http://funatlakeatitlan.com/ Jim & Nancy, local expats from the US offer guided tours on horseback from Santiago Atitlan to the top of the ridge behind the bay of Santiago from where, on a clear morning, you can see down to the Pacific Ocean on one side and Lake Atitlan and its volcanoes on the other side.
Rides vary in price from $55.00 to $60.00 per person and include a guide and full, gourmet meal served upon completion of the ride. Jim and Nancy also offer guided hikes into the surrounding cloud forest. Both hikes and horseback rides
start at between 7:00a.m. and 9:00a.m. so it is necessary to take an early water taxi from Pana.
Note: private boats can also be chartered from Santa Catarina Palopo to Santiago for approximately $75.00 (round trip) for up to 12 people.