Hikes near Quetzaltenango

Rock Climbing

Description:
In the sport of rock climbing experience is an important factor for the security of the climbers. We have more than 20 years of experience. Our packages include climbing many well-known and established routes, as well as the possibility to climb our own routes. The area where we climb is one of the walls of the Volcano Cerro Quemado, a very impressive spot. Come and get your adrenaline pumping!

From november to april also possible in the afternoon*

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Daily

Departure times:

07:00 Hrs / 14:00 Hrs

Duration:

3.30 hours

Departure point:

Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

Price:

40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

Included:

Helmet, harness, rope, shoes, professional guide, transport round trip desde Quetzaltenango

Not included:

Snacks, water, tips to the guide

What to bring:

Snacks, water, rain or wind jacket

  • Chicabal hike

    $40.00

    Desciption:
    Visit a mystical lake in the crater of a volcano which up to day is used by Mayan people to perform their sacred rituals. The majority of them are inhabitants on San Martín Sacatepéquez and belong to one of the 23 Mam groups in Guatemala. The Mam are modern Mayan people who live in southwestern Guatemala and parts of southern Mexico. At least 500.00 Mam live in Guatemala. For them, Laguna Chicabal is a sacred and miraculous place – the mystic perception becoming even more convincing because of its shape and the fog that shrouds the volcano. Maya priests perform traditional ceremonies on the shore using candles, flowers and holy crosses. The guide joining you at this unique tour will be a local from Quetzaltenango, or even a local guide from the Chicabal lagoon, and will explain all there is to know about Mayan religion, Mayan culture, and the local plants and animals.

    IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAM PEOPLE: May 3rd and 40 days after holy week of Easter.
    You can also camp at the lake between October and May; after and before the rain season
    INCLUDED IN CASE OF CAMPING: All equipment: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food

    INFORMATION:

    Availability:

    Daily

    Departure times:

    05:00 Hrs

    Duration:

    8 hours

    Departure point:

    Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

    Price:

    40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

    Included:

    Private transportation local guide, private transportation from and to Quetzaltenango.

    Not included:

    Food, water and tips for the guide

    What to bring:

    Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water

Santa Maria volcano

Description:
Santa María Volcano is a large active volcano at 3,772 m (12,375 ft) in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the Quetzaltenango Department near the city of Quetzaltenango.
The volcano was known as Gagxanul in the local K’iche’ language, before the 16th century Spanish Conquest of the region
It takes a difficult 4 hours to hike up and nearly the same time to come down . You will enjoy a look into the active volcano next door called Santiaguito !

Ask also for our full moon or overnight hike*

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Daily

Departure times:

05:00 Hrs

Duration:

9 hours

Departure point:

Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

Price:

40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

Included:

Private transport one way in the morning, public transport to return, guide

Not included:

Food, water and tips for the guide

What to bring:

Snacks, water

  • Santa Maria volcano

    $40.00

    Description:
    Santa María Volcano is a large active volcano at 3,772 m (12,375 ft) in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the Quetzaltenango Department near the city of Quetzaltenango.
    The volcano was known as Gagxanul in the local K’iche’ language, before the 16th century Spanish Conquest of the region
    It takes a difficult 4 hours to hike up and nearly the same time to come down . You will enjoy a look into the active volcano next door called Santiaguito !

    Ask also for our full moon or overnight hike*

    INFORMATION:

    Availability:

    Daily

    Departure times:

    05:00 Hrs

    Duration:

    8 hours

    Departure point:

    Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

    Price:

    40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

    Included:

    Private transport one way in the morning, public transport to return, guide

    Not included:

    Food, water and tips for the guide

    What to bring:

    Snacks, water

Look out of Santiaguito hike

Desciption:
Experience spectacular views of Santiaguito — one of the world’s most active volcanoes — on a half-day trekking adventure from Quetzaltenango. Alongside your guide, you’ll embark on a moderately steep hike that soon transforms into flat terrain replete with diverse flora and fauna. On arrival at an ideal vantage point, you’ll be rewarded with views of the Santiaguito volcano erupting. Marvel as molten lava and billowing smoke explode from the volcanic crater to form an incredible spectacle. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, you’ll receive personalized attention.

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Daily

Departure times:

05:00 Hrs

Duration:

5 hours

Departure point:

Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

Price:

40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

Included:

Private transport one way in the morning, public transport to return, guide and entrance fees

Not included:

Food, water and tips for the guide

What to bring:

Snacks, water

  • Look out of Santiaguito hike

    $40.00

    Desciption:
    Experience spectacular views of Santiaguito — one of the world’s most active volcanoes — on a half-day trekking adventure from Quetzaltenango. Alongside your guide, you’ll embark on a moderately steep hike that soon transforms into flat terrain replete with diverse flora and fauna. On arrival at an ideal vantage point, you’ll be rewarded with views of the Santiaguito volcano erupting. Marvel as molten lava and billowing smoke explode from the volcanic crater to form an incredible spectacle. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, you’ll receive personalized attention.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability:

    Daily

    Departure times:

    05:00 Hrs

    Duration:

    5 hours

    Departure point:

    Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

    Price:

    40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

    Included:

