WELCOME TO THE SKY OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE
WE ARE A TEAM OF 5 PILOTS WITH 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN TANDEM PARAGLIDING FLIGHTS, based in panajachel.
Soar high above the Atitlan region, specifically in the area inhabited by the Kaqchikel ethnic group. Fly high over the beautiful aquifer mantle and mountains. Enjoy the amazing view of the three volcanoes and the lush natural forests that surround them.
Step into the wild
Ready for an adventure ? Atitlan is one of the most exotic places around the globe. In 2008, Lake Atitlan was nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. You can go Paragliding, Hiking (Volcanoes are covered with tropical forests), Diving, Kayaking, Zip Lining ( aka. Zip-Line, Flying Fox, Tyrolean Traverse, Death Slide, Dosel, Canopy).
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GET A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE PARAGLIDING FUN
COMBINE THE THRILL OF PARAGLIDING WITH THE PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE VEGETATION AND THE MAYAN TOWNS THAT SURROUND THE LAKE
We have 2 take off zones located at the top of two mountains, both overlooking lake atitlan. From Panajachel, we take you to the take off area in our own transport, a mini bus.
Take Off Zone 1 : El Potrero (San Andres municipality). Elevation : 6,397 ft / 1,312 ft above lake level. The flight is mostly dynamic. Take Off Zone 2 : Bella Vista (Solola municipality). Elevation : 6,561 ft / 1,476 ft above lake level. The flight is thermodinamic which allows us to gain greater height and appreciate all the splendor of our beautiful lake atitlan.
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TAKE A LEAP INTO THE CLOUDS AND DELIGHTED FOR A LIFETIME
Tandem paragliding flights / each passenger flies with a pilot. Considering our number of paragliders, you and 4 other members of your family or friends can fly at the same time and enjoy an amazing moment together.
we take care of coordinating your flight
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A SPECTACULAR FAMILY EXPERIENCE
Children can fly with us but with the written authorization of their parents.
There is really no age limit / bar when it comes to paragliding. We ourselves have had children as young as seven years, going up to adults in their 70’s.
100 YEARS AGO....
( Atitlan Lake 1,933 – View of the volcanoes from aboard, crossing Lake Atitlan from Panajachel. At that time, this was the only ship available )
In 1933, Aldous Huxley was at work on the novel that would become Eyeless in Gaza. However, struggling with the writing, Huxley abandoned himself to travel, according to biographer Sybille Bedford. Huxley and his wife, Maria, left Liverpool in January 1933, and traveled to the West Indies on cruise ship Britannic. They left the ship in Kingston, Jamaica, and traveled to Honduras and Guatemala, where they persuaded coffee plantation owner Roy Fenton to take them by mule to his land in Mexico.
Huxley and his wife returned to New York by May. The coffee plantation visit, and many other stories, Huxley recorded in Beyond the Mexique Bay.
( In his 1934 – first edition – travel book Beyond the Mexique Bay, Aldous Huxley compared Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan to Italy’s Lake Como )
“The italian body of water (Lake Como) touches the limit of the permissibly picturesque. Atitlan, however, is Como with the additional embellishment of several immense volcanoes. It is really too much of a good thing.”
The Hummingbird and The Mayans
According to the mayan culture, The Hummingbird is a messenger between Gods and humans. After creating the world, the gods realized that a messenger was needed to carry their wishes to humans. They took a small arrow and blew it so that it would fly. The arrow flew but it came to life, it became a small bird that they called Ts’ unu’ um (Piece of Jade).
The Popol Vuh says that before the creation of the human species, there was only water in the world. All was silence and darkness. Suddenly, a drop of light made the dark light up, made the water move and creation form. From that same drop of water the colors blue, red, yellow and green were formed, which covered the hummingbird. The sign of a hummingbird has a powerful spiritual meaning, making it an icon in pre-hispanic cosmoogony.
The Hummingbirds is the smallest bird but it is the only one can fly backwards, in addition to being able to make sudden changes in its directions of flight like no other. The hummingbird can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. They are of great importance for the ecosystems of the american continent, they are pollinating agents of tropical forests.
VISIT THE MAYAN CULTURE THAT SURROUNDS LAKE ATITLAN
RENT A BOAT AND CROSS THE LAKE.
REGION INHABITED BY POPULATIONS OF THE KICHÉ ETHNICITY
REGION INHABITED BY POPULATIONS OF THE TZUTUJIL ETHNICITY.
REGION INHABITED BY POPULATIONS OF THE KAQCHIKEL ETHNICITY.