Canopy Tour at Atitlan's Natural Reserve
This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Atitlan Reserve is shaped by the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan. Pristine Lake Atitlan and the surrounding grounds of the reserve offer more natural beauty than you can capture with a few snapshots. To get the most out of this scenery, get a view from the top.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Hiking through the densely forested slopes of the volcanoes, you’ll be surrounded with the sights and sounds of an abundance of birds and mammals. This area is home to around 250 species of tropical birds alone. Look closely at the branches of the trees to catch a glimpse of a monkey.
You’ll cross over hanging bridges to get to your destination, a path that takes you through dense foliage. On your trek upwards, you’ll pass by a coffee plantation. Observe an early stage of the lifecycle of the coffee plant, and make sure to take a deep breath of the first hint of a coffee aroma.
Watching the birds flit from tree top to tree top, you’ll start to envy their mobility through the forest. Once you reach the summit of the trail, Atitlan provides a manmade solution. You have your choice of two zip-lines. One is 328 feet (100 m), and the other is 984 feet (300 m). Coming down the mountain is guaranteed to be faster than the ascent. This is the most exciting way to see the forest canopy – feeling the rush of the mountain air you speed through the tree tops.
Visitors to the X - Tremos Cables make a circuit of about 1300 meters long with 8 cruises ranging from 90 to 320 meters long and waterfalls , canyons , valley and forest plantation. The duration of the tour is approximately one hour and includes a short walk of 450 meters with a vertical rise of 80 meters along an old mule .
Cables are fun for young (from 2 years) and older (a friend of 89 years). They are easy and will be the most memorable of your trip. The ticket of the X-Tremos Cables fit all the attractions of the reserve. The duration of the tour is approximately one hour and includes a short walk of 450 meters with a vertical rise of 70 meters along an old mule track. The crossings consist of sliding along steel cables and pulleys suspended with a safety harness, accompanied by our guides. The X-Tremos departure from the Visitor Center to a nature trail. Crossing the plantation five suspension bridges and a waterfall, to join the old mule track that leads to the starting point above the waterfall. The first tranche of 145 m passes over the waterfall and has the view of the valley and the lake. The second of 310 m, is the view of the falls (at least 3), the valley and the lake. Return with 253 m in length, you will view the old part of the estate and the encinal trees. A short and easy line of 131 m takes you to the passage below the large stone. From above, you canopy above an encinal tree (150 m) and then return to the coffee plantation on a faster leg (120 m), then a short (81 m) and finally back to the Visitor Center. You survived.
Los visitantes de los Cables Ultra-X-Tremos recorren 2.381 m en siete tramos que van desde los 90 m hasta los 860 a través del valle y hasta la punta de la bahía de San Buenaventura, para terminar de vuelta en el cafetal. La duración de la gira es de 2 hrs e incluye una caminata de 900 m con un asenso vertical de 136 m por el antiguo camino de herradura.Hay un límite de peso de 200 lbs para los Cables X-Tremos.
The Ultra X - Tremos have (almost 3 times longer than the X - Tremos ) and heights (twice ) , stunning views , memorable extraordinary speed and distance trails . They are more physically demanding than the X - Ttremos and more intense experiences . The Ultra X - Tremos start at the old mule track going from Panajachel to Sololá , with a length of 290 m that crosses the valley to a viewpoint of the lake down the sacred cave Nimajay . The second flight of 850 m will take your breath away with a wonderful view of the lake, volcanoes and cliffs of the old boiler Atitlan. Clinging to the slope , the back stretch with 860 m offers a magnificent view of Panajachel , the bay and the valley of San Buenaventura. The fourth tranche of 80 m through the forest of oak , connect with sections 6, 7 and 8 of the X - Tremos Cables to complete the tour of 2380 m. And test passed !
Attractions VisitedAtitlán Nature Reserve
The Atitlán Nature Reserve is located along the shores of Lake Atitlán outside the town of Panajachel. This private reserve offers all kinds of fun activities, including hiking, zip lining, swimming, and more.
Lake Atitlán is heralded as one of the most mystical and memorable lakes on the planet. It is also the deepest lake in Central America. You can get experience the lake by kayaking or swimming at the beaches on the lakeshore. See the lake from above by hiking the San Pedro Volcano or by reaching the summit known locally as Indian’s Nose.
What to Bring
Close-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, water, and a snack.
Entrance fee and guide. zip-line ride.
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Leonel Azurdia was very knowledgeable.
We enjoyed the butterfly house and it was nice for us that Leonel knows the different species. We appreciated Leonel's patience while we took many photographs. It was fun to walk up to the waterfall and cross the many swinging bridges.
This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Pristine Lake Atitlan offers more natural beauty than you can capture with a few snapshots. To get the most out of this scenery, get a view from the top.
4 hrsFrom $77