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Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

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Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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icon1 day  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Travel deep into the mountains above mystical Lake Atitlan as you spend the day exploring the indigenous traditions and daily life in the region’s small villages. Get a true local’s experience as you wander the range of goods for sale at Solola indigenous market, an authentic site few tourists ever see. In the afternoon enjoy fresh mountain air as you visit a local farming community, largely untouched by the modern world, and explore the gorgeous city of Panjachel. Your day trip also includes round-trip hotel transport.
  • Explore Solola market, Panjachel and secluded Mayan villages on this day trip from Antigua
  • Discover the indigenous market at Solola, a site few tourists ever see
  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you visit a local farm cooperative largely untouched by the modern world
  • Visit the sublime city of Panjachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan
  • Flexible itinerary allows you to customize the day's schedule as you see fit
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Round trip transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected Antigua hotels only)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

5a Avenida Norte 9, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Los Elementos Adventure Center & Day Spa

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What is the maximum group size during Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "We highly recommend this tour, especially with Alex as the guide - it was well worth the cost." See review


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Excellent Tour and Tour-guide
, Feb 2020
This was an excellent tour and very informative, made so much more so by our guide, Alex. Alex is very passionate about show-casing his country and the cultures of the regions visited on the tour. He has the perfect personality for his tour-guide role and is very knowledgeable about Guatemala’s history as well as current events. We highly recommend this tour, especially with Alex as the guide - it was well worth the cost. We have one area of constructive criticism for the tour operator related to the logistics of picking up/dropping off clients. That is, they should consider having a central meeting spot near the central plaza, such as a coffee shop, rather than driving through town and making numerous stops, which takes about an hour on the very bumpy cobblestone streets of Antigua. Also, clients should be given a possible window of time for pickup, not an exact pickup time (we were told to be ready at 5:30am, yet the driver showed up at 5:10am, at which time we were obviously not nearly ready to go)
Alex was a great guide. He really...
, Mar 2018
Alex was a great guide. He really knows the area and the culture of the Mayans It was a very interesting tour. The driver who picked us up at the hotel was on time. But we were confused about what was going on. We felt like there was no communication about where we were going. The guy who picked us up at the hotel dropped us off in town where we got on another bus that was very crowded. I showed my paper work to the driver and he nodded his head, and motioned for us to get on. We expected to meet our guide, but we didn't meet him until we got up to Sololá. After we met Alex things got much better. Alex also made sure we got on the shuttle bus to take us back to our hotel in Antigua. This bus was also very crowded, which made it uncomfortable.
Since Guatemala was once the center...
Mary M
, May 2017
Since Guatemala was once the center of the Mayan civilization, my friends and I wanted a unique experience that showed us the Mayan culture. The Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages offered that and more. Our tour guide, Alvaro Samuel Botan Sen or Sam is Mayan and took us first to the Solola Market where we were the only foreigners. Sam advised us, since we were obvious stand-out visitors, how to be sensitive regarding photography and interactions. Sam next showed us Mayan Villages along Lake Atitlan where we sampled local life and Mayan markets. We ate typical food at a restaurant along side the scenic lake. As a special feature of the tour, we climbed to a cave, high above the lake, to experience a Mayan ritual conducted by a shaman. The climb requires sensible shoes and a brave heart, but with Sam as the guide, this event was the highlight of our trip. If you seek authenticity and a tour you will always remember, I highly recommend this one and Sam as the guide. Our tour was booked through the local contact Los Elementos Adventure Center and Day Spa in Antigua.
Absolutely abysmal tour! Our tour...
, Apr 2017
Absolutely abysmal tour! Our tour guide, Sam, kept trying to talk us into going elsewhere because he didn't want to be there. The tour was over two hours late getting started and no one seemed to know who was supposed to be taking us or where we were to go. The guide didn't speak to us through most of the tour and when he did it was to berate us for not understanding Catholic dogma! He kept telling us he'd rather we'd gone kayaking on the lake! Absolutely awful! Don't go on this tour!
Took this tour with my 16 year old...
, Apr 2016
Took this tour with my 16 year old grand daughter. It was a lovely day lots that interested both of us. I would definitely recommend it.

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