Ixpanpajul Nature Park
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hopefulist
The Dalles, Oregon19,470 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and I spent an afternoon at Ixpanpajul after leaving Tikal and before spending our final night in Guatemala in Flores. The park is about 15 minutes from Flores and offers hiking, horseback riding, a small restaurant, hammocks to lounge in, a zipline tour, and a skywalk hike with canopy-height suspension bridges. Many in our group chose the ziplines and were very pleased; one gal wanted to do it but was terrified; the guide harnessed up behind her and supported her all the way. Everyone was pleased with the set up and the views and the experience, though (predictably) it was over too soon.

One friend and I chose the Skywalk tour which includes gorgeous nature trails with benches here and there and a series of suspension bridges, some extremely long and higher than the forest canopy. It was a circular loop that entailed fairly steep hiking up and back down. We saw lots of birds including trogons and stopped for more than half an hour on one bridge to watch a family of black howler monkeys eating, lounging, and roaring just below our eye level in a tree next to the bridge - a truly phenomenal experience.

The rates - $25/pp - were very reasonable and the grounds are really gorgeous. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Written December 29, 2009
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cq680
buffalo new york5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
I was a bit surprised at skywalk tour!!! We were given a map and some advice that we needed to take water and then we were let loose! The hike was pretty tough for my 56 year old body! The bridges seemed safe, and the views astounding! I'm glad we chose to go in the morning because of the heat. We saw many birds, insects and some snakes, but the howler monkeys that appeared over our heads really caught our attention!! At the halfway point, there is a place with hammocks where we got some more water. Very refreshing and relaxing. I would definitely do it again. It was a decent workout for me and I made it through without stopping (other than at the halfway station.) From there on, the hike was mostly downhill. We also took a short horseback ride. They asked if I had ever ridden before, I had not, but they didn't offer me any advice or anything. My feet didn't fit in the stirrups (i'm very short), and the guide had to tether my horse to his to get mine to follow. It was mostly uncomfortable. However, the guides were EXTREMELY helpful for the zip-lining (they call it tarzan..something), and that was a great deal of fun! As I said, I would do it all again, but maybe do myself and the horse a favor and skip that part. If the guides were more informative and educational, I would rate it excellent. I realize there is a bit of a language barrier, but my daughter is fluent in Spanish and the guides did speak some english so I feel a greater effort could have been made on their part.
Written May 29, 2013
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kvkrishnan
Chicago, IL66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
Simply loved those endless hanging bridges that looks down upon the canopy. I wasn't up for ziplines that day so passed that option.

Though I have done similar stuff in Belize and Costa Rica, the proximity to a real jungle makes it thrilling! One advice - the hike is moderate (1 hour 15 minutes) at a medium pace and involves constantly climbing or descending Mayan-pyramid-like stone steps (12 - 18 inches high on an average!) so be prepared for this with comfortable shoes (I wore casuals w/o socks) and try not to do this right after an entire-hiking day at Tikal like I did!
Written December 31, 2012
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Penboy7
Tuckahoe, NY233 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Before checking into our hotel we visited the nature park at the strong recommendation of our friend from Guatemala. He had offered other good advice that shaped our adventure, but not this time. The trails were slippery and of the six cable bridges only one offered a worthwhile view. Since we had a short amount of time we took a truck to the top of the trail, but there were no signs about which side to go down (one has bridges, the other is just jungle). The most interesting aspect was the steady calls of the howler (saraguate) monkeys, but we never saw them. There are other more interesting things to do in Flores, you might want to skip this one.
Written November 28, 2023
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TaraJZahara
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
I did the skyway walk with the hanging bridges. The park was totally empty except for me. The views from the bridges were amazing and I saw many beautiful birds and also spider monkeys. It was a lovely place to visit. If you call them they will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Flores.
Written May 3, 2013
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Yoram L
Ra'anana, Israel492 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We just took the skyway trail. It started well with a clear trail with beautiful rope bridges. You reach the top of the trees and can watch monkeys in action. We got a map of the trail which looked simple. The problem started when we crossed the last bridge after the view point which is not so attractive. The map shows a junction of two ways but the actual were three ways. Along ALL the trail there is not even one sign to help with direction. So we of course chose the wrong way and after sharp decent found ourselves in a middle of jungle. I hope the authorities will put signs to help visitors complete easily the trail.
Written May 30, 2014
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leandroonr
Guatemala City, Guatemala11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Friends
I went to this natural park in a trip to Flores with some friends, because we were free in the afternoon in flores and a guy told me about this park. We checked the website and called them by phone, they offered to pick us up right in front of our hotel and to bring us there in a 10-minutes-ride - for free! Once there, we were offered to do what they call "Tarzan Canopy" haha a special bus took us to the middle of the forest where the first canopy plataform is. Starting from this very first plataform, you slide hanging on a metal string from one to the next. Once you started it, you can't go back, just forward. But the guides are really confident and they know what they are doing, so I felt safe. This adventure took about 1h30, instead of 3h (what it's written on the website), but was really amazing, for sure it's worth to do in an afternoon in flores.
I didn't do it yet, but they offer you the option to do this same activity at night!!!! But we didn't have time. I was told that it's really exciting, because you can't see anything, just hear the animals (like screaming monkeys) in the background.

I think Ixpanpajul offer several interesting activities for different kind of people, eventhough it seems expensive, it's really worth doing.
Written January 10, 2013
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gastandsib
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This half day is much harder than you might expect: come prepared with water, good hiking shoes and bug spray and a HAT. The zip line guides are great and more casual than many places, but don’t expect the English speakers that the ad promises! Zipping through the jungle was really spectacular and from platform to platform. The serious hiking comes with the canopy walk. There’s also a really thrilling drive up a steep hill (at least 45 degree angle probably more) and back down again. Views from the canopy are spectacular. Horse ride is fun and relaxing after the hiking. You can go directly to the park and pay at reception which. Saves some money (about $40 for all three adventures instead of the $67 you pay through online booking). FOR HOTEL LAS LAGUNAS GUESTS, the park is very nearby. Travel to the airport or Flores as required by internet tour operator Viator will add another $40 to your visit!
Written June 10, 2018
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chyin
New York City, NY34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
The park is quite nice, but the zip lining equipment is a bit worn - which is definitely not what you want.
Written November 16, 2016
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Susan G
Miami, FL17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014
Had an amazing time with the family. There's trails, hiking, rope bridges, zip lining and horse back riding. We did all and in one day and had a wonderful time.Wouldn't recommend it with young kids though, trails are difficult and it can get very hot. There's no restaurant just a small cafeteria that offers a small menu. Bring lots of water and sun block.
Written March 31, 2014
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