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Lake Atitlan Villages Tour

Lake Atitlan Villages Tour

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Discover the Lake Atitlan area on this half-day ATV adventure. First, head to San Antonio Palopo via the road that runs around the lake. There, visit a local ceramic factory to learn about the production process and also stop by a chocolate factory. Following that, travel to the village of Santa Catarina Palopo where you'll be able to learn about and see the weaving of blankets, and other goods. Lastly, head to Playa Blanca en Barrio Jucanya for some photo opps by the water.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.00
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US$57.00

Lake Atitlán Sunset Tour

Lake Atitlán Sunset Tour

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An awesome way to go exploring around Lake Atitlan, this sunset ATV adventure tour takes you up into the mountains around the caldera lake—formed after a volcanic eruption over 1.8-million years ago—before heading down to the shore for a swim. You’ll also explore local villages and colorful towns, learn about the fascinating culture of the region, watch paragliders soar through the skies, and find the best spot for sunset.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

Shared shuttle - Panajachel to Guatemala City (airport)

Shared shuttle - Panajachel to Guatemala City (airport)

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Eliminate the stress from your journey between Lake Atitlan and Guatemala City Airport with a departure airpor transfer service that lets you skip the hassle of public transport and expensive taxi rides. Traveling in a small group limited to only 10 people means you won't have to wait for multiple pickups and drop-offs, while air conditioning ensures you stay cool, calm, and collected throughout the ride.
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  • 4 hours
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Horseback riding and coffee plantations field tour

Horseback riding and coffee plantations field tour

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Explore the countryside from San Pedro la Laguna to San Juan la Laguna on a half-day horseback ride with your own private guide. By horse you can access places that most visitors miss, and get another perspective on the landscape of Guatemala. You’ll also visit a textile cooperative and a coffee plantation, and learn about local customs for dying the fabrics and harvesting crops.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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US$65.00

Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

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Watch the sunrise light up Lake Atitlan and the Volcanic Ring of Fire from one of the highest points at Lake Atitlan: Indian Nose. After pickup from your Panajachel lodging and a 90-minute drive through the highlands, take an easy 30-minute hike to the summit of Indian Nose, followed by a trip to Sacred Hunters Cave. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel as well as all entrance fees and a professional guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.95
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US$97.95
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Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from Panajachel

Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from Panajachel

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Immerse yourself in the ancient rituals and colorful culture of the Mayans during this 7-hour trip to Chichicastenango and its famous market. Discover the wealth of handicrafts, produce, herbal medicines and more for sale at this traditional indigenous market. Then spend time exploring the town’s museums, cemetery, colorful murals and Mayan heritage, including a chance to observe a Fire Cleansing Ceremony performed by a local shaman. Your trip also covers round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.99
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US$62.99

Atitlan Volcano Hike

Atitlan Volcano Hike

The giant of the lake, with its stunning view of the lake and surrounding areas, offers a great experience for those who want to feel challenged and rewarded at the same time. Summit the peak and see nothing else but volcanic rock and amazing 360 vistas of the region. The perfect place to learn about the birth of Lake Atitlán, a violent history of volcanic eruptions dating back to 11 million years ago. Gaze at the starry night as it blends with the towns’ lights and sparks peace and joy.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$225.56
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US$225.56

Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan

Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan

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Immerse yourself in the cultures of Lake Atitlan with a visit to three Maya villages. Check out the murals and women’s craft cooperatives in San Juan la Laguna. Explore San Pedro la Laguna on foot and get a taste of religious life as you visit the parish church of Santiago Atitlán. You’ll come away from this tour with a deeper understanding of lakeside culture and daily life.
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  • 7 hours
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

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Take a journey through the traditions of Mayan spirituality as you experience a 2-hour traditional fire-cleansing ceremony with a guide in the Sacred Caves of Lake Atitlan. Step inside these mystical caves, used by local Mayans for many centuries, to observe the performance of this holy and powerful ritual by a local shaman. Listen as your guide explains the history and traditions behind the ritual and provides insight into the Mayan calendar system. Before you leave, you’ll have time to admire the gorgeous views of the lake down below.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.99
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US$64.99
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Visit 3 Cultural Towns in Lake Atitlan - Collective Tour From Panajachel

