Western Highlands Maya Trail

Ancient Trade Routes of the Maya

This is Guatemalan trekking at its best. The Mayan Highlands Trail is a 3 day trek following the ancient Mayan trade routes that once connected the Mayan civilizations of Lake Atitlan to those of Quetzaltenango. Much of this walk traverses above 3000 meters, providing phenomenal views of 15 different Guatemalan volcanoes. We will watch the sunset over Lake Atitlan, look out to the volcanoes on the Mexican Border, and enjoy our culturally rich hike from start to finish.

  • Walk from Lake Atitlan to Xela, passing through indigenous villages and farmlands
  • Take in views of the lake, as well as 15 different volcanoes
  • Hike through historic trade routes of the ancient Maya
  • Cross the ‘Siete Cruces’ ridge of Zunil on the way to the summit
  • Reward yourself with a long soak in thermal hot springs after a 3-day trek



Molly Ahern


“Thank you Welber!  We had a wonderful time!  You went out of  your way to show us more than just coffee! “