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Lake Atitlan ATV TourHalf-day Tours

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Lake Atitlan ATV Tour

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On our amazing Lake Atilan ATV tour we have brought fun and excitement and mixed it in with the beauty and cultural experiences the lake has to offer. We depart from our office in Pana and head over to our first stop, which is San Antonio Palopo, on the local road that runs around the edge of the lake. Once in San Antonio, we park at the local pier and walk over to the local ceramic factory where we visit and learn about the process to make all these incredible goods. Once finished in San Antonio we head back towards Pana but we stop at the village of Santa Catarina Palopo. During this stop we are able to learn and see local weaving, blankets, and many of the local goods made at this village. We also visit the local cultural center where we can taste some local coffee and chocolate, and lastly head over to the dock where we can do some shopping or grab a snack and drinks at the waterfront restaurant. Our last stop, we head over to Playa Blanca en Barrio Jucanya for some pictures.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Horseback Riding TourNature and Wildlife

Horseback Riding Tour

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Take in the magical sights of Lake Atitlan with this 3-hour horseback ride. Ride from San Pedro La Laguna up to a lookout point with stunning views of the lake, volcanoes, cornfields, and coffee farms. No prior experience needed for this enjoyable ride. After riding you’ll have time to lunch and explore San Pedro la Laguna on foot.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from PanajachelDay Trips

Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

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Watch the sunrise light up Lake Atitlan and the Volcanic Ring of Fire from one of the highest points at Lake Atitlan: Indian Nose. After pickup from your Panajachel lodging and a 90-minute drive through the highlands, take an easy 30-minute hike to the summit of Indian Nose, followed by a trip to Sacred Hunters Cave. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel as well as all entrance fees and a professional guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The best horseback riding at Lake Atitlan to lookout point to see Lake and vistaDining Experiences

The best horseback riding at Lake Atitlan to lookout point to see Lake and vista

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The cities surrounding Lake Atitlan have various places to ride, but Finca Xetuc offers the largest of Santiago. Our farm sits right on the lake and we are the only one to offer gourmet meals. We offer an experience that allows families to have a unique experience together in nature, meet interesting creatures such as deer and pizotes, with the option of winding down to a beautiful meal.
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  • 1 hour
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Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from QuetzaltenangoHiking

Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from Quetzaltenango

Experience spectacular views of Santiaguito — one of the world’s most active volcanoes — on a half-day trekking adventure from Quetzaltenango. Alongside your guide, you’ll embark on a moderately steep hike that soon transforms into flat terrain replete with diverse flora and fauna. On arrival at an ideal vantage point, you’ll be rewarded with views of the Santiaguito volcano erupting. Marvel as molten lava and billowing smoke explode from the volcanic crater to form an incredible spectacle. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, you’ll receive personalized attention.
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  • 5 hours
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3-Days of Trekking from Xela to Lake AtitlanMulti-day Tours

3-Days of Trekking from Xela to Lake Atitlan

Experience the majesty of Guatemala’s dramatic countryside on a 3-day trek from Xela to Lake Atitlan. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Western Highlands as you observe smoking volcanoes and climb steep mountains. Watch the sunrise from a spectacular vantage point at Countenance Maya and witness the beauty of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala’s largest lake, at the end of your trip. Enjoy two nights of comfortable accommodation in a local Guatemalan home and revitalize with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Round-trip transportation from Quetzaltenango is included.
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  • 3 days
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Tajumulco VolcanoHiking

Tajumulco Volcano

It is the highest volcano in Central America, reaching an elevation of 4,220meters and has 2 peaks. It is one of the best places to climb and camp. The highest peak is placed at the East and has a crater of 75 meters, the smaller peak is known as Cerro Concepción and it has an altitude of 4,100 meters. Its slopes cultivate potatoes, vegetables and other edible products. As you traverse along the mountain, you’ll find that the vegetation is unique and includes temperate and cold forests of pine-oak, junipers and conifers that make the ascent exceptionally beautiful.
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  • 2 days
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One Day Hike - Atitlán VolcanoHiking

