This Chichicastenago and Panajachel Day Trip from Guatemala City highlights the best of Guatemala. Meet your friendly guide at your Guatemala City hotel and travel northwest to the town of Chichicastenango. Follow your expert guide through the ancient cobblestone streets to the central plaza, where you’ll have time to wander the open-air market jam-packed with local goods. Brows the stalls, interact with the locals and walk away with some of the most beautiful souvenirs around!
While at the plaza, make a stop at the Church of Santo Tomas on the square’s east side. Built in 1540, this church is the site of many modern Mayan rituals and blends indigenous religion with European traditions. Nearby Calvary Church is a smaller, but equally stunning, version of Church of Santo Tomas.
Once you’ve toured the city head off for Panajachel. This picturesque town is located on the northeast shore of Lake Atitlan. You’ll enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense) before making your way to Santander Street for a look at local life, handicraft shops and of course, incredible views of stunning Lake Atitlan.
Once you’ve had your fill of these colorful towns make your way back to Guatemala City in air-conditioned comfort.