An early morning hike is rewarded with stunning views of the sunrise over Lake Atitlan on this hike to Indian Nose from San Pedro La Laguna. See for yourself why this short but challenging hike is one of the most popular in the area as you scramble up to the lookout point. Going with a guide not only ensures that you don’t get lost, but is also recommended for safety reasons.
The Mayan Face mountain also known as indian's nose has a sublime view of Lake Atitlán and the guardians of the lake that are the volcanoes: San Pedro, Atitlán, Tolimán and Pakisis. It is also possible to see the volcanoes; Fuego, Acatenango, Agua that are located near Antigua Guatemala. You cannot miss this great adventure that is very popular and preferred by visitors around Lake Atitlán.
You and your companion will receive the best assistance since you will have a professional and private guide who knows the routes very well and has years of experience guiding visitors with kindness, respect and quality of service.
Ensure that your journey between Antigua and San Pedro is secure and stress-free with a shared transfer. This economical service enables you to maximize your precious vacation time and travel budget. Also, booking in advance spares you the headache of finding a last-minute transfer. Passengers heading to San Pablo will be dropped-off in San Marcos, where they can access a tuk-tuk.
Take a sunrise hike up the Indian Nose, one of the most-visited mountains near Lake Atitlan, on this 7-hour day trip. This 9,300-foot (2,863-meter) mountain, also known as 'The Mayan Face,' offers a challenging climb as well as superb views of Lake Atitlan and the villages of San Juan and San Pedro la Laguna. Best of all, you get to take in this sublime sight at sunrise, just as the first rays of the morning light touch the landscape with rosy shades of orange and pink. This Indian Nose hike also includes entrance fees, a guide, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport.
Sail through the lush vegetation surrounding Lake Atitlan on a 6-hour zipline excursion. After your guide collects you from your San Pedro la Laguna hotel, take an exciting ride on a colorful chicken bus. At the park, suit up in provided equipment, then get ready to fly. As you zoom through the forest, don’t forget to take in the surrounding volcanic chain and scenery of Lake Atitlan.
Experience a different side of Lake Atitlan on this guided hike through the lush rainforests of the lower ridges of the Atitlan Volcano. Starting from Santiago Atitlan, this half-day private hike takes you from the shores of the volcanic caldera lake, deep into the tropical forest to a cascading waterfall. As you hike, keep your eyes peeled for colorful birds and monkeys.
Go kayaking on Lake Atitlan on a half-day tour from San Pedro la Laguna led by an experienced guide. Paddle across the pristine lake to Las Cristalinas, then have time to relax at the white-sand beach and swim, all within view of a stunning volcanic landscape. Make the most of your morning by starting early, with the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
The giant of the lake, with its stunning view of the lake and surrounding areas, offers a great experience for those who want to feel challenged and rewarded at the same time. Summit the peak and see nothing else but volcanic rock and amazing 360 vistas of the region. The perfect place to learn about the birth of Lake Atitlán, a violent history of volcanic eruptions dating back to 11 million years ago. Gaze at the starry night as it blends with the towns’ lights and sparks peace and joy.
Through the funds from this workshop you are providing fair pay to your artisan teacher and helping our artisan-owned association continue to pay for our storefront location. Our storefront location gives us an outlet to share our tradition with others while providing for our families!
Indian Nose is located in the northwestern corner of Lake Atitlan, one of Guatemala's top destinations
The mountain divides the towns of San Juan La Laguna and Santa Clara La Laguna.
it is one of the most epic sunrise viewpoints in Guatemala. The beauty of India's nose walk for those who aren't into it for a long haul is that the walk takes less than 30 minutes
It's a short, inexpensive adventure with epic views and a great way to start your day of adventuring in the area.
The Indian Nose is a Peak known for having the appearance of a person's face looking up at the sky. It is known as Rostro Maya in Spanish and its original name is in Tzutujil, one of the Mayan languages around the lake.
