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Guatemala Hiking & Trekking

Cultural tours - Shopping tours - Swiming tours - Coffee tours - Horseback riding tours - Hiking adventures

hiking, guatemala, lake, atitlan, volcano, chicabal, hiking, trkking, lake, lago, aventuraGuatemala offers gorgeous places perfect for hiking specially on Lake Atitlan. The valleys, mountains, volcanoes and forests offer spectacular scenery, and a chance to view some incredible wildlife. The local culture also offers incredible wonder to any outing, with amazing colors, ancient customs, and warm, friendly faces to greet you.

Short Tours description

Hike to El Pico de Cielo, Mayan authentic village, Lake Atitlan

hiking, cloud, forest, guatemala, adventure, best, tourEl Pico de Cielo is located at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level. Early in the morning we leave from the hotel to reach the top of this mountain. On the pass you will enjoy listening birds, amazing views of the lake and volcanoes like: volcano Pacaya, Acatenango and El volcan de Agua. Also we can visit the small Mayan viallge Laguna Seca or Maria linda and enjoy ancient customs, and warm, friendly faces to greet you. Maria Linda is a slightly ragged-looking place; isolated at the top of El Pico de Cielo, nestled between Milpa-clad and the majestic mountain sides of Lake Atitlan.guatemala_tours_atitlan_adventure_tours

Sunset Hike at Tzan-cruz Mountain - Lake views

hiking, cloud, forest, guatemala, adventure, best, tourThis adventure hike starts from your hotel to an exiting mountain view of Lake Atitlan. Tzan-cruz is the place where our sunset view is. It is located at an altitude of 1400 meters. by the sea level on the west side of Santa Cruz la Laguna. On the way we will pass into flowers, frutal trees, local farming and all surrounded by the song of our beautiful local birds, like hummingbirds, woodpeckers, wrens, brown backed solitary, orioles, great saltators and more….   This hike last 2 1/2 hrs. We leave from the Hotel by 16:00 hrs.guatemala_tours_atitlan_adventure_tours

Trek from Santa Cruz la Laguna to Tzununá

(Mayan Ancient Trail)

hiking, cloud, forest, guatemala, adventure, best, tourWe start the day by meeting at your hotel and then make our way to our main trail. We start trekking by climbing out of the valley, enjoying some fantastic views of Santa Cruz la Laguna and Jaibalito. After taking a break, we make our way across the open Smallvillage of El Jaibalito, passing throug some small settlements. We continue our trek to Tzununá, taking breaks at viewpoints and passing through farm land before dropping down to the river for a well earned break. Amazing views, great place for you if you are looking for a easy hike or trek! this activity last 4hrs. We can leace early or whenever you want.guatemala_tours_atitlan_adventure_tours

Hike the Ceremonial Center and the

Mayan kaqchikel Market

hiking, guatemala, lake, atitlan, volcano, chicabal, hiking, trkking, lakeHike to Sololá market. Exelent Adventure hike, starts from Santa Cruz la Laguna. This is an unforgetable experience hiking to a kaqchikel city about 53,000, mayan people. Visit Sololá Market which is an authentic indigenous market where men and women wear typical clothing from their communities and come from the different surrounding villages, which makes it even more colorful. Today Sololá is still one of the few villages from the highlands where people proudly wear their traditional clothes, which, depending on the fabrics and threads used, as well as the amount of embroidered motives, portray the social and economic status and position of the civil and religious hierarchiesguatemala_tours_atitlan_adventure_tours.

Hike El Volcan San Pedro

hiking, guatemala, lake, atitlan, volcano, chicabal, hiking, trkking, lake, lago, aventura, volcan san pedro, lake, atitlan, guatemalaAt 3,020 meters (9908.136 ft) is “Volcan San Pedro” is one of the most accessible parks with amazing views in Lake Atitlan, currently it is a dormant Volcano. We invest from three to four hrs hiking to the top and two hrs and half to descend. Incredible hiking adventure experience. feel yourself into the Mayan life and Culture surounded byt nature, pass through Milpa, avocados, coffee, oac, prine trees and many other growing of the locals while you reach theVolcano'speak just in time to admire the spectacular views of lake Atitlan. That will give away to a magical day and if we are lucky enough, to the most incredible view of other Volcanoes of Guatemala. This is a full day hike. We start at 7am to 16 or 17:00hrs.guatemala_tours_atitlan_adventure_tours.

Volcan Pacaya

Volcano Pacaya The Pacaya Volcano, located just south of Guatemala City, is one of Guatemala's most popular destinations. Pacaya is still active, but most of the time the activity is low-key enough that it can safely be climbed.

