Canopy in 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. 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.

Atitlan Reserve is shaped by the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan.
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.

What to Bring:

Close-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, water, and a snack.

What's Included:

Entrance fee, guide, and zip-line ride.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Close-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, water, and a snack.

What's Included:

Entrance fee, guide, and zip-line ride.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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