Private tour

Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

From £107.62 per person

Depart from Guatemala City and travel to Chichicastenango Maya Market to witness ancient Indian rituals at the Santo Tomas Church and to enjoy the picturesque outdoor market, before traveling to Panajachel where you will visit scenic Lake Atitlan.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group


  • Enjoy the 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
  • Visit Atitlan Lake, considered as one of the Wonders of the world
Full description

Take time to journey beyond Guatemala City to take in the beauty of the surrounding region and learn about local culture and history. Explore the Chichicastenango Maya Market, and the scenic Lake Atitlan with your guide and make lasting memories of your time in Guatemala.  You will be picked up from your hotel in Guatemala City and then journey to the Western Highlands to arrive at your first location of the day, Chichicastenango. You will be mesmerized by this region of Guatemala an area most travelers would daydream about.

The region is home to quaint and colorful mountain villages, highland lakes, forests and the majority of Guatemala’s indigenous people. Once you arrive at Chichicastenango Market you will begin your walking tour of the market.

The market is the heart of commercial life for “maxeños”, having changed very little throughout the centuries. With your guide explore the pathways of the market and view the colorful handicrafts and produce offered by the local people of the region. Before departing Chichicastenango for the town of Panajachel you 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.

Your tour will then continue to 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. The lake is truly a natural beauty to marvel at. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing return transfer back to Guatemala City.

  • Roundtrip hotel transfers
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes

Product ID: 175068