Recently, with the amazing Quetzal Trekkers organization, I did the three-day hike from Xela to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Quetzal Trekkers offers several tours, but the most popular is the three-day hike from Xela to Lake Atitlán. The hike takes us to the transport and pick-up stations in San Pedro la Laguna where we will swim, have lunch and wait for our backpacks at the El Fondeadero restaurant on the shore of the lake, before saying goodbye in tears. Walk for three days through tropical forests, corn fields, coffee farms and small villages, and then watch the incredible sunrise over the famous Lake Atitlan. I have planned many hiking trips, including some epic trips in Latin America, such as trekking in Patagonia and jungle trekking in Machu Picchu. Walk for three days through cloud forests, cornfields, coffee farms and small towns and then watch the incredible sunrise over the famous Lake Atitlan. Sunrise visitors will descend the mountain to open a coffee farm in San Juan la Laguna and a coffee farm in La Voz Coffee Cooperative. If you would like to sign up for a trekking tour, become a volunteer guide or simply make a donation to help, please visit the Quetzal Trekkers website. This challenging but rewarding hike is 45 km long, starting on the outskirts of town and ending in San Pedro de la Laguna. Quetzal Trekkers is a non-profit organization that organizes trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua. From there we will travel to San Pedro la Laguna, where we will swim, have lunch and wait for our backpacks at the El Fondeadero restaurant on the shores of the lake, before saying goodbye in tears. On the third day we will get up early and after a short walk we will witness the sunrise over the lake from the Mirador while enjoying breakfast. They tried several different methods to raise money for the school, including a bake sale and opening a bar, but finally decided to organize marches in the neighborhood. After years of devastating conflict, thousands of children in the city of Xela have been living on the streets. From the super-sundaes who sold us a refreshing ice cream to the curious local children who gathered to watch me fly my drone, we met many nice people on the way to the lake.