Explore Chichicastenango's traditional market and cruise past volcanoes on one of the world's most beautiful lakes on this two-day tour to Lake Atitlán from Antigua Guatemala.
Chichicastenango & Lake Atitlan 2 Day Tour
Day 1: Chichicastenango & Panajachel
Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and traditional cultures of Guatemala on this two-day tour from Antigua. We'll pick you up from your hotel at 7:15 am and head towards the Guatemalan highlands in the direction of Chichicastenango, a K'iche' Maya cultural centre, where we'll arrive after a two hour drive.
Traditional local clothing, fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, handicrafts... you'll find all this and much more at Chichicastenango's famous market. You'll be captivated by the vibrant colours and intricate embroidery of the textiles and the enticing aromas of the food stalls. After having time to explore the market and do some shopping, we'll next visit the Church of Santo Tomás. This temple is sure to grab your attention for its combination of Catholic worship and pre-Columbian traditions.
Afterwards, you'll have free time to eat (not included) before we head over to Panajachel. Arriving at the lakeside town, we'll drop you off at your hotel and you'll have the rest of the day to explore and to relax.
Day 2: Lake Atitlán
On the second day of your tour, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Panajachel and embark on a boat trip on Lake Atitlán. What's so special about this lake? As well as its extensive size, Atitlán offers unique panoramic views of three volcanoes: Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro, all of which are over 3,000 meters tall (more than 9,900 feet)! It is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
The boat cruise will take us over to Santiago de Atitlán, a picturesque village on the opposite lakeshore to Panajachel. We'll stroll though Santiago to its church, where we'll bear witness to more religious syncretism: just like in Chichicastenango, there is a combination of indigenous and Catholic religious tradition here.
We'll then sail back over to Panajachel for the return journey to Antigua Guatemala, where you'll be dropped back off at your hotel at around 5:30 pm.
Hotels with Pick Up
The excursion includes pick up at the following hotels in Antigua Guatemala:
- Hotel Camelias Inn
- Hotel Convento Santa Catalina
- Hotel Los Pasos
- Hotel Meson del Valle
- Hotel Soleil Antigua
When reserving, you should indicate which of the hotels above you would like to be picked up from.
Accommodation not included
This two day tour does not include accommodation. You must reserve accommodation in Panajachel, where we'll be spending the night on the first day. When booking this tour, you should indicate the details of the hotel where you'll be staying.
Per personUS$ 150
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Transport by car or minibus.
Transport by boat on Lake Atitlan.
Accommodation in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan.
Food and drink.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.