Welcome to Santiago Atitlán

Santiago is worth a trip to visit the home of the Maya spirit Maximón (mah-shee-mohn). He changes house every year, but he's easy enough to find by asking around (would-be guides will approach you at the dock).

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$125 Tours & Sightseeing

Lake Atitlan and San Antonio Palopo Including a Tuk Tuk Ride

You will departure from the city of La Antigua. Afterwards there will be stop in Tecpan Guatemala for coffee or breakfast. You will continue for an extra hour and then stop at the top of the mountain for you first close view of the Lake Atitlán. After arriving to Panajachel, a boat will take you to San Antonio Palopo. You will visit a small cooperative of textile where a guide will explain how the textiles are made. You will have the chance of dressing up like a local.The last stop in San Antonio Palopo will be a visit to a small catholic church with the best view of the lake. Then you will move on to Santiago Atitlan. You will ride a Tuk Tuk from the docks to the church. You will visit the catholic church built in 1547 and talked about the history of the Tzutuhiles. Then time for lunch (own expense) and coming back to the boat visiting different handicraft stores around the area. Return to Panajachel to take a car back to Antigua.

$235 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Tour to Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango

ItineraryDay 1: Lake AtitlanStop At: Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western HighlandsOnday one we will visit Lake Atitlán; is a body of water in a massive volcanic crater in Guatemala’s southwestern highlands. Ringed by steep, verdant hills, it’s known for its Mayan villages and volcanoes with striking pointed cones. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accomodation at Hotel Regis.Day 2: ChichicastenangoStop At: Mercado de Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango, El Quiche DepartmentWe will visit the Colorful Market and Cathedral, Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.