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Lake Atitlan Boat Tour

Country: Guatemala
City: Atitlan Lake
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cruise Ship-shore Excursion

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the scenic splendor of Lake Atitlán, and the charming villages that surround it, on a full-day trip from Guatemala City or Antigua. Travel to Guatemala’s western highlands to observe virtually unchanged Mayan traditions, and then sail on the glittering surface of Lake Atitlán. Absorb the vibrant colors of lakeside settlements, Panajachel and Santiago, and delve into the region’s rich history with your guide.

Tour Itinerary:

06:30AM: Departure from your Hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala to the Maya town of Panajachel. During the drive we will make a brief stop in Tecpán, in a local restaurant where you can have a hot chocolate or a nice cup of coffee.

10:00AM: Discover the magnificence of Guatemala’s Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlan) on this relaxing sightseeing cruise! The three volcanoes – Volcan San Pedro, Volcan Atitlan and Volcan Toliman – all soar above 9,000 feet (3,000 meters) and create a dramatic vista that adds to the lake’s natural beauty.

Cruise across the lake to Santiago de Atitlan, a colorful lakeside village. Go ashore here to see the village and observe how the local Tzutujil Maya people live. Walk down the main street lined with shops selling everything from oil paintings to woven baskets, visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or RiLaj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives, then re-board your boat for the cruise back to Panajachel.

01:30PM: When you reach Panajachel, spend some time in town exploring Santander Street, the town’s main strip, filled with shops, craft stands and restaurants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense) and browse through the various shops and craft stalls before being transported back to your Guatemala City hotel.

03:30PM: At the end of the trip you can relax on your way back to Guatemala City or Antigua.

Includes: ground transportation, private boat, professional guide in English, entrances and taxes.

Not included: Meals, tips and personal expenses.

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