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THGuatemala Pacaya Hike
Hikes and Community Tourism
Pacaya is an unforgettable adventure in the genuine sense of the word. The hike up one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes is an unmissable experience. About an hour’s drive from Antigua, it’s a hike of moderate difficulty which most reasonably fit people can do. The hike up and down takes around 6 hours which includes time spent at the peak. Pacaya is awe-inspiring, surreal and put simply a one-off experience. The combination of seeing nature’s power being used to toast marshmallows (bags can be bought at Pacaya’s start point) will leave you scratching your head in wonder on many levels. Have an experience to remember with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 6 hours
Departure time: 6:00am from Antigua
Price: $20.00
Included in Price: A guide and transportation to and from Pacaya
Additional costs: Park entrance fee (Q100.00) and money for food and drinks if required
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for hiking, sensible hiking footwear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, spending money, and a rain jacket (May to November)
Useful Information
The entrance fee is paid on arrival at the park as a community run tour, the park fee directly benefits the local community.


$20
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THGuatemala Acatenango Volcano
Hikes & Community Tourism
Get your hiking boots on and prepare yourself for another fantastic Guatemalan experience. The powerful and dramatic landscape of Acatenango’s twin peaks will leave you inspired and humbled at every turn. Much more challenging than Pacaya, it’s well worth the effort just to see Acatenango’s overpowering beauty. This captivating trip takes two days and one night. Day 1 takes you up the lower peak in around 6-8 hours. With El Fuego right next door, you might even get a free fireworks show as the evening sets in. Day 2 has a 3am start and takes you to the higher peak in a similar time. The summit view of Guatemala's Pacific coast and arc of volcanoes will leave you literally (at 3976m/13045ft) and figuratively breathless. Get an entirely new perspective on this amazing world with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form.

Note: Only available for visitors who are 18-years-old or over. - You will need to bring your passport or ID


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 2 days – 1 night
Departure time: 9:00am from Antigua
Price: $65.00
Included in Price: : Transportation to and from Acatenango, a local guide, lunch and dinner for the first day, breakfast on the second day, tent, sleeping bag and roll mats
Additional costs: Park entrance fee (Q50.00) and money for extra food and drinks if required.
What to bring: Appropriate and warm clothing for hiking, sensible hiking footwear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, at least two litres of water, and a rain jacket (May to November)
Useful Information
The entrance fee is paid on arrival at the park As a community run tour, the park fee directly benefits the local community.


$65
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THGuatemala San Pedro Volcano Hike
Hikes & Community Tourism
Get some incredible lake views against a beautiful backdrop of coffee farms, ancient landscapes and local villages. Add in Atitlan's remarkable variety of plants, animals and insects and this fabulous hiking trip has it all. Bird and plant enthusiasts especially will have plenty to see and get excited about. At around 3000m (9800ft) above sea level, the hike requires a moderate level of fitness and takes between 7-10hrs depending on experience. Get great views of the lake on a trip that most people can do with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 9 hours
Departure time: 6:00am from Panajachel
Price: : $55.00 - with a minimum of 2 people
Included in Price: Boat transportation, entrance fee and a local guide (Spanish speaking)
Additional costs: Spending money to buy food and drinks if required
What to bring: Appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking, hat, sunglasses, water, snacks and a rain jacket (May to November)
Useful Information
If you want an English speaking guide, please contact us.


$65
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THGuatemala Atitlan Volcano Hike
Hikes and Community Tourism
Love hiking and adventure? Then this challenging hike has everything you need. Forest environments, a beautiful sunrise, and last but not least Atitlan’s mesmerising natural beauty. The tour starts with a trip to San Lucas Tolimán. The trip requires a good level of fitness and is ideal for those with a keen interest in hiking. Be challenged and get rewarded with some of the best panoramic views of the lake with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form. .


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 2 days
Departure time: 3:00am from Panajachel
Price: $200.00 - with a minimum of 2 people
Included in Price: Camping equipment, a local guide, entrance fee, transportation and 3 meals.
What to bring: Sensible clothing, good shoes, hat, sunglasses, water, snacks and a rain jacket (May to November)
Useful Information
This hike requires a good level of fitness.


$200
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THGuatemala Rostro Maya Hike
Hike and Community Tourism
Get some of the best views possible of the Atitlan, San Pedro and Tolimán volcanoes. Seeing these volcanoes all together reminds you of the powerful forces responsible for carving out this majestic landscape. Rostro Maya is a somewhat difficult hike that lasts around 5 hours and takes you to about 2265m above sea level. Get spectacular views of these inspiring volcanoes on the shortest of these great hikes with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Everyday
Total trip time: 6 hours
Departure time: 6:00am - from your hotel in Panajachel
Price: $55.00 - with a minimum of 2 people
Included in Price: Local guide, entrance fee, transportation
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and good shoes, hat, sunglasses, water, snacks and a rain jacket from May to November.
Useful Information
This hike requires a good level of fitness.


