Day trip

Atitlán: Private Full-Day Lake and Locals Tour

Atitlán: Private Full-Day Lake and Locals Tour

From US$ 88 per person

Explore Atitlán Lake and two towns on its shores on this full-day private tour. Cross the Lake on a relaxing and picturesque boat trip to visit Panajachel and San Juan La Laguna, where you can immerse yourselves in local culture and traditions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from centrally locates hotels in Antigua Guatemala
Private group


  • Admire the volcano-formed landscapes around the lake
  • Cross the lake on a charming boat tour
  • Visit 2 Mayan villages and meet their artisans
Full description
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 syncretism, and fruits and vegetables at the street market. Take a break for lunch and try out one of the town’s traditional restaurants. In the afternoon, take the boat back to Panajachel, admiring the greenery around the lake and its sparkling blue waters. In Panajachel, you’ll have free time to explore. Go to the pier, take pictures of the landscape, and wander the town’s cobblestone streets filled with handicrafts, all hand-made with local textiles and leather. At the end of a full day, you’ll be taken back to Antigua or Guatemala City at approximately 4:00 PM.
  • Round trip private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Antigua Guatemala and Guatemala City
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Entrances to mentioned sites
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  Children 0-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  •  This tour takes place by foot and by boat.
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Product ID: 303143