Lake Atitlan - Mayan Village Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

26872


Categories

Youth and Family, Shopping, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Explore San Marcos, San Juan and Santiago


Full day trip takes you from one end of Lake Atitlan to the other. Travel by private boat to the villages of San Marcos, San Juan and Santiago, with time to explore each village. 
Easy walking involved.
Your first stop is San Marcos, where we stop for a walking tour and optional cliff jumping. Then we depart the north shore for San Juan, the "Swiss village" of Lake Atitlan. You will spend approximately 2 hours on a guided walking tour where you visit art galleries, woman's weaving cooperatives, and a medicinal and curative plant garden. Lunch is at a local comedor.
Your third stop is Santiago. The bay of Santiago is a photographer's dream. We take a tour along the shore of the bay before we start our walking tour. Your first stop is a visitor center that offers insight into the life of the Tzutujile Maya. There are interpretive displays on the history of the traje (traditional clothing), spiritual beliefs and Maximon. We we tour the local church, market, historical sites, and visit Maximon.

Itinerary

I will meet you at centrally located hotels or holiday rentals in Panajachel or Santa Cruz. I can meet you at the public boat docks in Jaibalito, Tzununa, San Marcos, San Juan, and San Pedro. Write me to ask more information about pick up from other locations.
Once we meet up, we will spend the day together traveling by boat from village to village. Each of the Mayan villages are different and together we will decide what fits your specific interests. This is a custom tour that can be modified to make the experience uniquely yours. We will spend seven hours together exploring the villages and learning about the Mayan culture.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Travel by private boat.

What’s Included

Other: Full day tour to 3 villages with a variety of activities. You will have the chance to swim, cliff jump, visit local families, and many historical and cultural sites. Private boat and guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

13 100 Quetzales - $13 USD or 100Q per person for meals and drinks.

What’s Extra

Other: We recommend sun protection such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. A light jacket is helpful in cooler weather.

A Recent Review of this tour

Lee is definitely the guide to use if you want the real Lake Atitlan experience. He knows the history and culture of each of the small towns that surround the lake. If you want kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking, he can provide it. If you want sightseeing, culture, local cuisine, he knows it. Lastly, when you go to buy some of Guatemala's incredible weavings, he will take you to all the best weavers. Wonderful tour!
Thomas Atwood

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    210 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 7 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    26872


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Shopping, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

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