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Laguna de Chicabal Trek

This half day trek takes you through a beautiful nature path by Laguna de Chicabal where you can enjoy stunning views and learn the history of the Mayan altars along the way.

USD $34.00USD $48.00

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Laguna de Chicabal Trek

 

Highlights

– Enjoy nature and discover the amazing views Laguna de Chicabal (Chicabal Lake) has to offer you.
– Go through Mayan sacred places, knowing their history and popular relevance.
– Immerse yourself in wonderful landscapes and beautiful views, enjoying this adventure next to San Martín Sacatepéquez.

Description

Discover an amazing ancient path throughout Laguna de Chicabal, seeing very special ancient Mayan altars and enjoying the beautiful views this trekking tour has to offer to you. Getting from Xela to the volcanos area near to the lake, this tour is a spectacular opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and know this lovely people traditions.

Itinerary

Chicabal Lake is located 2,900 meters above sea level and 45 min from the town of San Martín Sacatepéquez (A.K.A. San Martín Chile Verde). With a dense nature life, this lake is a sacred place to this region population because here you can find different Mayan altars where the local people and Mayan priests perform their rituals. The lake most visited day is every year May the 3rd, when the Day of the Santa Cruz and the Jueves de Asunción or Día de la Rogativa are commemorated, days when more than 3,000 persons climb to the lake.

This tour will be usually done at midday, leaving Xela at 6:00 am heading towards San Martín Sacatepéquez, 45 min away from the city. This one is a moderate level tour that you won’t require any special physical condition. From the lake viewpoints you will be able to appreciate the diverse volcanoes in the area (like Santa María, Santo Tomas, Santiaguito, Tajumulco and Tacana) and the amazing natural landscapes.

Duration

Half a day

6:00 am – 1:00 pm approximately

2 hours ascent / 1.5 hours descent

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets

 What to Bring

  • Lamp
  • Breakfast
  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Small backpack
  • Personal medicine

Important Notes

  • Level: Moderate

Map

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Kyle Wiggins

Daniel Lopez

Daniel, a locally certified tour guide, was born and raised in the city of Quetzaltenango, one of Guatemala’s many gems. The natural wonders of his hometown inspired him to become a guide and give others an authentic experience in his beloved country. Previous travelers have been extremely impressed by his deep knowledge of Pre-Hispanic Mayan culture and rituals. Daniel’s tours are suitable for travelers of all age and level of fitness, and in addition he is fluent in both English and French. In his free time, Daniel enjoys hiking both alone and with friends and family.

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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