Quetzaltenango 11 July 2016

Takalik Abaj

Takalik is one of the oldest archeological sites in Guatemala. Here, you will find a combination of Olmeca-Maya style in the middle of a subtropical forest. The mystic of these great civilizations is well preserved at the National Park Takalik Abaj.


Information

Availability Every day
Departure times 07:00 am and 01:30 pm
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 6 hours
Price 65 USD - minimum 2 persons
Included

Return transport from Quetzaltenango

  Local guide
  Entrance fees

+15 USD per group for an English-speaking guide

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Quetzaltenango 11 July 2016

Colonial Churches: San Cristóbal, San Andrés Xecul, Salcajá

Participate in a great tour to the most beautiful colonial churches in the region of Quetzaltenango. Architecture, religion and traditions are part of this tour through the towns San Andrés Xecul, Salcajá and San Cristóbal Totonicapán. Don't forget to take lots of pictures of the church portraid on the cover of Lonely Planet Guatemala.


During this tour, you will also visit local families to learn about how textiles and drinks are produced. Besides religion, it's a way to get to know the traditions of the local towns.

Departure Time:

Availability Every day
Departure times 08:00 am and 02:00 pm
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 4 hours
Price 35 USD - minimum 2 persons
Included

Return transport from Quetzaltenango

  Spanish-speaking guide
  Entrance fees

+10 USD per group for an English-speaking guide

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Quetzaltenango 11 July 2016

Chichicastenango market tour

Surrounded by valleys and mountains scattering the horizons, Chichicastenango seems to be isolated from time and space and the rest of Guatemala.


When its narrow cobbled streets and red-tiled roofs are enveloped in mist, it seems magical. On the Thursday and Sunday market local craftsmen from the entire region come to this town to sell their goods.  Shamanistic and other ceremonials can be found here as well. Apart from the market you can visit the cathedral, museum Rossbach, a mask factory and Pascual Abaj. During the Sunday market you also have a good chance to see the cofradias (Mayan religious brotherhoods) who often hold precessions in and around the church of Santo Tomás on Sunday.

Information

Availability Thursdays and Sundays
Departure times 07:00 am
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 8 hours
Price 60 USD - minimum 2 persons
Included

Return transport from Quetzaltenango

  Local guide
  Entrance fees

+10 USD per group for an English-speaking guide

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Quetzaltenango 11 July 2016

Indigenous Villages

We visit Cantel, home of the glass factory, and Almolonga & Zunil, two colorful indigenous villages surrounded by hills, are waiting for you with their ancient traditions and fertile lands for agriculture. After a great tour, you will have the chance to relax at the hot springs of Fuentes Georginas and enjoy the view of the rainforest. 


Information

Availability Every day
Departure times 08:00 am and 02:00 pm
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 4 hours
Price 35 USD - minimum 2 persons
Included

Return transport from Quetzaltenango

  Local guide
  Entrance fees

+10 USD per group for English-speaking guide

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Quetzaltenango 11 July 2016

Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

This is by far the most relaxing experience around Quetzaltenango. You can go and enjoy the fantastic hot baths of Fuentes Georginas, next to Zunil.

With the Fuentes Express we go and return two times a day directly to the Fuentes Georginas Hotsprings surrounded by a beautiful primary rainforest. It's the fastest and cheapest way to go. Entrance fees are included in the price of the ticket.

Information

Availability Every day
Departure times 09:00 am and 02:30 pm
Departure point Adrenalina Tours Office
Duration Approx. 3,5 hours
Price 16 USD p.p.
Included Return transport from Quetzaltenango
  Entrance fee

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Quetzaltenango 11 July 2016

Street Food Tour

Probably the crown-jewel of the tours in Quetzaltenango. An all-inclusive tour around the city visiting the hidden places where authentic and, above all, delicious food is prepared.