Visit 3 Cultural Towns in Lake Atitlan - Collective Tour From Panajachel

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Have you wanted to visit the towns around Lake Atitlan but don't you dare to go on your own? If what you are looking for is to understand the meaning of the living Mayans' traditions and customs, in addition, to learn from them their ancestral practices such as weaving techniques, natural dyeing of fabrics, the importance of chocolate and natural medicine, then we got your back. Join this collective tour and have fun while learning that and much more! We'll take you to discover 3 cultural towns on a boat ride that’ll give you insight into the heart of the Mayan culture. The local Mayans say that Lake Atitlan holds unique energy fields that run through the area. Whether you feel the vibes or not, there’s no denying that this lake is a special place.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

Indian´s nose Mountain Sunrise Hike Private Tour

Indian´s nose Mountain Sunrise Hike Private Tour

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The Rostro Maya mountain, also known as Indian's nose, has a sublime view of Lake Atitlán and the 3 guardians of the lake that are the volcanoes: San Pedro, Atitlán, Tolimán. Although it is also possible to see the volcanoes of Fuego and Acatenango that are located near Antigua Guatemala. You cannot miss this great adventure that is very popular and preferred by visitors around Lake Atitlán. You and your companion will receive the best assistance since you will have a professional and private guide who knows the routes very well and has years of experience guiding visitors with kindness, respect and quality of service.
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Hiking & Overnight on Atitlán Volcano

Hiking & Overnight on Atitlán Volcano

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Take your Guatemalan vacation to new heights on a group hike to the top of Toliman Volcano. Start from the village of Santiago Atitlan, then follow your seasoned guide on a path through lush vegetation and sprawling fields. The ascent begins at 5,217 feet (1590 meters) and summits at 10,620 feet (3237 meters). Once at the top enjoy spectacular 360 degree views, plus some complimentary snacks.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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US$90.00

Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel

Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel

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Find out what’s bubbling in the typical Guatemalan kitchen during this 4-hour cooking class near Lake Atitlan. Spend your session gaining a hands-on understanding of three Guatemalan dishes, discovering the blend of Mayan and Spanish colonial flavors that give this Central American cuisine its unique taste. You’ll finish class by enjoying a tasty lunch of the dishes you prepared, and recipe book to recreate the dishes in the future. Optional upgrades featuring private lessons and visits to the market are also available.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.99
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US$54.99

Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

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Enjoy a true Guatemalan adventure during this full-day or half-day trip hiking and kayaking along the shores of Lake Atitlan. Explore the rich indigenous traditions of local villages on hikes to observe farmers tending to their coffee crops. You’ll also paddle the waters of the lake, watching fishermen ply the waters on hand-hewn boats, and spot the exotic array of plant and animal life that calls Lake Atitlan home. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even go for a cliff jump. Your Guatemala adventure covers all activities, a guide and round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel and Santa Cruz.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.00
Price varies by group size
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US$68.00
Price varies by group size

One Day Hike - Atitlán Volcano

One Day Hike - Atitlán Volcano

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The tallest and least-summited volcano at Lake Atitlan, Volcan Atitlan offers better views and a more natural experience than its neighbors. Book your hike in advance to guarantee a high-quality guide who takes you through corn fields, coffee plantations, and stretches of wilderness on the way to the summit, sharing facts and insight about the area as you trek.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

Guatemalan Cooking Class around Lake Atitlan

Guatemalan Cooking Class around Lake Atitlan

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The best way to immerse yourself in the Guatemalan culture or mayan roots through the gastronomy. Learn to cook our delicious dish and share this amazing experience with us.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

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Step back in time to the ancient world of the Maya during this 6-hour exploration of the Iximche ruins near Lake Atitlan. Explore this 1,000-year-old city’s wealth of ball courts, pyramid-temples, royal palaces and the on-site museum. You’ll also learn about the history of this iconic archaeological site up through the Spanish colonial era, and discover details about the Mayan calendar, astrological studies and the attitudes of the present day Mayan people towards their ancestors. Your trip includes entrance fees, a guide and a choice between shared and private round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.95
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US$73.95

