Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua

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This tour is a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture. You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitlán Lake, visiting Santiago Atitlán town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us, enjoy the magnificent view of the volcanoes while you explore Lake Atitlan and feel the cultural experience with the...
This tour is a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture. You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitlán Lake, visiting Santiago Atitlán town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us, enjoy the magnificent view of the volcanoes while you explore Lake Atitlan and feel the cultural experience with the Tzutuhil culture.
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Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

Atitlán means "between the waters." In the Nahuatl language, "atl" is the word for water,and "titlan" means between.The "tl" at the end of the word "atl" is dropped and the words are combined to form "Atitlán."

You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitlán Lake, visiting Santiago Atitlán town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us.

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

We will go to the west of the country where most of the indigenous villages of Guatemala are concentrated. On the way to our destination we will start in a wooded area surrounded by pine trees and other tree species continuing our journey we will see a valley where a variety of vegetables...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

Atitlán means "between the waters." In the Nahuatl language, "atl" is the word for water,and "titlan" means between.The "tl" at the end of the word "atl" is dropped and the words are combined to form "Atitlán."

You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitlán Lake, visiting Santiago Atitlán town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us.

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

We will go to the west of the country where most of the indigenous villages of Guatemala are concentrated. On the way to our destination we will start in a wooded area surrounded by pine trees and other tree species continuing our journey we will see a valley where a variety of vegetables are grown, as well as fruits and vegetables grown by local people.

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlán.
* Time stipulated in this point, includes the time it takes to transfer by boat to Santiago Atitlán.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Church of Jesus Christ Word Honey, Santiago Atitlan, Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Once we arrive to Santiago Atitlán, you’ll learn of the local Saint "Maximon", who is the nahual of the tz'utujiles of Santiago Atitlán, and is venerated as the "guardian protector" of the Tz'utujil people given his status as a colonized people. Popular tradition refers that this character is a tree of "palo de pito" or "tz'atel", a common tree in the regions of Mesoamerica.

Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many local people cling to a traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Women weave and wear huipiles (tunics) embroidered with brilliantly colored birds and flowers, and the cofradías town’s maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition, the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism.


Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

At the end of our walking through the town we will take a public boat to transfer back to Panajachel.



Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

In Panajachel you will take a delicious lunch (NOT INCLUDED)

Explore the village of Panajachel is a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin, settled next to the river with the same name and on the lakeside of Atitlán.


Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: antigua guatemala, Unnamed Road, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

At the end of the tour, you will be transfer back to Antigua Guatemala

Important Details

Included
  • Bilingual guide Spanish and English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Roundtrip transportation from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Atitlan
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2 Calle Oriente, 4 Avenida Sur #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala

Traveler pickup is offered
These are our pick up points for our excursion. Please select your pick up point and be 15 minutes prior the starting time.

7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.
  • Please Note: During holy week ( April 17 – 21, 2019) we do not pick up on hotels, you will be request to move to our meeting point where we will pick up you. Please be ready on the meeting 15 minutes prior the start time of the tour. Our meeting pointS are: Casa Santo Domingo Hotel or Soleil Hotel.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylineguatemalatours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
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.