Why adventure with us?

The hikes

No one does tours through the Guatemalan highlands like us. Featured in Lonely Planet and the New York Times. See the hikes!

More than just a trekking company

Quetzaltrekkers is the only all non-profit, all volunteer-run trekking and outdoors association in Guatemala. Read more

The kids

100% of the profits from our treks goes to support a school and home for street children in Xela. Find out more!

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Day of the Dead - Special Todos Santos Trek

Día de los Muertos fast approaches! Hike with us through the Western Highlands into the most memorable event of the year and join in on the horse race, fair, and worship in the local cemetery! Available as a 7- or 4-day trek, climbing the highest non-volcanic point in Central America!
4 or 7 days

Santa María - Full Moon Midnight Hike (Once a month)

Hike Volcán Santa María under the full moon, and then settle into sleeping bags at the summit to watch the sunrise and eat breakfast. Back in Xela by lunch the next day.
1 Night

Volcán Tajumulco

Join us for a 2-day hike up Volcán Tajumulco, which stands as the highest point in Central America at 4222m. Camp just short of the summit at 4000m and then climb the last 222m for sunrise on the second day.
2 days

Xela - Lago Atitlán

The best way to get from Xela to Lago Atitlán--sure beats a chicken bus! Hike two days through corn fields, mountain forests, and villages to watch sunrise over the lake and volcanoes on the third morning.
3 days

Rock Climbing

Come join us for a day of climbing in the local area of Cerro Quemado, a sacred site for locals that will feature plenty of singing and chanting as we ascend the routes.  
1 Day

Nebaj - Todos Santos

Join us for this one-of-a-kind trek through the Western Highlands! 6-days of varying landscapes, three Mayan language zones, and homestays with local families. The final day, climb to the highest non-volcanic point in Central America before arriving in the remote mountain town of Todos Santos. A trek steeped in history.
6 days (4 hiking)

Santa María - Day Hike

One of the best volcano hikes in Guatemala, through corn fields and montane forests, arriving at the summit for sweeping views of Xela, the volcanic line of Guatemala, and the active Santiaguito volcano crater. Back in Xela by lunchtime.
1/2 Day

Santiaguito Mirador

A gentle hike to the mirador overlooking Santiaguito crater, one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes. Eat breakfast and watch for eruptions before returning to Xela, heading back by lunchtime.
1/2 Day

Santa María-Fuentes Georginas Combo

Hike Volcán Santa María in the morning, eat lunch in Xela, and spend the afternoon relaxing at the Fuentes Georginas hot springs.
1 Day