Quetzaltenango is big, like its name – which the locals kindly shorten to Xela (shell-ah), itself an abbreviation of the original Quiché Maya name, Xelajú – but by Guatemalan standards, it is an orderly, clean and safe city. It tends to attract a more serious type of traveler – people who really want to learn Spanish and then stay around and get involved in the myriad volunteer projects on offer.

Xela also functions as a base for a range of spectacular hikes through the surrounding countryside – the ascent to the summit of Volcán Tajumulco (Central America's highest point) and the three-day trek to Lago de Atitlán,to name a few.

Street Food Tour

Probably the crown-jewel of the tours in Quetzaltenango. An all-inclusive tour around the city visiting the hidden places where authentic and, above all, delicious food is prepared. First, we will walk to the 14 Avenida,…

Bike Tours

Route to San Andrés Xecúl (Level: medium) It is a tour to the one of the most colorful church of the región, named San Andrés Xecul, you can watching the beautiful scenery of our beautiful…

Coffee farm

The area of Quetzaltenango is one of the best to let you see and experience Guatemala as a well-known producer of the best coffee in the world! You have the chance to learn more about…

Refugio del Quetzal

You do not have to go far away from Quetzaltenango to visit one of the sanctuaries of Guatemala's national bird. This is a unique experience to admire the mysterious Quetzal living in its natural environment…

Cultural Walking Tour

Discover the "Ciudad de los Altos" through this walking tour of about two hours, to admire the beauty of its buildings and architecture. An expert guide is going to explain you everything you want to…

Chichicastenango market tour

Surrounded by valleys and mountains scattering the horizons, Chichicastenango seems to be isolated from time and space and the rest of Guatemala. When its narrow cobbled streets and red-tiled roofs are enveloped in mist, it…

Colonial Churches: San Cristóbal, San Andrés Xecul, Salcajá

Participate in a great tour to the most beautiful colonial churches in the region of Quetzaltenango. Architecture, religion and traditions are part of this tour through the towns San Andrés Xecul, Salcajá and San Cristóbal…

San Francisco Market

Visit the biggest indigenous market in Guatemala! This is a not a very well known market, but is 100% authentic. The animal market, typical products, food and vegetables make it a real experience that you…

Takalik Abaj

Takalik is one of the oldest archeological sites in Guatemala. Here, you will find a combination of Olmeca-Maya style in the middle of a subtropical forest. The mystic of these great civilizations is well preserved…

Indigenous Villages

We visit Cantel, home of the glass factory, and Almolonga & Zunil, two colorful indigenous villages surrounded by hills, are waiting for you with their ancient traditions and fertile lands for agriculture. After a great…

Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

This is by far the most relaxing experience around Quetzaltenango. You can go and enjoy the fantastic hot baths of Fuentes Georginas, next to Zunil. With the Fuentes Express we go and return two times…

Horseback riding

Would you like to go for a ride? Saddle up for a horseback adventure in the Quetzaltenango valley! Feel the magic of freedom and infinite space, the intense blue of the sky, the vertigo of the ravines…

Cultural Tour with Tranvía de Los Altos

Discover the beauty of the buildings and streets of the "Ciudad de los Altos" by a tour through Tranvía de Los Altos.  Also, see a spectacular panoramic view of the second most important city in…