Day trip

Lake Atitlan Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala
Day trip

Lake Atitlan Full-Day Tour from Guatemala City

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala
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From US$ 115 per person

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Departing from Guatemala City, visit Lake Atitlán on a full-day trip. Cruise across the lake to the towns of Santiago Atitlán and Panajachel and enjoy a combination of scenic beauty and a relaxed atmosphere as you are immerse yourself in Mayan culture.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the most wonderful lake in Latin America, Lake Atitlan
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of volcanoes Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan
  • Learn about Santiago Atitlán, the most ancient cultural village around the lake
  • Have the opportunity to get in touch with the local people and their culture
Full description
Spend a day on Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America, on a full-day trip from Guatemala City. Enjoy a cruise along the waters, and visit nearby villages. Departing from Guatemala City in the morning, travel to Panajachel. Then take a public boat across Atitlán and visit Santiago Atitlán, where you will learn about the local saint; Maximon. Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village as you experience the traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Santiago is the most popular lakeside settlement outside Panajachel, and many atitecos (as its people are known) cling to a traditional Tz’utujil Mayan lifestyle. Women weave and wear huipiles (tunics) embroidered with brilliantly-colored birds and flowers, and the cofradías towns maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition — the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism. There’s also a large arts and crafts scene here as well.  You'll then be given free time for lunch, after which you’ll be returned to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.
  • Hotel pickup from Guatemala City hotels
  • Visit to Santiago Atitlán
  • Roundtrip in boat from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlán
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera
  • Please contact the local supplier if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian-speaking guides are available, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local suppler to arrange
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4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Me hubiese gustado ver más de un pueblo alrededor del lago.

January 10, 2023


A mi familia y a mí nos encantó, el guía Adolfo y el conductor Urbano excelentes de Gray Line, el guía nos brindo mucha información y estuvo todo pura vida... Super recomendados.

January 4, 2023


Guide, Driver, Activities were excellent. Great time, Wonderful views!!

November 6, 2022

Product ID: 33886