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San Antonio has a large concentration of cacao farmers growing cacao for export and use in Belizean-made chocolate products.


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$35.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Arrival Transfer: Guatemala City Airport to Panajachel

At your arrival at Guatemala City's La Aurora International Airport (GUA), we will be waiting for you with this shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service to your hotel in Panajachel. This easy and efficient transfer picks you up curbside at the airport and takes you directly to your accommodation.We can assist you with boat transfers if you are staying in Santa Cruz, San Marcos, San Pedro, Tzununa, or Jaibalito. Taxi transfers available to Santa Catarina and San Antonio.Transfer services are available 24 hours, seven days a week. Your wait is a maximum of 30 minutes from the time you and your luggage are curbside.

$35.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Departure Transfer: Panajachel Hotels to Guatemala City Airport

After you have enjoyed your stay at Panajachel and you are ready to go back home, this economical, shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service will pick you up from your hotel in Panajachel and will take you to Guatemala City's La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Taxi transfers from Santa Catarina and San Antonio are available. Boat transfers from Santa Cruz, San Marcos, San Pedro, Tzununa, Jaibalito.Transfer services are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

$18.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ground Transfer: Antigua Hotel to Panajachel

For a hassle-free Antigua transfer, book this economical, shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service from your hotel in Antigua to your hotel in Panajachel. This easy and efficient transfer picks you up curbside at your hotel and takes you directly to your Panajachel hotel. Enjoy Lake Atitlan the easy way.Taxi service available for hotels in Santa Catarina and San Antonio. Boat transfers available for hotels in Santa Cruz, San Marcos, San Pedro, Tzununa, Jaibalito.Transfer services are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

$725 Cultural & Theme Tours

10 Days - Guatemala Mayan Explorer

Highlight: Antigua - Pacaya Volcano - Lake Atitlan - Chichicastenango Market - Semuc champey - Flores -Tikal Ruins.Start in: Guatemala CityEnd in: Guatemala CityGroup size: Minimum 2 Maximum 12 paxPhysical Rate: 3/5. Trip style: Self Guided Tours. Departure Date: All year Around.Day 1 Guatemala city – AntiguaOur driver will be met you in the Aurora airport Guatemala city to transfer you at your Hotel in AntiguaDay 2 Antigua – Lake AtitlanYou will be transferred from your hotel in Antigua to Panajachel for you next night. You will stay in mayan Family in San Jorge village. Experience local life maya people.Day 3 Lake Atitlan – by BoatYou will have a shared boat as an day tour to visit, mayan communities, such as, San Pedro, Santiago and San Antonio. later you will be back to your hotel.Day 4 Panajachel – Chichicastenango – Antigua (only Thursday and Sunday)You will be transferred to Chichicastenango Market, for a largest touristic market of Guatemala, you will have enough time to bargain and make a lot of Shopping and interacting with skills mayan sellers.Day 5 Antigua  - Pacaya Volcano Active Trek.Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hostel to transfer you for 1 hours by bus to Pacaya Volcano base and you will walk up for 2 hours to the amazing volcano peak.Day 6 Antigua – Lanquin- Semuc ChampeyYou will be transferred from Antigua hotel to Lanquin, today you will be travelling for whole day. of course you have technical stop along the way.Day 7 Lanquin – Kanba ( Kanba caves & Semuc champey day tour)Our local Guide will be met at your hotel reception for a day tour, to experience the real and virgen Caves of Kanba and for your relax by the Crystal natural water of Semuc champey Pools.Day 8 Lanquin –Semuc Champey – Flores               Your will be transferred from Lanquin to Flores by our shared van to Flores, today you will be travelling for whole day. of course you have technical stop along the way.Day 9 Flores – Tikal tours experience.Our driver will meet you on your hotel for your transfer to Tikal park, this tour you will take earlier in the morning, you will be the first travellers who get in  the Park, you will have a chance to see monkeys and silent staying in the jungle area.Day 10 Flores – Guatemala  cityYou will be transferred in the First class public day autobus to Guatemala city.At this point you will finish your trip with us, in Guatemala, you can flight home or you only take a plane to Costa Rica, or Mexico city for your next destination.

