Quetzaltenango Tours and Travel Services

Why is Quetzaltenango called Xela?
Xela is its much shorter nickname, derived from the old Mayan name for the city, Xelaju. It’s pronounced “sheh-la”, so make sure to say it that way if you want to sound like a local.
Quetzaltenango (Spanish pronunciation: [ketsalteˈnaŋɡo], also known by its Maya name, Xelajú [ʃelaˈχu] or Xela [ˈʃela]), is both the capital of Quetzaltenango Department and the municipal seat of Quetzaltenango municipality in Guatemala.

Quetzaltenango, Historically, the city produced wheat, maize, fruits, and vegetables.

It also had a healthy livestock industry. Livestock was exported throughout the country and to El Salvador. As of 1850, wheat was the largest export, followed by cacao, sugar, wool, and cotton

Quetzaltenango Tours and Travel Services, Hike one of Guatemala’s Famous Volcanoes with us.

Santa María Volcano is a large active volcano in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the Quetzaltenango Department near the city of Quetzaltenango.

The volcano was known as Gagxanul in the local K’iche’ language, before the 16th-century Spanish conquest of the region.[1]

Santa María Volcano is part of the Sierra Madre range of volcanoes, which extends along the western edge of Guatemala, separated from the Pacific Ocean by a broad plain.

The volcanoes are formed by the subduction of the Cocos Plate under the Caribbean Plate, which led to the formation of the Central America Volcanic Arc.

Quetzaltenango Tours and Travel Services Offerings.

Guatemala Hiking Trail Locations

Quetzaltenango Tours and Travel Transportation Services

We offer, private and group shuttle transportation, from Guatemala City Airport, Antigua, Xela, and all beach resorts in Guatemala.

Quetzaltenango Tours and Travel Hiking Experiences

We offer a variety of Hiking experiences, Volcanoes, private Miradors, places you will not find on travel sites. Our Mayan guides are the best.

Touring Lake Atitlan Villages

Quetzaltenango Tours and Travel Cultural Tours

Guatemala is Rich in Mayan Artisan Culture, spend a day in a weaving workshop, shop with us in our local Artisans shops or spend a Day meeting the Culture of Gautemala

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