After breakfast, your guide and a private boat will meet you at your hotel before you embark on a half-day private village tour. Small Maya villages line the shores of Lake Atitlan, each of these villages is named after one of the Twelve Apostles and each focuses on specific traditional handicrafts. Visit two of the most scenic villages, interacting with locals, craftspeople and experiencing a slice of life in a Maya village. In the village of Santa Catarina Palopo, you’ll witness the intricate details of the traditional Mayan clothing, specific and unique to this town, and how the textiles are made.
Continue on to San Juan la Laguna, famous for its naïf art galleries, town murals and natural dyes textiles. This town is used as a model of sustainable tourism throughout the Guatemalan Highlands. Its beauty, cleanliness and co-op craft markets set the village apart. After lunch at a local lake-side restaurant, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel for time to relax. Dinner is on your own tonight, and you can either dine at your hotel or we can pre-arrange a transfer into Panajachel for dinner at the famous Circus Bar (transfer dependent on hotel location as boat transfers do not run on the Lake at night, transfer and dinner at additional cost).