We`ll take you to the highest point of the peak so you can spend some time appreciating the beauty of the lake and the towns around it, take some pictures, and breathe fresh air. To close with a flourish, we`ll take you to a place by the lake where you`ll have the chance to cliff diving in the clear waters of the lake! Make sure you don`t forget your swimsuit as you`ll need it.
This tour is a different way of appreciating and enjoying Lake Atitlan. Don't miss this fascinating tour.
Guatemala, being a relatively small territory, has many mountainous parts, and among all of them, we can find 37 stunning volcanoes that are totally worth climbing. Today we invite you to venture to climb Atitlan Volcano, located very close to Lake Atitlan, and on the way to the summit, you will observe the immense beauty of this lake and its surrounding villages.
During the tour, you will observe a lot of nature and the birds that inhabit this place. This tour is designed for travelers staying in the town of Santiago Atitlan. We will leave early in the morning and dedicate a full day to climbing the breathtaking volcano. Without a doubt, it is a tour that we recommend on your visit to Guatemala.
If your thing is to do different activities where you travel to, then we are sure that this will be a tour that you will like a lot. We want you to be able to experience artisanal fishing in Lake Atitlan! This is an ancient activity on the lake that the locals have done for a long time, some since their childhood. Our expert guide will take you with one of the local fishermen, there you will get on an artisanal boat and travel for a few minutes to the area where they frequently fish. You can learn all the necessary techniques to fish yourself. Our guide will be with you all the time and will give you interesting information about this activity and the town of Santiago Atitlan, one of the most colorful, with many friendly people and full of local crafts wherever you see. Join us and enjoy this spectacular tour.
With its two majestic peaks, Toliman offers incredible vistas, lush forests and an incredible imploded crater. A beautiful hike that starts at the local Santiago Atitlán market and up through the maize plantations and into the tropical rain forest, Toliman offers a complete and challenging experience. Perfect place to learn about the ecosystems of the region and the services these provide for the subsistence of the region. A good hike for big groups of family or friends
Scale the heights of Guatemala’s towering Santiaguito volcano, one of the country’s most active, during this 6-hour hiking excursion. Take a relatively easy hike up the slopes of this 12,375-foot (3770-meter) volcano, enjoying views of nearby Mayan corn fields and the area’s cloud forest as you climb. From the top you’ll enjoy gorgeous sight lines of the volcano’s smoking side cone (and a thrilling sense of accomplishment). This Santiaguito day hike covers entrance fees, a guide, snacks and round-trip hotel transport.
Traveling by mountain bike is a challenging and adventurous way to visit parts of Lake Atitlan that are all too easily overlooked when visiting by boat or car. Follow your guide down rugged mountain paths en route to an epic sunset spot at the Mario Mendez Montenegro Mirador in Godinez—chances are, you’ll be the only people there.
If you are visiting Lake Atitlán, this is one of the best tours to learn more about its towns and interact with the local culture. This tour is special since we will take you to know little frequented towns and with great beauty! The first 3 towns: Santa Cruz, Jaibalito & Tzununa are full of nature and you can be in contact with it, learn about the local culture and breathe fresh air. Then, we will go to San Juan La Laguna. During our visit to San Juan, we will do the chocolate tour, learn about the natural dyeing of textiles, and Mayan honey. Lunch is included. Don't worry about anything, take your camera and enjoy it to the fullest!
If you are looking for a different activity to do in Lake Atitlan, then we have what you are looking for. We want to take you to have a fully interactive experience with the community of Santiago Atitlan and with the Tul plantation. Tul is a very important plant for the lake communities as they have many uses for it. It is used to purify the lake water, give a home to water animals and birds, and make different crafts.
Join the adventure of getting on a kayuko (a traditional rowing boat), interact with a local from Santiago, have the opportunity to plant one of these plants, and learn about the crafts that are made from this plant. Enjoy to the fullest!
