Travel Agencies at Lake Atitlan
With travel agencies and shuttle services on practically every corner, how do you know which travel agency one to use at Lake Atitlan? Over the years we have tried many of them, and these are our picks for travel agencies at Lake Atitlán.
Panajachel: Tropical Travel
This Panajachel travel agency has been booking hotel reservation and tours for 20 years. See Tropical Travel for details
San Pedro: Tornado's Excursions
Guided tours around Lake Atitlan and other parts of Guatemala can be booked at Tornadoes' Excursions in the zona viva in San Pedro la Laguna.
Hiking, boat rides, zip lines, visits to sacred sites, climbing Indian Nose and Volcan San Pedro—these are but a few of the many tours at the lake. Some include a boxed lunch, and all are led by guides who speak English and Spanish.
Shuttles and first class ADN Mexican buses can also be reserved for destinations in Guatemala, Mexico and Central America.
San Pedro: Guatemalasurmesure
Guatemalasurmesure does a walking tour of San Pedro la Laguna that includes lunch with a Maya family, a walking tour from Santa Cruz to San Marcos, and hike up Cerro de Oro and custom tours as well. The guides speak English, Spanish and French.
San Pedro: Casa Verde Tours
Casa Verde Tours in San Pedro has regular shuttles between Lake Antigua and Antigua. Their main shuttle is easily the most comfortable ride, with bigger seats than the others, and the drivers are friendly and responsible.
From Antigua, shuttle leaves at 2 PM shuttle and arrives in San Pedro around 6, depending on traffic. Shuttles from San Pedro to Antigua leave at 8 AM and 2 PM, and they also pick up and drop offi in San Marcos, San Juan and San Pablo
Tours and Activities
Casa Verde books tours at the lake and to places throughout Guatemala, such as Chichicastenango (Thursday and Sunday)Hiking, volcano climbing, kayaking. Other destinations include Lanquin, Semuc Champey, Monterrico, Tikal and the rest of Guatemala's tourism spots. International airfare and shuttles to El Salvador and Honduras are also available.
For more information on local transportation to and around Lake Atitlan, see Transportation.