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Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Guatemala City

Departing from Guatemala City, visit Lake Atitlán and some surrounding villages, a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture. In particular, visit Santiago Atitlán, a small town on the south side of Lake Atitlán, famous for a shrine to Maximón.

per adult from

$117

AUD

Duration

12 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
    • Round trip transfer from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlán
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

    Atitlán means "between the waters." In the Nahuatl language, "atl" is the word for water,and "titlan" means between.The "tl" at the end of the word "atl" is dropped and the words are combined to form "Atitlán."

    You will be pick up in your hotel to start a full day on Atitlán Lake, visiting Santiago Atitlán town by boat, in our tour you will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the lake offers us.

    Atitlán means "between the waters." In the Nahuatl language, "atl" is the word for water,and "titlan" means between.The "tl" at the end of the word "atl" is dropped and the words are combined to form "Atitlán."

    Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

    We will go to the west of the country where most of the indigenous villages of Guatemala are concentrated. On the way to our destination we will start in a wooded area surrounded by pine trees and other tree species continuing our journey we will see a valley where a variety of vegetables are grown, as well as fruits and vegetables grown by local people.

    Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlán.
    * Time stipulated in this point, includes the time it takes to transfer by boat to Santiago Atitlán.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Church of Jesus Christ Word Honey, Santiago Atitlan, Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

    Once we arrive to Santiago Atitlán, you’ll learn of the local Saint "Maximon", who is the nahual of the tz'utujiles of Santiago Atitlán, and is venerated as the "guardian protector" of the Tz'utujil people given his status as a colonized people. Popular tradition refers that this character is a tree of "palo de pito" or "tz'atel", a common tree in the regions of Mesoamerica.

    Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many local people cling to a traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Women weave and wear huipiles (tunics) embroidered with brilliantly colored birds and flowers, and the cofradías town’s maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition, the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism.
    * Time stipulated in this point, includes the time it takes to transfer by boat to Panajachel.

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

    At the end of our walking through the town we will take a public boat to transfer back to Panajachel.

    In Panajachel you will take a delicious lunch (NOT INCLUDED)

    Explore the village of Panajachel is a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin, settled next to the river with the same name and on the lakeside of Atitlán.


    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

    At the end of your lunch , you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
    • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled. • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
    • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.
    • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
    • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.
    • If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022P59

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