First, we will walk to the 14 Avenida, where Don Richard will let you taste his amazing Tostadas de Guacamole, those are delicious fried corn tortilles with avocado. After this amazing experience, we walk to the 4th Street to meet Doña Josefina. She's an indigenous local K'Iche woman and an excellent cook. We will drink an atolito de elote with her and eat some famous chuchitos with tomato sauce.

To learn more about the local kitchen of Xela, we will receive a cooking class from Doña Letty, to learn more about how to prepare the Rellenitos, famous for the combation of plantains and sweet beans. It's an experience not to miss!

For lunch, you can not miss the Quichom with rice and hand made tortillas. It's a little spicy because of all the condiments, but intensely delicious. For dinner, you will be tasting Pupusas, corn tortillas filled with cheese or pork meat.

At the end of the two and a half hour tour, we will be visitting the Chocolatería Doña Pancha. There we will enjoy the hand-made chocolate. You'll receive a cup of pure and hot chocolate or a delicious Chocofruta, which is fruit covered with chocolate.

Do participate in this marvellous tour!

Information

Availability Every day, except on sundays
Departure times 11:00 am and 03:00 pm
Departure point Adrenalina Tours Office
Duration Approx. 2,5 hours
Price 25 USD - minimum 2 persons
Included

Food degustation

  Guide
  Water

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Treks 11 July 2016

Overnight trek from Quetzaltenango to lake Atitlan (San Pedro)

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A physical demanding hike only for the real brave ones ... scheduled to leave Quetzaltenango at 19 hours every night. You will arrive next morning after about 10 hours at the most beautiful lake in the world.

Itinerary

Please be ready because you will be picked up at your hostal, hotel or homestay and brought in private mini van to the place where it all starts .. in the dark , from a small town XECAM near Cantel . If you want to avoid walking hungry , please have your dinner before.

20 pm > Under the full moon if there is a moon and no clouds , and of course if full moon ,  we will sing for you " la luna de Xelaju " second National hymn of Guatemala ,, start with about a two hour difficult climb up .

22 pm > Take a rest .. enjoy because this is a flat part .
22.20 pm > Don't think going down for the next two hours will be easy ... your knees will suffer !
00.30 am > Walk like an angel if your name is Elvis for about one hour , horrible flat !
01.30 am > How is your K'iche ? You arrive in a small little place called CHIRIJ XIMAI . Take a rest for about 30 minutes

full moon trek.

02.00 am > Do you hear the river Nahualate about two hours below ? You go down and down and further down from 2100 meters above sealevel to 1400 meters above sealevel at river level .
04.00 am > Enough going down , please wake up and move yourself for the next three hours to a top .. bring eggs to SANTA CLARA because you will arrive in her town .. SANTA CLARA LA LAGUNA ...
07.00 am > Cook your eggs for breakfast in Santa Clara La Laguna
08.00 am > SAN PEDRO is waiting for you after one hour of walking down ...
09.00 am > You are at your destination . The Lake

You can stay here , cheap accommodation and lots of non-expensive drinks and other stuff or you can go to PANAJACHEL where your luggage will be waiting for you !

What to bring

Small backpack for raingear , snacks , water (about 4 liters) , flashlight , toilet paper , sun cream and blocker , insect repellent / Good walking boots / hat or cap.

BEST not to bring > personal documents , to much luggage , alcoholic drinks , your mother in law .
Duration of the trip : between 10 and 12 hours

Walking distance : about 47 kms ( 30 miles )

Prices

1 pax $150 usd 

2 pax $85 usd p. p

3 pax $70 usd p. p

Groups (4 or more) > ask for special price

Included

 - Transfer from your hotel or home to XECAM , the starting point
 - Guide (monolingual Spanish but on request available English/Spanish speaking )
 - Breakfast in Santa Clara
 - Entrance fees to go down from the noise of the Indian
 - Transport of your luggage from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel (to our office)

 HIKE DURING THE NIGHT (any night) from QUETZALTENANGO (Xela) to SAN PEDRO (Lake Atitlan)

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