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Lake Atitlan is one of the world’s most famous places to visit, home of the Mayan Kaqchikeles and Tzuntujiles tribes. On this regenerating and soul-fuelling weekend adventure, we get the chance to walk, hike and Explore this beautiful Mayan region of Guatemala. There is also time to visit San Juan la Laguna, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Lake Atitlan, and enjoy great food, at a charming little hotel, with stunning lake views!

Long Weekend in Lake Atitlan

– Departing and Starting point - Guatemala City Airport or Antigua Guatemala
– 3 Day Hiking and Village Exploration in Lake Atitlan
– Spend three nights at a lake front beautiful hotel
– All hikes are moderate / thru Mayan Villages
– Centre Based destination, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitlan

Pace:

Leisurely; during the day we walk for 2 to 3 hours (including lunch and photo stops). depending on different combined activities.

Terrain:

The terrain and type of path will vary from man made paved tracks and tarmac to forest trails and dirt roads.

Itineraries

Day 1

Travel from Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala

Upon arrival, our private driver, will meet you at the international Aurora airport in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala. Then travel for about 3hrs. to Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz la Laguna. Place where you will spend 3 nights and 4 days.

Day 2

Time : 9:00 am

Hike the Lower Ancient Mayan Trail

Today, after a delicious breakfast at our Lake front restaurant, our guide will greet you and take you a on a moderate hike along the lake shore and some up and down hill on a very ancient trail, used by the Mayas hundreds of years ago. Along the way you enjoy magnificent view, explore remote mayan villages. The hike will end at a Mayan village known as San Marcos la Laguna. At the end you will return by local boat to Santa Cruz la Laguna at your Centre base.

Day 3

Time : 9:00 am

Walking Santa Catarina & San Antonio Palopo

Today our guide and boat man will meet you at your hotel. Then travel by local boat on the east side of Lake Atitlan. Your day will start by exploring, one of the most colorful towns. Then continue on foot for about 1.5hrs along a paved road and amazing views. Soon you will see the village of San Antonio Palopo. A well known little town for its ceramic and very traditional homes. From there you travel back by local boat to Santa Cruz la Laguna and relax the rest of the day.

Day 4

Time : 8:00 am

Mayan Ruins Tour & Travel to Airport

Enjoy a fresh cup of Lake Atitlan best coffee, and a delicious breakfast. Our guide and boat man will meet you at the hotel for your last day in Lake Atitlan and Guatemala. You will travel for about 1.45hrs to a beautiful Mayan Ruins site and learn from out Mayan heritage. Later, continue with your transfer back to Guatemala City Airport by 2pm. FELIZ VIAJE

– International airport pickup and drop service
– Three nights lake front accommodation double occupancy 
– Breakfast will be served with tea / coffee (Continental Breakfast) 
– Boat transfers
– Experienced and first aid trained license holder adventure guide

– Travel insurance 
– Personal expenses 
– Airport departure taxes 
– Guide & Driver gratuities

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    Hiking through the beauty of nature

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While we can’t tell you who your leader is prior to departure, we can tell you they will be awesome. Our leaders are experts in their regions, some because they’ve been travelling there for years, others because they’re local to the region and can’t wait to show you around. On longer journeys, or ones that travel through more than one country, you may change leaders part way through – but this just means double the awesomeness.

Although you won’t be reimbursed for any portion of the trip unused, you can opt to sign off the trip if you need to leave a day or so earlier. If you let us know before travel that you’ll be arriving late or need to leave before the trips ends, we will notify our team on the ground to best accommodate your requirements.