$55
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THGuatemala Santa María Hike
Hike & Community Tourism
Santa Maria’s peak rewards you with fabulous views of the volcanic chain that has shaped Guatemala’s diverse landscape. Look out across the Pacific south coast and feel the satisfaction as you take in the epic landscape. At 3772 m (12400ft), Santa Maria is a tough and demanding hike that requires preparation and planning. With a tough 4-hour ascent and 3-hour descent, Santa Maria is ideal for experienced hikers who enjoy a challenge. Want a big challenge with big rewards? Then come with THGuatemala on your Santa Maria adventure. Book now or please email us via our contact form.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 9 hours
Departure time: 5:00am from Xela
Price: $45.00 - with a minimum of 2 people
Included in Price: Private transport, local guide
What to bring: Food/Snacks, 2 litres of water, appropriate clothing and shoes for hiking, sun cream, hat
Useful Information
Overnight camping on Santa Maria is available Please contact us for more information.


$45
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THGuatemala Chicabal Hike
Hike & Community Tourism
This the sacred heart of the Mam-Mayan Cosmovision. On a clear day, Chicabal’s highest point gives you a magnificent view of Guatemala's Pacific coast and its other impressive volcanic peaks. It's a gentle climb that lasts about 2 hours to get up to the top.

Protected by enchanting cloud forest, you’d never believe this tranquil setting used to bubble with lava and sulphuric gas. Chicabal's immense biodiversity is also home to a fantastic variety of birds, insects and plants. You might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Guatemala's national bird the Quetzal.

Mam-Mayan priests still carry out rituals at Chicabal, and tourist access is restricted in May for those religious festivals. The whole site feels like its folklore was carved from the landscape and its ancient myths come to life in this magical environment. This short day trip is an excellent opportunity to see why Chicabal is so important ecologically and spiritually. Book now by clicking below or please email us via the contact form with any questions.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 6 hours
Total time to climb and descend: 2.5 hours to climb and 1.5 to descend

Departure time: 5:00am from Xela
Price: $45.00 - minimum 2 people
Included in Price: Private transportation local guide, entrance fee.
Additional costs: some extra money in case you would like to buy food or drinks.
What to bring: Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 litters of water
Useful Information
No Swimming is permitted at any time due to the religious significance of the site.


$45
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THGuatemala The Refugio de Quetzal Hike
Hike & Community Tourism
This is a wonderful setting that allows you to understand why nature is at the heart of Mayan folklore. Set in a cloud forest at the foot of the Tajamulco volcano, the reserve is one of the best places to see Guatemala’s striking national bird. A specialist guide will take you around the reserve to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the Quetzal. If seeing Guatemala’s national bird is your goal, then the best time to visit is between November to April.

So, whether visiting for just a day or a longer stay, the reserve’s wild tropical jungle entangles your imagination in its dense and mysterious inner world. If you’re a nature enthusiast, this is an unmissable opportunity to see the Quetzal and Guatemala’s other captivating wildlife. Book now by clicking below or please email us via the contact form with any questions.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 7 hours
Departure time: 5:00am from Xela.
Price: $95.00 - minimum 2 people
Included in Price: Private transportation, box lunch, specialized – local guide, entrance fee.
Additional costs: some extra money in case you would like to buy food or drinks.
What to bring: Good shoes, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, and at least 2 litters of water.
Useful Information
During the mating and nesting season from December till May, Quetzals can be seen almost every day. February, March and April are the most spectacular because the Quetzals are always close to their nests and easy to see.


$95
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THGuatemala La Castalia Hike
Hike & Community Tourism
Waterfall, hot springs, saunas and zip line offer you a great mix of relaxation and adventure. Soak up the hot spring’s health benefits or fly over the forest on the zip line. You can also relax in the eco-friendly saunas which are heated naturally by volcanic rock. La Castalia has an onsite restaurant and is an enjoyable day trip, but there are also cabins for overnight stays. Enjoy nature in an eco-friendly way. Book now by clicking below or please email us via the contact form with any questions.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 8 hours
Departure time: 5:00am – from Xela
Price: $95.00 - minimum 2 people
Included in Price: Private transportation, entrance fee and guide.
Additional costs: some extra money in case you would like to buy food or drinks
What to bring: Good shoes, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit, camera and at least 2 litters of water.
Useful Information
The park has 5 thermal pools, sauna facilities, a restaurant and cabins for overnight stays.


$95
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THGuatemala La Igualdad Waterfalls
Hike and Community Tourism
Guatemala’s highest waterfalls, Cataratas La Igualdad, are located within a local community La Igualdad on the slopes of the Tajumulco volcano. The journey to the falls follows a picturesque trail which is full of power and poetry from beginning to end. You certainly don’t need to be a top photographer to get some truly memorable pictures.

