Highlights of the tour: Chichicastenango market, scenic boat transfer, historical highlights
Duration: Full day: 8+ hours
Physical condition: Moderate
Recommended start times: 7:00am (Market days are Thursdays and Sundays)
Includes: Local English-speaking guide, drinking water, land transportation, boat transfer
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, sun block, sunglasses, wind or rain jacket, camera
What we need if you decide to take part in this activity: Walking level
Prices are listed for minimum 2 participants, and are subject to change.
All the services are quoted for private tours.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
At 7:00 am our driver and guide will meet you at the hotel reception and get started on your adventure. First, you will travel by car about 2.5 hours to see the famous market in Chichicastenango. The drive is beautiful and your guide will make sure to stop at a viewing point on the way. Once there, your guide will show you around the colorful market, the biggest in the country! Make sure to also visit the local Catholic church, Santo Tomás, which is known for its mixing of Catholic and Mayan traditions. Your guide will also take you to Pascual Abaj, where with luck you will be able to witness a Mayan ceremony.
After taking in everything at Chichi, you will travel to Panajachel at Lake Atitlán (about an hour drive). Once there, you will have many restaurants to choose from for lunch. Enjoy some free time to look around, and you can meet your guide for the ride back to Antigua.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that these are still only outlines for your trip. We tailor each journey to meet your specifications, so please let us know if you have any specific requests.