Indian Nose Sunrise Hike Lake Atitlan

About this tour

Watch the sun slowly rise above a horizon of seven volcanoes as you hike the world-renowned Indian nose peak, a short and easy 30-minute ascent to summit.

Price: $79
Duration:6 hours
Difficulty: Easy-Med
Ages: All ages


Among the mountains that tower over Lake Atitlan lies one of the best sunrise viewpoints in Guatemala. The Indian Nose, also known as “Nariz del Indio” or “Mayan Face”  is only a 3km (2 miles) hike in total and crosses lush cloud forest and terraced agriculture. Once at the summit, you’ll observe magnificent views of the lake and its surrounding villages. It’s considered one of the most beautiful vistas in Guatemala.

According to Mayan legend, the mountain outline of the Indian Nose Peak resembles the face of an indigenous man looking up at the sky. On this tour, you’ll learn about the spiritual beliefs related to this stunning rock formation and the indigenous culture which surrounds it.

We hike the Indian Nose at sunrise to appreciate its full beauty. As the sun comes up, the rapidly changing colors of the sky are beautifully reflected by the water’s surface. The atmosphere is truly magical atmosphere. Budding photographers, make sure to bring your camera because landscape views from the Indian Nose are utterly picture-perfect.


Tour starts in Panajachel at 3.30am where you'll meet your guide and have a pre-trek briefing.
Drive for 90 minutes to to trail head then hike for 30-45 minutes to reach the summit in time for sunrise and to see the beautiful Guatemalan skies before dawn.
Drink a complementary cup of tea or coffee whilst you soak in the views, then hike for 30 minutes back down.
We return to Panajachel where the tour ends.

What’s included

Local guide
Transportation to and from Panajachel where the tour starts and ends
Coffee or tea at the summit

Additional information

  • Minimum 2 people per booking.
  • 24 hour cancellation policy.
  • Add on a trip to the Sacred Caves for +$12.

Interested in this tour?

This tour is available to book 24 hours in advance.


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