Private Lake Atitlan Tour in Town of Santa Cruz, Jaibalito, Tzununa and San Juan

Private Lake Atitlan Tour in Town of Santa Cruz, Jaibalito, Tzununa and San Juan

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If you are visiting Lake Atitlán, this is one of the best tours to learn more about its towns and interact with the local culture. This tour is special since we will take you to know little frequented towns and with great beauty! The first 3 towns: Santa Cruz, Jaibalito & Tzununa are full of nature and you can be in contact with it, learn about the local culture and breathe fresh air. Then, we will go to San Juan La Laguna. During our visit to San Juan, we will do the chocolate tour, learn about the natural dyeing of textiles, and Mayan honey. Lunch is included. Don't worry about anything, take your camera and enjoy it to the fullest!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.00
Price varies by group size
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US$130.00
Price varies by group size

Shared shuttle - between Antigua and San Pedro

Shared shuttle - between Antigua and San Pedro

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Ensure that your journey between Antigua and San Pedro is secure and stress-free with a shared transfer. This economical service enables you to maximize your precious vacation time and travel budget. Also, booking in advance spares you the headache of finding a last-minute transfer. Passengers heading to San Pablo will be dropped-off in San Marcos, where they can access a tuk-tuk.
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  • 4 hours
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US$20.00
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Quetzal tour on lake atitlan

Quetzal tour on lake atitlan

Whether you’re an admirer of avian or if you just love a walk through lush forests, this walking tour around the trails of Lake Atitlan is a great option for low-impact travel. You’ll either meet your guide in Santiago or receive pickup from Panajachel via boat and begin a hike up the Rey Tepepul Trail. This forested trail features river and wildlife views, as well as opportunities to see locals tending to their farms.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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US$85.00

Hike for the Sunrise on Indian Nose and Kayaking tour

Hike for the Sunrise on Indian Nose and Kayaking tour

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An early morning hike is rewarded with stunning views of the sunrise over Lake Atitlan on this hike to Indian Nose from San Pedro La Laguna. See for yourself why this short but challenging hike is one of the most popular in the area as you scramble up to the lookout point. Going with a guide not only ensures that you don’t get lost, but is also recommended for safety reasons.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

Quetzaltenango and Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs from Panajachel

Quetzaltenango and Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs from Panajachel

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of Quetzaltenango, and then the soothing hot waters of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs, on this 10-hour day trip. Start with an exploration of the historic architecture and top attractions of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala’s second-largest city. Then soak away your aches and cares in the therapeutic geothermal waters of Fuentes Georginas, where you can relax and rejuvenate in a series of outdoor pools of varying temperatures. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$134.50
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US$134.50

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

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Under an hour from Quetzaltenango, the Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs are an evergreen destination: four vivid thermal pools infused with warm volcanic waters and surrounded by cloud forest. They are tricky to reach by public transport, while the winding mountain road can make self-driving challenging. This affordable half-day tour, with pickup and drop-off direct from many Quetzaltenango hotels, will save both time and stress.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.00
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US$22.00

Beading Class and tour a Non-profit vocational training center a Fun cultural sharing experience

Beading Class and tour a Non-profit vocational training center a Fun cultural sharing experience

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Sit alongside local women and learn the art of Maya beading with this hands-on workshop in Santa Cruz la Laguna. Not only is this socially responsible tour a great way to learn about the Maya cultures found on Lake Atitlan, but it also directly benefits local communities. Upgrade to include lunch at Lake Atitlan’s top restaurant—also run by a social enterprise—or a community-led tour of the village.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.00
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What people are saying about Western Highlands Tours

