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Day tour to very traditional towns & Local Ceramic

Visiting The colorful town and the local ceramic. these villages on the Eastern side of the lake is a unique experience, places rich in culture and traditions and very traditional little villages from around Lake Atitlan.

You will be able to learn about the intricate technique used for the textiles made at the colorful town of Santa Catarina Palopo, the beautiful church and go through the colorful streets!

In San Antonio Palopo you will be able to visit the church, place with one of the best views of the lake! You will be able to see the foot loom and the way it is used. Also  you will visit the local ceramic factory!

Tour type: Cultural group tour

Tour starting time: 9:00am

Tour aproximate ending time: 12- 1pm.

Pick up & Drop off location: Panajachel or any hotel in Santa Cruz la Laguna

Transport type: Boat

Trip highlights: The view of the lake and volcanoes, the traditional clothing, the back strap loom & foot loom and the ceramic factory.

Includes: Transportation, admission fees & professional guide.

Lunch: Optional

Features: Spectacular scenery, best guides, tour by boat, Santa Catarina & San Antonio.

Bring: Sun block, water, hat, sun glases, comfortable shoes, rain jacket (rainy season),

Hotel Pick Up

This tour departs every day from Panajachel or at the hotel that you want us to pick you up from the next nearby towns: Panajachel, Santa Cruz la Laguna and Jaibalito.


At checkout There is a space to enter the name of your hotel. Once your booking is confirmed, we’ll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Payment Policy

In order to book our services we require a small deposit to guarantee your tour. Pay the balance at the day of the tour. You can pay in cash USD or Local Currency only.


  1. :

    Can’t say enough about how excellent our experiences have been with Tours Atitlán, with whom we have enjoyed multiple travel adventures in the Lake Atitlán and Antigua area. We host regular yoga retreats in Guatemala and Tours Atitlán has always given us the best experiences, for our private trips as well as group excursions. We loved the San Antonio & Santa Catarina trip for its local flavor and the visit to an authentic (not touristy) ceramic gallery where we could see the artists creating their pottery pieces.
    Every step of the way is always perfectly handled – from our initial communications by email and phone to decide our itineraries, to the excursions themselves. Isaias and Juan Carlos have been our tour guides on several trips and they are knowledgeable, enthusiastic about their country and excited about sharing it with us. They are always attentive, adjusting the tours as needed. Great sense of humour, too 🙂 A thumbs up for Ricardo too, one of the company’s excellent drivers.

    We always felt that we were in safe and professional hands, with complete trust in how the day unfolded. Highly recommend, and would definitely work with Tours Atitlán again.

  2. :

    Excellent tour with Pedro!

    On a recent visit to Lake Atitlan, I had the pleasure of visiting Santa Catarina Palopo and San Antonio Palopo during a 3 hour tour with Pedro. The tour is very informative and a great value; and Pedro is an excellent guide. I highly recommend this experience.

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  • Pricing Name 1 Person
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    Available Seats: 1

    Adult ( 1 - 1 Pax ) $60.00 /Person

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    Adult ( 2 - 2 Pax ) $45.00 /Person

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Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

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