Volcan Zunil

2-day camping adventure to Volcan Zunil: hike up to the 3542m summit to see one of the best sunrise views in Guatemala and enjoy a well deserved soak in the hot springs afterwards.

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Challenge yourself with the road less travelled to the top of Zunil for sunrise, and finish the adventure in natural hot pools heated by the volcano.

After a strenuous 8-hour trek through beautiful forests, which includes a lunch stop with views of Lake Atitlan, we will arrive at our basecamp just below the peak of Zunil. Then we enjoy a warm dinner before getting an early night. We plan to wake up at 4 am and hike to the summit to watch the sunrise and witness one of the most incredible views in Guatemala, with up to 16 volcanoes visible on a clear day. Following breakfast at basecamp, we descend towards the Fuentes Georginas hot springs, where you can relax in the pools after having lunch at the restaurant.

* 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.

**There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting at 5:30pm the evening prior to the trek’s departure. Here, you will meet your guides and fellow trekkers, borrow any gear you may need, receive communal gear, finalize payment, and more.**

Quick Facts

Total distance

21 km (13 m)

Average backpack weight

15 kg (33 lbs)

Maximum elevation

3,542 m (11,620 ft)

Days offered

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Minimum group size

4 people

Minimum age



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Travel Details

Departure Time & Location

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

Arrival Time & Location

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

What to bring

Hiking Shoes; Hiking Clothes; Warm Clothing Layers; Rain Jacket and/or Poncho; Sleeping Bag; Sleeping Mat; Hiking Backpack (60 – 70L); Sun Protection; Headlamp; Bug spray; Swimsuit, and Towel.

What is included

2 Breakfasts; 2 Lunches; 1 Dinner; Trail Snacks; Private Transportation; Entry to hot springs; Guides; Gear.

What’s not included

Any additional snacks or drinks purchased in Fuentes Georginas.


Frequently asked questions

Where do we sleep?

We sleep in tents at the base camp (3,440m). 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. These items can be collected when you return back to our office on day 2.

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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