#1 Lake Atitlan Tour: San Marcos, San Juan & Santiago
Our best-selling Lake Atitlan tour, this private boat trip allows you to explore the Mayan v...
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.
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.