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Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

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Take a journey through the traditions of Mayan spirituality as you experience a 2-hour traditional fire-cleansing ceremony with a guide in the Sacred Caves of Lake Atitlan. Step inside these mystical caves, used by local Mayans for many centuries, to observe the performance of this holy and powerful ritual by a local shaman. Listen as your guide explains the history and traditions behind the ritual and provides insight into the Mayan calendar system. Before you leave, you’ll have time to admire the gorgeous views of the lake down below.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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$64.99

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

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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$45.00
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$45.00

Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel

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Watch the sunrise light up Lake Atitlan and the Volcanic Ring of Fire from one of the highest points at Lake Atitlan: Indian Nose. After pickup from your Panajachel lodging and a 90-minute drive through the highlands, take an easy 30-minute hike to the summit of Indian Nose, followed by a trip to Sacred Hunters Cave. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel as well as all entrance fees and a professional guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.95
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Lake Atitlan ATV Tour

Lake Atitlan ATV Tour

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We have brought fun and excitement and mixed it with the beauty and cultural experiences the lake has to offer. We depart from our office in Panajachel and head over to our first stop, which is San Antonio Palopo, on the local road that runs around the edge of the lake. Once in San Antonio, we park at the local pier and walk over to the local ceramic factory where we visit and learn about the process to make all these incredible pieces of art and also have the chance to visit a local chocolate factory. Once finished in San Antonio we head back towards Panajachel but we stop at the village of Santa Catarina Palopo. During this stop we are able to learn and see local weaving, blankets, and many of the local goods made at this village. We also visit the local cultural center where we can taste some local coffee and chocolate. Our last stop, we head over to Playa Blanca en Barrio Jucanya for some pictures right by the water.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.00
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Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

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Enjoy a true Guatemalan adventure during this full-day or half-day trip hiking and kayaking along the shores of Lake Atitlan. Explore the rich indigenous traditions of local villages on hikes to observe farmers tending to their coffee crops. You’ll also paddle the waters of the lake, watching fishermen ply the waters on hand-hewn boats, and spot the exotic array of plant and animal life that calls Lake Atitlan home. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even go for a cliff jump. Your Guatemala adventure covers all activities, a guide and round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel and Santa Cruz.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Tikal Sunset Tour from Flores in Small Group

Tikal Sunset Tour from Flores in Small Group

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers Entry fees available in advance, we pay those for you, just send us a list of names, last names and ages Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited Bottles of water, lunch at Restaurante del Parque included (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.56
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$102.56

Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel

Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel

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Find out what’s bubbling in the typical Guatemalan kitchen during this 4-hour cooking class near Lake Atitlan. Spend your session gaining a hands-on understanding of three Guatemalan dishes, discovering the blend of Mayan and Spanish colonial flavors that give this Central American cuisine its unique taste. You’ll finish class by enjoying a tasty lunch of the dishes you prepared, and recipe book to recreate the dishes in the future. Optional upgrades featuring private lessons and visits to the market are also available.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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$49.99

Shared shuttle - Panajachel to Guatemala City (airport)

Shared shuttle - Panajachel to Guatemala City (airport)

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Our service is a timely and direct service between Panajachel at Lake Atitlan, and Guatemala City. We do airport drop-offs, and bring passengers to any of the central zones in Guatemala City.
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  • 4 hours
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$40.00
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$40.00

Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan

Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan

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Immerse yourself in the cultures of Lake Atitlan with a visit to three Maya villages. Check out the murals and women’s craft cooperatives in San Juan la Laguna. Explore San Pedro la Laguna on foot and get a taste of religious life as you visit the parish church of Santiago Atitlán. You’ll come away from this tour with a deeper understanding of lakeside culture and daily life.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

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Step back in time to the ancient world of the Maya during this 6-hour exploration of the Iximche ruins near Lake Atitlan. Explore this 1,000-year-old city’s wealth of ball courts, pyramid-temples, royal palaces and the on-site museum. You’ll also learn about the history of this iconic archaeological site up through the Spanish colonial era, and discover details about the Mayan calendar, astrological studies and the attitudes of the present day Mayan people towards their ancestors. Your trip includes entrance fees, a guide and a choice between shared and private round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.95
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Hike for the Sunrise on Indian Nose and Kayaking tour

Hike for the Sunrise on Indian Nose and Kayaking tour

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An early morning hike is rewarded with stunning views of the sunrise over Lake Atitlan on this hike to Indian Nose from San Pedro La Laguna. See for yourself why this short but challenging hike is one of the most popular in the area as you scramble up to the lookout point. Going with a guide not only ensures that you don’t get lost, but is also recommended for safety reasons.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from Panajachel

