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Zip lines

The Cables are two zip line circuits (X-Tremos and Ultras). One crosses the valley of San Buenaventura, the other reaches the tip of the bay with Lake Atitlan and its volcanoes as a backdrop. Many experiences in one. Many experiences in one ride.

Each cable is a different experience: some are up to 60 meters high, others have magnificent views of forests, waterfalls, volcanoes and the lake itself. At the end of each circuit there is an optional low ropes course.

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Price

Cables X-Tremos: Q280

Cables Ultra X-Tremos: Q410

• Price includes all the Reserve's attractions: Butterflies Geodome, nature trails, hanging bridges, play grounds, private lake shore, Visitor Center.​

Tours leave at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Be there 30 minutes early to prepare and receive instructions

Safety First

Given that this is an extreme activity, the Cables X-Tremos are remarkably safe. Our guides are conscientiously trained and all our equipment (harnesses, carabineers, slings, trolleys, etc.) has US and European certification. The design and construction of the zip trek followed international standards for safety and has been tested with loads that provide wide margins of safety.

We have a trial cable where you can try your brakes.

Watch the instruction video (Spanish)

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Nuestra gira clásica

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Especificaciones

  • Número de cables: 8

  • Largo total: 1300 m  

  • Largo de cables: 90 m a 320 m

  • Altura máxima del cable 25 m  

  • Duración de la gira: 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Largo del sendero a los cables: 450 m

  • Ascenso vertical en el sendero 80 m 

The Cables X-Tremos at the Reserva Natural Atitlán pass along waterfalls, canyons, the valley and the coffee grove forest. This tour, in comparison with the Ultra X-Tremos, has a wide variety of sceneries as it crosses picturesque parts of the valley. These cables are also generally shorter and are therefore great as an introduction to extreme experiences.

  • Tours leave at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early for preparation and instruction.

Especificaciones

  • Número de cables: 8

  • Largo total: 1300 m  

  • Largo de cables: 90 m a 320 m

  • Altura máxima del cable 25 m  

  • Duración de la gira: 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Largo del sendero a los cables: 450 m

  • Ascenso vertical en el sendero 80 m 

Nuestra gira más emocionante

En los Ultra-X-Tremos usted cruzará parte del valle e irá hasta la punta de la bahía de San Buenaventura, y de regreso pasará por el cafetal. Los Ultras tienen las vistas más espectaculares del lago y los cables más largos. La gira incluye una caminata por un camino de herradura utilizado antiguamente por comerciantes del Altiplano.

  • Hay un límite de peso de 250 lbs en función de la velocidad de los cables. 

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Especificaciones

  • Número de cables: 7

  • Distancia total en cables: 2,381 m

  • Largos de cables: 90 m a 860 m

  • Altura máxima del cable 55 m

  • Tiempo de la gira: 1 hora y 50 minutos

  • Largo del sendero a los cables: 900 m

  • Ascenso vertical en el sendero: 136 m

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Y de postre, cuerdas bajas

Tanto los X-Tremos como los Ultras terminan en un campo de cuerdas bajas opcional. ¡A ver si puede cruzar el río sobre delgados travesaños o bambolearse de un columpio al otro!

Una probadita antes de volar

  • What do you see on the way to the zip lines?
    A lot. You’ll go by our coffee grove, 5 hanging bridges that cross valleys and rivers, the deciduous forest and an ancient bridle trail. This same trail leads to the Ultras, whose own trail has the forest on one side and a magnificent rock wall on the other.
  • Largo de los cables X-Tremos y Ultras
  • How long and difficult is the trail to reach the zip lines?
    The gradual climb takes about 20-25 minutes. It depends on how much time our guides stop for you to catch your breath and/or admire the forest. The trail is 450 m (1500 ft) long and has a vertical ascent of 80 m (260 ft). For the Ultras, you continue on the trail for 10 more minutes. It’s not too bad.
  • Hola long is the zip line tour?
    The X-Tremos tour lasts one and a half hours and the Ultra X-Tremos tour lasts one hour and 45 minutes. With larger groups the time can be increased from 10 to 30 minutes.
  • ¿What can you see from the X-Tremos cables?
    You can see the homestead, the visitor centre, the auditorium and the lodges of the Reserve. You can also see the coffee plantation, the bridges and the waterfall and, in the distance, the lake and the volcanoes. On the arrival of 2, you can see the rocks on one side of the valley and its xerophytic vegetation, from very dry places.
  • Comparison of X-Tremos and Ultras zip- lines
  • What can you see from the Ultras cables?
    The same as from the X-Tremos and in addition, you can clearly see the volcanoes of Atitlán, Tolimán and Cerro de Oro, as well as the towns of Panajachel, San Antonio, San Lucas and Santiago. The rocky outcrop with magueys, cactus and similar is impressive. There, with luck, you can see red tailed hawks, gray herons and families of coatis and foxes. On cable C, you can see the valley of San Buenaventura.
  • Is it safe?
    Bring it on! Yes! As long as you’re neither: - ignoring our security instructions - heavier than 14,000 lbs (7.26 metric tonnes) This means that well trained, adolescent African bush elephant could go for it. Our gear is certified in the USA as well as the EU, and like our facilities, they receive permanent maintenance.
  • What is riding in tandem with a guide?
    It’s being safely attached to a guide who will brake for you in the cables. This is especially useful for children or people who prefer to solely sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Are there any age restrictions?
    Yes, you’ve got to be older than 2 and younger than 85 years old. Those are the ages covered by our insurance. If you can climb up, you can glide down. Children can choose to go in tandem with a guide.
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