This tour is a winning combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, immersed in Mayan culture. 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, enjoy the magnificent view of the volcanoes while you explore Lake Atitlan and feel the cultural experience with the Tzutuhil culture.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentAtitlán 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.Stop At: PanajachelWe 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 minutesStop At: Church of Jesus Christ Word Honey, Santiago AtitlanOnce 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 minutesStop At: PanajachelAt 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 minutesPass By: Gray Line Guatemala ToursAt the end of your lunch , you’ll be returned to Antigua Guatemala.