Viaje a Guatemala

"The standard adventure covers 55 miles in 6 days; however, the mileage can be increased or decreased to meet your needs. Shorter adventures, including one day tours, are also available"

Day 1

Saturday | Get Ready!

  • Arrive at the Guatemala City Airport.
  • Travel one hour in private shuttle to Antigua.
  • Antigua has many historic sites, shopping, and restaurants, so arrive in Guatemala earlier if possible.

Day 2

Sunday | 5 miles | Mostly Flat

  • Enjoy an easy 5 mile guided run around beautiful, historic Antigua.
  • Drive 2 hours in private shuttle to Panajachel, on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

Day 3

Monday | 10 miles | Mild to Steep Hills

  • Travel to San Antonio Palopo in private shuttle.
  • Run from San Antonio Palopo to Panajachel via San Andres Semetabaj (9 miles).
  • Travel in private boat from Panajachel to Santa Cruz.
  • Run from Santa Cruz to Jaibalito along a gorgeous lakeside trail (1 mile).

Day 4

Tuesday | 16 miles | Moderate hills, 6 mile ascent

  • Continue on the lakeside trail to Tzununa and ascend 6 miles to San Jose Chacaya.
  • Run the high ground to Santa Lucia Utatlan and then descend to the lake to San Marcos Laguna.

Day 5

Wednesday | 11 miles | Moderate Hills + Difficult Ascent

  • Travel in private boat to San Juan La Laguna (or run if you want) where we will catch the trail up to Maya Face. This is a gorgeous trail ending at a peak with amazing 360 degree views. The ascent is 1.5 miles and very rigorous.
  • From the top of Maya Face, descend to the quaint village of Santa Clara and eat lunch in the town square.
  • Run to two small neighboring villages (Palestina and Panyebar) before descending back down to the lake.

Day 6

Thursday | 4 miles

  • Head up the challenging trail to the San Pedro Volcano.  At the top there are incredible views of the lake and other neighboring volcanoes.
  • This is a shorter day (4 miles) but the trail is difficult.
  • Travel in private boat to Panajachel.

Day 7

Friday | 9 miles | Mostly Moderate Hills

  • Head up the mountainside on the north-west side of Panajachel.
  • Run around the mountain to Concepcion, then descend to the village of Tierra Linda and then down to the Panajachel River.
  • Run through onion crops on a very fun and windy trail back to Panajachel.

Day 8

Saturday | Travel Day

  • Travel 3 hours in private shuttle to the Guatemala City Airport.
  • Return home :(


Ottmar Rivera

Running Guide

Traithlete since 1998, Coach and adventure racer.

Spinning Teacher Certificate "A" Star in Maddog-Miami.

Lifeguard rescue professional body IGSS (Guatemalan Institute for Social Security) 1999/2012

Member of Guatemalan National Triathlon Team in the Olympic cycle 


Raymond Wennier



Technical Diploma in Tourism, Guatemala

Instructur Backpaking -

Camping Survival basics.

"Santa Fe Community College" Florida USA

Running Coach Certificate, Germany

Mountaineering and Climbing since 1993.


Carlos Ixcot

Support and Running Guide

Endurance Athlete and Adventure racer since 2000

Sporting adventure race event organizer

Running Coach for Guate-Runners

Survival and Outdoors Skills Instructor