Experience some of Guatemala’s most beautiful sites. Explore the stunning Lake Atitlan surrounded by volcanoes, traditional Mayan villages, and the famous Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala’s biggest and best market!
Surrounded by volcanoes and traditional Mayan villages, Lake Atitlan is renowned for its indescribable beauty, unique culture, and history. You will visit Panajachel and two of the most intriguing villages around the lake; Santiago de Atitlan and San Juan La Laguna. Not far from Panajachel lies the town of Chichicastenango. Its market attracts locals and foreigners from across Guatemala. You can find unique handicrafts created by the native Mayan people, visit the beautiful cathedral, and explore the indoor produce market. During your tour, you will enjoy comfortable and safe transportation, professional bilingual tour guides, and a 24/7 tour leader. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!
Antigua to Panajachel.
After you check in to your hotel, you will board a private boat and cruise to Santiago de Atitlan with your private guide. See the infamous statue of Saint Maximon, and learn how the local villagers house, worship, praise, and give sacrifice to their patron saint. Next up is San Juan La Laguna, a small village where you will visit a local business and learn the traditional ways Mayan women create handmade textiles. You will return to Panajachel for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon shopping or exploring the town. The evening will be free for you to uncover the culture of Panajachel for yourself, or relax and unwind at the hotel.
Panajachel to Chichicastenango and Antigua.
Enjoy a 7:00 am breakfast so you can leave by 8:00 am to start the hour and forty-five minute journey to Chichicastenango Market. Only open on Thursdays and Sundays, Chichicastenango Market is the largest and best market in Guatemala, famous for jade jewelry, handmade wooden crafts, and traditional textiles. With a few bargaining skills you can find unique and high quality goods at very affordable prices. If you lack bargaining skills, don’t worry, your guide can do some bargaining for you! After shopping to your heart’s content, you have the opportunity to taste the local and traditional flavors of the Quiche region at a local restaurant. You will then return to Antigua, arriving at your hotel around 17:30 pm.
Minimum 4 people for this tour. This tour can be altered as desired. For example, Chichicastenango on day one and Lake Atitlan on day two, or vice versa.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.