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  • Location: Antigua, Guatemala
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a day out on one of Guatemala's most beautiful lakes on this sightseeing cruise with transport from Antigua. This exciting full-day tour takes you to Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlan), a large lake with three volcanoes on its southern shore. Starting in the town of Panajachel, cruise across the lake and enjoy its fantastic scenery as you make your way to the Tzutujil village of Santiago de Atitlán. Then head back to Panajachel, where you’ll have time in town to browse the local handicraft stands, shops and restaurants on Santander Street.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing cruise on Lago de Atitlán including transportation from Antigua
  • Admire the lake’s stunning volcanic scenery from the boat
  • Cruise across the lake to the Tzutujil village of Santiago de Atitlán.
  • Walk along Santander street in Panajachel with your local guide
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

Lake Atitlan Sightseeing Cruise from Antigua

Discover the majestic beauty of Guatemala’s Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlan) on a sightseeing cruise! Depart from your hotel in Antigua and spend the day out on the water with your expert local guide, enjoying the lake's gorgeous volcanic setting!

From Antigua, venture northwest to the town of Panajachel, located on the northeastern shore of the lake. Board the cruise and set out on the water, admiring the scenic landscape surrounding the lake. Lago de Atitlán originated from a massive eruption of Los Chocoyos volcano. Thousands of years later, smaller volcanoes rose out of the lake's waters, forming the lake’s stunning setting. The three volcanoes – Volcan San Pedro, Volcan Atitlan and Volcan Toliman – all reach heights above 9,000 feet (3,000 meters) and create a dramatic vista that adds to the lake’s natural beauty.

Glide across the lake toward the colorful village of Santiago de Atitlan. Hop ashore here to see how the local Tzutujil Maya people live in the lakeside village. Visit the main street filled with shops selling everything from oil paintings to woven baskets, and then re-board your boat for the cruise back to Panajachel.

When you reach Panajachel, spend some time in town exploring Santander Street, the town’s main strip, filled with shops, craft stands and restaurants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense) and browse through the various shops and craft stalls before being transported back to your Antigua hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I had a fabulous day trip to Lake Atitlan and Santiago de Atitlan. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, solicitous, and went out of his way took extra time to stop in the leather-making village just north of Antigua on the way back. A great day - thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Very complete and enjoyable day. 2 hours each way from Antigua, but worth the drive. We had a very knowledgable and pleasant tour guide. We had a chance to see the lake and enjoyed the shops and other sights in Santiago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our guide was wonderful with all of the knowledge about Guatemala. I learned so much that I would never had learned had we been on our own. Lake Atilan is absolutely gorgeous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The guide was very nice and made sure we had a great time. It rained for part of the trip but we made the best of it. The restaurant where we stopped at was the best ! It overlooked the lake. It was gorgeous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Great guide, great experience, would highly recommend

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Nice tour, our guide was very nice. He did the best he could with what there was to see. He was very informative.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

beautiful scenery. Boat ride is about 45 mins each way and relaxing if you have been on the go-go-go. The trip to the Mayan village is ok. Just like anywhere else, the same souveniers and gifts are repetitve in nature. Really nothing else to do there except for browsing and maybe have a cup of coffee.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

The tour guide was very helpful and informative. We enjoyed our time on the Lake.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

We had a great time. Tour guide was knowledgeable and kind. Boat ride was fun. Shopping in the market was fun. And lunch was good.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2013

It's a long drive there but lake was beautiful. Shopping streets in S Tiago Atitlan was real treat - lotsa fun.

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