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Lake Atitlan: Upper Mayan Trail from Antigua or Panajachel
"The day begins in Antigua or Panajachel with a 2-hour plus drive to Lake Atitlan. Exit the shuttle and meet your local bi-lingual guide. Together you will jump on a boat for an exciting ride along the north shore of Lake Atitlan. This will be your fi and will engage you in conversation if you wish.Exit the boat in Santa Cruz la Laguna and the start of your 3-4 -hour hike begins here. Visit the isolated village of Santa Cruz la Laguna and then head high into the mountains. The trail gains and you are a thousand feet above the lake in less than a hour. You hike along ancient paths that have been used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries. You will view villagers going about their daily life encounter farmers tending their maize and coffee fields and see some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. You can visit a sacred Mayan site where rituals are performed by the local shamans and make your own offering at the alter.This rugged and remote area has barely been touched by the outside world. Our hike takes us 2500 feet above the waters of Atitlan for breath taking views and pristine scenery. It is a difficult walk/climb
From $92.00
"Solola Market
"Solola Market Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua""The day begins in Antigua with an early pick up at 8:00am to start your adventure. Driving along the Pan American Highway so the ride is smooth although full of mountain curves you will pass through the old growth forest around Tecpan. As you're near the Lake Atitlan caldera leave the highway and descend 3500 feet over 10 miles to one of the most beautiful caldera lakes in the world.Arriving at the Solola indigenous market at 10:00am
From $108.00
Rest and Relaxation at Lake Atitlan
"Convenient hotel pick up from centrally located Antigua hotels will be provided in the beginning of the day.  Arrive at Lake Atitlan approximately two hours later. Transfer by boat to a secluded resort and let your stress melt away.   or just take a dip in the refreshing waters of Lake Atitlan.  This is your day to rest and relax so it is all up to you.  WIFI is available if you need to stay connected.  Spend the entire day at the resort or take a walk along the lake shore paths explore beautiful gardens and let your mind wander.  Panajachel is close by if you want to shop walk the streets
From $58.00

More Transportation in Chichicastenango


Mini bus from Antigua

I was staying in Antigua, Guatemala, for a week and on Sunday took a mini bus shuttle to Chichicastenango to visit the market. The cost of $16US was very reasonable but the trip was long and ardorous....
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Little local bus to big indian market

I took the local bus to Chichicastenango - a fantastic experience. I was the only Gringo (white man) in the bus, and I was squesed in between some indians. Everyone was going to the biggest indian...
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Transportation adventures in Guatemala

I loved taking public transport in Guatemala. It was always an adventure and you are never sure when, whether, and how will you get where you are headed. Here is how my transport from and to San Pedro...
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You can take a local bus or a tourist van to get to ChiChi. We came in from Lake Atitlan and by van, it only took about an hour. It's more like 2 or 3 hours from Guatemala City. The mountainous roads...
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The easiest way

The easiest way to go to Chichicastenango is to book a minibus from Panajachel, one of the bigger villages at the Lago de Atitlan. It takes about 40 minutes to get there and they will wait for you at...
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Chicken Buses

One of the most popular means of travel for the farmers is the Chicken Bus, called so because it is very common for farmers to bring chickens to market holding them on their laps. I have seen pigs,...
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Getting there and around

There are plenty of chicken buses leading to Chichicastenango so there is no need to pay more for the epensive tourist vans. Just ask around the bus terminals and someone will take you there or at...
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Shuttle buses

It´s possible to get shuttle buses to Chichi on market days from Antigua or the city ($20.00). Or you can use the local buses, every 30 minutes to the city or Santa Cruz del Quiche.
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"The Incredible ChiChi"
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"Chichicastenango-Best Marketplace in Guatemala"
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"The best indian market in Guatemala."
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"Market Day in the Highlands"
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"The biggest indian market in Guatemala"
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