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Lake Atitlan and Surrounding Villages, departure from Antigua provided by Voyageur Tours

Lake Atitlan and Surrounding Villages, departure from Antigua

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Lake Atitlan
    Stop: 6 hours
    Our day will start at 5:30am with a shuttle transfer form Antigua to Panajachel. At 9am we'll have some time for breakfast (own expense). At 9:30am we'll take a boat tour around the lake visiting the surrounding villages: -San Juan La Laguna: Is special the Tz’tujil inhabitants take pride in their craft traditions, particularly painting and weaving, and have developed their own tourism infraestructura to highlight these traditions to outsiders. Perhaps part of what makes it all run so well is the comunal sipirit, coffee growers, fishers, organic farmesrs, natural dyers and widows are among the like-minded groups who’ve formed cooperatives here. - San Pedro la Laguna: 20 minute break -Santiago Atitlan: Accross the lake from Panajachel, on an inlet between the volcanoes of Toliman and San Pedro, lies Santiago Atitlan, the largest of the lake communities, with a strong indigenous identity. Many atitecos (as its people are known) proudly adhere to a traditional Tz’utujil Maya lifestyle. Women wear purple-Striped skirts and huipiles embroidered with colored birds and flowers, while older men still wear lavender or maroon striped embroidered pants. The town’s cofradías maintain the syncretic traditions and rituals of Mayan Catholicism. There’s a large arts and crafts scene here, too. It¡s the most workaday of the lake villages, home to Maximon, who is ceremonially moved to a new home on May 8 (after Semana Santa). The rest of the year, Maximon resides with a caretaker, receiving offerings. He changes house every year. Our day will end at 4:00pm with a departure from Panajachel back to Antigua.
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Important Information
Duration
12–14 hours
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Collective boat
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Maximon entrance fee Q25.00 p/p (this fee includes ride in Tuc-Tuc)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
22Reviews
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Sonya C wrote a review Feb 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina12 contributions
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You will have a long day. Starting at 5:30am and ending around 6:30 pm, but it is fully worth it. My tour guide was Alex (Please request him). He loves his culture and his country. His full of so much knowledge. I can tell all the villages love him. He is such a wonderful
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Jared C wrote a review Feb 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina3 contributions
Breathtaking views the entire time! My only regret with this is that I didn't spend more time there! All around the lake are tiny pockets and villages you can explore, we went one day and hiked up to a little known waterfall and had a blast! Great for DYI adventure seekers for
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Frapert wrote a review Nov 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
A really charming town full of so much history. Once you get used to the bumpy streets. Also several interesting villages in surrounding area.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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AmyH10323 wrote a review Oct 2019
Parker, Colorado85 contributions15 helpful votes
We were only there for 2 nights so there was a lot we didn’t get to see. We stayed I San Lucas Toliman which was a friendly town. We visited San Pedro, Santiago and Pana. Pana definitely is busy and hectic. The other two towns were fairly sleepy. I would hit up the nature
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Martha N wrote a review Apr 2018
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The lake is a pretty sight, and we got to see a Mayan religious ceremony, a weaving demonstration, and a presentation on herbs. That said, I hardly think it was worth a 14 1/2 hour day, 6 of which was spent in a shuttle. The "villages" you visit are more like cities without
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Chris J
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Do it!
It was a large group, so unless you rode a horse and the guide spoke English, you couldn’t learn anything along the
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Dixie H
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Pretty hike and great views of other volcanoes in the area!
We did the half-day tour from Antigua and we had a great time! My partner and I are moderate hikers and did not fin
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francoisetgiany
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Great tour to Pacaya Volcano!
Great value for price paid. Driver was on time and careful while driving. The hike is quite accessible and the view
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pjlljohnson4
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Great Pacaya Hike
Great fun! Hike was a lot of elevation gain with few switchbacks. Harder than I anticipated! Be sure to bring fl
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Explore816024
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Hike
Had a great time and we were able to toast marshmallow. Hike was hard but well worth it. The bus was on time.
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NickH1165
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Great half day trip
This was a relatively easy thike of about 2.5 hours up and 1 hour down, there are horses you can hire if you get ti
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Linda S
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A cool experience
It was a bit of a climb, especially the second half, but so well worth it. Wear good shoes and take a bottle of w
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christophepj
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Perfect value for money
We did the afternoon trip. Pick-up at the hotel in a clean van, 1,5hours drive and then a climb with a nice guide w
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Jessica S
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Fun, well organized
My husband and I went on this tour with our 14 month old. It was well organized, we were picked up at our hotel as
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AlexLarabee
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MISLEADING TOUR OF PACAYA
BUYER BEWARE - We bought 2 tickets to Pacaya which the tour states 3 hours no one tells you how long the transit ti
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starsvbchica
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Hike to Pacaya
Pick up at 6 am and was at the town square of Antigua, in front of cafe Bistro, which was not open. Got on the van
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Iwona H
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Great for a prise.
Ok..lets be very honest. You get what you pay for but I will say I was not disappointed at all. I paid $15 for an o
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Sara R
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Pacaya hike
We had a great time. We were picked up from our hotel and then made a stop for coffee and snacks. Our guide at Paca
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Sara R
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October trip
This was a great trip. We were picked up and brought back to our hotel. The tour guide spoke both Spanish and Engli
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japancur5b
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Nice trip
Reasonable price. The trail guide is very nice too. We are in a group of about 20 people. It seems not relevant whi
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12–14 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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