The spellbinding Lake Atitlan is a must-see when you’re in Guatemala. The lake is ringed by a series of villages, each with its own characteristics. Party in San Pedro La Laguna, hang out with the hippies in San Marcos, or visit Maximon in Santiago and the textile cooperatives in San Juan.
On the way to Panajachel, visit the market at San Juan Comalapa are Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays when the market is in full swing and local people gather in the town center in a hive of hustle and bustle to buy and sell items including flowers, vegetables, fruit, household goods and clothes.
|Start/End: Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala|
|Trip type: Private tour|
|Pick up: 9:00 am at your hotel|
|Drop-off: approximately 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm final day|
|Day 1||Comalapa – Lake Atitlan||Posada Don Rodrigo Atitlán|
|Day 2||Boat tour Atitlan– Guatemala or Antigua|
Pick up: 9:00 am at your hotel.
Today you will visit San Juan Comalapa is famous in Guatemala for its painters, musicians, and their artwork, especially the primitive folk paintings. Household galleries are spread throughout the town and local artists will open their doors and display their colorful artwork for the visitors to see.
Tuesday and Thursday, you can see the market day. Then you will be transferred to Panajachel.
Today enjoy the beauty of Lake Atitlan and the cultural richness that surrounds it. Pick you up at your hotel then where you'll board a private boat. First visit San Juan La Laguna famous for its hand-dyed textiles and tranquil atmosphere. Its streets are often lined with handicraft vendors or farmers drying corn in the sun. Then continue to Santiago their non-touristy visit to the Maya God – Maximon a local Mayan Saint who nowadays is known by people from all over the world and frequently visited for rituals. At the end of the afternoon we return to Panajachel.14:00 pm transfer to Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala.
B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner.