation, specialized guide.
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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.
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- Lake Atitlan Things To Do
Lake Atitlan Things To Do
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- Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon54 km.
- Chichicastenango6 km.
- El Mirador Trail120 km.
- Fuego Volcano31 km.
- Iximche18 km.
- Pacaya Volcano62 km.
- San Pedro Volcano12 km.
- Santa Maria Volcano44 km.
- Santiago Atitlan Friday Market8 km.
- Santiaguito Volcano46 km.
- Tajumulco Volcano83 km.
- Takalik Abaj (Retalhuleu)64 km.
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