Zip line equipment
Zip line equipment

The guides put on the harness, carabiners, safety belts and pulleys.

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Braking instructions
Braking instructions

The guides always put the pulley on the cable and verify that your equipment is in order before you let it go. Another awaits you at the end of the tour.

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And finally, low cables.
And finally, low cables.

Walking from swing to swing seems easy. Will be?

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Zip line equipment
Zip line equipment

The guides put on the harness, carabiners, safety belts and pulleys.

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The Cables, our exciting zip line tours

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.

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.​

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 safety video

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Specifications

  • Number of zip-lines: 8

  • Total zip-line distance: 1300 m (4223 ft.)

  • Cable length range: 90 m (295 ft.) to 320 m (1050 ft.)

  • Height from ground: 25 m (82 ft) 

  • Total tour time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Walking: 450 m (1476 ft.) walk with a vertical ascent of 80 m (262 ft.)

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.

Our Ride That’s Become a Classic

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Specifications

  • Number of zip-lines: 7

  • Total zip-line distance: 2,381 m (8,763 ft.)

  • Cable length range: 90 m (295 ft.) to 860 m (2,822 ft.). Yes, you read right. That’s a long ride!

  • Height from ground: 55 m (180 ft)

  • Total tour time: 2hr

  • Walking: 900m (2,953 ft.) with a vertical ascent of 136 m (446 ft.)

On the Ultra-X-Tremos you’ll ride across part of the valley and to and from the tip of the San Buenaventura Bay, to end in the coffee grove forest. The Ultra X-Tremos have the most most breathtaking views of the lake and the longest cables. The tour includes a walk along an ancient trail once used by merchants of the lake basin.

  • There is a weight limit of 250 lbs for the Ultra X-Tremos because of the speed of the ride.  

  • 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.​

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Our Most Thrilling Ride

Optional Ropes Course for Dessert

Both the X-Tremos and the Ultras end in an optional ropes course. See if you can cross a river on thin wooden planks or wobbling from one swing to another!