Authentic Mayan village visit
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Located in the hills above Lake Atitlan, San Jorge La Laguna is a small Kaqchiquel town that's a 10-minute drive from Panajachel, the lake's main hub.
In addition to spectacular views of the area and three volcanoes nearby, San Jorge has a rich indigenous culture, and guests will get an insider's look at the community with the help of a local guide. Over the course of a half-day, visitors will explore San Jorge's small streets and colonial church, learn more about the ropa típica (traditional dress), take a short hike to a series of caves regularly used for sacred Maya ceremonies, and enjoy a traditional, homemade lunch (after helping make Guatemala's ubiquitous corn tortillas) in the house of a local family.