Trek from Xela to the Lake Atitlán

The Trek from Xela to the Lake Atitlan is one of the best Hikes in Guatemala!

Duration: 3 Days
Starts at: 600 am the first day
Fishing day 3 at: 13:00 hrs
Minimum: 4 people

One of the best hikes in Guatemala, 3 days through villages, forest, farms and the best views of the most beautiful lake in the world, lago de Atitlán.

Day 1
We start this day picking you up in your hotel or house in Xela. This trek starts in Cantel (altitude about 2350 meters), only 35 minutes away from Xela.

Day 2
We will descenden for 2 1/2 hours in woody surroundings, with pine trees and coffee farms. The last part of this descendent is the most difficult (30 minutes of very slippery route), and we will come to the Nahaulate river at 1,400 meters altitude.


We are heading to Santa Clara la Laguna. This part will take about 1 1/2 hours. This village is the place where we will sleep tonight, in the house of an indigenous Quiche family.

Day 3
It is 5:30 am, and we have to get up to see the sunrise from the viewpoint of Santa Clara La Laguna. This is situated just 5 minutes from the house where we spent the night.


Afterwards, we go to small canteen, a "comedor", to have breakfast. Then, we sill go back to the house to collect our luggage and start with the descent of today, which will only take 3 hours. We will try to start at 8:00 am here, and we will head to a mountain known as "La Nariz del Indio", situated in San Juan La Laguna. After taking a lot of pictures we will end the hike in San Pedro La Laguna.

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