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Lake Atitlan Villages Tour

Badge of ExcellencePanajachel, Guatemala

From USD 57.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the Lake Atitlan area on this half-day ATV adventure. First, head to San Antonio Palopo via the road that runs around the lake. There, visit a local ceramic factory to learn about the production process and also stop by a chocolate factory. Following that, travel to the village of Santa Catarina Palopo where you'll be able to learn about and see the weaving of blankets, and other goods. Lastly, head to Playa Blanca en Barrio Jucanya for some photo opps by the water.
  • Mix sightseeing with adventure on this ATV excursion
  • Learn more about Guatemalan culture and lifestyle
  • Taste local coffee and chocolate during the tour
  • This tour is suited for beginner ATV riders

What's Included

  • ATVs and Helmets
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking Fees
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Simoon Rentals & Tours Panajachel
    Casa Gloria C, Calle Monte Rey, Panajachel, Guatemala

    The tour starts at our office. Calle Monte Rey, casa Gloria C. We are located next to Dreamboat Hostal.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Valid driver´s Licence
  • Most travellers can participate
  • You are unable to book a reservation only with a passenger rate; you must have a driver rate as well.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Lake Atitlan Villages Tour?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Atitlan Villages Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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155 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 155 reviews
Perfect afternoon ATV’ing
Josh_M, Nov 2022
We had guide named Jose. Very well spoken and super cool. We’d definitely recommend the afternoon trip. We got to see a lot of the area and surrounding villages while enjoying a gorgeous sunset and really great people. It was a highlight of our trip so far amongst friends. We’d definitely do again! 5 stars!!!
So fun!
Joi_W, Nov 2022
This is an awesome tour around the lake and villages! It’s super easy to find once you get to Panajachel. We left at 9am and got back at 1pm.
Great day on ATVs
Lou_M, Nov 2022
Jose was a wonderful guide we loved the special cold brew and all of his insights and advice. The ATVs worked great and with the guide we were able to navigate the roads easily !
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks alot for your review , im glad that you had a great time with Jose !!
A great ride
Anthony_D, Sept 2022
It was more fun than I expected. You get to learn a lot about the culture of Guatemala and ride into 2 different small towns. Nemias the tour guide was very attentive and spoke well in English and Spanish.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hello sounds super great !! thanks for your nice review , we aprecciate alottt
So much fun!!
Victoria_C, Sept 2022
Loved everything about this!! Jose was an amazing guide and we had such a great time. ATVs were so much fun and really enjoyed the stops along the way! Local ceramics, weaving and chocolate. 100% recommend this tour and the company was excellent with communication and meeting point.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hello Hello !! thanks alot for your review and your recommendations too , we are super happy the you had a great time with your guide !!
Must do if you want to have the real country experience
Jose_J, Sept 2022
An awesome tour if you want to know a little bit of the towns around Lake Atiltan. Nemias was an excellent tour guide. He had the knowledge to explain everything we asked about. We even got the chance to experience a "fiesta de pueblo" in Santiago de Palopo. If you visit Panajachel I recommend you to do this activity. We were a group of 5 and we had a blast
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thanks for your nice Review and your recommendations ! we are glad the you had a great time with Nehemias i!!
Very fun!
Meaghan_O, May 2022
Really fun with very cool stops! The guides are great and know so much about each of the places you stop (and lake Atitlan)
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you for your review !! and for sharing your nice experience!!
Fun tour!
Randall_T, May 2022
Had a great time on this tour, Nehemias was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The trip wouldn’t be as enjoyable without him.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you very much for such a great review ,we are happy you enjoyed the tour with Nehemias!!
Fun, safe, and a good way to explore
Annette_M, May 2022
Terrific guided that made me feel comfortable asking questions and stopping when I needed help. Very friendly and you feel like a local with them!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for your review!! we are happy that you had a great adventure !!!
Great Time with Jon Carlos!
Alycia_A, May 2022
I really enjoyed this tour! It was a great way to see some of the village. Jon Carlos was a phenomenal guide with a wealth of knowledge. I definitely recommend this tour!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for your review! we appreciate alot!
Super fun way to spend the morning
Adriana_M, May 2022
This was such a fun way to spend my morning! I learned a fair amount on the tour that I wouldn’t have otherwise and definitely saw areas I wouldn’t have visited had it not been for this tour. My guide gave me recommendations for things to do during the rest of my stay and entertained my banter. If you’re looking to see Pana in a unique way I recommend it!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks Adriana , for you nice Review !!! we appreciate alot!!
Funnest Tour in Guatemala
ANNY_C, Apr 2022
This was the most fun I have had in Guatemala!! Yoshua was an incredible guide: helpful, kind, always making sure we were safe, and full of knowledge. We got to ride for so long and we toured less touristy areas. I loved it so much I think I might book the sunset tour too. Thanks so much for an incredible day!!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
thanks your review ,we glad you have a great time!!
Fun for the whole family!
Pepe_F, Mar 2022
Excellent experience. Our guide (Joshua?) was fantastic. Kind, funny, and happy to please. He has great English and all of the stops were excellent! One of the best things we did in Guatemala. Joshua was also considerate of everyone's safety and clearly takes his job seriously. Thanks for a fun time for our whole family!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
thanks for your nice review !! for sure Joshua appreciate alot your words!
Atitlan under the sun!
Dominique_W, Mar 2022
Amazingggg timeee! This tour has it all culture cooler chocolate and zing bar at the end with Guatemalan moonshine 😂 our guide was knowledgeable fun and attentive hands on with the pottery and chocolate tours and knew almost as much as the presenters ! It was my birthday and they made sure I enjoyed it to the fullest
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Awesome!! happy birthday one more time from all the team:)
Best tour I have ever done. Do it you wont regret it.
JOANNE_E, Feb 2022
Had the most amazing time. I was more interested in riding the ATV instead of visiting the pottery factory and Yeshua accommodated my request. Yeshua is one of the best guides I have ever had. His English is super. I highly recommend that you ask for Yeshua when you book.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hello Joanne, Thank you for your review. Glad to read you enjoyed your tour and to read your guide was able to personalize your tour a little bit.. we try to give all our customers an unique experience. All the best, Gaby Simoon rentals and tours
We had a blast!!
Matthew_W, July 2021
Neimus was our tour guide and he was very nice and helpful. It was our first time riding ATVs and it was a blast!! We highly recommend Simoon Tours & Rentals if you want a fun way to visit nearby villages and experience the surrounding culture. The ladies in Santa Catarina Polopa we're beautiful and amazing as well. We also enjoyed our drink vouchers for the dreamboat bar! Book here, you won't forget the experience! Thanks Neimus!
Response from Host, Sept 2021
hi Matt, thanks for booking a tour with us at the lake and having a good time...
Best ATV Tour Going!
fjbuchanan8, Feb 2020
Our Lake Atitlan tour was fantastic! Our guide, Diego, took us to two local villages where we learned about a number of Indigenous customs and practices. The ATVs were awesome and really fun to ride through Pana and the lake highways! Definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you! Glad you had a good time. Visit us in Antigua for a diffrent tour :)
Excelente; bellas vistas,...
LAUREN_M, July 2022
Excelente; bellas vistas, tremendo guía y una interesante aventura por diferentes pueblos de Atitlán que no mucha gente visita. Muy complacida.
Response from Host, July 2022
Gracias por tu review! nos alegra mucho que la pasaste muy bien !!!