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Family Adventures Tour at Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Family Adventures  Tour at Lake Atitlan are fun for the whole family. Parents and kids of all ages will all have fun whether it’s kayaking, hiking, doing archery or cliff jumping . Discover the Mayan culture with your family in one of our cultural tours.

Family Fun Day – Summer Camp

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Spend time with your family.

Travel to Lake Atitlan and choose your adventure options. We have high-impact activities for those who are physically active or low-impact activities for those who want to enjoy Lake Atitlan on their own terms! Families may mix and match. Kids can cliff jump and rock climb while the parent watch and enjoy canyon views.

  • $68 per person.
  • Activity time: 6-7 hours
  • Private beach and boat dock, scenic lake views, swimming, kayaking or SUP, cliff jumping (short and long jumps), rock climbing, waterfalls and canyon walks, kid’s archery, rest and relaxation areas, optional SPA services

Cliff Jump and Paddle board / Kayak

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Enhance your outdoor skills with these three activities.

We offer private group, family friendly, team building, and NGO volunteer break-day activities. Our exclusive Adventure Center has all you need to enjoy a fun day, including children and family-specific kayaking. You can paddle to one of our special cliff jumping and swimming areas. We have a kids archery range where the children can try their hand with the bows and arrows while parents can enjoy our cabanas with hammocks or even schedule a massage at our Day Spa.

  • $45 per person.
  • Lunch can be scheduled in advance for $8 per person, or drop into the Hotel Isla Verde’s Cafe (next door).
  • Activity time: 3 hours
  • Scenic lake views, swimming, kayaking or SUP, cliff jumping (short and long jumps), kid’s archery, rest and relaxation areas, optional SPA services

Family Adventures Tour: Rock Climbing at Lake Atitlan

If you enjoy heights this is the activity for you.

Los Elementos Adventure Center is the rock climbing school in Guatemala where you can learn the basic principals of top rope climbing and try your skills on one of our easier walls. Lake Atitlán is one of the few of locations in the world with over-the-water climbing for those with more experience. Climb with us at the base camp in Santa Cruz la Laguna or on one of the many climbing sites around the lake. We offer climbing camps and can do all climbs in one day, break it up, or just do some of them.

  • $70 per person (2 top-rope climbs). Family packages available.
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
  • Activity time: 3+ hours
  • Options: 2 top-rope climbs (one pitch each), 1 canyon climb (three pitches), over the water climbs (one pitch each) – all climbs involve tree and dirt climbing

Easy Downhill Bike Tour

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A bicycle tour for those who enjoy exploration and being phyisically active.

This easy bicycle riding tour is great for families and those who want to have a fun ride. Start in the clouds above Lake Atitlan and coast downhill through Mayan villages, coffee fincas, and farmlands. A picturesque 98% downhill paved jaunt from Las Cruces to Panajachel.  A great adventure for recreational riders that provides breath-taking views of the area. Off road single track available.

  • $80 per person with guide.
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • 3,000 feet above lake level
  • Activity time: 2 hours + prep and van ride up
  • Downhill ride, views of volcanoes and scenic mountain overlooks, small roadside shops, pass through various communities and farms

Lakeshore Village to Village Bike Tour

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Tour from town to town for those of you who are more phyisically inclined and curious.

Lake Atitlan’s Mayan villages San Marcos, San Juan, and San Pedro are most interesting for the pure culture that is expressed in their daily life. As you bike through the villages and county side, through coffee fields and farmlands, you will see villagers going about their lives as they have for centuries.

  • $80 per person, add $15 for the complete tour of San Juan.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • 5500 feet above sea level
  • Activity time: 6+ hours
  • Best views of the lake shore, picturesque towns, optional village town tour

San Marcos, San Juan and Santiago Village Tour

Learn more about the Mayan culture in these villages.

Rated #1 on Tripadvisor, this is our best tour option to see the most in a single day. On this private tour of Lake Atitlan, you will explore the San Marcos, San Juan and Santiago villages by private boat. The full day trip takes you from one end of the lake to the other with an English-speaking guide and easy walking.

  • $95 per person (2 person minimum). Meals not included.
  • Activity time: 6-7 hours
  • San Marcos (holistic healing centers, meditation, yoga, cliff jumping), San Juan (art galleries, woman’s weaving cooperatives, a medicinal plant gardens), Santiago (Tzutujile Maya traditions, spiritual beliefs, Maximon offerings)

San Juan and Weaving Cooperatives Tour

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Learn how the beautiful traditional textiles are made.