$75 Private & Custom Tours

Lake Atitlan 3 Villages - Private Tour from Antigua

Complementary hotel pick up and transfer from any centrally located hotel in Antigua. Then enjoy a 3 hours ride until the town of Panajachel. During the transportation you can stop on the way to have breakfast and admire the beautiful landscapes. Stop in the different lookouts and take photos of the lake. At your arrival, meet your bilingual guide and walk to the dock to take the boat and start the adventure. Towns to visit: San Antonio Palopo is a small town that has remained fairly unspoiled. At the top a small, gleaming and picturesque church forms the center of the activity. In this town most men and women still wear their beautiful blue hued traditional garments. The town's life centers around it's ceramin and textiles. Along the walls of Santiago Atitlan's church are wooden statues of the saints, each one has clothes made by local women. At the front stand three colonial altarpieces. These symbolize the three volcanoes around the lake, which are believed to protect the town. At the Central Park you will find a stone monument that commemorates Concepción Ramírez, the woman on the back of the 25-cents coin and a basin that contains a relief version fo the lake. In the center of San Juan la Laguna, a quaint town onf the west shore of the lake, there are serveral cooperatives: from beekeepers, coffee growers to backstrap loom weavers, who work using natural dyes. Using ancestral techniques, they extract dyes from tree bark, vegetables, coconut shells and so on to paint of colors their products. You will have time for lunch in one of the towns. At the end of the visit you will return to Panajachel to take the bus back to Antigua. Other options of towns to visit: Number 1: -Santa Cruz la Laguna - San Juan la Laguna & - Santiago Atitlan Number 2: - San Marcos la Laguna - San Pedro la Laguna & - Santiago Atitlan ***Please choose the one of your preference***

$143 Day Trips & Excursions

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Big Rock Falls From San Ignacio

Xunantunich:Getting There: The adventure begins at 8:00AM on a mere 10 – 15 minutes’ drive onto the village of San Jose Succotz. Here you will cross the Mopan River via an old-fashioned hand-cranked ferry and onto the site's parking lot. At Xunantunich: Upon arrival at the site, you’ll be amazed at how impressive the Temple of El Castillo (the main temple) actually is at a remarkable 120 feet in height. Pay close attention to the history of this once royal center of ancient civilization as your guide walks you through the site. Feel free to climb to the top of El Castillo if you’re not afraid of heights. There you’ll have a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the surroundings which encompasses part of Guatemala, Benque Viejo Town, and San Jose Succotz among other areas. Be careful coming down from the pyramid as you make your way over to the ancient ball court. Imagine the excitement happening in real time as your guide paints a vivid picture of how the popular Mayan game of Pokatok was played. On site you may get to see spider monkeys and, depending on the time of the year, even howler monkeys. An on-site museum will give you an overall idea of this ancient city’s actual size. Big Rock Falls: Starts: 1:00PM        Ends: 5:00PM  Getting There: After Xunantunich, you'll make your way onto the Mountain Pine Ridge road en route to Big Rock Falls. The drive is about 45 minutes on a partially paved road, the farther section of which is dirt. Along the way, you’ll pass the villages of Cristo Rey and San Antonio. These are small settlements of mostly farmers along the Macal River. Along the way, your guide would normally point out to local flora and fauna such as Toucans, Roadside Hawks, Iguanas, and Medicinal Plants and trees. At the site: The parking lot approximately 5 to 8 minutes’ walk from the waterfall so you'll want to take everything you’ll need with you for an enjoyable time at the waterfall. From the parking lot you’ll be walking through a little trail which leads to quite a steep climb down to the river valley. Flip flops are not advisable for this part of the trek. Once you’ve made your way carefully down that cliff, the delightful view of water rushing over the huge 150-ft rock formations and plummeting into the deep rounded pool at its base provides a rush of excitement.  You won’t regret visiting this site for a nice cold swim amidst the scorching Belizean heat. You may choose to swim all the way up to the water fall but try to contain the temptation to climb up any of the wet rocks, or do so at your own risk, they tend to get very slippery. Your guide will allow you ample time to swim or bask at your own leisure until you're ready to head back to San Ignacio Town. 

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