Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Day Trip

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Day Trip

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Today is market day in Chichicastenango!  Visit the most colorful and picturesque Indian open-air market in the country. Hundreds of Indians from the surrounding countryside gather to barter their goods and products.
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Itinerary Details

Witness the captivating religious ceremonies held on the steps and inside the 400-year old Church of Santo Tomás (No shorts or bathing suits are allowed inside the Church). Continue to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful in the world, with its crystalline-azure waters in the crater bowl below.

Atitlán is the ideal place to come in contact with the Guatemalan folklore. Twelve Indian villages surround the Lake, and their inhabitants are descendants from the great Quiché, Cackchiquel, and Tzutuhil nations. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Guatemala City.

Important Details

  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Panamerican Hotel, Barceló Hotel and Westin Camino Real Hotel
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • We do not pick up passengers in Antigua Guatemala
  • Drinks
Departure Point
Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department

Traveler pickup is offered
06:30 a.m pick up at Pan American Hotel

06:45 a.m. pick up at Westin Camino Real Hotel

07:00 a.m. pick up at Barceló Guatemala City Hotel


7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Reviewed: January 30, 2020

Cynthia A

On the plus side; the guide Willie was organized, the driver quite competent and we did visit the market and see the lake.
On the minus side, we arrived early at the Barcelo Hotel to meet the tour but when they arrived we were not in the list, and then we drive back to our hotel pick up someone else which was odd.
The drive to see Lake Atitlan was interesting but all we did was view it from an overlook and it was foggy; it probably is one of the world’s most beautiful lakes, but we didn’t see that. Also the bathroom there which cost 3 Queztals was disgusting!
The Chichicastenago Market was interesting but crowded and hot, and we didn’t stay there to shop as long as scheduled because most members of the group were ready to go home. The lunch was just okay.
The main thing to know if considering this tour is that it was 4 hours Each Way in the van. Definitely if you want to see the lake it should be a separate outing.

Reviewed: September 30, 2019

Diane H

, beautiful drive, crazy Market, lots of interesting information., our guide Tony, took us to several beautiful locations and many interesting sites.

Reviewed: February 18, 2018

Christina and Ray   |   United States of America

This Tour should really just say chichicastenango day trip. Lake atitlan was just a stop at a viewpoint on the way to chichi. We thought it was visiting both. Confusing so that’s why I removed 1 star. Other than that great tour of chichicastenango! The lunch was delicious! tour is thru Clark tours

Reviewed: January 19, 2018

Lisa B

Great tour. Long day. Lots of traffic can't help that. Might be tough with small kids.

Reviewed: October 29, 2017


This tour was fantastic. We had an older guy for a guide but he was good. The meal that I had at the Maya Inn, when we went to the market, was by far the best meal I had all over Central America. The market was impressive, with thousands of indigenous folk selling all kinds of beautiful vegetables and fruits. It was really impressive. This tour was really well devised.