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Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon

Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon

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Equal parts natural wonder and cultural landmark, Lake Chicabal is a top attraction for Quetzaltenango (Xela) area visitors. Hiking with a guide is not only the safest way to visit the crater lake—also a Mam Mayan ceremonial site—but also makes for the easiest transportation logistics straight from your Xela hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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$45.89
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$45.89

3-Days of Trekking from Xela to Lake Atitlan

3-Days of Trekking from Xela to Lake Atitlan

Experience the majesty of Guatemala’s dramatic countryside on a 3-day trek from Xela to Lake Atitlan. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Western Highlands as you observe smoking volcanoes and climb steep mountains. Watch the sunrise from a spectacular vantage point at Countenance Maya and witness the beauty of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala’s largest lake, at the end of your trip. Enjoy two nights of comfortable accommodation in a local Guatemalan home and revitalize with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Round-trip transportation from Quetzaltenango is included.
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  • 3 days
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$150.00
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$150.00

Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from Quetzaltenango

Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from Quetzaltenango

Experience spectacular views of Santiaguito — one of the world’s most active volcanoes — on a half-day trekking adventure from Quetzaltenango. Alongside your guide, you’ll embark on a moderately steep hike that soon transforms into flat terrain replete with diverse flora and fauna. On arrival at an ideal vantage point, you’ll be rewarded with views of the Santiaguito volcano erupting. Marvel as molten lava and billowing smoke explode from the volcanic crater to form an incredible spectacle. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, you’ll receive personalized attention.
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  • 5 hours
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$46.16
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$46.16

Waterfall La Igualdad Hike

Waterfall La Igualdad Hike

Waterfall La Igualdad is located in San Marcos, Guatemala. Two and a  half hours far from Xela, the meeting point.  These waterfalls, noted as some of the highest in Guatemala and Central America, are located on the slopes of the Tajumulco volcano. The site has a wide variety of flora, fauna and offers the opportunity to bathe in hot springs. Durign the road you will apreciate a wonderful landscape of mountains with a lovely weather.
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  • 12 hours
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$140.00
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$140.00

Santa María Volcano Hike, departure from Quetzaltenango

Santa María Volcano Hike, departure from Quetzaltenango

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Ascend to the fiery summit of the Santa Maria volcano on a full-day trip from Quetzaltenango. Accompanied by your guide, you’ll trek to the top of Guatemala’s fourth highest volcano to enjoy spectacular views of the lush country. After a challenging hike, you’ll be rewarded with unrivalled views of the neighboring Santiaguito volcano’s crater — one of the world’s most active volcanoes — and the Guatemalan highlands. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 9 hours
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$53.00
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$53.00

3 Days Hiking Xela Lake Atitlán

3 Days Hiking Xela Lake Atitlán

3 days hiking - Xela – Lake Atitlán  This hike is one of the most beautiful experiences at the Guatemalan highlands, where you will explore volcanoes, mountains and the Lake Atitlán. On the road we will pass through a diversity flora and fauna, we will stay at the local host families the first two nights. A Hike from Quetzaltenango, with a Maya Quiche origin to end at the Lake Atitlán with origin Maya Tzutuhil. We will trek 45 kilometers.
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  • 3 days
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$480.77
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$480.77

Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs from Quetzaltenango

Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs from Quetzaltenango

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Check out the famous hot springs at the Zunil Volcano on this tour of Fuentes Georginas from Quetzaltenango. Relax and indulge in thermal waters that were discovered back in 1902. These communal baths offer up the perfect escape for travelers who want to unwind after epic outdoor hikes or fun-filled city explorations. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54

Rural Tour (cantel)

Rural Tour (cantel)

This TOUR includes the wonderful experience of living a day or several with a local family. Family full of deep-rooted traditions. Where you can even have an embroidery class of the place, where you can also express your own creativity. You will also know the traditional cuisine of the place and even a glass of a special liquor. You will love the place as it is kind to nature and you will breathe an atmosphere full of peace and harmony.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.85
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$73.85

Santa Maria Volcano Hike

Santa Maria Volcano Hike

Santa Maria volcano hike is going to be a wonderful experience. The volcano es located in Llanos del Pinal, 30 minutes far from Xela, the meeting point. This hike is a high level of difficultity because of the inclination and the hight, its altitud is 3772 metter over the level sea. Because of it you will appreciate one of the most wonderful views in your life. From the top of the volcano is possible to see the south coast, San pedro, Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes that are located at the Lake Atitlan, also you can appreciate, with a nice weather, Acatenango, Agua and Fuego volcano. But close close to Santa Maria is Santiaguito volcano, a volcano what makes eruption almos each hour a day. So you will apreciate an eruption from above. The service is door to door, so the driver is going to pick you up to you hotel in zone 1,2, 3, 5 and 9 in Xela, otherwise the meeting point is the Central Park. To get to the top takes 3 hours and going down around 2 and a half hour.
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  • 8 hours
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$64.11
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$64.11

Hot Springs Quetzaltenango

Hot Springs Quetzaltenango

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Spend a relaxing morning or afternoon at the Hot Springs of Quetzaltenango. Skip the confusion of public buses and relax in round-trip transportation from Xela. Submerge yourself in one of the four pools and enjoy a natural and invigorating experience surrounded by tropical foliage and fresh mountain air. The mineral waters, which have been an important part of Mayan culture for thousands of years, are said to have therapeutic effects.
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  • 4 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00

