Our Origin Story

If we’re being honest…it all began with a bottle of bourbon and a curious question: “I wonder if you could hike from Antigua to Lake Atitlán?”. We couldn’t find any existing treks between these two scenic destinations, but we knew that if it was possible, someone would have already done it.

So, we turned to satellite imagery to find potential routes, identifying traditional footpaths used by farmers that hinted at the possibility of hanging bridges. With only a basic understanding of the terrain, we set out on weekends to explore the trails ourselves with our dogs and camping gear.

It wasn’t always easy. We encountered dead ends, trails lost in overgrown forests, and paths that simply didn’t exist anymore. But we persisted, talking to local farmers and seeking out the guidance of local Mayan guides who have since become a part of our team.

The villages we passed through were quiet, peaceful places – Mayan farming communities that had rarely seen outsiders. At first, they were apprehensive, but we took the time to meet with community elders and share our vision. We wanted to integrate local people, not ignore them. They heard our ideas and we heard theirs, and after countless visits and discussions, they welcomed us – and now they’ll welcome you too.

Join us to explore the beautiful country of Guatemala and experience the warmth and hospitality of its people.

Want to learn more about what makes us tick? Check out our Sustainable Tourism Policy that outlines the environmental, economic and social practices we follow to try and make the world a better place.