3-Day Tour of Lake Atitlan & Chichicastenango Market

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3-Day Tour of Lake Atitlan & Chichicastenango Market

From US$ 225 per person

Delve deep into Mayan culture during this 3-day tour from Antigua. Visit Chichicastenango to see Central America's most impressive open-air market. Explore the town of Panajachel, and enjoy a cruise on spectacular Lake Atitlan.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 days
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Driver
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous market of Chichicastenango
  • Admire the Church of the Santo Tomas
  • Enjoy a cruise on beautiful Lake Atitlan
  • Marvel at views of Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes
  • Explore traditional Mayan villages
  • Experience the nightlife of Panajachel
  • Immerse yourself in colorful Mayan culture
Full description
Experience two of Guatemala's most celebrated points of interest: sparkling Lake Atitlan and the Chichicastenango Market on this 3-day tour from Antigua. Visit the highland town of Chichicastenango, world-famous for its open-air market. Here you'll find amazing handicrafts created by the indigenous Maya people as you witness an incessant exchange of fruits and vegetables. Next to the market stands the Church of Santo Tomas, a 16th-century church where you can observe age-old Mayan rituals being performed. Filling an enormous caldera and surrounded by volcanoes and traditional Mayan villages, Lake Atitlan has become renowned for its indescribable beauty and unique cultural history. Spend a day on a guided boat tour of the lake and surrounding towns, then experience the nightlife of Panajachel. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Antigua ̶ Chichicastenango – Panajachel Travel from Antigua to Chichicastenango. Explore the open-air market, where a wide array of produce, finely woven textiles, and intricate handicrafts are for sale. Afterward, visit the Church of Santo Tomas. Evening transfer to Panajachel for overnight. Day 2: Lake Atitlan Boat Trip Board a private boat for a scenic trip across Lake Atitlan. Visit two traditional Maya villages that line the shores of the lake and admire views of the nearby volcanoes. Afterward, enjoy free time in Panajachel on your own. Day 3: Panajachel ̶ Antigua Have free time to further explore Panajachel. In the afternoon, transfer to Antigua Colonial City.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off service
  • Transportation in a shared van
  • Services of an English-speaking guide (only for the boat trip in Lake Atitlan)
  • Boat tour on Lake Atitlan
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 95 years
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Please be sure to have cash on hand for any shopping you may wish to do.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    3.5/5
  • Service
    3/5

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I like the options they present for trips, and I loved the tours to the towns of Lake Atitlán. Although it would be advisable in each place to give about 2 hours to stay. It is also recommended from the beginning to put the options with the price of different hotels, so that the client can choose from the beginning. And it is also recommended that with the transport the seats of each traveler be reserved, because in the minibuses the small seats are uncomfortable and if you change the minibus, they sit where it is available.

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January 3, 2020

price-quality ratio is bad

the hotels offered are one star, dirty and depressing., and it is not that the package is cheap, is that they do not strive to provide a better service, with 20 more dollars per night the hotels would be better,

September 22, 2017

Very neat and accomplished

Everything offered was fulfilled. Comfortable transport. Very friendly in the chosen hotel. Good location and willing to collaborate. The guide in the Lake very attentive to his work. A very pleasant experience. Thank you

July 13, 2019

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