Artistic Tour

Artistic Tour

The art tours give us the magnificent historical panorama of the city of Quetzaltenango, we are a city of artists of different types. A great influence of different cultures is observed in its architecture, frescoes, etc. And currently there is a wide variety of emerging artists and it is felt throughout the city. It is necessary that the visitor has an experiential experience with art, and can delve into himself to externalize his own creativity. In this tour you will meet several of the best Quetzalteco artists as specialized guides with whom they can learn and even make with their own hands a personalized souvenir made by you. There is the possibility of participating in workshops or special classes according to the time as we continually visit and collaborate with international artists as well.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.88
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$34.88

Tajumulco Volcano

Tajumulco Volcano

It is the highest volcano in Central America, reaching an elevation of 4,220meters and has 2 peaks. It is one of the best places to climb and camp. The highest peak is placed at the East and has a crater of 75 meters, the smaller peak is known as Cerro Concepción and it has an altitude of 4,100 meters. Its slopes cultivate potatoes, vegetables and other edible products. As you traverse along the mountain, you’ll find that the vegetation is unique and includes temperate and cold forests of pine-oak, junipers and conifers that make the ascent exceptionally beautiful.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Salcaja, San Andres Xecul Indigenous Villages

Salcaja, San Andres Xecul Indigenous Villages

While you explore the beautiful towns of San Andrés, Xecul and Salcajá, you will learn and enjoy the history of Mayan towns. With this awesome tour you will visit local families and learn about their customs, cultures, religion, and traditions. See the architecture and learn how local textiles and drinks are produced. Salcajá owns the oldest actholic church in Central America, and San Andres Xecul owns the most colorful church in Central America.
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  • 5 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00

Tour Rum, Casa Botran

Tour Rum, Casa Botran

Casa Botran has made the manufacture of rum in a delicious art, producing aged rums through the combination of raw materials with unique characteristics, giving life to the exquisite rum that positions the land of the quetzal as a producer of one of the finest rums of the world with a personality different from the rest of European and Caribbean style rums.
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  • 3 hours
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$65.00
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$65.00

Chocolate Tour

Chocolate Tour

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 This Tour wants to tell us the history of chocolate worldwide, its origins here in Guatemala and especially the Mayan culture. The process is an experience and what to say about the tastings that will leave you asking for more. Quetzaltenango, is in Guatemala the place where you will find the best chocolate to drink and eat. These traditions of family drinks have been transformed into a way of life and subsistence for decades for many families already dedicated to the trade of the famous and world-famous cocoa!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.88
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$34.88

Gastronomic Tradicional TOUR

Gastronomic Tradicional TOUR

We have the permissions for the local people to show you the culture. you will get an espress cooking class.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.95
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$37.95

Quetzaltenango Street Food Tour

Quetzaltenango Street Food Tour

Uncover the flavors of Quetzaltenango on this street food tour that showcases the best dishes, treats and snacks of this epic city. Follow your local guide to stands, stalls and shops. Learn about traditional foods and typical dishes as you sample and savor the best of Quetzaltenango.
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  • 3 hours
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$35.00
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$35.00

Tour to Cenotes de Candelaria and Hoyo Cimarrón

Tour to Cenotes de Candelaria and Hoyo Cimarrón

It is an interesting tour knowing the geological formations known as cenotes, these structures are presented in the lower parts of the Huehuetenango territory in warm weather and are the product of the system of underground currents from the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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$71.80

Stained Glass and Murals Tour

Stained Glass and Murals Tour

In these tours you can discover how these exquisite stained glass windows are made, the essence of what to make of a stained glass window and also how the most colorful and creative murals of the city of Quetzaltenango were made. Colorful throughout the tour. In addition to taking out all the accumulated creativity, they can make their own souvenir and take it home. Unmissable even for the locals themselves.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.88
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$34.88

Traditional Textile Tour

Traditional Textile Tour

 The Guatemalan Guipil (Huipil) is a type of blouse worn by indigenous women and is unique in the world, made with cotton thread and woven by various techniques. Throughout Guatemala there are many weavers of the güipil who do it themselves with their looms. So weavers have also developed these beautiful traditional costumes with their loom standing. The importance of valuing the work of these artists is because each piece is unique, given its complexity, each weaver offers one design at a time. The meaning of each one can tell us different stories, from expressions of nature to religious or political symbolism.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.88
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$34.88

Quetzaltenango Walking Tour

Quetzaltenango Walking Tour

Stroll the historic streets of Quetzaltenango on a walking tour that explores colonial-era architecture and some of the city's key sites. A great orientation for first time visitors to Quetzaltenango, you’ll set out from the park that’s at the heart of the city, hear the fascinating stories behind the ornate facades, and get a local take on the places you discover along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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$33.00
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$33.00

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

A beautiful half-day tour to the Fuentes Georginas hot springs. Soak in 4 thermal pools heated by the nearby volcanoes, surrounded by cloud forest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.00
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$22.00

Trekking to Chicabal Volcano

Trekking to Chicabal Volcano

Hike to Laguna Chicabal on a full-day trekking tour, and explore a picturesque volcanic crater considered sacred to local Maya. Since transport from Quetzaltenango (Xela) is included, you won’t have to worry about finding transport or a taxi to the trailhead. Instead, enjoy a hassle-free outing and walk alongside an experienced guide who can share the history and significance of the beautiful site.
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  • 6 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00

Mayan Totonicapan Tour (near Quetzaltenango)

Mayan Totonicapan Tour (near Quetzaltenango)

San Miguel Totonicapán near Quetzaltenango is unknown to most of the visitors to Guatemala . This tour considered as community tourism (because the benefits go nearly exclusively to the local people who are involved in a very active way )  can be done in half a day or a full day adding a few visits more (if interested , please ask )
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  • 6 hours
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$121.80
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$121.80

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