Cobán, Alta Verapaz Tours and Activities

The Candelaria Caves are a network of 7 caves, formed by the waters of the Río Candelaria. Some of the caves have ceilings that are nearly 200 feet (60 m) high. According to Mayan legend, these caves formed the entrance to Xibalba, or the underworld.
King Marcos cave is best known for its enormous natural formations. Some of its stalagmites and stalactites are so sculptural that they have earned nicknames – one large formation is called "the Tower of Pisa.”
Make a trip to the Bíotopo del Quetzál to look for quetzals with jewel-toned green plumage. Their feathers were used as currency by the pre-Hispanic Mayans. They dwell in the branches of the aguacatillo trees, which are identifiable by their avocado-shaped fruits.
Laguna Lachuá National Park is named after the Lachuá Lake (or “laguna” in Spanish). It is located in Guatemala’s steamy lowlands. The perfectly round lake and the surrounding park are kept quite pristine by the local rangers.
Río Cahabón offers the best opportunity for whitewater rafting in Guatemala. The river rapids cover a variety of difficulty levels, ranging from class I to IV – all but the most difficult rapids. Much of this 7.5-mile (12 km) route has class III and IV rapids.
Orquigonia consists of a small park with a trail that’s about half a mile (1 km) long. It’s not a very large park, but it sprouts a large variety of orchids and plants. Orchids are some of the most highly-prized species of flowers in the world, and they come in a variety of colors and delicate shapes.