2-Day Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Tour from Guatemala City or Antigua
Day 1: Guatemala City - Chichicastenango - Panajachel
Stop At: Mercado de Chichicastenango, Btw 7a & 8a Calle, Chichicastenango 14006 Guatemala
Arrival to Chichicastenango’s Market. In the center of town is the local market where you can buy wood products, ceramics and even gifts that the Mayan priests offer on their prehispanic altars. You can also admire the Church of Santo Tomas which was built by Dominicans and Kichen in the year of 1540 on a Maya altar, which even today is used on the front steps of the church.
On the other side is Calvary Church, in the square you can see a high stick where they have done each year the presentation of the Palo Volador.
Duration: 2 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel or Similar
Day 2: Boat tour to Santiago Atitlan - Guatemala City
Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
After breakfast, we will take a private boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit the Tzutuhil Village of Santiago de Atitlán.
In this village you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicity who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives.
Transfer back to Panajachel by boat.
Duration: 4 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
- 1x Breakfast
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Overnight accommodation
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Lake Atitlan
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- May be operated by a multilingual guide
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
This was one of my favorite tours ever. Our tour guide from Guatemalan adventures was very knowledgeable of the areas we visited and, especially, the Mayan culture. I've spent several weeks in these areas about six months ago but learned and saw much more on this tour. The hotel in Panajachel was excellent. I toured in many countries and this was in the top five tours I've ever taken