Chichicastenango Market Day Tour from Panajachel

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Immerse yourself in the ancient rituals and colorful culture of the Mayans during this 7-hour trip to Chichicastenango and its famous market. Discover the wealth of handicrafts, produce, herbal medicines and more for sale at this traditional indigenous market. Then spend time exploring the town’s museums, cemetery, colorful murals and Mayan heritage, including a chance to observe a Fire Cleansing Ceremony performed by a local shaman. Your trip also covers round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.99
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$62.99

Multi activity In One Day

Multi activity In One Day

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It is for people who like to do adventure tours in this tour you will have the opportunity to do different types of activities in one day. We will start in the morning in Panajachel where we will take a private boat to take us to the village of jaibalito from there we will start the hike for two hours approximately until we arrive at the town of tzununa after we go by bicycle passing through the villages of San Marcos, San Pablo, San Juan and San Pedro, in San Pedro we will leave the bicycle and to finish our tour we will have a more relaxing adventure in the lake, kayaking over the lake for an hour. This tour requires a minimum of two people
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.54
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$101.54

Indian Nose Hiking Adventure (custom and private tour)

Indian Nose Hiking Adventure (custom and private tour)

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Take a sunrise hike up the Indian Nose, one of the most-visited mountains near Lake Atitlan, on this 7-hour day trip. This 9,300-foot (2,863-meter) mountain, also known as 'The Mayan Face,' offers a challenging climb as well as superb views of Lake Atitlan and the villages of San Juan and San Pedro la Laguna. Best of all, you get to take in this sublime sight at sunrise, just as the first rays of the morning light touch the landscape with rosy shades of orange and pink. This Indian Nose hike also includes entrance fees, a guide, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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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

Kayaking on Lake Atitlan

Kayaking on Lake Atitlan

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Go kayaking on Lake Atitlan on a half-day tour from San Pedro la Laguna led by an experienced guide. Paddle across the pristine lake to Las Cristalinas, then have time to relax at the white-sand beach and swim, all within view of a stunning volcanic landscape. Make the most of your morning by starting early, with the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Get fun with an Adventure Tour - Zip Line (Canopy)

Get fun with an Adventure Tour - Zip Line (Canopy)

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Sail through the lush vegetation surrounding Lake Atitlan on a 6-hour zipline excursion. After your guide collects you from your San Pedro la Laguna hotel, take an exciting ride on a colorful chicken bus. At the park, suit up in provided equipment, then get ready to fly. As you zoom through the forest, don’t forget to take in the surrounding volcanic chain and scenery of Lake Atitlan.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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Shared shuttle - Antigua to/from San Pedro/San Marcos La Laguna (Lake Atitlan)

Shared shuttle - Antigua to/from San Pedro/San Marcos La Laguna (Lake Atitlan)

This is shared tourist shuttle transport between Lake Atitlan (either San Pedro La Laguna or San Marcos La Laguna) and Antigua, Guatemala. We will pick-up and rdrop-off directly at your accommodation location in central Antigua, or at a common meeting point in either of the lake villages.
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  • 4 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

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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

One Day Hike - Atitlán Volcano

One Day Hike - Atitlán Volcano

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The tallest and least-summited volcano at Lake Atitlan, Volcan Atitlan offers better views and a more natural experience than its neighbors. Book your hike in advance to guarantee a high-quality guide who takes you through corn fields, coffee plantations, and stretches of wilderness on the way to the summit, sharing facts and insight about the area as you trek.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Lake Atitlan Lower Mayan Trail Hiking Tour from Panajachel

Lake Atitlan Lower Mayan Trail Hiking Tour from Panajachel

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Tread where few tourists ever set foot on this 4-hour hiking tour amidst the stunning scenery and idyllic Mayan villages of the Lower Mayan Trail. Trace the same paths followed by the ancient Kaqchikel Mayans for centuries, passing by coffee and corn fields and the rugged, volcano-laden shoreline of Lake Atitlan. As you go, you’ll also immerse yourself in Mayan village life during stops in the hamlets of Tzununa, Jaibalito and Santa Cruz. This hiking trip also includes round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Visit to Three Cultural Towns in Lake Atitlan - Private Tour from Panajachel

