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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City provided by Gray Line Guatemala

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City
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At Chichicastenango Maya Market you will witness ancient Indian rituals at the Santo Tomas Church,also enjoy the picturesque outdoor market where locals from the region gather to buy and sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, animals, textiles and handicrafts.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3022P38
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local provider to arrange.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required (if you select option with lunch included)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
  • On Holy week April 8th, we only visit the chichicastenango Market, we do not visit Atitlan lake due to traffic reasons.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.
  • If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local provider to arrange.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required (if you select option with lunch included)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
  • On Holy week April 8th, we only visit the chichicastenango Market, we do not visit Atitlan lake due to traffic reasons.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.
  • If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    la Guatemala City Central Park
  • 1
    Mercado de Chichicastenango
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Lake Atitlan
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    la Guatemala City Central Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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cmw133
Iowa236 contributions
A long day, but really interesting and worth it
Aug 2021
I took this tour on August 1, 2021 with Adolfo as my tour guide. He was a wonderful tour guide who helped us all understand the area and kept us entertained with information and stories during the drive.

Chichicastenango was a little overwhelming - very busy with tons of vendors approaching us to sell small items. I enjoyed visiting the churches and the cemetery was really interesting. It looked a little like the cemeteries in New Orleans, except all of the tombs were painted different colors.

Other reviews mention that they ate in Chichi - Adolfo gave us the choice and we decided to eat in Panajachel instead. After a little bit of shopping, we got back into the van and drove to Pana.

The views were really beautiful. He took us to a restaurant where we sat right next to the lake and enjoyed the beautiful sights while eating seafood and drinking Gallo beers.

I was traveling alone and one of my favorite parts of this tour was meeting the other people on it. There were six of us total, from Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, and the US.

I was a little hesitant to book such a long day trip and if possible, it would probably be nice to spend a couple of nights in Panajachel. Three of the people in our group took this tour and brought their luggage with them. We left them there at a hotel in Pana and the rest of us went back to Antigua, so keep in mind that you have that option.

Definitely recommend this tour if you are on a tight time schedule like I was!
Written 6 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineGuatemala
Dear Christian Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your experience during your excursion. Your opinion is really important for us.
Written 19 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keith B
9 contributions
Do it alone, more time tiding in car than at market
Great tour. Such a long drive from Antigua that we had 10-12 at the market and could meet for lunch at the church. There’s a tour of the church that took almost 30 min so that left us with 2.5 hours to eat and shop. We didn’t have time to find the street food vendors. We found a couple of spots to eat really fast and get back to the meeting spot.
The drive to Lake Atitlán wasn’t that long but it is literally just a stop to take a picture. Really cool for me bc I make panoramic la but I think others like my wife would rather have liked to spent the extra time at the market. Either way you’re talking about at least 5 hours in the car round trip. Better off spending a night in Pana so you can enjoy the lake and then go to the market. They have local shuttles there for that. Or if you’re set on Antigua as your starting point like us, just book a 50Q shuttle from Antigua to Chichicastenango and spend the day at your own pace then return. You don’t need a guide for this one.
Written 17 February 2020
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1greenwood
Oakville, Canada412 contributions
Its a long drive, but well worth it
Feb 2020
Jennifer (our guide) shared her knowledge of the sites we explored starting with the 2 churches, the market & cemetery.

We were fortunate to hit the area on the day the fruit & vegetable market was open. The place was packed with locals in traditional garb & tone of tourists. The colours were marvellous & the small number of people we talked to were very friendly.

The locale is full of history and now that we know some basic history we will do some research now that we are home.
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineGuatemala
Dear Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share you comments with us !!
Written 4 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nahid Sultana
Portland, OR8 contributions
Great tour...could have skipped Lake Atitlan
Nov 2019
Everything was great about this trip...from the drive, tour guide Juan Pablo, their service, and place we had lunch. Chichicastenango market was awesome.
Honestly, Lake Atitlan didn't impress me much...it was great, don't get me wrong. But could have skipped it.
But great service from the company from pick up to drop.
Only thing is, when I booked it, they said they will pick me up from my hotel. But when I reached, they said, I'd have to go to Hotel Barcelo...which was unexpected. But eventually they accommodated and picked me up from my hotel.
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineGuatemala
Dear Nagar Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your comments with us!!
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

betty l
Brampton, Canada10,052 contributions
Full Day Tour Worth the Price
Nov 2018 • Solo
Travel to Chichicastenango would take about 4 hours from Guatemala City through hairpin turns up in the Guatemalan highlands.

The roads are long and slow and so curvy that buses have to jockey sometimes to get around the hairpin turns, honking in the hope that downhill traffic will stop in time.

Joining a tour to this town normally takes a whole day and combined with a short stop to view the beautiful Lake Atitlan.

Chichicastenango is well known as the biggest artisan market in Central America.The crowds of crafts vendors and tour groups who flock in for the huge Thursday and Sunday markets lend it a much worldlier, more commercial atmosphere. You must learn how to haggle since prices are not fixed and your interest in the merchandise would normally determine how much you will pay.

The best option of getting here is to join a full day tour. The Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City costs C$82.82.

The cost of your tour again will be determined on how many people are in the group. If you travel solo you have to pay a higher fee compared to travelling with a companion.

The rates of Tours in Guatemala are far cheaper than those in Costa Rica. Considering the travel time of 5 hours both ways from Guatemala City with lunch as part of the tour makes this a hassle free tour for travellers wishing to see this market in Guatemala.
Written 1 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Betty Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your comments with us, those help us to improve!!
Written 12 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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So glad we opted for this tour
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I highly recommend this Touristic Tours and company, they are very professional and highly knowledgeable.
I highly recommend this Touristic Tours and company, they are very professional and highly knowledgeable in Guatema
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Victoria L
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Alan537
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An eye opening tour
Our guide, Juan Pablo, gave a great insight into his country's history and present challenges. He is obviously know
keithbS8010XW
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Worse part is the traffic
Firstly, my wife and I exercise 6 days a week and this hike was not easy. It’s pretty much over an hour of walking
Goalie2931
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Enjoyed colonial Antigua tour
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201stephaniev
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Amazing hiking experience and relaxing spa!
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not for someone with mobility issues
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Happiness24933827119
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Messy pick up and willing to put customers in danger
The tour included a pick up from the hotel in the Moro! After several attempts to reach out to the tour operator th
sayala9
sayala9
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Knowledgable, Flexible, Willing Guides
The site was obviously beautiful. The tour used very good Guides. Punctual, comfortable transportation.
ExploreLovePlay
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A must!
The most difficult, rewarding and beautiful tour by a spectacular tour company! Wow. Just do it! Don't take the hor
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Booked 3 Tours - only 1 Glitch
Prior to coming from Guatemala, I booked 3 Day tours on the Gray Line website. All of them were group tours. 1) A
larryl0ebig
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Informative, engaging and fun
We had a great day driving around in a van with 6 other passengers. seeing the sites and eating in a decent restaur
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