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Tours From Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Biking tours, hikes, water sports, culture...


Lake Atitlan with its three towering volcanoes El Tolimán, Atitlán, and San Pedro is one of Guatemala’s most famous natural attractions. Scenic routes, beaches & lakeside villages, complement the lake's beauty and make for impressive excursions. The lake’s celebrated villages are situated lakeside at the skirts of the volcanoes & mountains, and are spectacles in their own right. Their Indian markets are great to shop for handicrafts and textiles, as well as sensational culture absorption. Please see below a list of activities we highly recommend to see more of this spectacular lake and its people, segmented by Culture and Adventure type activities. All day tours can may be booked prior to departure or ordered a la carte from our office in Antigua once in the country. Please choose from:



CULTURE & SHOPPINGSPORTS & ADVENTURE




CULTURE & SHOPPING



Indian Villages Tour in the Highlands - Full day


We will organize an all day Indian Village tour for you with private driver (+ English speaking guide on request). Be picked up at 8 am from your hotel for a picturesque mountain drive to visit the celebrated villages of San Adres Xecul and its colorful cathedral, Zunil (where the market is always something special), and Almolonga (a truly unspoiled Indian village), with optional stops in San Francisco del Alto on Fridays for Market day and/or Fuentes Georgina's, natural volcanic pools for a dip and/or lunch. In the late afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel on Lake Atitlan.

Price: $245 (1-2 pers) - $260 (3-4 pers) - $290 (5-9 pers)
*Price includes: Private transport, driver, fuel
*Optional English speaking guide + $70


Indian Villages Boat Tour - Half day

Take a private boat tour to some of the many lake side villages around Lake Atitlan. Your lanchero (boat driver) will pick you up from your hotel and take you by boat to one, two or three of the Indian villages along the shore of the lake. We recommend visiting Santiago de Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna, and/or San Antonio Palopo. Your guide (optional at $70) will share many insights on local customs and traditions with you. Enjoy the spectacular scenery the lake has to offer and learn more about the villagers, whose traditional costumes still vary from one village to the other, as well as their history. Should you like to go for a swim we can stop at Playa Dorada close to the village of San Pedro or take you to the hot springs close to St. Catarina Palopo. We recommend having lunch in Santiago Atitlan at the Restaurante El Pescador or, on your way back, at the beautiful Hotel Casa Palopo in St. Catarina Palopo.

Price:
TOTAL (1-5 Persons): $62 (1 village) - $80 (2 villages) - $98 (3 villages)
TOTAL (6-10 Persons): $80 (1 village) - $107 (2 villages) - $125 (3 villages)
*Price includes: Private boat, driver, fuel
*Optional English speaking guide + $70
*Additional $20 (per 1-4 people) charged if pick up is from Hotel Atitlan


Visit to Chichicastenango (Thur & Sun)

Depart in the morning from your hotel in private transportation to Chichicastenango (approx. 1 hr drive). Located at 2500 meters above sea level, this town is famous for its market on Thursdays & Sundays, where spats of traditionally dressed villagers in a kaleidoscope of colors, come to sell their very colorful textiles, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also worth a visit is the cemetery and the idol Pascual Abaj. Enjoy the lively market, have lunch at Hotel Santo Tomas or one of the little restaurants throughout the town and return to your hotel in the early afternoon.

Price: $129 (1-4 pers) - $169 (5-10 pers)
*Price includes: Private transport, driver, fuel
*Optional English speaking guide + $70






SPORTS & ADVENTURE



Bike the Shores of Lake Atitlan - Half day

In the morning your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you by boat across this beautiful lake to a Coffee farm near San Pedro la Laguna. From here you will bike through local villages along the Lakeshore and stop at a crystalline beach for a refreshing swim. Throughout this trip there are many opportunities to meet the local Maya people and to enjoy the local culture as well as marvel at the spectacular views of the impressive volcanoes and the gorgeous crater lake of Atitlan. A picnic lunch is included before you will head back to your hotel.

Price per person: $343 (1 per) - $187 (2 per) - $138 (3 per) - $114 (4 per) -
$108 (5 per) - $103 (6-8 per)
*Additional $10 per person if tour starts from Hotel Atitlan
*Price includes: Transfers, private guide, equipment, trail snack, lunch & water
*Recommended: 9:00 - 15:00 / Level: Moderate


Cerro del Oro Hike ; Santiago Village - Half day

Guests are met at their hotel by our boat driver and enjoy a short transfer to the Cerro de Oro area, where we disembark and start our adventure in the village of Cerro de Oro. Here we start our hike passing through this charming local village. A 1 hour climb brings us to the top and will give us spectacular views over the area. After a short walk down a ride in a local truck brings us back to Santiago de Atitlan.

Price per person : $351 (1 per) - $200 (2 per) - $152
(3 per) - $129 (4 per) - $121 (5 per) - $117 (6-8 per)
*Additional $10 per person if tour starts from Hotel Atitlan
*Price includes: Private guide, transfer, trail snack, water
*Recommended: 09:00 - 13:30 / Level: Moderate



Volcano San Pedro Hike - Full Day

The tour starts with a boat transfer to the town of San Pedro, a short pick up transfer brings us to the visitor center, from where the actual climbs starts. Within 3 -4 hours of climbing through fields and cloud forest we reach the top of the volcano on almost 3000 meters. Often enjoy magnificent views over the Lake and its mountains and volcanoes while having our well deserved lunch. After lunch we will start the climb down and take you back to your hotel.

Price per person: $361 (1 per) - $203 (2 per) -
$153 (3 per) - $130 (4 per) - $122 (5 per) - $118 (6-8 per)
*Additional $10 per person if tour leaves from Hotel Atitlan
*Prices includes: Transfers, private guide, trail snack, lunch & water
*Recommended: 09:00 - 16:30 / Level: Challenging



Lakeshore Hike & Village Visit - Half Day

You are met by your guide for a nice hike along the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Together you will walk through villages and will pass local Maya people working in the fields, washing clothes and fishing from their unique wooden boats. After lunch you will visit the village San Juan or Santiago. After a visit to the village you will be transferred by boat back to your hotel.

Price per person: $356 (1 per) - $200 (2 per) - $152 (3 per) - $129 (4 per) -
$121 (5 per) - $117 (6-8 per)
*Additional $10 per person if tour starts from Hotel Atitlan
*Price Includes: Private guide, transfer, trail snack, lunch and water
*Recommended: 9:00 - 13:30
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Level: Easy to Moderate


Kayak & Hike Cerro de Oro - Full Day

Guests are met at their hotel by our boat driver and enjoy a short transfer to the Cerro de Oro area, where our adventure guide awaits you for a spectacular kayaking tour from where your begin their exploration of Lake Atitlan. First you will learn about the trip and the equipment before embarking to our paddle adventure. We will pass local Maya people working in the fields, washing clothes and fishing from their unique wooden boats. We start our hike in the interesting village of Cerro de Oro situated at the base of the Cerro de Oro mountain. A spectacular clime with a picnic lunch on top awaits us. A short walk down and a transfer on a local truck bring us to back to Santiago Atitlan from where we head back to your hotel.

Price per person: $511 (1 per) - $321 (2 per) - $264 (3 per) - $237 (4 per) -
$229 (5 per) - $218 (6-8 per)
*Additional $10 per person if tour starts from Hotel Atitlan
*Price includes: Private guide, kayak equipment, trail snack, lunch and water
*Recommended: 09:00 - 15:00 / Level: Moderate/Advanced



* Please note: Information on this sheet is believed to be correct but not guaranteed





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