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Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike provided by Lake Atitlan Travel Guide

Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike

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Experience the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan and see indigenous Mayan communities up close on this full-day tour from Panajachel. Benefit from traveling with a guide who leads you through the rugged terrain of Lake Atitlan’s Upper Rim. Learn about Mayan traditions and stop into a typical Guatemalan highlands village, Santa Catarina Palopo, where you can check out a local church, artisan goods, and the natural hot springs.
Highlights
  • Guided hike at Lake Atitlan Upper Rim ensures a fun and safe outing
  • Learn about Mayan traditions from the past to the present
  • Go to places that are difficult to access on your own
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Panajachel
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Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Karen K wrote a review Apr 2019
32 contributions12 helpful votes
We found growyourowncure.com on Trip Advisor. James was quick to respond to all my emails and offered a personalized tour for my husband and I. Upper Rim hike is great. Downhill but still a work out. About 4 miles long. You'll take a van up to the top and walk down. Great views.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Antigua G, Owner at Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
Responded 19 Apr 2019
Karen thank you for your review. I had a great time with you and enjoyed our times together.
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GeneralShamu wrote a review May 2018
New York City, New York530 contributions173 helpful votes
Both days were excellent and are worthy of a 5* review. I am glad to see they are so highly ranked because they do bring quality to the tours they run. Jim only speaks English, while Henry (see website) is fluent in English/Spanish and seemingly French. Have already recommended
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Antigua G, Public Relations Manager at Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
Responded 28 May 2018
Hi, Yes some day I will master Spanish, hard when I spend my days replying to reviews. Thank you again and so glad you enjoyed our time together. I know Henry is by far more entertaining. Jim
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BL-TL-CL wrote a review Apr 2018
Virginia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We are a family of four with a 9 and 7 year old and spent 2 very full days with Jim on the Village Boat Tour and the Upper Rim Hike. The two trips covered different parts of the lake and provided good contrast to each other. It would be hard to recommend one tour over the
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Antigua G, Owner at Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
Responded 10 Apr 2018
Yes Ice Cream always helps with a 9 and 7 year old. Thank you for the time we spent together. Jim
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brunjm wrote a review Mar 2018
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions
Tour guide and owner Jim took our group of 7 around Lake Atitlan for several days. He was very knowledgable and organized a great couple of days. Our first day we spent time in San Juan and was able to see the local artisans and coffee finca. The second day he took us on the
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Antigua G, Owner at Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
Responded 10 Apr 2018
Keep up your great work with helping other around the world. It was my pleasure to show you our little part of the world. Jim
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Ricardo2728 wrote a review Feb 2018
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria113 contributions16 helpful votes
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Jim guided us for two days, both of them great. On day one, we visited several Mayan villages around Atitlan. Jim is well-known and liked by the Mayan villagers and we visited artists and shops and had lunch in one of his Mayan friends homes. He is very knowledgeable about
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from K L, Owner at Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Upper Rim Hike
Responded 19 Feb 2018
Thank you very much for such a kind review. As you discovered it is the most amazing culture and we absolutely love our Lake Atitlan family…we feel so fortunate to call Lake Atitlan home. The best takeaways from travel are the experiences you get from it and there is nothing like taking local transportation to immerse yourself in the local culture…the wind blowing in your hair on a boat cruising across Lake Atitlan or zipping through the streets on a tuctuc. These are those moments…the smells, the sounds, the feelings…thank you for sharing these moments with me. Jim
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barrykrane
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Lake Atitlan and T'sutujil Maya
Jim and Kara were great. They walked me through the process of get to the lake from Antigua, then took on wonderful
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The Guided Tour for People Who Don't Like Guided Tours
My sister and I accompanied tour guides, Jim and Stephanie, on a guided tour of the villages of San Juan, San Pedro
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Jillykat
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Touring Guatemala: An Ideal Experience
Our family had two fantastic tours with Grow your Own Cure. The first was to the Chichicastenango market, on New y
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Lake Atitlan village private boat tour
Just completed our tour of two villages with 7 family members including teenagers. Had an amazing time drinking co
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Private tour of Lake Atitlan with Tour Guide and Owner Jim
On our second day Lake Atitlan we had a private tour with an American tour guide Jim from Lake Atitlan Tours. Jim
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Ivy C
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An Amazing Day
I was a solo traveller that had only 2 days in Lake Atitlan (which is not enough time), and so I only had 1 day to
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Stuart W
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Fantastic & Informative Day Adventure
A brilliant alternative to the usual village hopping boat tours on the lake. Kara was a lovely host and guide, she
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Rachel S
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Lake Atitlán in Guatemala
After visiting Antigua Guatemala, the old capital city until 1776, we went to Lake Atitlán. The landscape is magnif
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Ronald W
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Fantastic tours around Lake Atitlan
Kara and Jim are both wonderful tour guides who took my family and I on two extremely enjoyable tours around Lake A
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Swilloug
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Lifelong memories
We had a wonderful time with Kara and Jim and did many tours with them throughout our stay on the lake. We did a w
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i0wagal
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Great for learning students!
I am in charge of a group of study abroad students, and happened to run into Jim while in Lake Atitlán on my own -
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Teri A
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Explore weaving and Mayan culture
Enjoyed a day hike with Jim from Growyourowncure.org. Enjoyed hearing about living in Guatamala and the Mayans. Als
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Mattias S
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Just wonderful!
I had a really wonderful time looking doing really long walks in some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever see
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CANDD1
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Fantastic Learning Experience with great host
We have had many memories of the tours that we did with Jim while at Lake Atitlan. We recommend both of the tours
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LocsNCurves757
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Best Vacation Ever!!!!
To say that I enjoyed myself is truly an understatement!! Kara and John made sure that we enjoyed ourselves!! From
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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