The tour begins with a 60-90 minute bus ride to the village of San Francisco de Sales, which is located at the foot of the Pacaya. The entrance to Pacaya National Park is in San Francisco de Sales.

There are two trails to reach the top of the volcano. One of the trails takes about 1hrs and 30 minutes and it is more difficult. The second it´s an easy one and it takes about 1hr. hike.

Due to the volcano's activity, the area close to the top changes continuously and the path the tour takes can vary from week to week, or even from day to day. It may or may not be possible to climb all the way up to the crater's edge, and you may or may not see lava. Read more guatemala_tours_atitlan_adventure_tours

Volcan Laguna Chicabal

Volcan, chicabal, guatemala, quetzaltenangoVolcan Laguna de Chicabal is an easy to moderate day hike to a beautiful crater lake. We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 7:00am and drive an hour to the trail head.  From there it takes approximately 1 and a half hours to climb to the top at 2,900m (almost 10,000ft) where there is a lookout point to Volcan Santa Maria and Santiaguito.  From the summit there is a steep descent for twenty minutes to the crater lake.  The lake is surrounded by cloud forest and is a sacred site to the local Mayan-Mam people.  There are often religious ceremonies taking place around the lake. Read more... guatemala_tours_atitlan_adventure_tours

 

Estimating Tailor-made Trip Costs

Tour costs will vary depending upon the type of transportation used, extra services and inclusions, meals, length of program, etc. As a general rule, in Lake Atitlan tour prices will vary between $100 to $150 per couples per Tour (including private land transfers, private guiding and tours).

These cost estimates are based on private services for 2 people. If the group size is larger, fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared between more people and the price would tend to be lower. These estimates are only general guidelines; please ask for an actual quotation before assuming any costs for your trip. Guatemala_tours_atitlan

guatemala_horseback_riding_lake-atitlan_guatemala_rideHiking, Trekking in Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, Highlands. In every corner of Guatemala, Central America are magnificent places perfect for walkingkayak_guatemala_lake_atitlan_adventure_tourshiking, guatemala, lake, atitlan, volcano, chicabal, hiking, trkking

 

 
 

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“PEDRO IS THE BEST TOUR GUIDE I HAVE EVER HAD”

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I travel a lot - and I love to travel and feel like I'm truly learning about a new place. Pedro made this possible for me when I visited Lake Atitlan for 5 nights recently. What started out as a spanish lesson quickly morphed into something totally beyond this. Don't get me wrong - Pedro is a great spanish teacher, but he seems to be great at so many things. He loves nature and his country. He is passionate about Guatemala and helping people like me and you understand Guatemala in a way that would impossible otherwise. So, we took our spanish lessons on the road to a wonderful market in Solala, to a very interesting tour of a coffee plantation and artist studios in San Juan - he took us kayaking on the lake and went w/ us on a nature walk pointing out animals and plants along the way. Every day was new and interesting and he basically made our trip a success. Pedro has great ideas and the ability to make things all come together. He is a planner, teacher, naturalist and tour guide all rolled into one very charming and intelligent person. I'm just so impressed with him and you should let him help make your trip as special as mine was.

Jennifer
 
Washington, DC

"PEDRO IS A GREAT TOUR GUIDE AND SPANISH TEACHER"

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I have known Pedro for several years now. I take Spanish lessons from him by Skype every morning that we are both free at 7:30 AM. It has been great, I now can conduct conversations with the natives and it is great fun. He also has taken two of our groups on tours of lake Atitlan and the local villiages. In March our group of about 14 went on a tour of the Lake Atitlan with him and, although I did not go with them (my ninth trip to the lake), I heard many good comments about the tour. The group liked very much the tour of natural dye weaving and other sites around the lake. They thought Pedro was an outstanding tour guide. If you are coming to Atitlan then you should contact Pedro about the wide range of activities he can arrange for you. James Greenleaf

Rochester, Minnesota Apr 4, 2

“One of the best tour guides in Lake Atitlan Region”

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We did two tours with Pedro as part of a yoga retreat in Guatemala. Pedro is an amazing guide. He knows the area very well, takes you off the beaten path and deeply immerses you in Guatemalan culture. Highly recommend!Shira.

San Francisco, CA Mar 9, 2011

 

trip-guatemalaPedro is amazing!

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Touring the lake Atitlan region with Pedro was one of the highlights of our trip! Pedro is so knowledgeable, genuine, and fun. We had such a wonderful time seeing this beautiful country through his eyes. I would recommend Pedro to anyone going to Guatemala and will definitely contact him if I ever go back! Holly Greenfield

Brooklyn, New York Feb 7, 2011

Pedro is the best!

