Embark on an excursion to the Mayan town of Santiago Atitlan from Panajachel. Enjoy a boat trip on one of the world's most beautiful lakes: Lake Atitlan.
After meeting at the entrance of the Porta Hotel del Lago in Panajachel, you'll head to the dock to climb aboard the boat that will take you on a cruise of Lake Atitlan, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
As you sail across the lake, you'll discover its fascinating secrets as well as hearing all about the traditions of the Mayan cultures that surround it. There are twelve different Mayan villages here, settled between the water and the Toliman, Atitlan and San Pedro volcanoes that cast their mysterious shadow over the lake. Views across the water under the looming volcanoes are truly breath-taking.
You'll reach the town of Santiago Atitlan, where the majority of residents are indigenous Mayans. See the legacy of this ancient culture living on in the streets and buildings of this lakeside settlement, as well as in the traditional clothing worn by the Mayan people: colourful textiles woven with images of flowers and birds. Learn all about Tz'utujil culture and the daily lives of the people who live around Lake Atitlan. Your expert guide will also tell you about the ceremonies and rituals celebrated in Mayan tradition.
Return to the boat to cruise back across the lake to Panajachel, where your tour will end.
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Per personUS$ 42
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English speaking guide.
Boat trip from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlan.
Food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Panajachel).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Porta Hotel del Lago.