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.
Explore the small villages of the Lower Mayan Trail along Lake Atitlan on this hiking trip
Follow a foot path used by the ancient Kaqchikel Mayans for centuries
Enjoy beautiful landscapes, including farm fields of coffee and corn, and the volcano-ringed shoreline of Lake Atitlan
Discover small village like near the lake during stops at Tzununa, Jaibalito and Santa Cruz
Great way to get off the usual tourist path
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Departure Point: Centrally located Panajachel hotels, or Xocomil Travel office on Calle Embarcadero
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
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 8 travellers
Operated by Los Elementos Adventure Center & Day Spa
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.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Hike is nice, would not book it again though
Antje_G, Jan 2022
The hike itself is easy and beautiful. However, the guide we had made us feel like he just wants to finish as fast as possible. I booked an english speaking guide but he did not understand me and did not say a single word until my friend started to ask questions in spanish. He was rushing through the hike and I had to actively stop in order to actually enjoy the view. He then wanted to cut it short, taking a boat from Tzununa to San Marcos instead of walking. I had booked a trip to San Marcos and when I said I would like to walk he asked if I want him to come along. After doing this hike with a guide, I personally would say it's definitely fine to do it without a guide. I liked the hike but the guided tour is overprized for only 2 hours and the guide experience we had.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you for booking the hiking experience with us. We are happy you enjoyed the trail and the views. To be clear, San Marcos is not included in the decription, so continueing on to San Marcos should not have been expected unless you engaged the guide as an add on. Our local guides are from this area and study their English continuously, and I know Mario's English is quite good.
Ann_D, Oct 2021
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 .