Collective Tour to Lake Atitlan: Boat Ride + Panajachel + 1 Town

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  • Day Trip
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  • 12.5 hr

Imagine an immense lake, sparkling in the sunlight, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes covered with blooming wildflowers... That’s exactly where we'll take you to discover the lake’s secret town by a boat ride and a guided tour that’ll give you an insight into the heart of the Mayan culture. We will visit the town of San Juan where you will learn about the living Maya culture, how they naturally dye their textiles, how they make chocolate products, and their cosmovision. We will also visit the most famous town in the region, Panajachel. Note, if the weather does not allow us to cross the lake to San Juan, we will visit either Santa Catarina or San Antonio Palopo, which are in an area with little wind. These towns are colorful and have a cultural charm that will leave you with a big smile on your face. Your security and our team members are a priority for us.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Guat2do Travel Experiences

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Guatemala City

We pick up passengers from most hotels in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala. The ride to Lake Atitlan is full of pretty little towns along the road, you'll see how the scenarios change from the city to agriculture, and stunning views until you get to the lake. So just sit back and enjoy the drive. It is important to mention that this is a curvy road. We would recommend you get motion sickness medicine in case you need it.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Panajachel

The first town we will visit is Panajachel, the most popular and most visited town of all. This is the starting point to reach some other towns since the only form of transportation is a boat trip. This wonderful place is a mix of the ancient Mayan culture, and the tourists who fell in love with this town many years ago, and now call it home. We will visit Santander Street. It is the main street of the town, with many textiles and other souvenir shops. It is also the street where more restaurants and hotels are located. Then, we will go to the church of the town, where we will appreciate its architecture and see a different side of this town and its people. Finally, we will go to the dock, we will enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and its volcanoes. Finally, a boat will be waiting for us to start the journey to San Juan La Laguna, one of the most picturesque towns on the lake and where you will see a lot of the Mayan culture. Let's go!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: San Juan la Laguna

After a boat trip of approximately half an hour, we will be arriving at the dock of San Juan La Laguna, a colorful town, full of spectacular culture and much to know. Here, we will participate in 3 cultural workshops: One of the natural dyeing of textiles, one of the medicinal herbs used by the indigenous people, and a chocolate workshop. You will learn first-hand from the indigenous people about these products, their importance, and if you like, you can buy products made by themselves. Before saying goodbye to this wonderful town, we will walk through its beautiful and colorful streets. You will be able to take incredible photos and we will prepare for our trip back to Panajachel.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Panajachel

Once we return to Panajachel, we will go to a charming restaurant for lunch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Guatemala City

At the end of our wonderful tour, we will take you safely back to your hotel in the city. You can take advantage of this time to relax or take a nap if you wish.

Duration: 3 hour
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