Hotel Details

  • Resort
  • Tikal
  • Peten
  • Guatemala

About "La Lancha"

La Lancha is a boutique hotel in Guatemala, tucked into the rainforest high above the shore of Lago Petén Itza in Guatemala's largest and most northern department, the Petén. The lodge is located an hour away from the Belize border and only a 45-minute drive from the magnificent Maya ruins of Tikal and the Maya Biosphere Reserve.

Across the lake, the ancient island capital of the Itzá tribe, Tayasal, now lies under the cobbled streets and colonial buildings of modern day Flores. La Lancha’s ideal location makes it easy to explore the wonders of the ancient Maya. The spectacular monuments of Tikal, Uxactun, Yaxhá, Topoxte, Nakum, Dos Pilas, Aguateca, and Seibal can all be visited by day tour, and helicopter access during the summer months opens up other mighty Maya sites such as El Mirador, Dos Pilas, El Perú, and Cancuén.

The neighboring forest lends itself to a wide range of Guatemala activities and adventure options as well, whether it be an aerial walkway, zip line, horseback riding, or jungle trail, while Lago Petén Itzá can be enjoyed by canoe, kayak, or boat.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Included
  • Mini Bar
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi
  • Archeological Site
  • Canopy
  • Facial
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Indigenous Comunities
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • National Parks
  • Spa Treatments
  • Spa Treatments for Couples
  • Temple-ing


  • nature

Things to Do


Horseback riding

Beginning on a neighboring 70-acre farm adjacent to La Lancha, this guided horseback ride will take you through hilly pastoral land used for cattle ranching and into the lush tropical forests that hug the hillsides overlooking Lake Petén Itzá. Your guide will point out medicinal plants as you ride along and small overgrown Maya ruins bare witness of the region’s ancient inhabitants.

Ixpanpajul Skyway.

Located across Lake Petén Itzá is the magnificent Ixpanpajul Skyway. The Skyway is a series of six suspension bridges that provide the opportunity to explore the different strata of the rainforest. The canopy walkway suspension bridges and trails require a moderate level of fitness as the trails are occasionally steep and humidity can be high under the forest canopy. There’s even a zip line for the adventurous. The return trip will include a short stop in Flores, allowing time to peruse the local arts and crafts shops along the narrow cobbled streets and visit the prominent Cathedral of Flores.

Mystic Tikal

Experience a full day of ancient Tikal in the company of mystical Shaman AJ Kin. AJ Kin is roughly translated as 'the day keeper' and he learned the ways of the ancients from his grandparents. This tour of Tikal will introduce you to the fascinating world of Maya culture and beliefs. Starting as an archaeological tour you will be led through the veil of time to experience the citadel's most sacred and atmospheric sites. Your tour will culminate in a sacred ceremony where time and man become one.

Tour of Tikal

Perhaps the most visually stunning and impressive of all Maya sites, Tikal’s five monolithic temples pierce the jungle canopy (Temple IV reaches a height of almost 230 feet) and ancient plazas and ball courts tell of a rich and powerful history when Tikal’s population reached almost 100,000. Today, Tikal's Maya ruins are recognized as one of the archaeological wonders of the Americas. The unspoiled jungle setting within the Tikal National Park makes it a paradise for birders, nature lovers, and amateur archaeologists.

Yaxha at sunset

Departing from La Lancha, we drive east through rolling countryside and small farming villages toward the Belizean border before arriving for a guided tour of the ancient Maya site of Yaxhá set on the banks of the beautiful Yaxhá lagoon. From atop Temple 216 as the sun silently slips below the horizon you’ll be able to enjoy views of both lakes and the Temple of the Red Hands.

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