Lake Atitlan Travel Reviews
There’s no better way to learn what a tour company is like than from the firsthand experiences of fellow travelers. Lake Atitlan Tours has been creating one-of-a-kind exciting travel experiences for many years.
Read what our guests are saying about their experience with our Lake Atitlan Tour business and their adventures in Guatemala.
Lake Atitlan Travel Reviews
Rode an open public transport under canopy of trees (surreal), dined with a local family (best mole ever), sampled many local cuisines and sweets (best ice pop and fries ever), participated in a tortilla making class, learned alternative herbal remedies with a medicine woman, visited hand weavers that use plant-based dye, met pottery artisans, explored local markets, churches, and remote villages (Concepcion is stunning) and (the highlight) spent time with an 86 year old stone artist whose energy is real and palpable. Thank you Jim and Kara for a fantastic three-day tour!
The medicinal tour in Lake Atitlan was a great learning and cultural experience. Our medical group met up with our guides in Panajachel and first went by boat to San Marcos where we met a local doctor who grows all of his products in a garden at his clinic.We sampled tea and learned about the healing properties of the different plants. Next we sailed to San Pedro and met with a Mayan healer. It was very interesting learning not just about plants, but about Mayan beliefs, history, and culture surrounding health. Our boat captain Poncho was wonderful, and our guides Kara and Jim were very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour of this breathtakingly beautiful area to anyone who is interested in health or culture.
Travel uplifts every aspect of our existence because our awareness’s let us leave our everyday live’s on hold and move us towards being ever present in the moments of our new now.We welcome to our senses the excitement of all that we see, taste,hear, smell, feel and the indigenous people we interact with.So imagine enriching those experiences, enter Kara and Jim whom’s touring business did more than that for us.We logged many walking miles per day visiting wonderful people and spots of interest everyday. This time was magical for our daughter a real trooper being eager to learn and absorb from their knowledge and expertise.The meals together, their friends and contacts made the week fly by too quickly but we there in the moment enjoying it all very much thanks to them. WJD.
I met James and Kara while staying in Lake Atitlan for six weeks and was lucky enough to have them show me around the area on a great half-day hike around Santa Catarina. They were knowledgeable, kind, friendly and knew a lot about the local culture and customs. They went above and beyond to make our time in Guatemala worthwhile. They were eager to connect us with the right people and were full of local insight. Also, the guides are great – friendly, knowledgeable and easy to spend time with! Those interested in botany and/or alternative medicine should definitely consider their herbal medicine tours.
Jim and Kara are the best tour guides ever! I usually hate taking a tour because it ends up being boring and stale. But their tours take you to places other tours won’t go and it makes it way more interesting.
For example, they took me on a hike from Godinez to Santa Catarina, where you get the most excellent views of the lake, like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
They also took me on a street food trip. I was afraid of street food, thinking I would get sick, but it was so delicious and I never had a problem.
Their trips provide you with a totally different perspective of the lake. You get to see how the people there really live and you also get the benefit of Jim’s “amazing” jokes.
Don’t Miss This Adventure.
We had an awesome time on our 3-day adventure.
Lake Atitlan Tours planned out an incredible packed three days of fun that took us hiking through dense forests, terraced agriculture mountainsides, and explorations through remote indigenous villages.
Our tour guide, Jim, was great, and so knowledgeable!
He made everything fun and knew just where to go and what to do to add to our adventure.