Visit three Mayan villages around Lake Atitlan—Santiago Atitlan, San Juan la Laguna, and Panajachel—on this guided all-day tour from San Pedro La Laguna. Witness the lifestyle of the Mayan people, learn their techniques for making and dyeing textiles, and experience the local way of life as you wander the bustling markets.
Board your air-conditioned transportation for the approximately two and a half-hour guided drive to the highlands of Guatemala and Lake Atitlan. Located at over 4,000 feet above sea level, the lake is over 1,000 feet deep and is surrounded by three very impressive volcanoes. The lake itself was formed after the last eruption 85,000 years ago. Once at the lake board a boat to take you to explore the most indigenous village known as San Juan La Laguna. There meet local artisans famous for making hand made textiles. After lunch board your boat again to connect with your land transportation and head back to Port Quetzal.
Experience Santiago Atitlan’s rich culture with a private guide who gives you insider access to understanding art, handicrafts, spirituality, and more. Since this tour is fully customizable, you'll work with the guide to design an itinerary that reflects your interests. Prebooking secures your private guide in advance, ensuring a personalized alternative to more generic group trips.
Birdwatching in San Juan La Laguna is a really cool activity if you want to explore more of nature. We have the equipment that will make you have an amazing experience watching the colorful birds that there are around.
Go beyond the traditional tourist sites of Guatemala and interact with locals during this extensive 11 day community-based tour. You’ll stay with a host family in San Juan del Obispo for the duration of your visit, taking time to learn about the Guatemalan ways of life. Among other adventures, you’ll visit a chocolate factory in Antigua, read to children in Santiago Zamora, and visit the ruins of Iximche.
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What people are saying about San Pedro La Laguna Tours
Hike for the Sunrise on Indian Nose and Kayaking tour
"Salvador is a great guide. We ended up having a private tour. He was educating us about the history of the Indian Nose. After the hike he took us back to our hotel for a quick outfit change before kayaking. One of us didn’t know how to kayak but he was kind to teach."..."
"Salvador is a great guide. We ended up having a private tour. He was educating us about the history of the Indian Nose. After the hike he took us back to our hotel for a quick outfit change before kayaking. One of us didn’t know how to kayak but he was kind to teach."
"This was a great hike! It was a bit challenging and steep but the views made it worth it. Our guide Victor was very insightful and gave us great information about the surrounding towns. We were greeted with hot chocolate and a lot of clouds but once the sun came out everything cleared out and we got a great view of the nearby volcanoes."..."
"This was a great hike! It was a bit challenging and steep but the views made it worth it. Our guide Victor was very insightful and gave us great information about the surrounding towns. We were greeted with hot chocolate and a lot of clouds but once the sun came out everything cleared out and we got a great view of the nearby volcanoes."
Indian Nose Hiking Adventure (custom and private tour)
"An incredible hike with an incredible guide. Edvin was amazing! Decided to do this hike during the rainy season- it was muddy, wet leaves and steep. Edvin was incredible with his help, taking brief breaks, making sure we didn't fall in the mud, and provided us with walking sticks. The hike was steep, but morning sunrise was completely worth it! 100% recommend this hike with Edvin."..."
"An incredible hike with an incredible guide. Edvin was amazing! Decided to do this hike during the rainy season- it was muddy, wet leaves and steep. Edvin was incredible with his help, taking brief breaks, making sure we didn't fall in the mud, and provided us with walking sticks. The hike was steep, but morning sunrise was completely worth it! 100% recommend this hike with Edvin."
Private Lake Atitlan Tour in Town of Santa Cruz, Jaibalito, Tzununa and San Juan
"We had a great time with Joe. He was really nice and we were the only people on the excursion. I def recommend. We ended up skipping one of the towns since it was just another church, but the end was great with great shopping."..."
"We had a great time with Joe. He was really nice and we were the only people on the excursion. I def recommend. We ended up skipping one of the towns since it was just another church, but the end was great with great shopping."