Indian Nose

Indian Nose, San Juan la Laguna: Hours, Address, Indian Nose Reviews: 4.5/5

Indian Nose
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Kelly L
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We did this hike with Henry after reading the multiple great reviews on Trip Advisor. We contacted him the night before via What’s App (+502 5836 7172) and he was able to add us to the group doing the hike the next morning. It cost us $30 USD per person including transportation, headlights, and snacks at the top. For the sunrise, Henry has his group perch at the top of a large rock, which is just a bit lower than the constructed observation deck that other groups arrive at, however has breathtaking panoramic views (better than the view from the observation deck in my opinion). After the sunrise and his talk about Atitlan history, we went to this observation deck for coffee, fresh home baked bread, and bananas. On our way down Henry took photos of us on the large rock - he’s a fantastic photographer and got several different shots/angles!

Of note, we were staying in San Marcos, so Henry had to arrange a tuktuk for us to meet the rest of the group in San Pablo. (I believe most of the hikers come from San Pedro). Taking a tuktuk at 4am through the dark and deserted streets of these small towns felt a bit scary but rest assured we arrived safely!
Written 13 May 2022
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María P
1 contribution
Dec 2021
My mom, dad, and I had an amazing experience hiking up Rostro Maya with Pancho, part of Guatemalasurmesure. We initially contacted Henry and he put us in contact with Pancho since we wanted to go to the highest lookout point. Words cannot describe what an incredible guide Pancho is. To begin, he made sure my grandma could stay in San Juan and get to know the town as we went Rostro Maya. My mom almost gave up halfway through since the hike felt pretty strenuous for her (asthma + high altitude), but Pancho made sure she got to the top by motivating her and helping her up. You can tell that Pancho loves his job and the land, and he is incredibly knowledgeable. Please contact Henry or Pancho for any kind of excursion that you want to do while visiting Atitlán (hiking up San Pedro, traveling across the lake, etc.) . I can assure you that they will be the best tour guides you can find. Here is their information (just download Whatsapp and you'll be able to message them:

Henry: +502 5836 7172
Pancho: +502 5967 9135
Written 22 December 2021
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JocelynBly
Salt Lake City, UT101 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We did three activities through Henry and his brother, Kevin. Henry’s WhatsApp number is in the other reviews. I highly recommend both of them as tour guides.

The first day we hiked Indian nose with Kevin which is a relatively easy hike that ends in a beautiful view of the lake.

The next day we hiked San Pedro Volcano with Kevin which is a far more advanced hike. My husband is an excellent hiker, but I’m pretty horrible. Still we made it to the top. Kevin was very patient, and upbeat, and knowledgeable. The hike itself is beautiful and you can even camp at the top of the volcano if that’s your jam.

The third day we did a tour with Henry of the coffee plantation which is also a weaving collective. We also visited a honey bee farm - complete with honey tastings, and a chocolate making place. He was a friendly and upbeat tour guide.

Henry picked us up directly from our Lake Atitlan AirBNB in a water taxi each morning and dropped us off wherever we wanted (which was typically a restaurant to grab something to eat after the day’s adventure).
Written 22 July 2021
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Alexandra P
Auckland Central, New Zealand43 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
We went with Guatemala sur Mesure to the Mayan Face (or Indian Nose). Henry did a great job sharing his knowledge about this wonderful place and his beautiful country. You can simply contact him by whatsapp (+502 5836 7172). Apart from having a huge knowledge, he’s also a great paparazzo so you’ll have plenty of pictures of the epis sunrise :D
Written 14 June 2021
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Marco St.
45 contributions
May 2021
We did the tour with "Guatemala sur Mesure" and the guide Henry. He was great and he explained us a lot about the history of Guatemala and Lake Atitlán. The view was just spectacular, the pictures speak for themselves! He picked us up at 4 a.m. in San Pedro and we drove until Santa Clara (around 30 minutes). Then from there we walked around 20 minutes to the top. On the top he served coffee, bananas and apples. Thanks again for this amazing tour. We can highly recommend it! It's also cheaper than all the other tours. Just text him on +502 5836-7172
Written 26 May 2021
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Natasha P
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Henry (+502 5836 71721) on WhatsApp is amazing, safe, reliable and a great tour guide. Highly recommend and he also does shuttle service around the country!
Written 24 February 2020
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Carl G
43 contributions
Feb 2020
We went for the sunrise with a guide. Magnificent sunrise!
The guide made us coffee and gave us a little snack while we waited for the sun to come up.
Written 14 February 2020
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sleepingbeauty
Nashville, TN64 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Amazing you must do. Morning hike to catch sunrise. I am a solo female traveler. Use Henry only he’s amazing kind communicative and cost is comfortable. He’ll pick you by boat at your hotel. I was at villa Sumaya. Message him on whatsapp +502 5836-7172.

Don’t bring jewelry or extra money.
Written 6 February 2020
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Greg
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Dec 2019
I wanted to do a sunrise hike of La Nariz (Indian's Nose) in San Pedro in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, but I'm so glad i went on this hike with Matt and didn't make the sunrise. I can't say enough about the hike or Matt.

You can pay FAR less and get another guide just to take you on the hike. But know that it's private land so you'll be trespassing. With Matt you're in good hands knowing he's already arranged deals with the landowners so you won't have issues.

That's just the tip of the reason to book with Matt.

The view is incredible, but Matt's geology knowledge (he's a geologist) and love for it elevate this from a hike to a mind blowing, love for the area, what you forgot in school and more, experience.

Then add in his knowledge of the people and the area, and providing you an understanding of the culture, the history, thus giving you a deeper appreciation to your visit, the hike, and your tour of Guatemala.

You can hike and take pictures. Or you can learn, and fall in love with where you are, which is what Matt helps you accomplish. So when people ask you about your trip to Guatemala you have so much more to say.

Bring water, sunscreen, and snacks. The hike was supposed to end at 1:30, but we got back at 2:30. worth every minute more spent learning from Matt.

The hike is moderate (pretty easy for me), especially since you stop many times for lessons and views.

Like most people, WhatsApp is the best way to reach them, Matt is no exception, compared to phone or email. Very responsive.

Highly, Highly, Highly recommend booking Matt for any tours he offers, worth every penny. You won't be disappointed.

Check out his website (he's a geologist not a web designer, so trust the review)
GeoTravelGuatemala.com
Written 28 January 2020
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Aylin G
London, United Kingdom72 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend doing this trip (worth the 3am rise!) but would NOT recommend doing it without a guided tour on your own. We read several blogs and were under the impression that this is doable DIY but found out we were wrong for two reasons: 1. It is nearly impossible to find the right trail once having got off the chicken bus without relying on a tour that happens to be there at the same time. 2. The people guarding the area and the viewing platforms (referred to as "banditos" in most blogs) are not accepting tourists who are unwilling to pay a Q50 entrance fee. We had only taken Q10 each with us as we were under the impression that this might do, but the locals have seen through this strategy and are making everyone hike back down who isnt going to pay the full amount. Whilst we did save a few dollars (we had to borrow the money from another tourist on a tour) ultimately this was not worth the hassle and arguing with the local guards. Paying a few dollars more and having a guide and direct shuttle transfer would definitely have been worth it.
Written 24 January 2020
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