Recent Searches
Clear
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785
chat-bubbles

Are you interested in?

Lake Atitlan (Lago de Atitlán) Tours
41 Tours & Activities
Cultural Tours
75 Tours & Activities
Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises
181 Tours & Activities

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More
Reserve Now & Pay Later

Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua

star-1
|
Guatemala, Guatemala
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785
chat-bubbles
8

From US$90.00

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Select Date and Travellers

Number of travellers
0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants15 Infants1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free Cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...


icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
More questions?
(888) 651-9785
Chat now

Overview

Delight in the scenic splendor of Lake Atitlán, and the charming villages that surround it, on a full-day trip from Antigua. Travel to Guatemala’s western highlands to observe virtually unchanged Mayan traditions, and then sail on the glittering surface of Lake Atitlán. Absorb the vibrant colors of lakeside settlements, Panajachel and Santiago, and delve into the region’s rich history with your guide. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Guatemala City hotel are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • Full-day trip to Lake Atitlán and two lakeside villages from Antigua
  • Admire the dramatic scenery of Guatemala's western highlands
  • Delve into the ancient Mayan traditions of Panajachel and Santiago Atitlán
  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the region from a guide
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour
Saved to wishlist!
Driver/guide
Bilingual guide Spanish and English
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Roundtrip transportation from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2a Calle Oriente, #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala 03001, Guatemala

Traveler pickup is offered
These are our pick up points for our excursion. Please select your pick up point and be 15 minutes prior the starting time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After hotel pickup in Antigua, you’ll greet your guide and board an air-conditioned coach destined for Lake Atitlán. Travel through the dramatic landscapes of the western highlands and admire dense pine forests and colorful highland villages as you learn about Mayan culture.

On arrival in Panajachel, you’ll climb aboard a boat and enjoy a scenic ride across Lake Atitlán — a beautiful body of water flanked by undulating hills and mighty volcanoes. Learn about the virtually unchanged cultural traditions of lakeside settlement, Santiago Atitlán, and observe women embroidering colorful materials.  

Then, purchase a fulfilling lunch in Panajachel, before taking a tour of the historic, pre-Colombian village. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Antigua.  
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Gray Line Guatemala
Atitlán 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:  
Panajachel
We 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 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of Jesus Christ Word Honey, Santiago Atitlan
Once 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.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Atitlan
At the end of our walking through the town we will take a public boat to transfer back to Panajachel.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
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: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
antigua guatemala
At the end of the tour, you will be transfer back to Antigua Guatemala
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.
  • Please Note: During holy week ( April 17 – 21, 2019) we do not pick up on hotels, you will be request to move to our meeting point where we will pick up you. Please be ready on the meeting 15 minutes prior the start time of the tour. Our meeting pointS are: Casa Santo Domingo Hotel or Soleil Hotel.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylineguatemalatours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Guatemala

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Antigua.

Reviews

1.0
star-1
1 review
5 stars
0
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
Reviews by Viator travellers
Showing 1 of 1 review
star-1
A viagem até a lago é muito longa para...
Ricardo A N P
, Apr 2017
A viagem até a lago é muito longa para o benefício das atrações turísticas. Panajachel é a cidade principal do trajeto mas não tivemos tempo de conhecer, pois fomos direto para o atracadouro das lanchas não podemos chamar de cais, que muito pobre. Pegamos um bote grande com motor de popa com 2 fileiras de bancos metálicos e seguimos para Santiago Village por mais de 40 minutos num grande lago sem atrativos. Ao chegarmos na vila, que é muito pobre, só encontramos barracas de artesanatos padrões que existem em todos os cantos e pegamos alguns tuc tucs para adentrar numa favela suja de vielas estreitas até um casebre onde estava o boneco do jesus cristo maia, que lembra muito as sessões de macumba brasileira. Após a visita, caminhamos de volta ao atracadouro passando pela rua de barracas de artesanato depois de passar numa velha igreja. Mais 45 minutos de lancha e desembarcamos para o almoço. Fomos direcionados para um hotel na orla, tipo pousada, com restaurante simples e caríssimo, que nos fez sair e comer em dos pequenos restaurantes próximos pela metade do preço. Depois do almoço mais 4 horas de van para San José. Em resumo, não valeu a pena!
HelpfulHelpful

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your must-do activities without being locked in
Product code: 3022P60

Explore Similar Things to Do