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I just led a yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan and hired Pedro to take our group on two tours - one day at Santiago (a village on the lake) and one day hiking up El Pico de Cielo (near Solola, another village on the lake). Being with Pedro was one of the highlights of our trip. We would not have had the same experience without him. His English is perfect, his tours are wonderfully organized (efficient and safe), and he is extremely knowledgeable about his country's history, culture, and natural environment. He has created relationships with many of the village residents and took us through private farms and homes - not your typical tourist path. Not only does he seriously know his stuff but he is so much fun to be around - great sense of humor and just a genuinely kind person. I will definitely contact him to arrange plans for my next trip to Guatemala and very highly recommend you do the same!Marisa Bonfanti

Brooklyn, New York Feb 7, 2011

Fantastic guide

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We recently spent 2 days with Pedro. He was a fantastic guide and showed us things we would never had found on our own. We made all of the arrangements from the US via email, wired him a deposit, and he showed up and wowed us with his knowledge of the area, culture, and nature. If you want a great experience at the Lake, Pedro is your man!

Chicago, Illinois Jan 25, 2011

Fun day with outstanding guide

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My husband and I recently took a trip to Lake Atitlan and spent a day with Pedro Juan Solis of Tours Atitlan hiking Volcan San Pedro. Pedro was friendly, knowledgeable about the plants and birds in the area, and very courteous and polite. It was worth doing the hike with Pedro and not just using the park guide that is required to go with all groups, as our park guide did not speak any English and was very much disinterested in doing the hike, so had we not had wonderful Pedro with us we would not have gotten nearly as much information and enjoyment from the hike. Definitely go with Pedro from Tours Atitlan- Adventure Center for your hike up San Pedro!

Boston, Massachusetts Jan 19, 2011

Guatemala is the perfect combination of adventure, culture and nature!

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We just got back from a fantastic trip in Guatemala- the highlight was hikingbiking and kayaking in/around Lake Atitlan with Pedro Solis as our guide. He was the best guide we've ever had, so knowledgeable and friendly, and professional. He really listened to us and responded to our needs, when we wanted more "challenge" he upped the pace, when we wanted "adventure" he took us off the beaten track, when we were content to lolly-gag, he slowed down and taught us about the traditions, culture and nature of the area (he is an avid bird-watcher too). What we really appreciated about him was his work ethic and sense of responsibility to others, including us, his community, and the environment. We had so much fun we want to go back and explore more! We've traveled a lot around the world, but we were so impressed by how much Guatemala has to offer and how genuinely friendly the people were. I will definitely use Tours Atitlan to organize/guide my next trip! Robin Mason

Washington DC, District of Columbia - Jan 7, 2011

Pedro loves Birding

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Pedro is a very knowledgable and articulate guide. He knows the local birds well and has an excellent eye for quickly seeing the details which identify a bird. He is very easy to be with. He shares a genuine love and excitement for birding.

New Harris, California - Jan 6, 2011

 

A fantastic guide and hike

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Pedro is a fantastic tour guide and his hike was the highlight of my time by Lake Atitilan. His English is perfect, he is very knowledgeable and I have already sent three of my friends on his hike- they loved it too.

Melbourne - Jan 3, 201

 

Great tour! Kind and Knowledgeable tour guide!

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Pedro took about 15 of us on an enjoyable cultural tour of several traditional Mayan villages around the lake. He was effecient, knowledgeable and all enjoyed his company. Highly recommended!

One Love, Robert Roskind

 

Great birdwatching

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We had a wonderful time birdwatching with Pedro Solis. We went all around the village of Santa Cruz and saw about 30 different species. Pedro knows where the birds are and identifies them well. He is also a great source of information about the village and about Guatemala in general. He speaks excellent English and has a warm and enhusiastic personality.

Michigan - Dec 16, 201

Amazing tour!!!

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Pedro is a wonderful guide. He does his best to tailor a tour that fits your interest and makes sure not to miss a single opportunity to tell you about the people, the place, the food, and the sights you experience along the way. He was extremely personable and really became more of a friend than a guide. Anything you want to do, Pedro can organize it for you.

Thank you Pedro!

Chicago, Illinois Dec 5, 2010

A wonderful Sunsetwalk!

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We walked with Pedro Juan Solis from Sunta Cruz up the mountain to see a beautiful Sunset. It was fantastic and Pedro is really a good guide, who explained us during the walk several fruits and plants and the live in village. We can highly recommend him and his Tours.

