The Highlands activities, tickets and more

Cultural & Theme Tours

Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

Experience an ancient Mayan custom at a fire cleansing and protection ceremony at the Sacred Caves of Lake Atitlan. Immerse yourself in the mysticism of a holy place, and learn why the highland tribes travel for hours to connect with the spirits. Your guide will explain why the ceremonies are performed, and teach you about the ritual and unique meanings of the Mayan calendar.
$57
2 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

San Pedro Volcano Hiking Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

This San Pedro Volcano hike is the perfect adventure tour. See old growth cloud forest and exotic birds as you climb to the top of the volcano on this 9-hour tour. From the top, you get unparallelled views of Lake Atitlan, and on some days you can see to the Pacific Ocean. This is a great package if you like nature, like to hike and want adventure. Small-group or private.
$90
9 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

Visit the closest Mayan ruin to Lake Atitlan. These well preserved ruins include pyramid-temples, ball-courts, royal palaces, museum, and interpretive signs explaining the history of the site. Built over 1000 years ago, this site is worth exploring. Mayan rituals are still performed at this site. Learn about the ancient Mayan civilization, the 5000 year old Mayan calendar, astrological observations, and how the modern day Mayan views their culture.
$74
6 hours
Outdoor Activities

Hike Around Lake Atitlan

Join this half-day tour and get ready to hike around one of the best places of Lake Atitlán.You can see the locals people working on their corn field, coffee and much more plantations.This is a good opportunity to visit some Mayan villages like Jaibalito, Tzununná and San Marcos.
$50
5 hours
Outdoor Activities

Quentzaltenango to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon Full-Day Trek

Spend the day exploring the ceremonial center of the Mam Mayan culture on your visit to the Volcano and Laguna de Chicabal. View Mayan altars where ceremonies were held celebrating important dates on the Mayan calendar.
$44
7 hours
Outdoor Activities

Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

Get ready for the adventure with this combined tour that includes kayaking and hiking to the rugged north shore of Lake Atitlan. Explore ancient Mayan paths on an adventure tour from Santa Cruz La Laguna. Discover Mayan villages in the jungles of Guatemala, and see the villagers tending their coffee crops, and more. You will have the option of cliff jump, only if you dare!This section of Lake Atitlan has barely been touched by the outside world, enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding volcanoes.
$55
6 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel

Experience the flavors of Guatemala during a cooking lesson at the Santa Cruz Cooking Class. Learn to cook authentic Guatemalan dishes like Pepian and Tamalitos with a fantastic view of Lake Atitlan. Taste how Mayan culture and Spanish colonial influences blended in perfect harmony through food. Enjoy what you've prepared afterwards. Great for those who love to cook, fine dining, gourmet food, cultural sharing, experiential travel.
$50
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Panajachel to Quetzaltenango and Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

Visit Quetzaltenango and the Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs. High in the Western Highlands and a spectacular drive. Tour the historic downtown and visit the cathedral, central park, government buildings, and theater. Soak in the geothermal hot springs and feel your stress melt away.
$110
10 hours
Outdoor Activities

Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

Enjoy the most magnificent view of Lake Atitlan, whether it be sunrise or mid-day. Over 4000 feet above Lake Atitlan you will see the entire lake and have views of seven volcanoes.  Easy hike from the trail head to summit, the drive through the highlands and cloud forest are worth the trip alone. Add on a trip to the Sacred Hunters Cave as an extra bonus. Learn about the history of this cave and why it has become a sacred symbol for the hunters.
$88
6 hours
Transfers & Ground Transport

Panahachel Hotel to Guatemala City Airport by Shared Transfer

Book this economical, shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service from your hotel in Panajachel to Guatemala City's La Aurora International Airport (GUA).Private transfer services are available 24 hours, seven days a week.
$36
3.5 hours