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Lake Atitlan Villages Tour
"Yeshua, our guide was super friendly and had lots of knowledge of the towns we visited. We had a great time exploring San Catarina and San Antonio!"..."
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Lake Atitlán Sunset Tour
"Our guide was amazing and even with the couldn’t weather he made it a great experience. I would defiantly recommend this tour for anyone visiting."..."
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Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel
"At the end it was worth it the very early wake up. The guide was excellent and very helpful. Everyone who visit Atitlan Lake must do this tour."..."
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Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan
"Had an amazing experience checking out San Juan, San Pedro, and Santiago! Benjamin was a great guide and showed us parts of Lake Atitlan we wouldn’t have discovered ourselves."..."
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Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves
"My guide Mario was awesome. Shared a lot about his culture and the significance of the places we visited. We also went to see a shaman who shared his gifts with me. Truly a memorable experience. I’ll be visiting Guatemala again with friends and family and will definitely be booking this experience for them."..."
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Visit 3 Cultural Towns in Lake Atitlan - Collective Tour From Panajachel
"Our guide Joel was phenomenal - nice & extremely knowledgeable. We got to see and learn things that you’d only get to know if you came to this land. Thank you. Don’t hesitate to book."..."
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Indian´s nose Mountain Sunrise Hike Private Tour
"Vick was very kind and helpful during the booking process. Edvin was an amazing guide. He was so patient and kind. He had tons of knowledge to share about culture and things to do in the area, and took amazing photos and videos. Thank you, Vick and Edvin for this amazing experience!"..."
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Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel
"Getting to Santa Cruz la Laguna was a bit of a challenge! regardless, I took a private boat from Panajachel , then a tuk-tuk from the docks to the cook’s home, the tour organizer was very helpful and communicative, the chef/instructor was super helpful and patient with us and everything was well worth it! The kitchen is very nice, she tough us how to make tortillas from scratch! After all the food is cooked, you get to enjoy it by eating with a beautiful view of the lake and volcanoes!"..."
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Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala
"We had Alex as our guide. He seemed to know the area and everyone there! He was particularly up beat and fun to be around. I highly recommend."..."
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Guatemalan Cooking Class around Lake Atitlan
"Great communication! Kind and considerate. Salvadore and Magdalena made me feel like a friend stopping over for dinner. They made guacamole to share while cooking and we had a nice wine with dinner. Salvadore was very knowledgeable about the area and Maya culture and traditions. He walked me to and from the dock and made sure we went down the most interesting streets to see the street art. Such a nice long stop on a otherwise hectic itinerary."..."
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Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel
"Our driver Marcelino was great. Friendly and helpful and safe. Our guide Alex was equally amazing, a Tecpan native, he shared his knowledge on the history of his people."..."
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Private Lake Atitlan Tour in Town of Santa Cruz, Jaibalito, Tzununa and San Juan
"We had a great time with Joe. He was really nice and we were the only people on the excursion. I def recommend. We ended up skipping one of the towns since it was just another church, but the end was great with great shopping."..."
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Shared shuttle - between Antigua and San Pedro
"This is a great option to use to get from Antigua to Lake Atitlan. Very affordable, quick and on time pickup, the shuttle wasn’t packed/overbooked and the ride was relatively smooth."..."
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Hike for the Sunrise on Indian Nose and Kayaking tour
"This hike was challenging, but VERY worth it! Not recommended for anyone who has knee problems or problems with heights. Great views at the top, and our guise Salvador was amazing! He made us coffee and brought us breakfast patties for breakfast. Best value for the experience."..."
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Quetzaltenango and Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs from Panajachel
"I had such a wonderful time. I was the only one in the tour so I was able to relax after a long travels from Japan to Boston and Boston to Guatemala within 48hrs! Best tour guides, make you feel welcomed, went out of their way to make sure I was well taken care of. Don't skip out on this!"..."
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Beading Class and tour a Non-profit vocational training center a Fun cultural sharing experience
"What a fantastic experience! The team understood my tight schedule and was happy to work around it. The center's visit was brief but beautiful and full of information about the place and its goals for the community, I could sense the passion and drive of everyone in the place, which made my whole experience so much better. Rosa was lovely and patient with me while we made the bracelet, the workshop was clean and beautiful with an amazing view of the lake and town. The restaurant looked amazing and I wish I had planned a time to have dinner after my beading class. The walk to the center is breathtaking, note that the hill is pretty steep, but there are a lot of taxis at the bottom to bring you up if needed, for around 10 Quetzals. Santa Cruz is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your culture and your mission with me!"..."
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