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.
Take a hiking and kayaking adventure on beautiful Lake Atitlan
Immerse yourself in indigenous village life as you hike to small villages and traverse local coffee fields
Paddle the waters of Lake Atitlan by kayak, exploring its gorgeous scenery and unique wildlife
Challenge yourself with a heart-pumping cliff jump into the lake
Explore regions of the lake largely untouched by the modern world
Great combination of active adventure and gorgeous scenery
Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located Panajachel and Santa Cruz hotels)
Round-trip shared boat transfer
Professional kayak guide
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Transportation to/from Adventure Center from other locations
Meeting And Pickup
You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup
Select a pickup point
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Wonderful Tour with Kids
Kathleen_S, Mar 2023
Alex was our amazing guide! He was very personable and incredibly knowledgeable! We had a fabulous day kayaking, cliff jumping and visiting the towns of San Marco and San Juan. We really enjoyed learning about the Mayan weaving. It was an excellent experience! Would highly recommend this tour. We had our kids ages 10 and 11 and this was great for them!
TAKE THIS TOUR!!
Natalie_L, Mar 2022
Marce was an absolutely fabulous tour guide. He grew up in Pana and studied Geology/Hydrology in Vancouver, so his background knowledge is beyond what we expected from the tour! We learned so much! The kayak, hike, and cliff jumping was so much fun, and learning about the communities around the lake and conservations efforts were an added bonus that made this experience unbeatable.
He even picked us up from where we were staying right outside Pana.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your positive comments, Natalie. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with Marcelino. We hope to see you back here again some day.
Great tour and guide
Paul_P, Jan 2020
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.
We had a wonderful day! My niece and...
Cheryl H, Aug 2017
We had a wonderful day! My niece and I were staying with a friend in Panajachel and decided we were ready for a lake adventure. Every aspect of this experience went smoothly. We were met at the public launch by Samuel who escorted us by boat to Santa Cruz la Laguna where our kayak adventure would begin. While Samuel readied the kayaks, my niece and I relaxed in the hammocks at Los Elementos Adventure Center admiring the beautiful views of Lake Atitlan. The wind on the lake started to pick up, but we managed to navigate just fine under Samuel's direction--as we kayaked, we hugged the shore and dreamed about living in one of the many beautiful homes we passed along the way. After the kayaking, we hiked back to Los Elementos. On the hike we had sweeping views of the lake, meandered through a quaint village where we stopped for a delicious lunch, and delighted in the variations of flora and fauna along the trail. Samuel was funny, informative, and an absolute delight to have as our guide. Also, the owner of Los Elementos was friendly and welcoming. It was a wonderful day--made very special by Samuel's expert company. I highly recommend this experience!!