Lake Atitlan One Day Tour

24 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket

Uncover the beautiful Mayan towns around Lake Atitlan, the most magnificent spectacle ever saw. With indigenousn women in multicolored outfits, fishermen in rustic crafts and the beauty of the three surrounding volcanos: San Pedro, Toliman & Atitlan. Santiago Atitlan, the town more visited for their beautiful Guipil (blouse) and its old catholic church with Mayan and Spanish culture combination. To finalize the last town to visit is San Juan la Laguna, a unique town with cooperatives of natural dyes, painting's art and medicinal plants.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Voyageur Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Panajachel

Panajachel, also known as "Pana", is a charming city located on the shore of Lake AtitlánIt. Is the most important center of the area, reason why it concentrates the majority of hotels, restaurants, nightlife, entertainment centers and shops. Ideal for shopping for handicrafts and contributing to local tourism.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: San Juan la Laguna

First town to visit. San Juan la Laguna, a quaint town onf the west shore of the lake, there are serveral cooperatives: from beekeepers, coffee growers to backstrap loom weavers, who work using natural dyes. Using ancestral techniques, they extract dyes from tree bark, vegetables, coconut shells and so on to paint of colors their products.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: San Pedro La Laguna

Second town to visit San Pedro la Laguna, spreading onto a peninsula at the base of the volcano of the same name. It is as famous as Panajachel, it is the favorite place of many foreign tourists, who are fascinated by the tranquility of the environment.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Santiago Atitlan

Third town to visit: Santiago Atitlan it is a place with a lot of natural beauty and color, due the handicrafts that are made there as well as for the costume of its inhabitants. The residents wear their regional costume and the women wear colorful huipiles (blouses) woven in white cotton with geometric designs and small birds. Multicolored embroidered at the waist, and the cortes (skirts) consist of a piece of cloth wrapped around the waist; A ribbon called tocoyal is also used, which is approximately 20 meters long and is wrapped around the head. In this beautiful town is the Church of Santiago Apóstol, it was built in 1547. It is one of the oldest churches in Guatemala and in it you can appreciate the syncretism especially in the main altarpiece. There is also a Mayan idol called "Maximón" of unknown origin.

Duration: 2 hour
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