Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango is Guatemala’s second city and its cultural heart. Affectionately called Xela (Shay-la), over 50% of Quetzaltenango’s population is Mam-Mayan and Quiche, and it has the unofficial title of ‘Guatemala’s Mayan Capital’.

Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango is Guatemala’s second city and its cultural heart. Affectionately called Xela (Shay-la), over 50% of Quetzaltenango’s population is Mam-Mayan and Quiche, and it has the unofficial title of ‘Guatemala’s Mayan Capital’.

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  • Bike Tour Xela

    RUTA I-9:

    It´s a route well designed to explore the most emblematic point of the city with a low level of dificulty. You must bike 6.5 kilometres a long over the tour, doing stops on 9 destinations we have prepare, also, on the way you will have access to 2 places to use the toilet and the sped biking will up to you. During the experience you will see the city in a different way, you will learn interesting facts of many buldings and important characters in our history that will make you to undersand our life now a day.

    Some places you will see:

    • Cementery,
    • Theater,
    • Churches,
    • Schools,
    • Parks among others.
    $35.00 Add to cart
  • Traditional food tour – Quichóm

    This is a unique immersion into the Mayan culture, history and life now a day. Our chef, full of knowledge about the history of our ancestors, about the species, vegetables and fruits, is extremely happy to show and teach you how to prepare a traditional Maya Quiché food called “Quichóm”.

    $45.00 Add to cart
  • The Colonial Church Tour

    This is a great day trip from Xela that takes around 4 hours. The tour takes you to the oldest Catholic church in Central America, La Ermita de Salcajá, and the vibrant, striking and unforgettable San Andres Xecul.

    La Ermita de Salcajá was built in 1524 and is home to the oldest statue of the Virgin Mary in Central America. The statue was transported from Spain and is a great historical example of the colonial power’s desire to convert the indigenous people.

    $55.00 Add to cart
  • The Hot Springs

    The hot springs is a half day out for you to relax and enjoy the full benefits of Quetzaltenango’s best known hot springs. About an hour’s drive from Xela, this is a popular destination for the locals and visitors to the town. The site includes a restaurant and cabins for overnight stays while there are onsite lockers and towels available for visitors. This natural beauty spot is the perfect way for you to take the chill out of those cold highland mornings.

    $35.00 Add to cart
  • Hike Chicabal Volcano

    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 and one more to go down.

    $55.00 Add to cart
  • Hike Santa María Volcano

    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 volcano adventure.

    $55.00 Add to cart
  • Xela City Tour

    Quetzaltenango is Guatemala’s second city and its cultural heart. Affectionately called Xela (Shay-la), over 50% of Quetzaltenango’s population is Mam-Mayan and Quiche, and it has the unofficial title of ‘Guatemala’s Mayan Capital’. The city’s central square, Parque a Centro America, is at the heart of its historic centre. Lined with beautiful colonial buildings including, a theatre and cultural centre, this relaxed, friendly city there is plenty to see and do in. Take a guided tour and get to know this fascinating place a little better with THGuatemala.

    What will I see during on tour? – Parque Central, The Cathedral, the City Hall, Pasaje Enriquez, the Theater and much more.

    $45.00 Add to cart
  • Guatemala Mundo Maya Tour

    An Old World full of New Discoveries
    A 13-day and 12-night tour (with a flexible schedule) of Guatemala’s highlights.
    This package gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in everything this mystical land has to offer.

    $2,500.00 Add to cart