This program is part of GA’s Traditional One Day Tours. The tour can begin from Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City depending where you are staying. If you are looking to visit Lake Atitlan for one day this is a great option since you are visiting Panajachel and Santiago de Atitltan in a boat. You will have plenty of time to enjoy one of the most beautiful lake in the world. Atitlan owes its grandeur to its enormous size and spectacular, volcanic setting. Lake Atitlan was formed when a volcanic caldera depleted of its magma. Three stately volcanoes, Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro rise gracefully from its southern shore, their perfect cones reflected in the azure mirror of the lake. Weaving made and worn by the Maya-Tzutujil and Cakchiquel women who live around the lake and many of the men also wear traditional, hand-woven clothing.
06:30AM: Transfer from your Hotel in Guatemala City . (Departure from Antigua Guatemala would be at 07:30 AM) Antigua Guatemala to the Maya town of Panajachel. During the drive we will make a brief stop in Katok, a very famous restaurant where you can have a hot chocolate or a nice cup of coffee. (Not included)
10:00AM: Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a private boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit the Tzutuhil Village of Santiago de Atitlan. In this village you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat.
01:30PM: Time to have lunch in one of the restaurants of Panajachel. (Not included)
02:30PM: Visit to the Santander Street of Panajachel and handycraft market of this town.
03:00PM: Transfers back to Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala.
The tour includes: ground transportation, professional guide in your language, all entrances and taxes.
** Time may vary due traffic**
Pick-ups are from centrally located hotels and residence in Guatemala City in zones 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 13 & 14 and Tikal Futura, Vista Real & AC Marriot.
If you are staying in another zone, please email us.