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Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango Market

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Guatemala  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 105 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 105 US Dollar (USD)

This short trip offers the opportunity to experience two of Guatemala’s most famed points of interest. The sparkling Lake Atitlan surrounded by volcanoes offers both natural beauty and cultural immersion in the villages which serve as melting pots for the local and foreign people. After a calm and relaxing stay in the vibrant towns surrounding the lake we will head to the biggest market in all of the country. In Chichicastenango you can find amazing handicrafts created by the indigenous Mayan people such as hand woven textiles and wooden crafts, all at the best prices.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Antigua – Panajachel.

Day 2: Panajachel – Chichicastenango – Antigua.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Antigua – Panajachel

We will meet you in your local housing/hotel in Antigua at 8:00 am. From there we will drive two and a half hours to Panajachel at the famous Lake Atitlan, our ETA is 11:00 am. First we will check in to our hotel and then head for lunch with a spectacular view of the lake. After lunch we will take a boat trip to the village of San Pedro where we will appreciate a different perspective of the lake and the surrounding volcanoes in this laidback town where this much cultural exchange and immersion between foreigners and locals.

Again we will take a boat ride to the nearby Santiago de Atitlan. Here we will be able to experience a ritual experience wherein the locals give thanks, prayers, and worship to Saint Maximon. (Photos of this cultural ritual are permitted, but the locals will charge you Q10 per photo). After our time in Santiago we will return by boat to Panajachel where we will spend the rest of the late afternoon and evening, therefore allowing you free time to explore the many sights, shops, and flavors of this vibrant town.

Day 2: Panajachel - Chichicastenango - Antigua

We will eat breakfast as a group in our hotel at 7:00 am before we head out at 8:00 to begin our journey to Chichicastenango Market. Our ETA in Chichicastenango is 9:45 am. The Chichicastenango Market is the best in the country, and is open only Thursday’s and Sundays, however if you brush up on your bargaining skills you are sure to fine the most unique and high quality goods at the most affordable prices. After a morning of shopping we will head to one of the best restaurants in town, allowing you a chance to taste the local and traditional flavors of the Quiche region. Following lunch we will return to Antigua at 2:00 pm making our ETA for Antigua 5:30. You will be dropped off at your hotel in plenty of time for a night out in the town.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- Private Transportation
- Boat Tour
- Private Guide
- Travel Tips
- Insurance per person up to $1,200 U.S. Dollars.

Price Excludes:
- Meals.

How much money do I need? Average you will spend $50 U.S. Dollars for foods and drinks, however keep in mind we are heading to the biggest market in Guatemala so it is up to you to determine your personal shopping budget.

Age Requirements? If you are traveling with children we require that they are at least 8 years old.

Capacity Requirements? There is a minimum of four people and a maximum of 10.

What I need to bring for my trip?
- Day backpack
- Sun Block
- Light Jacket.

About This Supplier
Location: Guatemala
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2011
Client Request Served: 2

Here at M20895 it is our priority to ensure that you as a traveler are provided with a safe and enjoyable experience, be it on an adventure uncovering the magic of Ancient Mayan Ruins, relaxing on black sand beaches, exploring the caves of Semuc Champey, or being mesmerized by the amazing vistas in Lake Atitlan. We are...

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