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Day Trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua

Price USD$85.00


Day Trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua
The market of Chichicastenango is home to what is undoubtedly the most colorful native market in North and Central America, and perhaps in the whole Americas. Lake Atitlan is considered one of the most beautiful in the world by many, including the famous novelist Aldous Huxley.

Tours only operate on Thursdays or Sundays because those are market days.

One of our representatives will pick you up in the designated place to start your journey to the town of Chichicastenango.

This highland town is famous for its market which attracts a lot of tourists visiting Guatemala. It has a population of around 120,000 people. Most of the population is indigenous Quiché ethnicity.

Chichicastenango is also famous because it is the place where the Popol Vuh, a Mayan religious book about the origin of mankind, was found. Chichicastenango is certainly a valuable destination for the colorful and noisy market days, people?s costumes and especially for its rich culture and history.

Religious rituals are done for different reasons, from health or work, up to marriages and general life instructions. We will visit the outdoor market, the local Church of Santo Tomas where you can observe local shamans performing Mayan rituals.

Atitlán is technically an endorheic lake, as it does not drain into the ocean, but substantial seepage feeds two nearby rivers. It is shaped by deep surrounding escarpments and three volcanoes on its southern flank. The lake has 12 Maya Indigenous villages around and its names are from the 12 apostles from the bible.

Lake Atitlan is considered one of the most beautiful in the world by many including the famous novelist Aldous Huxley. Three spectacular volcanoes, Toliman, Atitlan and San Pedro, are the natural setting of the lake. It has an area of 125 square kilometers and 1,560 meters altitude above the sea level.

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The market of Chichicastenango is home to what is undoubtedly the most colorful native market in North and Central America, and perhaps in the whole Americas. Lake Atitlan is considered one of the most beautiful in the world by many, including the famous novelist Aldous Huxley.

Tours only operate on Thursdays or Sundays because those are market days.