1. Guatemala
  2. Sololá Department
  3. Panajachel

Lower Mayan Trail: San Marcos to Santa Cruz 4-Hour Hike

Product ID: 41107
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Discover the north shore of Lake Atitlan on this 4-hour hiking tour from San Marcos to Santa Cruz. Admire the breathtaking scenery and see villagers and farmers go about their daily life as you hike along ancient paths in a remote section of Lake Atitlan.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike along ancient paths that have been used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries
  • Discover a rugged and remote section of Lake Atitlan that has barely been touched by the outside world
  • See villagers going about their daily life and encounter farmers tending their corn and coffee fields
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river, and take a swim if you desire
  • Visit the remote village of Tzununa
  • Admire the breathtaking views of the volcanoes
Full description
The day begins in Santa Cruz, where you depart for the rugged north shore and the remote village of Tzununa. The north shore of Lake Atitlan has no true road access, so you’ll be hiking along ancient paths that have been used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries. See villagers going about their daily life, encounter farmers tending their corn and coffee fields, and see some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.

This rugged and remote section of Lake Atitlan has barely been touched by the outside world. This hike takes you several hundred feet above the ever-changing waters of Atitlan for breathtaking views of the famous volcanoes. Then descend into the Pumpatin Canyon for a nature walk along the banks of the river. You experience 2 different ecosystems as you walk from the upper lake shore into the narrow canyon. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river, and take a swim if you desire.
Includes
  • Boat transfers
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point

PIck-up at your hotel in Panajachel, Santa Cruz, San Marcos, or Jaibalito

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Important information
Know before you go
This moderate hike is suitable for families.

From US$ 60 per person