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Guatemala: Lake Atitlan and villages

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In turn cobalt glassy-clear and silver misty, mirror-calm and wispy-waved, Atitlán is one of the most captivating lakes in the world. Many visitors linger here, and the shores are dotted with international communities as well as traditional Mayan villages. The lake is fringed by tiny fields where smallholders cultivate kitchen garden crops on fertile soils, beyond which are fuming green volcanoes which cast ever-changing shadows over the water. Lakeside settlements, most easily reached by boat across the water, are enlivened with textile markets, each with its own costume and character: Sololá and Santiago de Atitlán are among the largest and most interesting.

Our holidays to Lake Atitlan and villages

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Honeymoon Belize and Guatemala

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Signature Guatemala and Belize

Signature Guatemala and Belize: Culture and Caribbean

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Kinkajou

Kinkajou: Best of Guatemala and Belize

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12 days from £2,458pp

Tailor-made holidays

We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
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Things to do in Lake Atitlan and villages

Go Kayaking on Lake Atitlan

Go kayaking on Lake Atitlan

Fish with Locals on Lake Atitlán

Fish with local fishermen on Lake Atitlan


Sololá Highland Market

Visit Solola highland market

Mountain Bike around Lake Atitlán

Mountain bike around Lake Atitlan

What our experts say

I’ll never forget the peace and serenity of all the still water surrounded by volcanoes and small villages. I loved waking up to splendid views of the lake and going for long leisurely walks or taking a small boat to one of the numerous hamlets dotted around the lake – it was like a detox from the stresses and strains of busy working life.

Margot

Margot Chard

Travel Consultants

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