Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon near Quetzaltenango , Guatemala
Spend a good half day exploring the ceremonial center of the Mam Mayan culture on your visit to the Volcano and Laguna de Chicabal. View Mayan altars where ceremonies were held celebrating important dates on the Mayan calendar. Also lots of birds to see as well as local agricultural activities .
Nice and not that difficult to do with children and / or elderly people using the local 4x4 called " el torito " .Itinerary
Visit a mystical lake in the crater of a volcano which up to day is used by Mayan people to perform their sacred rituals. The majority of them are inhabitants on San Martín Sacatepéquez and belong to one of the 23 Mam groups in Guatemala. The Mam are modern Mayan people who live in southwestern Guatemala and parts of southern Mexico. At least 500 Mil live in Guatemala. For them, Laguna Chicabal is a sacred and miraculous place – the mystic perception becoming even more convincing because of its shape and the fog that shrouds the volcano. Maya priests perform traditional ceremonies on the shore using candles, flowers and holy crosses. The guide joining you at this unique tour will be a local from Quetzaltenango, or even a local guide from the Chicabal lagoon, and will explain all there is to know about Mayan religion, Mayan culture, and the local plants and animals. IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAM PEOPLE: May 3rd and 40 days after holy week of Easter. You can also camp at the lake between October and May; after and before the rain season INCLUDED IN CASE OF CAMPING: All equipment: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food.Stop At:
• Laguna Chicabal, Quetzaltenango Guatemala
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum number of 2 persons applies. If you book for yourself, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infant seats available"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
- Quetzaltenango Airport, 10, 13-81 09001, Diagonal 15 6 avenida, Quezaltenango, Guatemala
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.