Lake Atitlan Tours Invites You to Discover and Experience the Cultural, Historical, and Natural Wonders of Lake Atitlan Guatemala for a Truly Magical and Unforgettable Experience.
From majestic volcanoes and mountains and mysterious ancient Mayan temples and ruins to colorful outdoor markets, Lake Atitlan’s unique physical attributes offer some of the most awe-inspiring sites in the world.
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I did the Lake Atitlan village boat tour, which really turned into a private “create your own tour” (per James’ own words!). James was an amazingly knowledgeable guide for all things Guatemala – from coffee to history to current events…he was a wealth of knowledge. Not only did I learn a lot, but the tour was also (as I mentioned) basically customized to my interests.
We took a beautiful boat tour across the late to two of the villages, drank lots of coffee, ate an authentic lunch, visited many sites (chocolate story, weaving store supported by local Mayan women, honey store, etc.), and interacted with a ton of James’ local friends.
It was neat to hear their stories and see how/where some of them lived. Made the experience much more authentic in my opinion. James and I also had great conversations throughout the day.
Overall, I would highly recommend this tour to anyone thinking about exploring Atitlan. James works with you to see what you’re most interested in, and you ultimately get a say in what you see. Of note, I was a female solo traveler and always felt very safe.
James and his crew made me feel very comfortable and safe as a female solo traveler. Before my trip to Lake Atitlan, he had provided me with an itinerary of our Village tour day and made several suggestions to enhance my experience. He also arranged transportation for me from Antigua.
I’m not a fan of “touristy” tours and James did not disappoint as he showed me traditional Mayan ways and we stayed away from “touristy” places on the tour. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the Mayan culture, but even more so respected his heartwarming relationships with the locals.
It was fun to see locals smiling when they saw him, as that is not always the case being on international tours. I loved being introduced to the Mayan women weavers, their talents shining brightly as they wove beautiful products with their backstrap looms. I also enjoyed sipping the coffee from locally grown coffee beans and sampling delicious chocolate from locally grown cacao. Another highlight was meeting a beautiful Mayan family as they welcomed us into their home.
The next morning I enjoyed an amazing sunrise from the top of the “Mayan Nose”. This was a guided hike that James had suggested and arranged for me. Henry, our Mayan guide, told us Mayan folklore as the sun majestically appeared in the background of the Fuego volcano’s red glow at the summit. It was an amazing experience and one I highly recommend for the adventurous traveler.
We found growyourowncure.com on Trip Advisor. James was quick to respond to all my emails and offered a personalized tour for my husband and me I. Upper Rim hike is great. Downhill but still a workout.
About 4 miles long. You’ll take a van up to the top and walk down. Great views. You’ll wind through a pine forest, terraced farms, and finally the home on the hill of lower Santa Catarina.
Private tour well worth it. We also did the boat villages tour another day with James visiting San Juan and San Pedro. Felt like we were off the tourist track. Entered homes of the Mayans – as James has a good relationship with them.