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Western Highlands Maya Trail 3-Day/ 2-Night from Antigua Guatemala provided by Purple Mayan Tours

Western Highlands Maya Trail 3-Day/ 2-Night from Antigua Guatemala

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Ancient Trade Routes of the Maya This is Guatemalan trekking at its best. The Mayan Highlands Trail is a 3 day trek following the ancient Mayan trade routes that once connected the Mayan civilizations of Lake Atitlan to those of Quetzaltenango. Much of this walk traverses above 3000 meters, providing phenomenal views of 15 different Guatemalan volcanoes. We will watch the sunset over Lake Atitlan, look out to the volcanoes on the Mexican Border, and enjoy our culturally rich hike from start to finish. Walk from Lake Atitlan to Xela, passing through indigenous villages and farmlands Take in views of the lake, as well as 15 different volcanoes Hike through historic trade routes of the ancient Maya Cross the ‘Siete Cruces’ ridge of Zunil on the way to the summit Reward yourself with a long soak in thermal hot springs after a 3-day trek
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4 stops
Day 1
Climb to Xeabaj
Day 2
seven crosses trail
Day 3
Zunil Summit and Hot Springs
Important Information
3 days
  • Private round trip transportation from Old Town Outfitters office in Antigua
  • All park entrance and admission fees
  • 8 Freshly prepared picnic lunches, dinners, and breakfasts as detailed above
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pads and comfortable tents for cool-weather camping
  • Fully guided tour from Lake Atitlan to Xela by a local, bilingual guide
  • Hiking boots or trekking shoes (no sandals)
  • Large-capacity backpack (50L+) with rain cover
  • One warm layer and/or windbreaker
  • Rain jacket (May thru October)
  • Cold-weather clothing for night-time temperatures
  • Personal toiletries and/or medications
  • Camera, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • 2-4 liters of water (minimum per day)
  • Flashlight
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Key Details
  • Xeabaj, Guatemala, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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