Colorful Guatemala

This 4-night, 5-day tour takes you to some of Guatemala's most colorful and cultural sites. You'll explore the markets of Chichicastenango and San Francisco el Alto, the Lake Atitlán villages of Panajachel and Santiago Atitlán, and the streets of Antigua.

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  • Duration: 96 hrs
  • Available Days: Wed
  • Schedule: 7:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Textiles
Chichicastenango Market
La Democracia

This tour begins on Wednesday morning. You'll be picked up and taken to two archaeological sites: El Baul and La Democracia. In the afternoon you'll head to Chichicastenango and spend the night there (accommodations not included).

Thursday is market day in Chichicastenango, and you'll visit both the colorful street market and the Santo Tomas Church. During this portion of the tour you'll witness many Mayan ceremonies and living Maya culture. In the afternoon you'll depart for Quetzaltenango and spend the night there (accommodations not included).

On Friday morning, you'll visit the colorful market of San Francisco el Alto, the San Andres Xecul church, and the Almolonga valley. In the afternoon you'll head to Panajachel along the shores of Lake Atitlán and stay the night here (accommodations not included).

At 9:00 AM on Saturday you'll take a boat ride on Lake Atitlán to the picturesque Santiago Atitlán. In the afternoon you'll depart to Antigua, where you will spend the night (accommodations not included).

On Sunday, you'll visit some of Antigua's most important sites: churches, convents, monasteries and other colonial sites. In the afternoon you'll return to Guatemala City.

Attractions Visited

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

La Democracia

The small town of La Democracia lies east of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa. The town is notable for the ancient stone heads that decorate its central plaza.

La Democracia

What to Bring

Comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat, camera, bottled water, and cash for tips, food, and souvenirs.

What's included

Entrance fees, border tax, 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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