On a sunny day, the falls tower into a striking blue sky like shimmering crystal walls. If you're lucky, you might even be able to enjoy this incredible natural setting in relative solitude. There is also the added extra of being able to take a relaxing dip in the nearby hot springs. The community entry fee goes towards the local community and helps to promote sustainable tourism in the area.

Whether or not you’re a nature lover, this trip is well worth the opportunity to see this unspoilt natural treasure. Book now by clicking below or please email us via the contact form with any questions.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 9 hours
Departure time: 5:00am – from Xela.
Price: $95.00 - minimum 2 people
Included in Price: Private transportation, Local guide, entrance fee to the reserve and the hot springs,
Additional costs: some extra money in case you would like to buy food or drinks.
What to bring: comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit, camera and water.
Useful Information
Visiting in the dry season between November and April is best to avoid rainy conditions


$95
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THGuatemala Chajil Siwan Hike
Hike & Community Tourism
The striking colours and size of Xela’s ‘El Calvario’ cemetery are the first things you’ll notice. Home to Xela’s great, good and possibly not so good since 1840, it’s a short 10-minute walk from the city centre. It has an astonishing variety of architectural styles with some tombs and mausoleums coming from as far away as Italy. With shrines that look like miniature castles, pyramids and chess pieces, there is plenty to see on this short tour.

Although not always first on the itinerary, a cemetery tour is a great way to delve into the history of any town. Book now by clicking below or please email us via the contact form with any questions.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 6 hours
Departure time: 8:00am from Xela
Price: $60.00 - with a minimum of 2 people
Included in Price: Private transport to and from park, a local guide, entrance fee, forest tour and a traditional lunch
Additional costs: Spending money to buy food and drinks if required
What to bring: Sensible shoes, binoculars, warm clothing (October to Feb) and a rain jacket (March to October)
Useful Information
Overnight camping at the park is also available
Please contact us for more information.


$60
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THGuatemala Zunil Hike
Hike & Community Tourism
Learn about the town from the people who know it best, the locals. Empowered and passionate, a group of young guides will take you around their beautiful town. Develop an appreciation and understanding of Zunil’s history and culture in their capable hands. The tour includes visits to the local church, its cemetery and learning about the local traditional dress and how it’s made. The colours and life of the most popular and important fruit market in the region are another must see. Experience the colour and life of this town through the passion of its own people with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 6 hours
Departure time: 8:00am from Xela
Price: $60.00 - with a minimum of 2 people
Included in Price: Private transport to and from Zunil, a local guide, hot springs entrance fee
Additional costs: Spending money to buy food and drinks if required
What to bring: Sensible shoes, swimwear, water and snacks
Useful Information
Zunil is famous for its farming and it is a major producer and exporter of agricultural products.


$60
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THGuatemala Xela Valley Tour
Hike & Community Tourism
Adventure through Xela’s Palajunoj Valley with local guides and experience all it has to offer. Feel energised by the passion and enthusiasm these young entrepreneurial guides have for Xela, the valley and its surroundings. The tours offered are experiences led by local people that give you a genuine feel for local life. The guides can take you to:
» Santiaguito Volcano,
» Santa Maria Volcano,
» the Tecún Umán caves
» Chuicavioc Eco-Park.

Explore Quetzaltenango's history, culture and beautiful landscapes with local guides and support them and their communities with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 8 hours
Departure time: 5:00am from Xela
Price: $60.00 - with a minimum of 2 people
Included in Price: Private transport, a local guide, tour, entrance fee to one of the attractions or activities, a traditional lunch
What to bring: Appropriate shoes for hiking, two litres of water, snacks, breakfast, sun cream, sunglasses, and a hat
Useful Information
Please contact us if you want to visit more than one of the listed attractions.


$60
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THGuatemala Canjulá Park
Hike & Community Tourism
Enjoy eco-friendly activities in a protected and special environment. Canjulá Regional Park, in Sibinal, San Marcos offers nature treks, Volcano hikes, birdwatching and more. You can also buy a range of authentic arts and crafts. Support, enjoy and help protect this unique natural environment with THGuatemala. Book now or please email us via our contact form.


Tour Details
Trip Summary Availability: Mon-Sun
Total trip time: 3 days – 2 nights
Departure time: 8:00am from Xela
Price: $300.00 - with a minimum of 2 people.
Included in Price: Private transport, local guides, Tacana Volcano hike, park tours, 7 meals, accommodation at the reserve for two nights
Additional costs: Spending money to buy, souvenirs, food and drinks if required
What to bring: Appropriate hiking shoes, thermal clothing, water, snacks, sun cream, sunglasses, and a hat
Useful Information
The accommodation at the park consists of traditional cabins with basic facilities.


$300
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