Full Day Tours

General Information

  • All of our tours are available everyday with the minimum number of people.
  • For smaller groups, we also offer private tours.
  • If you have special requests or itineraries in mind, please ask! Our guides are not limited to the times or places listed here.
  • 100% local guides.
  • All of our guides have first aid training.
  • Bilingual guides available.

Villages Around Xela Reserve

We will visit villages in the highlands of the country, where the culture of many centuries earlier is alive and observable in dress, in language, in living style, and in religious practices. From the second largest city in the country, Quetzaltenango, we’ll visit several smaller villages.

We start our tour visiting the glass factory in Canter COPAVIC, visit MAXIMON and the main attractions of Zunil, relax at the Hot Springs FUENTES GEORGINAS, and a short visit to the vegetable fields in Almolonga, returning to Xela to have lunch (Not Included).

Start the second part of the tour visiting the north side of Quetzaltenango in San Andres Xecul where you can see the Yellow church, visit the beautiful church of San Cristobal Totonicapan on the way back to Xela visit Salcaja, the village which produces most of the jaspe fabric in small family-owned factories, and we’ll go to one of these small factories and learn how the ikat textiles are produced.

Tours from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Huehuetenango Reserve

Huehuetenango, often shortened to Huehue, is a very utilitarian town, Huehuetenango is a Department of enormous tourist wealth. Beginning at the cuchumatanes, the magical mountains of highest elevation in Central America.

We visit the pretty central park and the Church in Huehue. We also take a 2 hours walking tour of Zaculeu only a few minutes away from Huehue, a Small Mayan archeological Site and family park, considered the most important city of the Mam period. The museum contains some interpretive signs, tools, and ceramics, as well as some skulls. Zaculeu was a religious and defensive site for the Mam Maya.

Have a relaxing lunch at Mi Tierra Café in Huehuetenango (Not Included). In the suburb of Huehuetenango is the town of chiantla, where you visit the church which has a beautiful Virgin made out of Silver, And also a visit to the look out of the cuchumatanes.

What to bring for the tour:

  • Small Back Pack.
  • Sun Block
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Camera
  • Sun Glasses

Tours from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm

Almolonga, Viejo Palmar, Takalik Abaj and Coffee Farm Reserve

An amazing full day tour that starts visiting Viejo Palmar about 30 Km down the Coast road from Xela. El Palmar was destroyed by a mudslide and floods emanating from Santiaguito volcano.

Visit Takalik Abaj, 2 hours walking tour in this little-known ruin is a hidden gem. Dating from the pre-Classic period, it's one of the oldest ceremonial and trade cities to be excavated in Guatemala. Perhaps its greatest claim to fame, however, is the fact that there's a lovely lodge located on the grounds of the archaeological site, combining ecotourism and archaeological preservation in an interesting symbiosis.

And on the way back to Xela stop at LAS CUMBRES hotel built on top of steam vents fed by underground sulfur hot springs, there are common steam baths and saunas for all to enjoy Relax for an Hour, have a drink or just enjoy the nice views.

Tours from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tilapa Beach Reserve

Tilapa Beach is part of the Mancho Guamuchal biological reserve and is located in the municipality of Ocos. Attractions include the estuaries and canals and the fauna both of the beach and of the mangroves and lagoons. The wildlife that we see will consist of resident and migratory species, according to the time of year.

This is a special tour for people seeking tranquility and for those who want to experience the beauty of the beaches of the Pacific in Guatemala.

Tours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Chichicastenango Reserve

Come explore Guatemala where Maya and Colonial cultures intersect in a site of extraordinary natural beauty. Category cultural heritage. The town of Chichicastenango is a historical place alive that offers the visitors a direct approach to the different ethnic groups of Guatemala who their multicolored suits that identify them in a monumental group still shine where the sacred book of the Mayan was located: The Popol Vuh, also called Bible Quiché, mythological book that relates the origin of the old residents of these lands.

This will be a full day visit to the biggest indigenous market in Central America, that will take you to PASCUAL ABAJ the Mayan altar which is visited by local people, visit the morerias, The Church, LA IGLESIA DE SANTO TOMAS which is often the scene of ritual, and of curse the market enjoy a few hours walking in its streets where they spread out their vegetables, fruits, chunks of chalk, balls of wax, handmade harnesses and other merchandise.

Tours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Only available Thursdays and Sundays

Lake Atitlan Reserve

Lake Atitlan is a lake of volcanic origin located at 1500 meters above sea level, with an area of approximately 130 square kilometers. The lake is surrounded by 3 majestic volcanoes of covered in green vegetation and by 14 indigenous Mayan villages that make this place a true wonder. Whether for its natural beauty, its landscape, its clean water or by the culture of their surroundings, Lake Atitlan is the most important tourist destination in the Highlands of Guatemala. Altiplanos boasts one of the most complete tours of Lake Atitlan.

  • FIRST: The tour is transported by a speedboat with capacity for 25 passengers. The boat has a navigation license, life jackets and seats with backs.
  • SECOND: The tour departs every day with a guide for the whole group (Spanish-English).
  • THIRD: Visit San Marcos with an explanation of flora and fauna and of the community situation.
  • FOURTH: The tour includes a comprehensive audiovisual information source about the lake and its geology (a study of the land surrounding the lake) in the museum of San Pedro.
  • FIFTH: In Santiago, in addition to visiting the main attractions, we provide plenty of time to explore the village and purchase textiles or souvenirs.
  • SIXTH: We provide an option to end the tour early if you have other travel plans that make this necessary.

9:00 a.m. Departure from Panajachel heading to San Marcos La Laguna.
9:30 a.m. Tour of the ecological trails in San Marcos. Etc. (1 Hour.).
10:30 a.m. Departure from San Marcos for San Pedro La Laguna.
10:45 a.m. Museum exhibition and tour of the town of San Pedro. (1 hour 45 minutes).
12:30 p.m. Depart from San Pedro to Santiago Atitlan.
12:50 p.m. Tour of town, shopping, etc. in Santiago. (1 hour 50 minutes).
14:40 p.m. Departure from Santiago to Panajachel
15:10 p.m. Arrive in Panajachel.