Santiaguito Mirador

Enjoy breakfast with a view of one of Guatemala’s erupting volcanoes!

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Looking for a fun hike to fill your morning in Xela? Why not enjoy breakfast at the lookout point of one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes: Santiaguito.

This gradual uphill hike will take you through local farm fields and pine forest as we circumnavigate the imposing Santa Maria volcano to its active vent complex. Our early start should allow us to beat the clouds and witness explosive eruptions while we enjoy breakfast. This is a half-day, moderately easy hike; tours return to Xela around Noon.

Please note that this trek must be booked with a paid deposit by 11am the day prior to departure. All requests to book made after this time are not guaranteed and will incur a Q50 late fee. Day hikes run pending guide availability.

Travel Details

Departure Time & Location

Quetzaltrekkers Office, Xela (Located inside of the Casa Argentina hostel)

Arrival Time & Location

Restaurante El Fondeadero (San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan)

What to bring

Hiking shoes, hiking clothes, fleece, rain jacket, sunscreen, hat, daypack (20-40L).

* All gear is available to borrow and is included in the cost of the trek.

What is included

What’s not included

Additional Snacks or Alcohol; Souvenirs.


Frequently asked questions

Where do we sleep?

We sleep in tents at the base camp (4,000m). Tents are carried by the group.

What do we carry?

You will be expected to carry everything in the “what to bring” list above, as well as any other personal items you may elect to bring. There are no porter services for this trek.

Can I store person luggage not needed for the trek in Xela?

Yes, we have a secure, locked room in which you may store your luggage.

I am vegetarian / vegan / lactose intolerant etc..

We accommodate dietary restrictions. All trek food is vegetarian and has vegan substitutes; all restaurants offer meals that meet most dietary requirements.

Please fill out the “dietary requirements” section while booking with any information about food allergies or intolerances we should be aware of.

How do I sign up?

By paying a Q100/person deposit, on this webpage or in our office, before 11:00am the day prior to the trek. The remaining balance is due by cash or card at the pre-trek meeting.

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