Antigua Guatemala
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  • Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour From Antigua

    1. Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour From Antigua

    Your 10-hour excursion begins with a drive into the western highlands of Guatemala. The region is home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples. When you arrive at the Chichicastenango market you’ll begin your walking tour. The market is at the center of the town and is the heart of commercial life for maxeños, the natives of Chichicastenango. Every Thursday and Sunday merchants head to the central plaza to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries. Explore the pathways of the market and admire the colorful handicrafts and produce offered by the local people of the region. In Chichicastenango, you’ll also visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 over the base of a pre-Hispanic temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial archi...

    Everything about this tour was great, our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The ride was safe. The only thing to be aware of this does include the lake in the extent of eating at a restaurant overlooking the lake. I went for the market so I didn’t mind but if you want a more immersive lake experience this might not be the tour for you.

  • 3-Day Tour of Lake Atitlan & Chichicastenango Market

    2. 3-Day Tour of Lake Atitlan & Chichicastenango Market

    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

  • Atitlán: Private Full-Day Lake and Locals Tour

    3. Atitlán: Private Full-Day Lake and Locals Tour

    Take a day trip to one of the most beautiful lakes in Central America, Atitlán Lake. Explore 2 ancient Mayan towns with your private guide and admire the impressive landscapes formed by 3 volcanoes. After pickup at 6:00 AM at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City, take a 3-hour journey towards Atitlán Lake. Your first stop will be a viewpoint with impressive panoramic views over Sololá Department, the volcanoes, and the lake. From Panajachel, one of the 11 Mayan villages, take a 20-minute boat trip across the lake towards San Juan La Laguna. Once you debark, stroll along the “handicrafts” street, which includes chocolate and medicinal plant stores, textile factories, art galleries, and souvenir shopping.  After San Juan La Laguna, take the private boat towards Santiago Atitlán, where you learn about Mayan ethnic groups and their unique textile patterns and colors, religious ...

  • Chichicastenango and Panajachel One Day Tour

    4. Chichicastenango and Panajachel One Day Tour

    This day-long tour of Guatemala, beginning from Antigua or Guatemala City, covers market villages to picturesque lakes and is sure to give you a bar-none introduction to some of the country's loveliest sights! Start your day at the open market of Chichicastenango. Here, you can explore the indigenous market and witness the incessant exchange of fruits, vegetables and handicrafts between local people and foreigners. This charming local market really does offer just about everything—you can even shop for wood products, ceramics and the sorts of gifts that the Mayan priests offer on their pre-hispanic altars. We will then move on to visit Santo Tomás church, where the Popol Vuh (The sacred book of the Maya) was found. For the perfect end to the day we will spend the remainder of our time overlooking one of the world's most beautiful lakes.

  • From Guatemala City: Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan

    5. From Guatemala City: Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan

    Explore the Western Highlands, the region of Guatemala that most travelers familiar with Guatemala think about when daydreaming about a trip to this country. The region is home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples. Arrive at Chichicastenango Market and begin your walking tour inside the market. It is the center of the town and heart of commercial life for the maxeños. The merchants go down to the central plaza every Thursday and Sunday to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little throughout the centuries. Explore the pathways of the market and view the colorful handicrafts and produce offered by the local people of the region. In Chichicastenango, we will also visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 over the base of an archaeological pre-Hispanic temple. Thi...

  • From Guatemala City: Lake Atitlan & Santiago Village Tour

    6. From Guatemala City: Lake Atitlan & Santiago Village Tour

    Your tour will begin with pick-up from your hotel in Guatemala City. From there, you will drive to the western highlands region, home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemala's indigenous population. Upon arrival to Panajachel, you will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and to visit Santiago Atitlan. In Santiago, learn about the local saint Maximon. Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village. After you have explored the village and experienced the local culture, you will take the boat back to Panajachel. In Panajachel you will have time to eat lunch (at your own expense). Then explore Panajachel, a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin. The town witnessed the final battle between the Spanish and their Kakchiquel allies against the Tzutujiles, and it was also a settlement point for Franciscan missionaries who fo...

