Paragliding Panajachel
Paragliding Panajachel
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Carl Hollenstein
Thalwil, Switzerland11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
There are tours that make you feel like being processed on an assembly line and there are tours like realworldparagliding that make you feel like a new member to the family. I flew with Christian who learnt his craft in Europe 20 years ago but still shares his unbridled joy for his hobby on every flight. It felt like ages up there and easily topped any experience I ever had in amusement parks. No matter whether you glide, updraft, topland, halfpipe or say hello to birds and trees you will always feel safe. This is a must do in Lake Atitlan if weather allows for it. Nowadays you find many other operators but again: there are tours and there is realworlparagliding.
Written December 20, 2021
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Matthew
2 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a great experience and loved paragliding. We definitely recommend brings a windbreaker and wearing long pants as it can get a little cold while you are up in the air. We actually tried going on a Saturday but the weather did not permit us to jump. We were in town for another week and the staff kept us in the loop every day to see if we could jump weather permitting. We were able to get a jump in and Leo & Andres were awesome pilots/instructors. we loved the experience and recommend it to everyone!
Written August 28, 2021
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Katelyn C
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Feb 2022
Hands down the best experience. If you’re looking to go paragliding no need to look any further and get in contact with Realworld. Christian, Stephanie and pilots are so kind and make you feel right at home. The check in process was seamless and fast. Before you knew it we were on the shuttle to the mountains. I was lucky to fly with Christian and had so much fun with him. It was my first time and he kept me informed about take off, checked in with me mid-flight, and informed me about landing. Christian is very knowledgeable about climate and currents and I learned a lot from him. I always felt safe and taken care of with his team. Christian took plenty of photos and really tried his best to get all different viewpoints. Don’t forget to bring some sort of attachment to your phone to keep your phone secure if you decide to go. 10/10 experience and highly recommend it!
Written February 4, 2022
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Chip A
Radnor, PA2 contributions
Feb 2020
Christian and his team were just plain awesome. Some of the nicest people we met on our trip to Guatemala and great communicators. Their focus on safety was very reassuring and the experience flying over Lake Atitlan was nothing short of magical. Be sure to buy the Go Pro video of your time in the air One of the highlights of our trip to Guatemala! So glad we did it and nothing to fear!
GO TO GUATEMALA when the travel restrictions ease up. It is a wonderful place with even better people. A true cultural experience. Hard to believe a place like Guatemala still exists.
Written May 11, 2020
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Shelby Rawlins
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
My boyfriend and I were on a trip to Panajachel and chose Real World Paragliding. I can honestly say they were so professional, kind, welcoming, experienced, and knowledgeable. Christian and his wife paid attention to detail, and were able to get us the perfect day to fly. We flew with Andres and Leo who both were extremely cautious and we felt safe the entire time. Would highly recommend!
Written July 2, 2021
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Hal B
Needham, MA57 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Realworld Paragliding is owned by a warm and welcoming couple Christian and Stephanie based in Panajachel. They have been in business for many years and run a professional and safe operation. We are a family of four ages 19 to 54 and all had a blast. Safety is Paramount and they will not put you up if the weather and wind are not right. The views above Lake Atitlan are spectacular. If you are susceptible to motion sickness then take Dramamine just in case. We have no hesitation in recommending Realworld Paragliding.
Written January 2, 2020
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Petra
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Christian and Stephanie were both very reassuring when I at first felt a little anxious about my idea to try paragliding. I flew with Christian and felt completely safe all the time. It was a wonderful experience and even though I am afraid of heights (!!!) I loved the calm and at the same time exhilarating feeling of freedom in the sky. Something to not miss out on when in Atitlan! Thanx C&S🤗
Written April 29, 2021
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Russell K
6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Realworld Paragliding was an amazing experience for both me and my wife. All the staff were super friendly, accommodating, and just all around awesome people. We felt 100% safe at all times and the experience was unforgettable. You will not get a better view of Lake Atitlan anywhere else. For anyone who might be worried about how scary it is you can rest assured that this is a nice and easy glide like being in an aircraft. There is no free fall sensation at all so it's actually not scary but super fun. Don't miss out on this, there is a reason this company is the #1 activity in Panajachel.
Written November 17, 2021
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Alena Utzinger
3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
I can't recommend Realworld Paragliding enough! It was sooooo good. The service, really easy to make an appointment, you feel so secure, and the flight was absolutely amazing. Go to Realworld Paragliding in Panajachel and you will have the best experience.
Written February 4, 2021
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Rodrigo M
Guatemala19 contributions
Oct 2020
I had been willing to do this for a long time, and finally had the chance to do it. Amazing experience with RealWorld Paragliding! The team was very nice, fully certified and made us feel completely comfortable. They also make some great pictures during the flight!

There is a short drive (25 minutes) from the office to the departure site. You have to walk also another 20 minutes, with nature all around you. The view from the departure site are just amazing (we had a beautiful day, I had to admit), but nothing to compare when you are up in the air.
There are more agencies offering paragliding tours from Panajachel, but RealWorld Paragliding is the only certified team in town. If you prefer absolute safety, you should go with RealWorld Paragliding.
Written October 12, 2020
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