After breakfast, your guide and 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. First you visit the busy town of Santiago (St.James), this important village is home to Maximon, a pagan saint who drinks moonshine and smoke cigars. Maximon is visited every day by locals, healers and tourists asking for favors and blessings.
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. Enjoy a lakeside lunch before the boat takes you back to your hotel. Dinner at your leisure tonight (we can arrange for a private chef in your villa upon request or make arrangements for dinner in Panajachel, at additional cost).
On day 6 transfer back to Antigua for an overnight and to explore the night life and wonderful restaurants!