Guatemala City, Guatemala
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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Explore the colorful towns of Panajachel and Chichicastenago on this exciting day trip from Guatemala City, complete with round-trip hotel service. You’ll wander through open-air markets and comb through the unique handmade goods Guatemala is famous for on this popular day trip. Visit the Church of Santo Tomas and Calvary Church in Chichiscastenango’s central plaza with your expert local guide, and make your way to the lakeside town of Panajachel, where you’ll navigate the Santander Street towards incredible views of Lake Atitlan and check out handcrafted leather goods, pottery and fabrics along the way.
  • Day trip to Chichicastenango and Panajachel from Guatemala City
  • Shop for beautiful local goods at the open-air market in Chichicastenango
  • Walk along Santander Street in Panajachel and learn about the town’s history from your local guide
  • Enjoy marvelous views of Lago de Atitlán
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and all entrance fees included
This Chichicastenago and Panajachel Day Trip from Guatemala City highlights the best of Guatemala. Meet your friendly guide at your Guatemala City hotel and travel northwest to the town of Chichicastenango. Follow your expert guide through the ancient cobblestone streets to the central plaza, where you’ll have time to wander the open-air market jam-packed with local goods. Brows the stalls, interact with the locals and walk away with some of the most beautiful souvenirs around!
While at the plaza, make a stop at the Church of Santo Tomas on the square’s east side. Built in 1540, this church is the site of many modern Mayan rituals and blends indigenous religion with European traditions. Nearby Calvary Church is a smaller, but equally stunning, version of Church of Santo Tomas. 
Once you’ve toured the city head off for Panajachel. This picturesque town is located on the northeast shore of Lake Atitlan. You’ll enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense) before making your way to Santander Street for a look at local life, handicraft shops and of course, incredible views of stunning Lake Atitlan.
Once you’ve had your fill of these colorful towns make your way back to Guatemala City in air-conditioned comfort.


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, May 2016

Tour guide was rude and had no interest in giving you time to have a proper look around - it was almost a march around the town. Then left us at the most expensive restaurant in Panachal - when asking the staff it turned out that the guide got free lunch if he brings customers in. Poor organisation and wouldn't recommend to people

, Jan 2016

Very different trips

, Jan 2014

It was a great trip. The guide was amazing and he was very knowledgeable. We were pleasantly surprised when we found out we had a private tour. Thank you
Bonnie Lawrance

, Dec 2013

Great day, great guide.

, Jun 2013

Very interessting to see the local mayan people and their way of live. Same guide as in Copan.

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