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Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua

Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua

By Los Elementos Adventure Center
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 5-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

  • Transport by late model coach
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All activities
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 5a Avenida Norte 3, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7747P17

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua?
Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua price starts from $149.75. Discover and book Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua on Tripadvisor
What is the Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua cancellation policy?
Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua?
Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua is hosted by Los Elementos Adventure Center. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Los Elementos Adventure Center on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7747P17

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Los Elementos Adventure Center
Joined in May 2009

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  • 902mirajh
    Incredible experience
    Absolutely wonderful, our tour guide Alex was the highlight right next to the views. We loved his energy and enthusiasm. He helped motivate us throughout the kayak and hike and helped us take beautiful pictures of the scenery and a lot of local information about the area. Could not recommend Los Elementos enough!
  • lauramJ5584EQ
    Beautiful Sacred Experience
    This was a beautiful sacred experience. There was great communication with the company and the translator who picked me up at my hotel, the car was comfortable. We drove a bit and then took a small hike down to the beautiful cave. The Shaman was a woman and she created a beautiful experience, prayed for me and build an altar and fire. She also relayed information she received from the Mayan God and gave me some advice. As others said, it was powerful to hear my name being spoken as she prayed. The cave is very interesting as many people come to hold ceremony here every day and there are remnants of their ceremonies (there was a dead chicken left behind from a separate ceremony earlier in the day - for those who are squeamish) No chickens are used in this ceremony though! I found it to be one of my favorite experiences in Guatemala and I'm so grateful for the company making this connection for us travelers. I wish they shared what ratio of the price goes to the Shaman and guide, just to know the ethics about the company. The hike out is a bit challenging but it's brief and you can go slow. Highly recommend!
  • Tour395621
    Interesting hike but a bit overpriced
    Hike took in scenic countryside & Mayan culture, but felt a bit overpriced for what we did. Hike was very steep. Market was really interesting & fun to go on the back of a pick-up into town.
  • ciaohermosa
    Don't do the sacred caves tour
    I did the private Mayan shaman ceremony in a sacred cave. It's advertised that you take a chicken bus up to the cave and your guide will explain the ceremony and the caves as well as the Mayan calendar and you will receive your Mayan horoscope.hen a shaman will do a ceremony based on one of 5 topics: healing, protection, safe travels, cleansing of bad energy, or insight into challenges in your life. I will start by saying the location and the cave itself were amazing and the shaman was great. He was professional and and I felt a powerful energy during and after the experience. My 3 stars is for the guide and what I feel is a misleading description of the tour. First off, I was given a location to meet my guide, who was not there at the time. I asked someone nearby who brought me to him (he was sitting in his car). We then drove to the cave (no chicken bus, which might be a pro for you but I was looking forward to it). The ceremony is done completely in a local language and Spanish. If you do not speak fluent Spanish, do not do this tour. My Spanish is intermediate and I had difficulty understanding the shaman, when I asked the guide to help translate, he completely mistranslated what was said. He also wasn't able to answer any of my questions (in Spanish or English) about the cave, horoscope, or ceremony. It felt more like he was a driver than a guide. The owner was very responsive when booking/taking my money, but when I had a follow-up question about the horoscope reading, she became unresponsive. I then received a Whatsapp message that was copied from google about my sign. For $150 private tour, this seemed like I was ripped off a bit. If you're interested in this experience, book with another company or ask around for a local shaman and book yourself.
  • tiffannyn
    Amazing Day! Alex was our guide and he was great, we kayaked, had lunch in San Juan and then hiked. I was so tired but so happy. The views are STUNNING. Don’t think about it just book it. I’ve already recommended the tour company to a friend. The ease of booking is a nice touch as well!
  • X1285TDtravism
    An Unrivaled Experience
    This experience was better than we could have ever expected. Imagine having a close friend from Lake Atitlan who knows the area and people well showing you around for an entire day. We told Alex we wanted him to show us the “must sees” of the Lake and then spent the rest of the day adventuring around the different Pueblos. We did not really want to hike if it meant we wouldn’t make it to some of the Pueblos we wanted to see, but luckily he really curates the experience to be whatever you would want it to be! Every single place we went he had friends and would introduce us to different people along the way including artists, chocolatiers etc. He knows so much about the history and culture and had answers to any questions we had. He was so friendly, made us feel comfortable and known and helped us understand more of the culture of everywhere we were. I would recommend everyone coming to the area book this tour with Alex.
  • 921katiel
    Walk far with a real Mayan expert
