If you are based in Panajachel, you will start your day of adventure with a scenic boat ride to exotic Santa Cruz la Laguna and theAdventure Center. Theguides will help select the proper kayak or SUP for your ability and experience. A short but thorough tutorial will include paddling technique, water safety, and rescue.
You will paddle along some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, with Lake Atitlan as the foreground and volcanoes as the background.You will have many up close encounters with Mayan men who fish from hand hewn cayukas as they have for centuries. You will feel privileged to share the lake with these proud fishermen who make Lake Atitlan so unique. You paddle along rugged cliff faces filled with exotic plant and bird life. You have the opportunity to cliff- jump into the crystal clear waters, or just enjoy a swim and sun.
You willpull into the Buenaventura Bay and gear up for the next part of our adventure. The north shore of Lake Atitlan has no true road access, so you will be hiking along ancient paths that have been used by the Maya for centuries. Hike through ancient old growth forest, across suspension bridges, past waterfalls, and through coffee grove forests.
Before starting the extreme zip line adventure, you will get a short tutorial on proper techniqueand safety from professional guides. Whether you choose the Extreme Zip line or the ULTRA Extreme Zip line, you will be charged with adrenaline as you fly over and through the jungle,cross the San Buenaventura Valley and reach the tip of the baywith Lake Atitln and its volcanoes as background.
Each zip-line is a different experience: some are as high as60 m (196 ft.), others have superbvistas of forests, waterfalls, volcanoes, and the lake itself. At the end of each circuit there is an optional ropescourse.
Given that this is an extreme activity, the Cables X-Tremos are remarkably safe. Theguides are conscientiously trained and all equipment (harnesses, carabineers, slings, trolleys, etc.) haveUS and European certification. The design and construction of the zip trek followed international standards for safety and has been tested with loads that provide wide margins of safety.
Your adventure ends at the Nature Reserve. Make your way back to Panajachel or the boat docks on foot or by tuk-tuk taxi (not included).