1/2 Day
Max Elevation
Total Trek Distance
5 Kg
Avg Backpack Weight

We leave our Quetzaltrekkers office early, get a ride to Llano del Pinal, and begin our gradual hike uphill  through corn fields and montane pine forests to arrive at a mirador (lookout point) over Volcán Santiaguito, one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. There, we’ll eat breakfast and hope for an eruption (or 2!). After a few pictures we’ll head back down and into Xela by lunchtime.

Please note that all treks must be booked by 11am the day prior to the departure to avoid a 50Q late fee.

DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION Xela (Casa Argentina hostel)
DEPARTURE TIME By request, contact us for availability

Hiking shoes, shorts, t-shirt, fleece, rain jacket, sunscreen, hat, backpack (20-40L)

* If you need to borrow any of these items, we have them here for you included in the price

WHAT’S INCLUDED breakfast, snacks, gear, guides, transportation
  • 5:00am—pick-up at your hostel
  • 6:00am—take pickup to base of Santa María
  • 8:30am—arrive at mirador, make breakfast, and hope for eruptions
  • 10:00am—start back for Xela
  • 12:00pm—take bus back to Xela
  • 1:00pm—return to QT office
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santiaguito crater eruption
santiaguito erupting