Zuerich, Nov 27, 2010

Hiking the lower Mayan Trail

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We just returned from Lake Atitlan. Pedro was our guide on this wonderful hike. There had been a tremendous amount of rain, therefore the trail was very muddy & the streams were more like small rivers making this hike much more difficult. Pedro not only led us very safely but told us many stories about the area. My husband wanted to practice his Spanish & Pedro very easily switched from Spanish to English as needed. He also speaks French. You can't go wrong using his services for any activity around the lake especially hiking.

Ormond Beach, Florida Sep 6, 201

Hiking the Volcano: San Pedro: Lake Atitlan

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Hiking the Volcano is a must on your visit to Lake Atitlan. Our guide, Pedro Solis, was absolutely amazing! He is an enthusiastic guide. 
Safety for the group was paramount and his language skills and knowledge of Guatemala is impressive. We had a remarkable day thanks to Pedro!

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Great experience with Pedro and his school!

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I was recently in Panajachel, Guatemala. I took two days of Spanish lessons with Pedro, who did more than improve my Spanish! He makes sure that you get to know the culture and the people as well as the language. We went to the nearby Nature Preserve and then to a village overlooking Lake Atitlan. All along the way, we worked on my Spanish and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. I have been to Panajachel a number of times, yet Pedro showed me things that I had not seen before. Pedro is a great teacher and person to be with. He works hard to make the most of your time with him. I would heartily recommend Pedro and his school for anyone wanting to learn not only Spanish but more of the remarkable people and places where it is spoken.

Randall Bogs
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Exciting tour with interessting informations about the area and the nature"

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After my first tour with Pedro from Santa Cruz to San Marcos i decided to make a second tour the day after because it was a unique experience with him. He knows so much about the area, the flowers, the animals... and he improved my spanish as well! Unforgetable was the breakfast at the top of the mountain!

Rheine

Pedro took care of everything, and we had a wonderful vacation!

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I am just returning from a week at Lake Atitlan very grateful for having found Pedro Juan Solis over the internet and for having trusted him to organize our vacation. I went with 2 kids--ages 7 and 9--who are in a bilingual elementary school. We all studied spanish with teachers from Pedro's spanish school in the afternoons for about 3.5 hours/day. Obviously, as I was in a class of my own, I could not really observe my kids' classes, but my teacher was excellent. She listened to me when I told her what I most wanted to learn and she organized my classes accordingly. I believe my spanish improved 100% (although I was starting from a very low level). 

In the mornings, Pedro organized outings for us, and it was wonderful seeing the sights with someone who knows the area so well. We jumped of a boulder into the lake at a spt we would never have found on our own; we went on birdwatching hikes that we customized for kids, so they were not nearly as slow, but we still saw 15 different species of birds in 2 hours time; we kayaked early in the morning for about 90 minutes to a restaurant with the most beautiful view imaginable (more than 350 steps up a bluff) and with great food, to boot. We visited towns and pedro explained a lot about the Mayan culture as we walked along. He used spanish and english, so we really got a second spanish lesson, as well. He taught the kids spanish songs as we kayaked. The kids loved him! I highly recommend working with Pedro to anyone planning a visit to lake Atitlan!


Brennan Van
Washington D.C., District of Columbia

Lago de Atitlan is one of the most beautiful places on the Planet

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Aldous Huxley made that pronouncement but I concur. Having Pedro Solis of Adventure Atitlan as your guide is guaranteed to maximize your enjoyment of this magical place. From arranging transportation to Atitlan, lodging on the lake, to hiking or boating, swimming in hot springs, going to local markets- Pedro takes care of it. He is trustworthy and honest, fluent in English, Spanish and the local languages spoken around the lake. Relax and take in the experiences- Adventure Atitlan will handle the logistics and details...

Zellmake  
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Great guide/translator

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APedro, the owner of Adventure Atitlan, is an amazing, friendly, professional tranlator and guide. He speaks the local language, which was great help to me for my documentary film on shamanism. Highly recomended!!!

Kristopher,  Toronto

 

Tour and Spanish lessons/Pedro Juan Solis

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AMy wife and I visited Lake Atitlan in Nov/Dec 2009 and each day we had Spanish lessons and tours arranged by Pedro. My wife felt that her Spanish teacher was the best she has had. I had my Spanish lesson with Pedro, and found him very knowledgeable and accommodating for whatever focus I desired. Each afternoon he arranged tours which were all excellent. He is from that area, knows the people and traditions and has plenty of excellent advice. If we return we would be sure to make contact with Pedro once again.

Saskatoon
8 jul 2010