    First, Los Elementos is quick to respond to inquiries which gives it the edge for my business. There are a lot of lakeside tour companies but Lee and Los Elementos are well established. I discovered this trek looking for activities outside of the regular lake-side villages. It didn't disappoint. We booked another tour with them and had several other tours recommended. Plus we also rented kayaks for a morning and kayaked around Santa Cruz and Jaibolito. They are terrific. For this hike: Lee and Mario picked us up at our BnB in Santa Catarina and we drove close to an hour north of Solola where we hiked a short distance down into a labyrinth area. Within a short period of time we met the labyrinth developer, Vincent Stanzione, who has lived in Atitlan area for a long long time, tho not of mayan descent. He's an author and researcher and for the project of the labryrinth, he had local friends help him as a covid project to make mounds and other shapes (like snakes). Vincent spent hours with us answering questions and offering his opinions on life around the lake. I had read one of his books in prep for our time together. He's a humble thinker who cares so much about sharing what he's been given. I highly encourage this walk/hike 1) If you like and can withstand far distance hikes. It was the rainy season and it did start raining on our walk back. You probably wouldn't enjoy this excursion if you aren't inquisitive about Mayan history or life and if you don't like walking. 2) Come with your own questions about what you've read or understood about Lake Atitlan and/or Mayan culture. 3) Dress in layers - the forest can be colder but the hot sun will be too much for a jacket. 4) Bring a snack or sack lunch and for sure a water bottle. We were glad a delicoius light lunch was provided by Lee! 5) Block off about 6-7 hours or be very specific about what time you need to return. Vincent will never run out of things to talk about and your goal on the hike is to get to the over-look point way above the clouds overlooking the lake. This can take a few hours. The hike itself is mostly flat with some ups and downs but you're going to want good hiking shoes. Both my partner and I really enjoyed all the time with Lee and Vincent and got to see parts of the Mayan world we would have never seen otherwise. My partner called it Forest Bathing. Including the drive, you will go up around 2,000 feet from where you start!
  • C5245ZYmegane
    Well worth the money
    We had a late start due to pick up issues and waiting for our ferry, but Mario was an excellent guide and catered our day to activities we wanted to do! He even took us to a local fresh market after our kayaking upon request!
  • katherineaA6766YS
    Once in a lifetime experience
    I would like to start off and mention what an incredible tour guy we had!! Mario exceeded my expectation in every sort of way possible. One hour prior to my tour i had a car accident on may down to Panajachel. he accommodated my entire family with rescheduling our trip picking us and dropping us off. In the mist of all issues he was a helping hand!!! As far as the actual tour it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience, i would recommend this trip if your into spirituality if your a believer and if you fully immerse yourself in the experience. I shed a few tears because i felt a strong connection with his reading/ cleanse. I traveled with 2 teenage children and they also felt this was a memorable experience something different. Some of the other adventures in Panajachel we had already done in other places so we were definitely interested in this type of tour. the readings were spot on !!!! 10 out ten I can not give enough credit to my tour guide .......exceptional
  • MiaMiyahfya
    Very much Recommend
    Absolutely loved the tour and our main tour guide GeanCarlos. All the guides were very attentive and nice. They went above and beyond to make sure our needs and expectations were met. I would definitely recommend. Tour guides are also fluent in English as well as Spanish which was great. I honestly can’t think of a bad thing to say about this place!
  • mariapC9032SL
    Awesome Experience
    Great experience. Once in a life time opportunity to see so many amazing sights. The ceremony was sooooo cool and I am so glad we went!
  • rrustafssn
    Great day and guide
    Beautiful scenery and a hike. A great way to spend the day on Lago Atitlan. Antonio was a great guide, always enthusiastic and thoughtful. He also shared with us some words in the local Mayan language.
  • shannonlynmclain
    Authentically sacred
    This was an incredibly sacred experience that goes beyond words. The whole process was deep, thoughtful, and powerful. Our guide, Alex, was so kind and informative. His part in the ceremony truly made this memory one I will not soon forget. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that I cannot recommend this trip highly enough.
  • jodiann24
    Amazing Upper Mayan Trail Experience with Alex, Diego, and Antonio!
    This was such an amazing experience for our group of 4 women from the US. Alex, Antonio, and Diego had us laughing all the way up the trail. It was a somewhat challenging hike, but they made it so enjoyable. We also got to visit a market, have a traditional lunch, and visit a sacred cave. I won't ruin all the surprises, but I will say that this was one of the best hikes I have ever experienced. If you enjoy hiking and are somewhat fit, I 100% recommend this!
  • saveri_12
    Excellent private tour of San Juan La Laguna
    We had an excellent private tour with Alex to San Juan La Laguna on Lake Atitlan. The tour on a Tuesday was arranged on the Sunday afternoon before via Whatsapp. We had a payment link by Monday morning. And the information that Alex our guide would actually meet us at our hotel in Panajachel (an added bonus, since we thought we would be meeting the guide in San Juan) was provided by Monday afternoon. Our interest was in exploring Maya culture. Alex was Mayan himself and was a fund of information as we explored San Juan extensively. We could not have been happier with our experience overall and had Alex to thank for it.
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