Lake Atitlán has that magical special something that makes you want to stay there and simply contemplate it. The lake is an immense crater of a super volcano, which is surrounded by 3 other younger volcanoes. We leave from Panajachel in a pickup going up the mountain, passing picturesque villages. The view from the take off is breathtaking, not to mention what you see when you are in the air.
Minimum Group Size:
Easy - Launch is close to where we park the car
Best time to visit:
November - April
Ground transfer from our offices in Panajachel to flying site. 20-30 minute flight with an instructor. (flying time will depend on conditions)
You can additionally get picture and video service with a special camera.
All footage will be given in an SD card - USD 20
WHO CAN FLY?
Any person who can walk without any problems, and is healthy, without any heart complications. We have flown from 4 year old kids (with their parent´s authorization), to 75 year old persons. You simply need motivation, want to fly. The maximum weight limit to do this activity safely is 95kg.
WHO WILL I FLY WITH?
You will fly with experienced pilots, who have been flying for a long time, all trained and endorsed with international licenses like ÖAeC (Österreichischer Aero-Club, Austria), DHV (Deutscher Hängegleiterverband eV, Germany), FAVL (Argentine Free Flight Federation) Our flights in Guatemala are operated by Realworld Paragliding.
WHEN DO WE FLY?
WHEN CAN I DO MY RESERVATION?
We offer flights 7 days a week from November to April. Departure times from our office are generally 9am - 11am - 1pm. Although it is possible to call us the same day to fly, we recommend to make your reservation at least 1 week to 1-2 days prior to your flight day. We only fly with reservations.
Reservations are only made by phone / Whatsapp under the following numbers:
In order to make your reservation, please follow these steps.
- Contact us on one of the above mentioned numbers
- Tell us when you’d like to fly
- Amount of passengers
- Any contact number if possible
- Confirm the day before you are still attending
Payment is done in cash at our Panajachel office before flight.
WHY DO WE HAVE WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS?
The paraglider depends on natural thermic and dynamic updrafts encountered on the whole day. With average flying conditions, it gets difficult to keep the flying time we guarantee with a passenger weighing above 100Kg. (minimum 10 minutes). Landings tend to be more dramatic as well. In the end, it will depend of the pilot’s judgement, whether to go to fly with excessive weight or not.
A Paragliding flight depends on good climate, in order to fly well. If you are not able to fly on your scheduled date, due to bad weather, you can re-schedule your flight for another date, by contacting us.