Hike the Upper Mayan Trail, Cloud Forest, and Solola market from Antigua

Tour Number

Activity Level

380282


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Explore the hidden paradise in the forest above Lake Atitlan & visit the Solola market through the back door


Full day trip takes you to Lake Atitlan. You hike high into the mountains on a strenuous hike ending in Solola. Explore the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna. Hike through maize fields, coffee fields, old growth forest, and into the cloud forest. You can visit a sacred Mayan site where rituals are performed by the local shamans, and make your own offering at the alter.
This rugged and remote area has barely been touched by the outside world. Our hike takes us 2500 feet above the waters of Atitlan for breath taking views and pristine scenery. You walk though a remote Mayan village high in the mountains where we find the road. You hike along ancient paths that have been used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries. You will view villagers going about their daily life, encounter farmers tending their maize and coffee fields, and see some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, with the hike ending in Solola. You visit one of the largest markets in Guatemala, then travel by private vehicle back to Antigua.

Itinerary

5:30 - 8:00am; travel from Antigua to Lake Atitlan
8:00-8:30am; boat ride from Panajachel to Santa Cruz la Laguna
8:30 - 9:00am; meet at Los Elementos Adventure Center
9:00 - 12:00 noon; 3 hour hike with guide
12:00 - 1:00pm; lunch break. Your guide will recommend a nice restaurant.
1:00 - 2:00pm; explore Solola market with guide
2:00 - 3:00pm; explore sacred Mayan area
3:00 - 5:30pm; travel from Lake Atitlan to Antigua

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at centrally located hotels and holiday rentals in Antigua.

End location: Drop off at the same location as pick up.

Duration: 11 hours

Time may be longer due to weather and/or traffic

Transportation

Mostly hiking, but we have 2 transfers in private shuttle vans.

What’s Included

hike on either difficult or moderate trail, private transportation, boat transfers.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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

What’s Extra

Meals. Bring two changes of clothes; one for hiking and the other after the hike.

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