  • Antigua Guatemala: Stopover Tour

    7. Antigua Guatemala: Stopover Tour

    Antigua Guatemala is a town where time stands still. Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, today it is a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored, colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries. Your tour will begin with pick-up at the Guatemala City airport, before you are transferred to Antigua, Guatemala to begin your walking tour. You will start the tour visiting the church of La Merced of Guatemalan. This ultra-baroque style church features on its upper facade, a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order. Continue to see the Arch of Santa Catalina, built to connect the nuns between cloisters. This was designed so that they could avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious Order took. Central Park is located at the heart of the city,...

  • Guatemala City: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    8. Guatemala City: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

    Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and gastronomy of Guatemala City on this full-day tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your hotel and head into the city center, passing by 2 of the most important avenues in the capital, Las Americas and La Reforma. Learn about the significance and history of these locations, then visit the Civic Center to admire its architecture and decorated walls. Continue the tour into the city's beautiful Central Park next, then wander through the picturesque streets as you pass by the Cathedral, National Palace, Commerce Plaza, Aycinena, and Rubio. Later, walk "La Sexta", a pedestrian street, visiting emblematic houses and buildings of the 1900´s discovering stories about power, money, love, and poetry. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from your explorations, enjoy a traditional Guatemalan lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit a vibrant...

  • Antigua: Private Full-Day Colonial City Tour

    9. Antigua: Private Full-Day Colonial City Tour

    Spend a full day exploring the small but charming UNESCO-listed city of Antigua Guatemala with a private guide just for your group.   After pickup at around 8:00 AM at your centrally located hotel in Guatemala City, take a 2-hour journey to the city of Antigua Guatemala. Start your morning by visiting the colorful Central Park, the main plaza of the city. From there, explore the remains of the Antigua Guatemala Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church originally built around 1541. Take some time to wander the cobblestone streets, passing by beautiful Spanish Baroque-inspired architecture and charming storefronts until you reach the famous “Calle del Arco”, the perfect spot to take some colonial pictures.   Then, the tour breaks for lunch, giving you the chance to try one of Antigua’s wide variety of international and local restaurants.   In the afternoon, you’ll visit a jade factory and sto...

  • From Antigua: 2-Day Chichicastenango & Lake Atitlan Tour

    10. From Antigua: 2-Day Chichicastenango & Lake Atitlan Tour

    In Chichicastenango, explore the indigenous market and be witness to the incessant exchange of fruits, vegetables and handicrafts between the locals and foreigners. Lake Atitlán was formed when a volcanic caldera depleted its magma. Three stately volcanoes - Atitlan, Tolimán and San Pedro - rise gracefully from its southern shore, their perfect cones reflected in the azure mirror of the lake. Discover 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. Day 1 – Chichicastenango: - 07:00: Transfer from your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua to Chichicastenango - 10:00: Arrival to Chichicastenango’s market.  In the center of town you will find the local market where you can buy wood products, ceramics and even gifts that the Mayan priests offer on their prehispanic altar...

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What people are saying about Antigua Guatemala

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Incredible experience.

Juan Pablo is a very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide. He made the tour very enjoyable and repeatedly went out his way to help us. Since we decided to stay on the lake, he helped us book a private boat on the lake to get to the hotel and even called transfer services to help us on the next leg of our trip. He makes the tour worth it. Highly recommend taking this tour with Juan Pablo.

Everything about this tour was great, our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The ride was safe. The only thing to be aware of this does include the lake in the extent of eating at a restaurant overlooking the lake. I went for the market so I didn’t mind but if you want a more immersive lake experience this might not be the tour for you.

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

Great tour with great guide, great organization!

Detailed information on the trip to Lake Atilan by the guide, great experiences with many tips. Punctual collection at the hotel, great organization of the tour!

Culture immersion

If you want to know what Guatemalan culture is about, this is the place to visit!