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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Santiago Bay Kayak & Hike

Begin your exploration of Lake Atitlan by taking the kayaks to paddle through Santiago Bay where you pass by the local Tzutujil Maya people working in the fields, washing clothes and fishing from their unique wooden boats.

After about an hour you will stop kayaking and enjoy a 1-2 hour hike up and across patchwork agricultural fields for wonderful views of the lake and its surrounding volcanoes.

Your trip ends back at Santiago de Atitlan from where you return to your hotel. Please note that this is a fairly physical day trip so you do need a good level of fitness to participate.

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Other experiences in Lake Atitlan

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Santiago de Atitlan, Lake Atitlan

    Boat tour of the lake and Santiago de Atitlan

    Lake Atitlan

    Travel across the calm waters of Lake Atitlan by boat to the lively village of Santiago de Atitlan. Here you can explore the fascinating Catholic church and haggle for a bargain at the bustling market.

  • Chichicastenango, Guatemala

    Chichicastenango Market

    Lake Atitlan

    Explore the colourful fruit, vegetable, craft and textile stalls at this famous market. This excursion allows you to explore Chichicastenango Market at your own pace with the advantage of your own driver to take you there and back to your hotel at the end of the day.

  • The church of San Juan Comalapa

    Excursion to San Juan Comalapa

    Lake Atitlan

    Explore the historic town of San Juan Comalapa and its bustling market, where local traders sell everything from fruit and flowers to beautiful tapestries and paintings. Your guide will take you to see the other highlights throughout the town including museums, local art galleries and excellent bakeries to sample the much-loved roscas.

  • Volcan Toliman and Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

    San Pedro Volcano Hike

    Lake Atitlan

    Embark on a challenging hike through patchwork fields and beautiful cloudforest to the top of San Pedro volcano. Enjoy a delicious lunch near the summit whilst gazing out across Lake Atitlan and the towering peaks of the surrounding mountains.