This is a real immersion in the mayan culture and you will be the witness of the life style of the mayan people and the old technic to get or make textile with nature. You will visit three mayan villages.
Its a visit around three different towns of the watershed from lake Atitlán, leave from Antigua to get to Panajachel and then to visit three mayan villages around lake atitlan like San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlán, and at the end returning to Panajachel, there will be an hour stop in every town.
The bus goes to pick you up at your hotel in Antigua at 5:30 AM. the trip to Panjachel takes 2.5 hours. Your guide goes to pick you up at the public dock of Panajachel and then to take the boat to begain the tour. The tour end at 3:00 PM in Panajachel and the shuttle leaves at 4:00 PM to come back to Antigua.
The attractive of the places: when you visit San Juan la Laguna it’s known by the murals on the walls houses, and the indigenous women’s art crafts & natural dye cooperatives,San Pedro la Laguna is a mayan village and shared by foreingners of many countries, Santiago Atitlán is a very colorful town, and its famous because is the only town that is named as the lake. One of the attractive is visiting the Maximon’s cofradía (RILAJ MAM) a venerated deity by the locals and visitors. Entering to the Santiago Apóstol Parish Church, built in the colonial time with the renaissance style, you will be able to get to know the religious syncretism practiced by the locals.