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Santa Cruz La Laguna: 6-Hour Solola Hike & Market Visit

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This hike takes you high into the mountains above Lake Atitlan, and ends in Solola. Explore several Mayan villages and visit a sacred Mayan site. Marvel at the magnificent views of the lake. Explore the market in Solola, the second-largest in Guatemala.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Hike to 2,500 feet above Lake Atitlan for amazing views
  • Follow ancient paths that have been used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries
  • Visit a sacred Mayan site where rituals are performed by shamans
Full description
Your day begins with a visit to the village of Santa Cruz La Laguna before heading high into the mountains. Hike along ancient paths that have been used by the Kachekel Maya for centuries.

On this 6-hour adventure you’ll see farmers tending their maize and coffee crops, and see some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. Visit a sacred Mayan site where rituals are performed by local shamans, and make your own offering at the altar.

The hike will take you up 2,500 feet above Lake Atitlan, affording breathtaking views of the lake. This rugged and remote area has had little contact with the outside world.

The 4-hour walk/climb through magnificent scenery is a bit difficult, but not overly challenging if you’re in good health. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way, or eat at a local comedor. (Lunch is not included in the tour price.)

You’ll come to a remote Mayan village high in the mountains, and from this point take a colectivo, a shared van/pick-up for the last few miles into Solola. Take time to explore the second-largest market in Guatemala before heading back to Panajachel by local bus or truck.
  • All transportation
  • Hiking tour with English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

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Meeting point

Los Elementos Adventure Center, Santa Cruz La Laguna

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From US$ 70 per person

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Los Elementos Adventure Center

Product ID: 35756