Highlands and Adventure

Day 1: Iximche / Trek to Santa Catarina

In the morning visit Iximche in Tecpan, Iximche was a Maya Cakchiquel city founded in 1463, less than a century before the arrival of the Spaniards, which played a decisive role in the Spanish conquest of this region of Guatemala.

In gentle pine forests you see the traces of this city. Even today, its four ceremonial plazas with their temples and ball court host worship ceremonies for the gods. Take lunch at some of the local restaurants in Tecpan and continue to Godinez where you will start the hike to Santa Catarina (3 hours hike)

Lodging at Panajachel

Day 2: Kayaking / Cerro de Oro

Today in the morning you will kayak on Lake Atitlan and then continue by boat to Cerro de Oro and start the hike up the hill for two hours hike.

Then we will transfer you by boat to Santiago Atitlan, one of the main attractions in this village is, without any doubt, the visit to Maximón, the pagan god of the natives who carries cigarette and liquor and receives all kinds of offerings from the visitors.

After lunch we will go back to Panajachel

Lodging at Panajachel

Day 3: Chichicastenango Market / Antigua Guatemala

After breakfast we will get ready to begin our trip towards the heart of the Guatemalan highland, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes: indigenous people wearing their typical suits that shepherd their sheep and dairy cows, hillsides planted with vegetables and flowers, towns which witnessed our history and now can be seen on paintings and crafts made by local artists (1 hr.)

Here you will enjoy the multicolored market and their traditions. The ancient indigenous commercial process of flower scents and incense provide a magical moment. In the afternoon we will board our bus and head to Antigua Guatemala.

Highlands and Adventure

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