Highlights / General details
Authenticity of the mayan culture combined with a symphony of colors coming of the typical dress of Chichicastenango.
Learn the ancient Indian Rituals at Santo Tomas Church.
Atitlan lake considered as one of the Wonders of the world.
Views of Lake Atitlan and the towns surrounding in Panajachel.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Bilingual Tour Guide (English and Spanish); With or without Lunch Ticket options.
Meals not mentioned; Beverages; Optional Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available Thursday and Sunday at 6:30am.
Approximately 12 hours.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Guatemala City. We will take road to The Western Highlands, the region of Guatemala that most travelers think about when daydreaming about a trip to this country. The region is home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples.
Arrive at Chichicastenango Market and begin your walking tour inside the market. It is the center of the town and heart of commercial life for “maxeños” (name given to the natives of Chichicastenango, derivative from Max that means Tomás in Quiché language). The merchants go down every Thursday and Sunday to the central plaza to sell their products in this impressive indigenous market that has changed very little throughout the centuries. Explore the pathways of the market and view the colorful handicrafts and produce offered by the local people of the region.
In Chichicastenango, we will also visit Santo Tomás Church, built in 1540 over the base of an archaeological pre-Hispanic temple. This church is a splendid example of colonial architecture, as the Mayan and Latino influence is mixed throughout both the interior and exterior of the building.
After exploring the market you will enjoy a delicious lunch (Not Included, You can add a lunch in Optional Extras for aditional price.)
Then, continue to the town of Panajachel, which sits on Lake Atitlan. Visit Santander Street and enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Atitlan, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Three spectacular volcanoes, Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro form the natural frame of the lake itself. It has a surface of 125 square kilometers and sits 1,560 meters above sea level.
In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing return transfer back to Guatemala City.
We recommend bringing walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and camera.
A minimum of 2 adult passengers is required for the tour to run.
You must confirm your tour with Gray Line Guatemala at least 48 hours before your departure.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**