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Los Elementos Adventure Center

Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
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About Los Elementos Adventure Center
Your base camp for exploring Lake Atitlan Guatemala. Choose from kayak excursions, hiking the mountains surrounding the lake, or by private tour boat. You can find an adventure that suits your interest and level of activity. We are family friendly and ready to help you have a unique holiday experience.We specialize in offering experiences that will let you learn about the Mayan culture and meet many of the locals whom we have come to know. The Mayan people are very proud of their cultural past and they enjoying sharing their efforts to keep it alive and strong today. We can also help arrange a custom itinerary for all or part of your Guatemalan travels.We have started Los Elementos Adventure Center and Day Spay and Kayak Guatemala as a way of creating jobs for locals and supporting our non-profit Amigos de Santa Cruz. One of the big challenges of life in Guatemala is to improve the lives of the local people. Amigos de Santa Cruz is focused on improving the education and nutrition of the Mayan. We also support Mayan Medical Aid, which focus' on providing medical aid. Any tour or excursion you arrange will help support these non-profit organizations. Concierge service and all inclusive packages are our specialty. Custom and taylor made tours to your specific interests.
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Kayak and Hike Adventure Tour from Panajachel in Guatemala

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
from $65.00

Lake Atitlan Lower Mayan Trail Hiking Tour from Panajachel

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
from $51.29

Lake Atitlan Family Fun Day from Antigua

Spend a fun-filled day enjoying the many outdoor activities of Lake Atitlan during this full-day trip that’s perfect for families and kids. Swim and kayak amidst the idyllic scenery of this beautiful lake. Or get your heart pumping with some cliff jumping or a rock climbing adventure with harnesses and ropes. If relaxation is your aim, sit back and chill out at the tour activity center under a shaded cabana as your kids enjoy the game center. Your family-friendly day trip also offers an optional lunch and includes all activities and round-trip hotel transport.
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1 day
from $98.99

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

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
from $73.95

Lake Atitlan: Mayan Ceremony at the Sacred Caves

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
from $56.99
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85Adventurous wrote a review Mar 2020
Waconia, Minnesota3 contributions
We had fun kayaking along the shore of Lake Atitlan and enjoyed a stop to jump off the cliff. The hike was challenging enough and offered beautiful views and interesting visits to villages along the way. Our guide, Alex, was awesome. He was both knowledgeable and fun.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Victoria L wrote a review Mar 2020
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala55 contributions9 helpful votes
Intense fire ceremony, Alex was a great guide and he even took me round Solola market afterwards! Beautiful day, I miss Panajachel very much. Only issue was I couldn't tip Alex in cash as I would have preferred - Kayak told me to bring an extra 100Q for the ceremony
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jim K wrote a review Feb 2020
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We were fortunate to bump into Lee at the supermercado in Pana on our trip to Lake Atitlan in May of 2019. This year, I contacted him about a tour to Iximchee. His arrangements were perfect. We were picked up and returned to our place near San Lucas Tolimon. Our driver, Santos,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ThomasJohnk51 wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen Region, Denmark1 contribution
Lee was really helpful. My son and I wanted to summit volcán Atitlan, Santa Maria and Tajumulco, but we only had few days and we couldn’t align our Tajumulco tour with the fixed days of Quetzaltrekkers departures. Also we wanted to do all three volcanoes as one day tours with no
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Quentin B wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
The moment you leave the bussle of Panajachel and sit on your water taxi the magic begins. You will have run the gauntlet of the water taxi "bookers" who will rip you off trying to get you to pay $10 US for a "private taxi", when the local water taxi service (every 10 minutes)
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Date of experience: October 2019
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