Hike 2500 feet above the stunning waters of Lake Atitlan for breath taking views, authentic village life, and one of the biggest markets in Guatemala.
This breath taking tour to Solola takes you on a journey high into the mountains. Hike through maize fields, coffee plantations, old forest growth, and into the cloud forest. Explore the village of Santa Cruz la Laguna, visit a sacred Mayan site, and discover the Solola Market.
After exploring the village of Santa Cruz, you start the 3-4 hour hike up into the mountains. Hike along ancient paths once used by the Kachekel Maya, climbing 2500 feet above the waters of Lake Atitlan for breath taking views of the surrounding scenery. This rugged and remote area has barely been touched by the outside world. Observe daily village life, see farmers tending their maize fields and coffee plantations, and immerse yourself in some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.
Visit a sacred Mayan site where rituals are performed by the local shamans. You can even make your own offering at the alter. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch along the way, or in a local comidor. After exploring a remote Mayan village high in the mountains, you will find a small road. A collectivo will take you the last few miles to Solola, so you can discover one of the biggest markets in Guatemala. Return via chicken bus or pick up into Panajachel, then on to Santa Catarina.
Difficulty: Hard. Strenuous hike. Only advisable if you are in good health and physically fit. It is a difficult hike and climb, but not overly challenging for those in good health.
Big market days are Tuesdays or Fridays.
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.