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“Offers other activites but a price”

Reserva Natural Atitlan
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$50.00*
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Indian Nose Hiking Adventure
Ranked #1 of 12 Tours in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Atitlan Nature Reserve is both a must for visitors of Lake Atitlan and a force in the environmental cause: Atitlan Azul. It is an extraordinary gate to the magnificent Lake Atitlan and its spectacular volcanoes. Its zip lines, butterfly preserve, trails, hanging bridges and lodgings bring you in close contact with nature. On the zip lines you fly above waterfalls, coffee groves, oak stands and the steep cliffs that guard the lake. At the Butterfly Geodome you enjoy the colors and forms of hundreds of butterflies surrounded by flowers and the sounds of water. Humming birds and the murmur of the river accompany you while you have lunch, coffee or a drink, then you continue to explore the diversity and beauty of this natural wonder. At night, the crickets, owls and the sounds of the night will be your company in our lodging. The Reserve supports the work of scientist and students concerned with biodiversity and environmental degradation.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Offers other activites but a price”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Be prepared to pay for many of the more exciting activities offer by the reserve such as canopy, team building, and some other ones. If you simply want to hike the nature trail, then it is less expensive.

The nature trail was a hike through the jungle there and some hanging bridges that crossed cascades, springs and trees. There were various overlooks that let you see part of the lake. Some of the last legs of the trail needed to have some maintenance, we thought. If you are lucky you get to see some spider monkeys in their natural habitat.

There is also a butterfly compound where you can see different types of butterflies. You can also hike to the lake shore. I do not recommend this hike, the trails are not maintained at all and there is basically no shore, since the lake has outgrown the beach that once was. Not worth the 30 minute hike.

If this is your first time in Lake Atitlan, I would recommend visiting. If you like Canopy, I would recommend you doing it. It looked like a lot of fun, we didn't do it, but probably will next time.

Visited August 2012
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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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165 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Monkeys & Butterflies”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Really awesome place. Make sure you go when they are feeding the monkees. Awesome trails, fun 1/2 day excursion. Ziplines require lots of climbing!

Visited August 2012
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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6 reviews
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“Nice walking paths”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We enjoyed the butterfly experience and both trails had interesting views and the zip lines looked like fun. This attraction was within walking distance of our hotel, Hotel Atitlan.

Visited August 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A nice sample of Guatemalan forests”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

You'll enjoy the swinging bridges over trees and a river, which was rushing the day we were there. We didn't see any of the resident monkeys, although we did see some distant shadows in the trees overhead.

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Loved the Reserve”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Butterfly gardens howling Monkeys my teenage daughters loved exploring the reserve there is rope bridge to cross to the other side best not to look down or you will get dizzy

Visited August 2011
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