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Day Trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Get a taste for the sublime scenery and fascinating indigenous markets of Guatemala during this day trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua. Check out the highland town of Chichicastenango, home to a community of indigenous residents, a colorful market and local shamans performing ancient Mayan rituals. You’ll then explore the shores of Lake Atitlan, a one-of-a-kind lake ringed by a collection of magnificent volcanoes. This Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan day trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Explore Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan on a day trip from Guatemala City or Antigua
  • Discover the colorful clothing and sprawling market in the highland town of Chichicastenango
  • Observe a local shaman as they perform an ancient Mayan ritual
  • Visit the shores of Lake Atitlan and its magnificent volcanoes, a landscape that inspired writer Aldous Huxley

What's Included

Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Barceló Guatemala City, 7A Avenida 15-45, Guatemala City 01009, Guatemala

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Please Inform the name of your hotel within Guatemala City, and provide a phone number or whatsapp number.

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Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mercado de Chichicastenango
We will visit on of the most colorful markets in the region, and appreciate hand made cloths, and handicrafts.
Duration: 120 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santo Tomas Church
We will visit The Iglesia de Santo Tomás is a Roman Catholic church in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. It is located in the market place of the town which is known for its pottery and contains the Chichicastenango Regional Museum.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lake Atitlan
We will have a panoramic view from San Jorge lookout point, where we will appreciate a bautiful view of Lake Atitlán and surrounding volcanoes!
Duration: 45 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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No tour guide, no tour group
gordonye
, May 2019
We were picked up by a contracted taxi driver from Antigua in the morning and dropped off at the parking garage in Chichicastenango, this was 10:45 am-ish. The garage seems tobe shared by multiple tour companies. Someone there told me to walk around town and meet the microbus later at 2 pm. We came back expecting to meet a bus of clients with a tour guide, but nobody there at 2 pm was able to reach Maya World tours on the phone. Then a bus showed up and the driver was looking for me with a misspelled name. We got on the bus, and found out the driver was not operating a day tour, he was only there to drive people to Panajachel to their hotels. He asked me how I planned to get back to Guatemala city. When we arrived at Panajachel, they told us our bus back to Guatemala City was leaving at 4 pm, which left us with just 20 minutes in panajachel. I asked them about the Maya ritual ceremony that was in the program, they said it would take a 15 minute tuktuk ride from Chichicastenango. So other than transport connections there was no tour and no service. I don't recommend this tour company. During the day i never even met anyone who self identified as representing Maya World tours.
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We had Andrew for a guide. He was...
Benson G
, Jan 2018
We had Andrew for a guide. He was able to converse in Spanish and English which was necessary for our group. We visited the Chichicastenango market for an hour plus or minus my guess - it was so interesting that I didn't keep track of the time. Andrew told us about the history of the market and the two churches near the market - very knowledgeable. Gave us time to look and negotiate with the vendors. We had a late lunch at the Lake and had the option to walk down to the lake. On the way back, we took a quick drive through Panajachel. The driver, Jose, had excellent driving skills which were necessary on the InterAmerican Highway. We saw lots of villages and Andrew always had an answer to our questions.About 6 hours total driving time from Antigua and probably a couple more from Guatemala City. The total time for our trip was about 10 hours from Antigua to Antigua.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for the review! we are glad that you had a great trip!.
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The lake is absolutely stunning...
malich.jakub
, Nov 2017
The lake is absolutely stunning, probably a must-see when in Gutemala.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for the review! we are glad that you had a great trip!.

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