Kayak and hike Lake Atitlan

Experience the lake the best possible way. First kayak across from Jabailito to San Marcos. Then hike back to Jabailito.

This kayak and hike Lake Atitlan trip departs from Antigua in shared transportation with pick-up from your hotel. Upon arrival to the lake shore villages of Panajachel you will meet your bilingual guide. Together you will take a boat to Jaibalito. From here you will take a kayak across the lake to the village of San Pedro. From San Pedro you will hike back to Jaibalito. After this active kayak and hike lake Atitlan trip, you take a boat back to Panajachel. From here you take a shared shuttle (minivan) back to Antigua Guatemala with drop off at your hotel. Both during the kayaking and the hiking your are accompanied by a bilingual guide.

We also offer a cultural day trip from Antigua where you visit 3 villages by boat. More information.

A fun active trip.


  • Transfers from Antigua to Panajachel and from Panajachel to Antigua in shared minivan
  • Bilingual guide
  • Kayak hire

Not included:

  • Meals not mentioned / drinks
  • Personal expenses like beverages, tips etc.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camara

5:30 am: pick up from your hotel and shared transfer to Panajachel (about 2.5 hours drive)

8:45 am: arrival in Panajachel and time for breakfast (own expense)

9:30 am: start with the kayak trip across the lake. Upon arrival in San Marcos start of the hike to Santa Cruz. In total the kayak and hike part of the trip takes about 5 hours

2:30 pm: boat back to Panajachel and time for walking around Panajachel

4:00 pm: shared transfer back to Antigua

Please note that times are estimates.

  • 12 hours
  • Level Intermediate
  • Small group tour / min. 2 people

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