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.

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The Green Trail of the Jaguar


It's a touristic trail that is located inside the Mayan Reserve in Petén. There is a mayor precense of jaguars and other species according to scientific studies. There exist as well archeological traces of the Maya culture.

The organization is a community project which realizes sustainable managing of natural resources. They have 65 860 hectares of forest. It benefits 196 associates.


Description of the tours:

We offer you a lot of flora and fauna. Obviously it will be an adventurous tour. One possible tour is 3 days and 2 nights long. It's a combination of archeology and nature. It's a train in which you could see the majestic jaguar. You can visit the camping Yeloch, the archeological sites El Pilar, Witzna and la Honradez. The trek is full of flora, fauna, archeology and colours that appear to be a real rainbow in the jungle. The trek starts and ends in Melchor de Mencos. Melchor de Mencos was founded in 26 april 2016.


Cool pants (no jeans), long-sleeved shirts or blouses in light colors, raincoat, lightweight but strong shoes or boots, repellent against ticks, hat, binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries, water bottle, backpack small to wear during the walk, soft socks (at least to change every day), camera, knife, plastic bags to put your dry clothes in your backpack (in case of rain), personal medications.


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Located in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre El Pucte.
It is possible to see the water birth of crystalline and streams, where it is possible to swim and dive taking into consideration the recommendations for the protection of the site.

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We move overland to the southwest region of Petén, where a sailor will take you various kilometers to get into this protected area.
Transport, guides boats and entrance fees are included.


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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 of a beautiful rainforest. The village is about 1 ½ hrs by private transport from Quetzaltenango. Binoculars are provided as well as breakfast.


Availability Every day
Departure times 05:00 am
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 5 hours
Price 63 USD - minimum 2 persons

Return transport from Quetzaltenango

  Local guide
  Entrance fees

+10 USD per group for an English-speaking guide


Quetzaltenango 11 July 2016

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 a day directly to the Fuentes Georginas Hotsprings surrounded by a beautiful primary rainforest. It's the fastest and cheapest way to go. Entrance fees are included in the price of the ticket.


Availability Every day
Departure times 09:00 am and 02:30 pm
Departure point Adrenalina Tours Office
Duration Approx. 3,5 hours
Price 16 USD p.p.
Included Return transport from Quetzaltenango
  Entrance fee