Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua
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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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Pass By: antigua guatemala, Unnamed Road, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

You will be pick up in your hotel in Antigua Guatemala to start a journey to the Guatemalan highlands to appreciate the colorful market of Chichicastenango and take a panoramic view considered of one of the most beautiful lakes.

Stop At: Mercado de Chichicastenango, Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006 Guatemala

Upon our arrival at the market we will start our walking tour inside the market. It is the center of the city and at the heart of commercial life of "maxeños" (name given to the indigenous people of Chichicastenango, derived from Max which means Tomás in the Quiché language). The merchants descend every Thursday and Sunday to the central square to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little over the centuries.
We will observe the colorful handicrafts and handmade by local inhabitants of the región also you can see various merchandise, such as clay crafts, typical textiles, fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood, flowers and the regional costumes of the place.
We are also going to visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 on the basis of a pre-Hispanic archaeological temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial architecture, as the Mayan and Latin influence mixes both inside and outside of the church over time. After exploring the market you can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included, but you can add it on optionals for additional cost)

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Panajachel, Guatemala

At the end of our walk you will be transfer to the town of Panajachel, which is located on Lake Atitlan. We will visit Calle Santander and enjoy a spectacular view of the lake which is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Three spectacular volcanoes, Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro form the natural framework of the lake itself

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: antigua guatemala, Unnamed Road, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

At the end of our tour we return to Antigua Guatemala

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  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch (if option selected)
Not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Meals (you can add lunch optional)
  • Beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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.
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Chaka D
2 | 2016-06-05

If you want to spend time at the lake, see the villages and enjoy spending a bit of time on the water, you should NOT take this tour. The tour guide was nice and the ride was clean and safe. However, we only spent about 30 minutes in Panajachel, which was very disappointing. We did not see anything else at the lake. The lake portion of the tour was basically walking to see the lake and that was it. We spent way more time at the Chicicastenango market.


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