Cobán has a variety of nearby attractions that can be visited in one day as well as numerous outfitters that can get you there. Popular day trips include the pools at Semuc Champey and the Lanquín . Although these can certainly be done in a day, they are worth a stay of at least one night, as there are comfortable accommodations and plenty to see and do. If you have the time, stay overnight in Lanquín.
Other day-trip options include the Biotopo Mario Dary Rivera and Chixim Church , both south of Cobán.
North of town, along Km. 24 on the road heading to Chisec , is the Sachichaj Waterfall , another increasingly popular attraction. Most of the following tour operators can get you there.