• Lake Atitlan Hiking Tour

    Lake Atitlan Hiking Tour begins high above the village of Santa Catarina.

    We call this the Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike, discover the explorer in you as we hit the trail and hike the diverse landscapes, learn about the Mayan culture, and visit the colorful village of Santa Catarina Palopó located on Lake Atitlan.

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Lake Atitlan Hiking Tour Information

On September 18th, 2020 the Guatemala Borders reopened after closing in March of 2020 due to the COVID Pandemic. At this time COVID 19 is well managed in Guatemala. Guests coming to Guatemala are required to wear masks, social distance, and follow sanitation guidelines.

This also has affected Lake Atitlan Boat Schedules. Only ten persons are allowed on a boat at one time, more or less regular boat services are operating around Lake Atitlan

This Lake Atitlan Hike is for the average hiker, there is no cliff, traverses and any mountain climbing skills required. This is a pleasant morning hike that can be enjoyed by Families and those well into their 60’s. The views place you looking at the top of the Volcanoes across Lake Atitlan.

Lake Atitlan Hiking Tour flows through a small indigenous village with many shops filled with art, weaving, and fabrics lining the streets.  Just a short walk from the main street as well as from the Church is the playa where you can walk along the beach to the hot springs.  The hot springs are a great way to relax after a hike in the mountains and around town.

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Lake Atitlan Hiking Tour Detail

Lake Atitlan Tours we do not combine tour groups together.

Your Tour will be private.

HIKE DURATION: ½ day (4 hours), full day (roughly 7-8 hours)

HIKE LOCATION: Santa Catarina Palopó



  • ½ day $65 (Q420) – 1 person (private tour) 
  • $55.00 (Q) 432 per person – 2 or more people (private tour) 
  • Full day $110 (Q823) – 1 person (private tour) 
  • $75 (Q75) per person – 2 or more people up to 4 guests (private tour) 

For guests of 5 or more please email us for details about our group pricing.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camera, water, snacks, sun protection (hat, shades, sunscreen), good walking shoes, or sneakers are recommended (no flip-flops), and be prepared to have an incredible adventure!

Lake Atitlan Hiking

Lake Atitlan Hiking Tour discover the explorer in you as we hit the trail and hike the diverse landscapes, learn about the Mayan culture, and visit the colorful village of Santa Catarina Palopó located in the highlands of Guatemala.

The Hiking 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.

Lake Atitlan Hiking Tour is often called by the Locals the  Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike is one of our favorite hikes in the area with breathtaking views that send chills down our spines every time we hike it, it is a stunning sight to see the tranquil waters of Lake Atitlan reflect the mountains and clouds.

About Santa Catarina Palopó

This charming peaceful and serene indigenous village is located on the eastern shores of Lake Atitlan and is known for its hand-woven tapestries and paintings. The main street is full of little shops and artisans all the way down to the lake shore. Santa Catarina Palopó retains its indigenous charm and is relatively untouched by modern commercialization. Visitors are often struck by the atmosphere of timelessness.

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star rating  We did a half day hike with James and a full day exploring the towns by boat. Even though my family is from Guatemala James truly made the experience one... read more

April 23, 2022

star rating  My sister and I accompanied tour guides, Jim and Stephanie, on a guided tour of the villages of San Juan, San Pedro, and San Antonio Palopo on Lake Atitlan. San... read more

Erik B
January 1, 2018

star rating  James and his crew made me feel very comfortable and safe as a female solo traveler. Before my trip to Lake Atitlan he had provided me with an itinerary of... read more

January 1, 2021

star rating  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... read more

March 1, 2018