Visit to Three Cultural Towns in Lake Atitlan - Private Tour from Panajachel

Guatemala is known for being "The Heart of the Mayan World" and has a great legacy of the indigenous cultures that lived here many centuries ago. On this tour, we´ll appreciate THE LIVING MAYAN CULTURE, learn about their textiles and the meaning behind the colors and the figures we see on their traditional clothing, learn about the chocolate that centuries ago was served to the gods and that in this tour we´ll have the opportunity to taste, as well as the religious syncretism between the Christianity and the Mayan religion. There´s so much more that you will do and enjoy during this tour, including a delicious lunch close to the lake. Believe us, this experience of knowing 3 cultural towns around the lake will be something spectacular. Do not miss it!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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$100.00
Price varies by group size

Waterfall Hike

Waterfall Hike

Take a trip to the depths of the tropical rain forest of Santiago Atitlán and experience its beautiful trails along the lower ridges of Atitlán Volcano and witness one of the most impressive processes on the planet. Water, the engine of life, burst out of these mountains giving life to the region. A perfect hike to enjoy beautiful forest and wildlife, come and see Atitlan’s great diversity of birds and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.39
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What people are saying about Western Highlands Tours

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Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves
"Our guide was incredible. We really enjoyed learning the history of the town and the way a lot of the local people intertwine aspects of Catholicism and Mayan traditions. This was a realistic, interesting, learning experience. Thanks so much!"..."
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Indian Nose Peak and Lake Atitlan Sunrise Tour from Panajachel
"Great Guide! Humberto was very knowledgeable an helpful. He even defended us from stray dogs on the mountain. He also brought coffee! Can only recommend!"..."
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Lake Atitlan ATV Tour
"Neimus was our tour guide and he was very nice and helpful. It was our first time riding ATVs and it was a blast!! We highly recommend Simoon Tours & Rentals if you want a fun way to visit nearby villages and experience the surrounding culture. The ladies in Santa Catarina Polopa we're beautiful and amazing as well. We also enjoyed our drink vouchers for the dreamboat bar! Book here, you won't forget the experience! Thanks Neimus!"..."
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Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala
"We had Alex as our guide. He seemed to know the area and everyone there! He was particularly up beat and fun to be around. I highly recommend."..."
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Tikal Sunset Tour from Flores in Small Group
"Marlon was an outstanding guide. Perfect for my visit to Tikal. He was very knowledgeable of the history, geography, politics and could read the inscriptions on the estelas. Very accommodating, scalded all the pyramids with me and took great photos. He estimated that he has lead over 3,200 tours to Tikal. Highly recommend him."..."
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Maya Cooking Class from Panajachel
"Great experience, learned a lot about the Mayan culture while making some delicious food. Easy place to find with beautiful views."..."
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Shared shuttle - Panajachel to Guatemala City (airport)
"We needed to get from Panahachel to Guatemala Airport for a 3:00 pm flight, leaving Pana at 9:00. Although the shuttle left 15 to 20 minutes late, the ride was smooth, and got us to the airport with time to spare. We did not travel through Antigua. The van was clean and in great condition."..."
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Visit Three Mayan Villages - Lake Atitlan
"Salvador was fantastic and gave us plenty of time to browse and learn He made sure we understood his culture- he lives and his family continues to reside in Santiago Atitlan - which allows for great conversation and information"..."
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Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel
"Lee was a fantastic guide! He was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to talk to about Mayan history and culture on our drive to and from Iximche. This trip was part of our honeymoon and my husband’s birthday gift from me. He and I had such a great time and learned so much. We got to see Mayans conduct ceremonies as well which was interesting and surreal. It was overall an enriching experience."..."
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Hike for the Sunrise on Indian Nose and Kayaking tour
"This hike was challenging, but VERY worth it! Not recommended for anyone who has knee problems or problems with heights. Great views at the top, and our guise Salvador was amazing! He made us coffee and brought us breakfast patties for breakfast. Best value for the experience."..."
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Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon
"An amazing trip. My guide Eddie was a fantastic guide. The walk up to the top of the volcano was not as difficult as I had imagined. The trip down to me was more difficult. Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon are incredibly beautiful. I definitely recommend this trip."..."
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Kayaking on Lake Atitlan
"Amazing experience! Salvador was an excellent tour guide and went above and beyond our expectations! Would highly recommend!"..."
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Lake Atitlan Lower Mayan Trail Hiking Tour from Panajachel
"Humberto was a wonderful tour guide . Me and my bf had a nice time and were able to explore Lake Atitlan in a more profound way . I would recommend this tour for people who are looking for a nice hike and not too hard ."..."

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