Live Culture & Traditions
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The blast of colors, incredible scenery, Mayan living culture, lakes, and volcanoes, give existence to the enchanting Lake Atitlan fascinating everybody that visits us.
The mix of native beliefs and Catholicism revealed at each day ethnos that live in the surroundings of Atitlan’s lake, on the northwest the Kaqchikel as well as the southeast the Tz’utujil.
Roughly 85.000 years the region of Atitlan’s lake experience a powerful and brutal cataclysm creating a large crater. San Pedro’s, Toliman’s and Atitlan’s volcanoes formed 60.000 years after, providing origin to Atitlan’s lake.
Some activities are possible to practice within this privileged location like Nature hikes, birding, aquatic activities, and cultural immersion.
Panajachel, San Marcos la Laguna, Santa Cruz la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan, to mention a number of the locations that provide an amazing experience with multicolored markets with a range of earthenware, wood, and textiles.Rates & Departures
Lake Atitlan Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Transfer from Your Hotel to the Helipad area.
We take off from La Aurora international airport or from Antigua Guatemala heading towards the northwest, through a bird’s-eye view you can enjoy the magnificent panorama over the fields of cultivation, patches of oak-pine forest and villages that form the landscape of the Guatemalan highlands.
At our arrival, the unique and spectacular landscape of Lake Atitlán welcomes us with the fantastic views of picturesque villages surrounded by the Atitlán, San Pedro and Tolimán volcanoes.
Landing at Hotel Atitlan
Right after landing at Hotel Atitlan helipad, you are going to take a boat ride towards the villages of San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan to visit the women’s textile cooperative here you will discover ancestral hand weaving techniques, the natural dye and learn about textiles, beliefs, and spiritualism of the T’zutujil Maya people.
Finishing the visit to these magnificent villages; you will return to the hotel Atitlan to board the helicopter towards Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City
After this cultural immersion in the Mayan villages of the Lake Atitlan, we take off towards the west, starting the flight over San Jorge La Laguna and going around the lake watching volcanoes Atitlan, San Pedro, and Toliman from the air.
The panoramic tour lasts approximately 12 minutes, then we arrive at San Miguel Dueñas, from here you will be able to observe the Atacatenango and fire volcanoes, then a 360 is made in the area, and you get to the side of the Agua volcano towards La Antigua Guatemala or the Aurora airport in Guatemala City.
Landing and transfer to your hotel.
Flight time: 1 hour 48 minutes
Rates & Departures:
- Ask for a quotation
- Departures: throughout the year
- Departures: are confirmed to run having a minimum of 1 people.
- Extraordinary views of Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, Highlands landscape, Pacaya, Fuego, Agua & Acatenango, Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro Volcanoes
- Purified drinking water
- Round-trip helicopter transport
- Bilingual Tour Guide
- Guided Tour
- Pick-up and drop-off from main Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala hotels
- Other locations and services not specified by the itinerary