I'll be visiting GT in July (from the 6th to the 16th although I can arrange to stay till the 19th or 20th, I'm not certain yet)
I have gone to GT before and I'm thrilled to be there again, and this time I want to visit lake Atitlan as well Semuc. I'm not a super fan of Mayan ruins that's why I'm places like Tikal and Xela but I do like backpacking and hiking trips, which most of them include hiking volcanoes (although I'm not sure which ones to climb in all of the cities) and kayaking (that's why I'm headed to Atitlan!)
I guess I need to make up my mind and starting to shape my itinerary, all I know I am basing this trip in Antigua for a weekend and then I'll be headed to Atitlan for a full week. Chances are I'll be staying in San Pedro for the whole week and will take my time during the day to visit other places near the lake. But then I don't know how I can make it to Lanquin from Atitlan. So far:
July 6-7: Antigua
July 8-13: Atitlan
July 14-16/20: ???
I'll arrive in GT city at noon then I'll be headed to Antigua for the rest of the afternoon/night to explore the colonial city, Saturday morning I want to plan a hiking trip to Pacaya (or any other volcanoes that are near and have good views to city? I don't know) and for the rest of the day I'll chill some more and by night I'm planning some bar-hopping. I know bars tend to close pretty early for a lonely traveler like me but I've heard of other places that have caught my attention and that's the main purpose I'll be staying for a weekend in a Antigua. Then by Sunday morning I'll take a shuttle to Atitlan, I'll be staying the whole week at one place (I'm thinking of San Pedro) and like I said take advantage most of my days to get to know near places around the lake. Then I'm not sure how to get to Lanquin and how it can fit onto my itinerary since I know the distance to Lanquin takes a full day off your schedule (up to two when you're heading back to Antigua).
I'm lost and I need help so any suggestions will be appreciated.