#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...
This easy Lake Atitlan hike takes you off-the-beaten track with nature trails that cross two unique ecosystems and an NGO tour.
The tour begins with a boat trip across the serene waters of Lake Atitlan, arriving at the quiet Mayan villages of Jaibalito and Tzununa. Here you’ll see villagers going about their daily life, farmers tending to maize and coffee fields, plus magnificent natural scenery, since this rugged and remote section of Lake Atitlan has barely been touched by the outside world.
Next, we begin an easy hike along ancient paths used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries. As we follow the lake’s perimeter, we walk from the upper lakeshore into the narrow Pumpatin Canyon, showcasing the phenomenal breadth of nature around Lake Atitlan. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Atitlan’s famous volcanoes, and experience two different ecosystems.
We also visit an NGO, Amigos de Santa Cruz, that provides primary education, vocational training, and social enterprise to benefit the local people. We tour the school, a typical family home, and a training center to help you to understand the daily lives of modern-day Maya communities.
Half day trip available for $45
2 person minimum
24 hour cancelation policy.