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Lake Atitlan Boat Tour

Highlights / General details

In the morning transfer to Panajachel (Atitlán). Boat ride on the picturesque Lake Atitlán to explore the Mayan village of Santiago characterized by its textiles & handicrafts. Return to Panajachel lunch time (included).

Visit the most wonderful lake of the Latin America and assorted as one of the wonders of the world.

Enjoy the magnificent view of the volcanoes: Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan.

Explore Lake Atitlan and Feel the cultural experience of keep in touch with the Tzutuhil culture.

Learn about Santiago Atitlán that is the most ancient cultural village.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Bilingual Tour Guide (English and Spanish); Public Boat Fee from Panajachel to Santiago Aitlan.


Food and beverages; Optional Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available Monday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30am.


Approximately 12 hours.


You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City.


Your tour will begin with a pick up at your hotel in Guatemala City. We will take road to The Western Highlands region, home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, pine forests, and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous people. This is the region most travelers familiar with Guatemala think about when daydreaming of a trip to this beautiful country.

Upon arrival to Panajachel we will take a public boat to cross Lake Atitlan and visit Santiago Atitlan, where you’ll learn of the local Saint "Maximon". Enjoy the vibrant colors and local flavor of this village.

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 town’s maintain the ceremonies and rituals of tradition, the syncretic traditions and practices of Mayan Catholicism. There’s a large art and crafts scene here as well. Back to Panajachel.

In Panajachel you will take a delicious lunch (Included on With Lunch Ticket Option).

Explore the village of Panajachel is a pre-Columbian town of Kakchiquel origin, settled next to the river with the same name and on the lakeside of Atitlán. The town witnessed the final battle between Spaniards and their Kakchiquel allies against the Tzujiles and it also was a settlement point for the Franciscan missionaries who founded a convent nearby.

In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing return transfer back to Guatemala City.

Additional Information

It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a 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**

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