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Lake Atitlán Guatemala
Nestled in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre Mountains is Lake Atitlán. Three volcanoes, Sand Pedro volcano, Toliman volcano, and Atitlan volcano surround this 50-square mile mountain lake. Lake Atitlan Guatemala is often cited as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Along with its three majestic volcanoes, Atitlan Lake is also surrounded by quaint villages and towns heavily influenced by the Mayan culture.
Lake Atitlán Coffee Tour
Lake Atitlan Guatemala is located in one of the world’s best coffee growing regions. The high altitude mountainous location provides the ideal conditions and climate for growing some of the world’s richest Arabica coffee beans. Many consider Guatemalan coffee to be the best tasting coffee bar none. You’ll discover why as you enjoy some Guatemalan coffee samples while on our Guatemala coffee plantation tour.
Panajachel Guatemala - Mayan Village
Located on the shores of Lake Aitlan Guatemala is Panajachel. While in this unique mountain village, be sure to shop the many artisan markets for handicrafts and textiles. La Galeria is also worth a visit, as it is one of the oldest galleries in all of Central America. The name Panajachel is derived from the indigenous Mayan Kaqchikel language. Loosely translated, Panajachel means place of the fruit tree (Matasanos). The economy of Panajachel now relies mostly on tourism but the villagers still dress in their traditional Mayan attire.
Lake Atitlán Boat Tour
Surrounded by imposing jungle escarpments, Atitlan Lake fills an ancient volcanic basin and at its deepest is over 1120 feet deep. What makes this lake so unique is that instead of being fed by surrounding rivers, the Lake is actually the source of water for the two local rivers. Also, there are few roads along the shores of Lake Atitlan. Instead, the towns are connected by mountainous roads or can only be visited by boat. On our Caravan Guatemala tour, you’ll get to enjoy a view of the three surrounding volcanoes from the deck of our fully guided Lake Atitlan boat tour.
About Caravan Tours
Caravan Tours now operates affordable, fully guided, all inclusive tours throughout Central America, Canada and the United States. We are now a second-generation family owned tour company with roots that go all the way back to 1952 in Chicago, IL.
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Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
Trade Association Memberships
Caravan Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).