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Santa Cruz La Laguna 6-Hour Adventure Activities Tour

Product ID: 36385
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Kayak the rugged north shore of Lake Atitlan and hike ancient Mayan paths on a 6-hour 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.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Spanish, English

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  • Kayak the remote north shore of Lake Atitlan
  • Hike ancient Mayan paths in the jungles of Guatemala
  • See Mayan men fishing from handmade boats just as they have for centuries
  • Look out for exotic bird and plant life
  • Jump into crystal clear waters from cliff tops
  • Enjoy panoramic views of surrounding volcanoes
Full description
This half-day adventure tour from Santa Cruz La Laguna includes a kayak along the rugged and remote north shore of Lake Atitlan, followed by a hike back through the Mayan villages of San Marcos, Tzununa, and El Jaibalito.

At the meeting point, a qualified kayak instructor will supply dry sacks for your backpacks and gear for the 2nd part of the tour. All the guides are experienced kayak teachers, and can show you basic paddling techniques.

You will paddle for about 2 hours along the shores of Santa Cruz La Laguna, heading past the Mayan settlements of El Jaibalito and Tzununa en route to San Marcos. Encounter Mayan men fishing from hand-hewn boats known as “cayukas,” just as they have done for centuries. Gaze at the rugged rocks that provide home to exotic plant and bird life. You will even have the opportunity to jump into the crystal clear waters from the cliff tops.

Pull into the Bay of San Marcos to gear up for the 2nd part of your adventure. The north shore of Lake Atitlan has no road access, so you will be hiking paths that have been used by the Mayans for centuries. See villagers tending their maize and coffee crops en route.

This section of Lake Atitlan has barely been touched by the outside world, and from your privileged position several hundred feet above the ever changing waters of Atitlan, enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding volcanoes.
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Safety equipment
  • English/Spanish-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Los Elementos Adventure Center, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

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Important information
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• Please bring sun screen, your camera, and some drinking water

From US$ 75 per person

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Los Elementos Adventure Center

Product ID: 36385