Hotel el Arca de Noe
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- Shuttle bus service
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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We were up at 4:45am! We had a tight schedule for getting back to Antigua in order to catch our 12:30pm shuttle to Lake Atitlan. The journey said it would take 5 hours, but who knows with Semana Santa parades taking place in Antigua!! Hence why we gave ourselves more than enough time to get there. Ideally we would have liked to have booked a shuttle later but they only had a shuttle at 4pm which would have meant we would have been too close for comfort in catching ...
... owner also had a restaurant in Venezuela but they had come to Coban as this country has huge issues at the moment.
The next morning we were in the car again to Lanquin where we would park the car up and catch a pick up truck to Semuc Champey. We paid 25 quetzals each (ú2) to enjoy a hair raising drive down the mountain to Semuc. At times it was very bumpy and steep so holding on tight was essential, all part of the experience :-) However, the views were spectacular ...
Leaving Tikal NP and the jungle required an early shuttle to Flores, the nearest town (about 30 minutes away from Tikal) with an airport. The airport was tiny, but the security was tight. (I'm not really sure why!) our flight to Guatemala City was short and uneventful. We arrived in plenty of time to meet our prearranged shuttle van to Panajachel at Lake Atitlan.
Dora began getting worried when the van had not arrived at the time she had arranged. I, in my travel na´vetÚ, ...
... says). The rocks were very slippery and hard to climb, but our guide was like a *******n gecko! He was wearing Crocs and could climb anything. He basically carried me up several of the cliffs. It was truly impressive.
Lastly we hiked to the lookout (I would skip it if I were to do it again, it's like an hour of stairs), then swam in the Semuc Champey pools. We went on a terrifying underwater cave tour ("is ...
... all the way down to Panama, meaning that we kept on running into the same people since we arrived in Guatemala. It reminded us a lot of South East Africa and its famous backpacking trail.
Although it can be difficult to get to, Semuc Champey is becoming more and more popular with travelers. We had to make quite a big effort to reach the park┤s gate, but it was definitely worth two 12-hour journeys (from Flores to Semuc and then from Semuc to Antigua). If you can, visit the ...