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Water Sports in Guatemala with Hiking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

26871


Categories

Adventure / Active, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Full day includes a kayak tour and a hike back thru Mayan villages


Full-day trip begins and ends in Santa Cruz. Includes a guide kayak tour along the rugged north shore, and a hike back thru San Marcos, Tzununa, El Jaibalito and Santa Cruz la Laguna. You will enjoy this experience if you love nature, spending time on the water, and want to learn about the history of the lake and the Mayan people who live here. I have been guiding on Lake Atitlan for over 10 years and love to share with my guests.

Itinerary

Meet at our Adventure Center as early as 8:00am. Gear up for kayak and swimming. Paddle for 1 1/2 - 2 hours along the shores of Santa Cruz la Laguna, El Jaibalito, and Tzununa, ending in San Marcos, with an optional break in the middle for a swim and cliff jump (if you dare!!). You paddle along rugged cliff faces filled with exotic plant and bird life.
Mid-day your guide will recommend a restaurant appropriate to your tastes, or you can pack a sack lunch for a pic-nic.
After your lunch break, hike 3 hours along the Mayan foot trails for a true off-the-beaten-path experience. The north shore of Lake Atitlan has no true road access, so you will be hiking along ancient paths that have been used by the Mayan for centuries. End your day at our Adventure Center where you started. Total itinerary is 6 hours minimum.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at our Adventure Center in Santa Cruz la Laguna. We are next to Isla Verde Hotel.

End location: The tour will end at our Adventure Center.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Touring kayak and hiking.

What’s Included

Other: Kayak, paddles, personal flotation device/life jacket, dry bag, guide service. Park admission to sacred Mayan site and for cliff jumping. Meet local Mayan youth to learn about their projects to keep their culture sustainable. Meet families in each village to experience their culture up-close.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

13 100 Quetzales - $13 USD or 100Q per person; for meals and drinks

What’s Extra

Other: Meals
Please, let me know if you require transportation from Antigua or Guatemala City and I'll create a customized tour for you.

Private tour guide Lee

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