Lake Atitlan - Mayan Village Tour from Antigua

 (1)

Tour Number

Activity Level

380280


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8

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 restaurant of your choosing.
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

Our driver will meet you at centrally located hotels or holiday rentals in Antigua. The preferred departure time is 5:00am. The early departure allows maximum time to enjoy your day and avoids most of the traffic. We recommend departing no later than 8:00am. Travel time is a minimum 2 1/2 hours each way.

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 the full time together together exploring the villages and learning about the Mayan culture.

Return to Antigua in the late afternoon leaving Lake Atitlan between 4:00 - 5:00pm.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

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

Duration: 13 hours

may be longer depending on weather and traffic

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 ground transportation, private boat and private 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 great and his tour was exactly what we wanted. He is knowledgeable, humorous and accommodating and because he lives in the area, he showed us the very best of this gorgeous part of the world. On top of the boat cruise, lunch, hike, coffee and great conversation, he also took us to Amigos De Santa Cruz. This program offers education/training to indigenous people, providing economic independance and improving lives. He's a tremendous guide AND dedicated to empowering locals.
Amy Day

Read More Reviews For This Tour
  • Book this tour

    Currency
    Tour Price

    350 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 13 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    380280


    Categories

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

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

  • Share This Tour
Private tour guide Lee

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Lee B.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/lake-atitlan-from-antigua-tour

Tours by Lee B.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.