Welcome to Lago de Atitlán

Nineteenth-century traveler/chronicler John L Stephens, writing in Incidents of Travel in Central America, called Lago de Atitlán 'the most magnificent spectacle we ever saw,' and he had been around a bit. Today even seasoned travelers marvel at this incredible environment. Fishermen in rustic crafts ply the lake's aquamarine surface, while indigenous women in multicolored outfits do their washing by the banks where... Read More

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Indian Nose Hiking Adventure

Hiking tours at Lake Atitlan don’t get much better than climbing the Indian Nose on the northwest shore of Lake Atitlan. Also called Rupalaj K’istalin, this 2,863-meter mountain presents one of the most rewarding climbs of Lake Atitlan. In addition to the view of the lake and the volcanoes, you’ll witness superb views of the villages of San Juan and San Pedro la Laguna at 1.5 to 2-hour hike from the base of San Juan la Laguna to the top.Because it's much better and easy to begin the hike in the village of Santa Clara la Laguna, pickup time  at your hotel is 4am, just on time to see the sunrise. About 2,100 meters up is the perfect stop to appreciate the panoramic view and also to get some rest.

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Sunrise Hike to the Indian Nose

Hiking tours at Lake Atitlan don’t get much better than climbing the Indian Nose on the northwest shore of Lake Atitlan. Also called Rupalaj K’istalin, this 2,863-meter mountain presents one of the most rewarding climbs of Lake Atitlan. In addition to the view of the lake and the volcanoes, you’ll witness superb views of the villages of San Juan and San Pedro la Laguna.Your tour guide is going to pick you up at your hotel in San Pedro la Laguna at 3:45am and then take a public bus road to Santa Clara la Laguna and there begin the hike, It will take around 30 minutes to get the top of the Indian Nose mountain.

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Hiking to Volcano San Pedro on Lake Atitlan

The most accessible volcano to climb, it is also the volcano younger brother in altitude, but the oldest in its formation. There are two routes to climb, the first one starts by the side of Santiago Atitlán in a boat transfer and starts in an altitude of 1,560 meters above sea level.The second option is starting in San Pedro la Laguna, getting a boat trip for the transfer and then starts from an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level.It takes about three hours and a half climbing to the top and two hours and a half coming down. Total time 6 hours. The volcano has an altitude of 3,020 meters above sea level, with a spectacular landscape from the lake and around it.

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Central American Journey

Escape the resorts and discover something extraordinary in Central America. Visit six countries on this adventure and experience mighty ruins, clear Caribbean waters, rainforests, and breathtaking scenery along the way. Explore indigenous Mayan villages and meet locals for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with all the things you need and nothing you don't – 32 days of maximum adventure at minimum cost.

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Mayan Sun–Southbound

Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Mexican sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this 16-day odyssey. Wander Antigua’s cobblestone streets and its local markets before experiencing the diverse beauty of Lake Atitlán and its indigenous villages. Geared to the adventurer wanting to capture some of Central America's finest highlights, this trip will ensure that you really pack some punch into those postcards home.

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Mayan Trail

Ditch the tourist resorts of Cancún and embark on an authentic adventure that will take you from spectacular Mayan ruins to the cobblestoned streets of colonial towns and deep into the jungle of Mexico. Explore the ancient ruins at Chichén Itzá and Palenque and meet the descendants of those who built them in the vibrant streets and colourful markets of picturesque Mayan towns. Get your camera out—you're going to need it!