Los Amates waterfall is also known as El Salto or the Guatemalan Niagara (it is much smaller of course). This is a stretch of Río Margarita and has up to 50 meters in height, making it perfect for some rappelling. You will find it in the Santa Rosa Department.
There are many routes to get to it but the one we choose is an extremely rugged road that takes us for a fun 4×4 adventure.
This is a one day trip where we get as close as we can to the water to do as many rappelling descents as we want. Then we will spend some relaxing time swimming in the pools formed by the waterfall and eating lunch.
Are you ready for this one day adventure?
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* Difficulty: Low – We catalogue it as a 3 out of 10.
* When: Year round – The best season is between November and February.
* Group Size: Minimum 2 people / 30 Max.
* Will there be, more people in my group? No, this is a private tour.
* Is it good for kids? We don’t accept kids under 15 years old for this trip.
05:00 Pick up at your hotel in Antigua or Guatemala City and 4×4 trip
08:30 Arrival to waterfall
09:00 Start of rappelling
13:00 Lunch time
14:30 Hop back on the 4×4 vehicles to strart the way back to your hotel
16:30 Arrival at your hotel
If your group has 5 people or more ask for our discounted prices
– Backpack $5 each
– Headlamp $5 each
– Local carrier 25lb $20 each
– Sleeping bag $5 each
– Lunch Box $10 each
– Space at a tent $15 per person
The prices above mentioned include:
– Experienced guide/s – The amount of guides depends on the size of the group.
– 4X4 Vehicle
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
– Rappelling equipment (helmet, gloves, harness)
WHAT TO BRING
– 2lts of water and/or gatorade
– Fresh clothing (temperatures tend to be really high)
– Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
– Boots or sport shoes (not new ones)
– Warm clothes for protecting yourself in case it gets on the way back
– Headlamp and lantern – Even if it is a day tour
– Water resistant jacket
– Pack everything inside of dry bags or plastic bags in case it rains.
– Try not to wear clothes made out of cotton. Polyester is better.
– Don’t consume alcoholic beverages 24 hours before the tour. You don’t want to be dehydrated before you start.
– Don’t bring any jewels or valuables.
– No guns.
– Let’s try to not contaminate – Carry back down all of the trash you produce.
– Guatemala might be considered a tropical country but it can be really cold up there. Don’t underestimate our warnings regarding the warm clothes.
– If you choose not to do the tour with us please hire some other guide. We don’t want anyone to get lost.
Contact us to start planning your private tour to Los Amates Waterfall