- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Santiaguito volcano is the shortest and youngest one in Quetzaltenango, reaching 8250 feet (2500 m) in altitude. It is actually a side cone of the Santa Maria volcano, and rises up from the southeastern flank. This small-group morning tour will offer you some amazing views of this active volcano.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Led by a local guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup
- Hotel drop-off (min. 3 persons, if less than 3 persons -> back with public transport)
- Food and drinks
This hike gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful Guatemalan landscape, and the eruptions of one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world, while not being overly strenuous. You will have the chance to see different types of plants and flowers. The first part of the hike is a bit steep, with some rocks as obstacles, but when looking over your shoulder, you can see breath-taking views of Quetzaltenango in the early morning.
Halfway, the road becomes more flat and easy, which gives you the opportunity to take some beautiful pictures of the landscape. You can see Santa Maria in front of you; this view gives you the feeling of being overwhelmed by the sheer size of the mountain. When walking further, you can see some of the different mountains Guatemala has, and there is the possibility that you will pass locals with horses who are going to the city.
Once you reach the view point, there is a chance that you will need to wait for a few minutes to see a eruption, but it's worth the wait. Every eruption of the volcano is different and one is more spectacular than the next. Your guide has a lot of knowledge about the country and can tell you a lot about the area.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Minimum age is 10 years
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.