Utopia Tours and Activities
At Utopia Eco Hotel we offer a wide range of activities; hiking, bird watching, river tubing, caving, Semuc Champey tours, or why not just relax in one of our many hammocks located on the river shore?
Everything is within your reach when you stay at Utopia!
Day Hike Q 75 / Overnight Hike Q 225
At Utopia Eco Hotel we offer a wide range of walking trails one being our Mountain hike. It is a 2 km hike up with breath taking views all along the way of the mountain range and the Rio Cahabon even views of Sumec Champey Pools once you are on the mountain ridge.
You’ll hike along the mountaintop to our campsite with spectacular views. Then (depending on if it is a day hike or over night camping trip) you will either relax & take a short break or set up camp for the night. If you will be joining us for the night you will be able to relax and enjoy the views while your guide whips up a local meal for you to enjoy while watching the sunset. Then relax for the evening around the campfire. In the morning wake up to a meal again cooked over the open fire.
Day hikes and overnight campers will make their way down to the cave De Los Eagles to do some exploring and take in the breathtaking views we spend about 30 to 40 min in the cave and then we start to make are way down the mountain trail back to Utopia Eco Hotel where you can spend the rest of your day relaxing in one of our many hammocks or floating in the cool refreshing river.
This day tour is about 4 to 5 hrs long so be well rested and hydrated and make sure you bring lots of water for the long but beautiful hike.
Semuc Champey Pool and Kanbah Cave Tour Q185:
This tour will cover the cost of your transportation to and from the park, as well as all entrance fees. It will also provide you with a Fun, knowledgeable, bilingual tour guide.
This tour begins with a visit to the K’anba Caves. This area is primarily limestone and is a cavers paradise with thousands of unmapped miles of cave to explore. The one on our tour is open to the Public and is the “wet” cave, so aptly named because you get to crawl, climb, and even swim through all the while holding a candle. You may ask how do you swim holding a candle? Answer: Very carefully. Swimming through this cave will make you feel like a first-time explorer and the candles create a lovely ambiance. Once you enter the cave you will find your self climbing rope ladders, jumping into pools, and at one point going down a small waterfall into the abyss on the other side. Once we have finished our cave tour we will walk down along the river to the Extension Bridge where we will take a short break and allow those that are adventuresome enough to jump the 15 meters off the bridge into the Cahabon River. From there we continue a short walk to the entrance of the National Park of Semuc Champey, which is essentially an area of pristine mountainous forest where the river cascades through a series of crystal clear and surprisingly warm emerald green pools.
Once in the park we will head off on a STIFF uphill 1.5 km climb which will take you to the Viewing Platform where you can snap some breathtaking aerial shots of the pools and the surrounding Mountain range. The color of the water changes during the year depending on the season, sun and other natural factors, making for unique picture-taking opportunities If however you are NOT up for this strenuous hike you can take the much lower route (basically a flat 7 minute walk) directly to the pools where you can relax and wait for the rest of group to catch up to you. Once you have arrived at the pools this would be a good time to relax and enjoy your packed lunches. This is a Full Day excursion.
Extreme Tubing on the Rio Cahabón Q 60
We offer EXTREME tubing on the Rio Cahabon. Your tubing trip starts by jumping off the bridge just before the entrance to the Park and continues along over several small waterfalls and rapids. There are some calm areas where you can just relax and enjoy the scenery around you. This is a fun fast paced adventure that will stop right to our doorstep. This tubing trip is NOT for the faint of heart. This tour is aprox 2 hours depending on the speed of the river and how long it takes you to work up the nerve to jump off the bridge.
Swimming in the Swimming Hole Q50 for non Guests
with Complimentary Drink of your choice
We offer a day of Play on the Cahabon river offering a free drink of your choice, unlimited tubing in front of our property we have 220 mts / 700 feet on the river, rope swing, swimming hole, hammocks and sun deck to relax on.
Tube Rental for Guests Q20
Guests can rent a tube for unlimited tubing in front of Utopia.
These tubes are NOT to be taken off the property.
Semuc Champey has a diversity of flora and fauna, including 90 species of birds, Click Here for the Bird List 34 mammals, 25 reptiles and amphibians; and 10 species of fish. There are more than 120 species of trees and shrubs too.
Relax in one of our Hammocks
We have hammocks located throughout the property where guests can enjoy the sounds of Nature, read a book from our book exchange or just unwind.
We have nightly campfires (weather permitting) Down by the river where you can take full advantage of the sounds of the river and the moonlight & stars above. Guests can sit around the fire & roast marshmallows, make camp pies, Play your guitar (we have guitars available if you forget to bring yours) and get to know your fellow travelers.
We have many paths and trails throughout the property wondering along the river, and amongst our Cocoa and Coffee trees with plenty of benches and places to relax along the way. Or walk up to the top of the property where you will find our tree swings in the middle of our organic field.
Learning a new Language
We also will be offering One-on-one Spanish Lessons
10 hours (5 days @ 2 hours/day)USD $75.00
15 hours (5 days @ 3 hours/day)USD $100.00
20 hours (5 days @ 4 hours/day)USD $125.00
25 hours (5 days @ 5 hours/day)USD $150.00
30 hours (5 days @ 6 hours/day)USD $175.00
35 hours (5 days @ 7 hours/day)USd $205.00
40 hours (5 days @ 8 hours/day)USd $235.00
Hours per day can be adjusted to work with your schedule.
DORM Beds are FREE to any one taking Spanish classes with us.
For more information go to our Spanish school Tab on our home page.
Chocolate Tour Q100
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
You will learn all the basics of Chocolate making.
From the seed to delicious chocolate candy and drinks.
You will experience roasting, grinding and processing the chocolate seeds as well as make a few chocolate drinks and take home some candy that you have made yourself.
Cooking School COMING SOON
Duration: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
You'll learn to prepare traditional Guatemalan dishes. This is a great addition for those taking our Spanish Language Course it just takes you one step further into understanding the Guatemalan Culture. At the end of this experience you and your friends will be able to enjoy the meal you just cooked along with your choice of a bottle of wine.
Q100 INDIGENOUS HIKE
Q150 TOP OF THE CLIFF CAMPING
Q50 TOP OF THE CLIFF AND ROPE BRIDGES HIKE
We are planning to build several Utopia locations throughout Guatemala; the first one that is going to be ready to open its doors will be the one near Semuc Champey.
We are 3 Km from the National Park on the Cahabon river