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Activities in Guatemala City

Lake Atitlan Tour & Boat Trip

3 reviews | 25 travellers
Excellent walk to know the natural wonder of Lake Atitlán, the culture, crafts and traditions of the surrounding towns. A pity that, like other countries in America, they do not do much to prevent lakes that do not have an outlet from contaminating and dying, I feel fortunate to see what other generations do not.
10 María Mónica
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Discover Guatemala's indigenous cultures and Mayan traditions on this day trip to Lake Atitlán from the capital city. Explore Panajachel and enjoy a cruise to Santiago de Atitlán!

Discover Guatemala's indigenous cultures and Mayan traditions on this day trip to Lake Atitlán from the capital city. Explore Panajachel and enjoy a cruise to Santiago de Atitlán!

Lake Atitlan Tour & Boat Trip

Having picked you up from your hotel in Guatemala City on the morning of your tour, we'll set off towards the Guatemalan Highlands in the direction of Panajachel, the largest town on the shores of Lake Atitlán, one of the most picturesque and touristic areas of the country.

Arriving in Panajachel after around a three hour drive, we'll board a board for a tranquil cruise across Lake Atitlán, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

During our boat trip, we'll enjoy unique panoramic views over the lakeside landscapes. Admire the three volcanoes which surround the lake: Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro, while our guide reveals curious facts about the area.

We'll disembark in Santiago de Atitlán, one of the most famous towns around the lake, where we'll have the opportunity to learn all about the traditional way of life of the locals, the majority of whom are Tzʼutujil people, one of the many different Maya ethnic groups who live in Guatemala. Discover the local indigenous traditions and beliefs, from the beautifully embroidered tunics handmade here, to the unique fusion of Mayan and Catholic religions practised.

After exploring the streets of Santiago, we'll take the boat back to Panajachel. You'll have free time here to eat a typical Guatemalan meal (not included) and to see more of the town at your own pace.

We'll then make the return journey to hotels in Guatemala City for around 7 pm.

Important information

Children under 3 years old go free and do not require a reservation.

  • Hotel pick up

  • The activity includes pick up from hotels in Guatemala City. Check out the list of hotels below. If you aren't staying in any of these hotels, choose the one closest to you for pick up.

    List of hotels for pick up

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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 12 years old
US$ 115
US$ 105
  • Adults

    US$ 115
  • Children between 3 and 12 years old

    US$ 105

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

12 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Return boat trip between Panajachel and Santiago Atitlan.

Not included

Food and drinks.

When to book?

You can book up until 6 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.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 115