Explore San Juan la Laguna for a full day of amazing cultural sharing. Learn how this village has embraced its culture and created an artistic Maya hub. See fair trade weaving cooperatives use natural dyed hand spun cotton, learn about the medicinal plants used by Mayan midwives and enjoy  the rich artistic presence in this fascinating and unique Gautemalan town.

  • $75 per person.
  • Activity time: 6-7 hours
  • Maya weaving techniques, artists visits and galleries, medicinal plant gardens, coffee tours, home family visits, cultural tour of pubic murals, shrines and historic town sites

Santa Catarina and San Antonio Tour

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Get to know more about the eastern portion of the lake.

This half-day trip takes you to the east shores of the lake. Travel by private boat with an English-speaking guide to the villages of San Antonio and Santa Catarina, with time to explore each village. Enjoy the colorful textiles, pottery, and ceremonial practices of the local Maya people.

  • $80 per person. Meals & refreshments not included.
  • Activity time: 3-4 hours (some strenuous uphill walking)
  • Women’s weaving cooperatives, terraced farming, famous ceramic pottery making, optional Maya healer visit and protection ceremony

Family Adventures Tour: Local Cooking Class – Supports Local NGO

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Learn how to cook the delicious cuisine of Guatemala.

Are you looking to experience Guatemala in an authentic and personal way? Experience the taste and flavors of Guatemala cooking at the Lake Atitlan Maya Kitchen. You will have lots of hands-on fun learning how to cook up three authentic Guatemalan dishes during this 3-hour Guatemala cooking class. Learn how to prepare traditional recipes such as Pepian, Jocon, or Subanik that are unique to Guatemala. Come away with all the skills you need to prepare them in your own kitchen.

  • $45 per person.
  • Activity time: 3-4 hours
  • Private or shared cooking class, preparation of a dish of your choice, printed copy of the recipe to take home.

Chichicastenango Market Tour

This is Central America’s Largest Market.

Our Chichicastenango private tour can help make sense of the chaos and clatter of this unique experience. This town is famous amongst travelers for its traditionally dressed villagers in a kaleidoscope of colors who come to sell their textiles, fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts, pottery, medicinal plants, candles, pom and copal, grindstones, pigs and chickens, and more. You will visit the 400-year-old church of Santo Tomás built on a pre-Colombian temple as well as the colorful local cemetery.

  • $40 per person plus transportation.
  • Activity time: 7-8 hours
  • World-famous Guatemalan handicraft and food market, colorful town cemetery, 400-year-old church, indigenous mayor’s office, sacred hill of Pascual Abaj, modern Maya sculpture garden, myriad of cultural activities and learning

Solola Market Tour

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See what Solola market has to offer.

Experience Guatemala at the nearby Solola market with a bi-lingual guide. Unlike the famous Chichicastenango market, this market every day of the week and very few tourist visit this excellent market. You will drive along ancient roadways that have been used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries and view villagers going about their daily life.  In the afternoon visit the Sacred Caves of San Jorge. The documentary “Living on One Dollar” was filmed in this area.

  • $50 per person ( 2 person minimum). Meals & refreshments not included.
  • Activity time: 5-6 hours
  • Vibrant market visit to less-traveled town, beautiful scenery of waterfalls, villages and farmers tending their maiz and coffee fields, scared Mayan cave site with possible Fire Cleansing Ceremony

Family Adventures Tour: Lake Atitlan Shaman Ceremonies & Sacred Caves

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Come and be apart of this sacred ceremonie.

Visit the most sacred and holy locations around Lake Atitlan alongside an experienced cultural guide. You will see shaman priests perform fire ceremonies at sacred caves for healing, protection, safe travels, centering their energy, and much more.

  • $50 per person for half day trip. Tour starts and ends in Panajachel.
  • Activity time: 3-4 hours
  • Lake Atitlan shamanic Mayan ceremonies held in three different caves (Nimajay, San Simon, and Colorado) for fire cleansing and protection

Personal Mayan Fire Ceremony

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For those of you who like fire this is the place for you.

This is an off the beaten path cultural sharing experience. Book a personal Mayan Fire Ceremony for shamanic cleansing, protection or healing. Your local guide will explain the significance of the ceremony, and will lead you on your own personal ceremony/meditation. If you are interested in delving even deeper into the Mayan culture, we offer this special and unique addition to any of our tours.

  • $80 per person for ceremony (2 person minimum).
  • Activity time: 3-4 hours
  • A personal shamanic Mayan ceremony for fire cleansing and protection