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Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike

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  • Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
  • Explore the rugged beauty of Guatemala's natural landscapes
  • Learn about local life from your friendly guide
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Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
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Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
USD 85.00
Overview
Hit the trails and explore the rugged terrain and epic beauty of one of Guatemala's top attractions on this Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim hike. Learn about Mayan culture and tradition from your friendly, local guide. Tour the village of Santa Catarina Palopo in the Guatemalan highlands and experience the beauty and wonder of Guatemala outside its city centers.
What to Expect
Make some unforgettable memories on an incredible hike in the mountains of Lake Atitlan that will knock your socks off. This hike provides panoramic views of Lake Atitlan, a beautiful lake that sits in a deep basin of the surrounding mountains and the three volcanoes that surround it— Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan.

The trails above Santa Catarina are among the best around the lake offering great variety where you venture through diverse scenery from majestic peak summits to thick forests, challenging terrain, fields of wildflowers, and mountain slopes terraced with fields of onions and corn.

In this tour you will venture through diverse scenery from majestic peak summits to thick forests, challenging terrain, fields of wildflowers, and mountain slopes terraced with fields of onions and corn. You will also visit the beautiful villages of Santa Catarina Palopó where you will be able to shop among several artisan stalls and tour a local Mayan church. Lastly, you will visit the hot springs in Santa Catarina Palopó
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Two-Day of Hiking Tours with Jim & Henry

Both days were excellent and are worthy of a 5* review. I am glad to see they are so highly ranked because they do bring quality to the tours they run. Jim only speaks English, while Henry (see website) is fluent in English/Spanish and seemingly...More

Thank Christopher V
Antigua G, Public Relations Manager at Lake Atitlan Travel Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi, Yes some day I will master Spanish, hard when I spend my days replying to reviews. Thank you again and so glad you enjoyed our time together. I know Henry is by far more entertaining. Jim

Reviewed 8 April 2018
An intimate experience of Lake Atitlan

We are a family of four with a 9 and 7 year old and spent 2 very full days with Jim on the Village Boat Tour and the Upper Rim Hike. The two trips covered different parts of the lake and provided good contrast to...More

Thank BL-TL-CL
Antigua G, Owner at Lake Atitlan Travel Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Yes Ice Cream always helps with a 9 and 7 year old. Thank you for the time we spent together. Jim

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Great way to get a feel for the people and place

Jim guided us for two days, both of them great. On day one, we visited several Mayan villages around Atitlan. Jim is well-known and liked by the Mayan villagers and we visited artists and shops and had lunch in one of his Mayan friends homes....More

Thank Ricardo2728
K L, Owner at Lake Atitlan Travel Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you very much for such a kind review. As you discovered it is the most amazing culture and we absolutely love our Lake Atitlan family…we feel so fortunate to call Lake Atitlan home. The best takeaways from travel are the experiences you get from...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Incredible views of Lake Atitlan!

Jim took my father (of 66 years old!) and I on the tour called Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike (Full Day). We walked approximatively 20 kilometers. The views of the Lake Atitlan were amazing as we started our journey on the upper rim....More

Thank Sarah L
Antigua G, Owner at Lake Atitlan Travel Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. The Lake Atitlan area is truly an amazing part of the world…so unique and culturally rich. I had such a wonderful time taking you and your father off of the ‘tourist’ path and hiking through the mountains, introducing you...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Really informative and excellent tours

I traveled to Lake Atitlan on my own. I wasn't sure about getting around the villages being in a foreign country and only knowing limited Spanish. I chose this tour group because of the reviews I read and the fact that they were extremely responsive...More

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Antigua G, Owner at Lake Atitlan Travel Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

As you have found with your travels…you never really travel alone the world is full of friends waiting to get to know you and I am so grateful to be one of those friends. It was such a pleasure spending a couple days with you...More

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