One Day Hike - Atitlán Volcano

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The tallest and least-summited volcano at Lake Atitlan, Volcan Atitlan offers better views and a more natural experience than its neighbors. Book your hike in advance to guarantee a high-quality guide who takes you through corn fields, coffee plantations, and stretches of wilderness on the way to the summit, sharing facts and insight about the area as you trek.
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  • 8 hours
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Indian Nose Hiking Adventure (custom and private tour)Day Trips

Indian Nose Hiking Adventure (custom and private tour)

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Horseback riding visiting two villages at Lake Atitlan:Nature and Wildlife

Horseback riding visiting two villages at Lake Atitlan:

Explore the countryside from San Pedro la Laguna to San Juan la Laguna on a half-day horseback ride with your own private guide. By horse you can access places that most visitors miss, and get another perspective on the landscape of Guatemala. You’ll also visit a textile cooperative and a coffee plantation, and learn about local customs for dying the fabrics and harvesting crops.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Trek to Chicabal Volcano and LagoonHiking

Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon

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Equal parts natural wonder and cultural landmark, Lake Chicabal is a top attraction for Quetzaltenango (Xela) area visitors. Hiking with a guide is not only the safest way to visit the crater lake—also a Mam Mayan ceremonial site—but also makes for the easiest transportation logistics straight from your Xela hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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LAGUNA BRAVA from Guatemala CityMulti-day Tours

LAGUNA BRAVA from Guatemala City

Laguna Brava is by far the most beautiful and impresive Body of water in Guatemala. Its Crystal clear Waters reflect a Turquoise color all day long from dawn ´til Sunset. The 3 Cenotes (Water Holes) on the North side of the Lagoon are also of incredible beauty.
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  • 2 days 12 hours
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Get fun with an Adventure Tour - Zip Line (Canopy)Ziplining

Get fun with an Adventure Tour - Zip Line (Canopy)

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak and Extreme Zipline Adventure from PanajachelZiplining

Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak and Extreme Zipline Adventure from Panajachel

One of the most beautiful locations in all of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is best explored outdoors. Start your day with a kayak or paddle board tour around the lake before hiking to a ziplining location on the lake’s rugged north shore. Choose from a scenic or extreme adventure as you soar past vistas of the lake, waterfalls, and volcanoes, completing your tour at the Nature Reserve.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rural Tour (cantel)Nature and Wildlife

Rural Tour (cantel)

This TOUR includes the wonderful experience of living a day or several with a local family. Family full of deep-rooted traditions. Where you can even have an embroidery class of the place, where you can also express your own creativity. You will also know the traditional cuisine of the place and even a glass of a special liquor. You will love the place as it is kind to nature and you will breathe an atmosphere full of peace and harmony.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Quetzaltenango and Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs from PanajachelDay Trips

Quetzaltenango and Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs from Panajachel

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of Quetzaltenango, and then the soothing hot waters of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs, on this 10-hour day trip. Start with an exploration of the historic architecture and top attractions of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala’s second-largest city. Then soak away your aches and cares in the therapeutic geothermal waters of Fuentes Georginas, where you can relax and rejuvenate in a series of outdoor pools of varying temperatures. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunrise Hike to the Indian NoseHiking

Sunrise Hike to the Indian Nose

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hike Around Lake AtitlanHiking

Hike Around Lake Atitlan

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Explore the small town village life and gorgeous scenery of Lake Atitlan during this 5-hour hiking excursion from Santa Cruz la Laguna to San Marcos. During the course of your trip you’ll observe local villagers tending to coffee and corn crops in area farm fields and pass through small Mayan hamlets like San Marcos, Tzununná and Jaibalito. Best of all your hike offers a chance to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Lake Atitlan and its nearby volcanoes. This Lake Atitlan hiking adventure also covers one-way transfer to the start point, hotel pickup, guide and entrance fees.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in GuatemalaHiking

Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

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Enjoy a true Guatemalan adventure during this full-day or half-day trip hiking and kayaking along the shores of Lake Atitlan. Explore the rich indigenous traditions of local villages on hikes to observe farmers tending to their coffee crops. You’ll also paddle the waters of the lake, watching fishermen ply the waters on hand-hewn boats, and spot the exotic array of plant and animal life that calls Lake Atitlan home. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even go for a cliff jump. Your Guatemala adventure covers all activities, a guide and round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel and Santa Cruz.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Trekking from Nebaj to Todo Santos (Cuchumatanes)Hiking

Trekking from Nebaj to Todo Santos (Cuchumatanes)

This trekking adventure with a duration of 3 days of walking and a distance of 60 kilometers and a high elevation of 3,837 meters (La Torre) is the non-volcanic mountain chain highest elevation in Central America From Nebaj lasts for three days starting the hike in the (Region Ixil) to Todos Santos takes you off the beaten track and discover uncharted mountains Cuchumatanes chain where people live inthe remote communities and their traditional routes through 3 zones starting with the region “Maya Ixil, area , then here we will Mam area the “Chaplaincy, La Ventosa, Tower “up to Todos Santos mountain chain that is hardly visited Guatemala with few changes and features as unique as spectacular scenery, green valleys of pine, fir, juniper, oak, madrone is crossed, barren plateaus. The region was one of the hardest hit during the civil war (civil war that lasted 36 years) and memories of massacres and disappearances weigh on the minds of people.
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  • 3 days
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Lake Atitlan: Santa Catarina and San Antonio Maya Tour from PanajachelHiking

Lake Atitlan: Santa Catarina and San Antonio Maya Tour from Panajachel

Immerse yourself in the ancient Mayan heritage and fascinating traditions of Guatemala during this 6-hour day trip to the villages of San Antonio and Santa Catarina. Explore the indigenous artisan traditions of the towns near Lake Atitlan as you tour local textile and craft cooperatives and then visit a ceramics studio. Then participate in Mayan rituals as you learn about the Protection Fire Ceremony and take part in an optional hike along the lake’s edge. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel and Santa Catarina.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Atitlan Lower Mayan Trail Hiking Tour from PanajachelHiking

Lake Atitlan Lower Mayan Trail Hiking Tour from Panajachel

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Tread where few tourists ever set foot on this 4-hour hiking tour amidst the stunning scenery and idyllic Mayan villages of the Lower Mayan Trail. Trace the same paths followed by the ancient Kaqchikel Mayans for centuries, passing by coffee and corn fields and the rugged, volcano-laden shoreline of Lake Atitlan. As you go, you’ll also immerse yourself in Mayan village life during stops in the hamlets of Tzununa, Jaibalito and Santa Cruz. This hiking trip also includes round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Multi activity In One Day Day Trips

Multi activity In One Day

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It is for people who like to do adventure tours in this tour you will have the opportunity to do different types of activities in one day. We will start in the morning in Panajachel where we will take a private boat to take us to the village of jaibalito from there we will start the hike for two hours approximately until we arrive at the town of tzununa after we go by bicycle passing through the villages of San Marcos, San Pablo, San Juan and San Pedro, in San Pedro we will leave the bicycle and to finish our tour we will have a more relaxing adventure in the lake, kayaking over the lake for an hour. This tour requires a minimum of two people
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Get to know San Marcos, San Pablo, San Juan and San Pedro by bicycle Day Trips

Get to know San Marcos, San Pablo, San Juan and San Pedro by bicycle

Este es un recorrido que empieza desde Panajachel donde en nuestra oficina iremos al embarcador para tomar un bote publico que nos llevará al pueblo de tzununa de ahí empieza nuestra aventura en bicicleta visitando los pueblos de tzununa, San Marcos, San Pablo, San Juan y San Pedro, en el recorrido en bicicleta se harán paradas donde usted podrá apreciar vistas panorámicas, también se visita a mujeres tejedoras, plantas medicinales, iglesia coloniales, y plantaciones de café. El recorrido tiene un total de 7 millas por lo que el recorrido en bicicleta tiene una duración de 2 a 3 horas aproximadamente, el camino que inicia con tierra por aproximadamente 3 millas después con camino pavimentada, también hay subidas y bajadas de pequeños cerros por lo que se recomienda tener buena condición.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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