Trekking from Quetzaltenango to Lake Atitlan (2 days and half)

The trek winds through the heart of Guatemala’s rugged volcanic mountain range and ends on the shores of Lago de Atitlán: famously described as, ‘the most beautiful lake in the world’.

This physically challenging and scenically diverse hike will see you pass through cloud forests; traverse dramatic valleys; stroll through sweeping high altitude grasslands and scramble down sheer river gorges. On your way you will visit remote mountain villages; return the giggly greetings of inquisitive children; relax in a temascal (a traditional Mayan sauna) and dine on the finest chicken in Guatemala (if that’s your thing). On the second night we are warmly welcomed into the home of a local K’iche’ family, enjoying great food and company around an open fire.

The trek culminates with a breath-taking sunrise from a mirador perched high above the volcano studded lake. Then it’s only a short descent down to the lake itself where we round off a great hike with a hearty lunch.

Tour Cost: $600 for 4, 5 or 6 people.

Tour Cost per person: $200

What’s included: Homestay, 3 meals a day during the 2 days, and my guiding service.

 

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