    Private transport one way in the morning, public transport to return, guide and entrance fees

    Not included:

    Food, water and tips for the guide

    What to bring:

    Snacks, water

Chicabal hike

Desciption:
Visit a mystical lake in the crater of a volcano which up to day is used by Mayan people to perform their sacred rituals. The majority of them are inhabitants on San Martín Sacatepéquez and belong to one of the 23 Mam groups in Guatemala. The Mam are modern Mayan people who live in southwestern Guatemala and parts of southern Mexico. At least 500.00 Mam live in Guatemala. For them, Laguna Chicabal is a sacred and miraculous place – the mystic perception becoming even more convincing because of its shape and the fog that shrouds the volcano. Maya priests perform traditional ceremonies on the shore using candles, flowers and holy crosses. The guide joining you at this unique tour will be a local from Quetzaltenango, or even a local guide from the Chicabal lagoon, and will explain all there is to know about Mayan religion, Mayan culture, and the local plants and animals.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAM PEOPLE: May 3rd and 40 days after holy week of Easter.
You can also camp at the lake between October and May; after and before the rain season
INCLUDED IN CASE OF CAMPING: All equipment: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Daily

Departure times:

05:00 Hrs

Duration:

7 hours

Departure point:

Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

Price:

40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

Included:

Private transportation local guide, private transportation from and to Quetzaltenango.

Not included:

Food, water and tips for the guide

What to bring:

Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water

  • Chicabal hike

    $40.00

    Desciption:
    Visit a mystical lake in the crater of a volcano which up to day is used by Mayan people to perform their sacred rituals. The majority of them are inhabitants on San Martín Sacatepéquez and belong to one of the 23 Mam groups in Guatemala. The Mam are modern Mayan people who live in southwestern Guatemala and parts of southern Mexico. At least 500.00 Mam live in Guatemala. For them, Laguna Chicabal is a sacred and miraculous place – the mystic perception becoming even more convincing because of its shape and the fog that shrouds the volcano. Maya priests perform traditional ceremonies on the shore using candles, flowers and holy crosses. The guide joining you at this unique tour will be a local from Quetzaltenango, or even a local guide from the Chicabal lagoon, and will explain all there is to know about Mayan religion, Mayan culture, and the local plants and animals.

    IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAM PEOPLE: May 3rd and 40 days after holy week of Easter.
    You can also camp at the lake between October and May; after and before the rain season
    INCLUDED IN CASE OF CAMPING: All equipment: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food

    INFORMATION:

    Availability:

    Daily

    Departure times:

    05:00 Hrs

    Duration:

    8 hours

    Departure point:

    Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

    Price:

    40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

    Included:

    Private transportation local guide, private transportation from and to Quetzaltenango.

    Not included:

    Food, water and tips for the guide

    What to bring:

    Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water

Cerro Quemado hike

Desciption:
3192 meters (Cerro Quemado)
CANDELARIA VOLCANO HIKE (inactive volcano)
ALTITUDE 3192 meters

Hike this amazing volcano which top is formed of dry lava and enjoy a spectacular view of the Quetzaltenango Valley. This volcano is part of an inactive volcanic dome and is covered in pine and cypress trees growing out of the dry lava. The peak is called Candelaria but is also known as “Cerro Quemado”, which means burned hill. Climbing this volcano will give you a perfect understanding why. Join us on this extraordinary hike over dry lava!

Also rock climbing available*

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Daily

Departure times:

05:00 Hrs

Duration:

8 hours

Departure point:

Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

Price:

40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

Included:

Private transportation, guide and breakfast.

Not included:

Food, water and tips for the guide

What to bring:

Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water

  • Cerro Quemado volcano

    $40.00

    Desciption:
    3192 meters (Cerro Quemado)
    CANDELARIA VOLCANO HIKE (inactive volcano)
    ALTITUDE 3192 meters

    Hike this amazing volcano which top is formed of dry lava and enjoy a spectacular view of the Quetzaltenango Valley. This volcano is part of an inactive volcanic dome and is covered in pine and cypress trees growing out of the dry lava. The peak is called Candelaria but is also known as “Cerro Quemado”, which means burned hill. Climbing this volcano will give you a perfect understanding why. Join us on this extraordinary hike over dry lava!

    ALSO ROCK CLIMBING AVAILABLE*

    INFORMATION:

    Availability:

    Daily

    Departure times:

    05:00 Hrs

    Duration:

    8 hours

    Departure point:

    Your hotel / adress in Quetzaltenango

    Price:

    40 USD p.p. minimum 2 people

    Included:

    Private transportation, guide and breakfast.

    Not included:

    Food, water and tips for the guide

    What to bring:

    Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water

Out of Quetzaltenango ?

the highest volcano in CentralAmerica

Description:
Volcán Tajumulco is a large stratovolcano in the department of San Marcos in western Guatemala. It is the highest mountain in Central America at 4,202 metres (13,786 ft). It is part of the mountain range of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, which begins in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas.
Take you adrenaline and adventure to a new level by taking on Central America’s tallest volcano and experiencing stunning views all along the way.

Ask also for our ONE day trip to this volcano !

 

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Daily

Departure times:

06:00 Hrs

Duration:

2 days

Departure point:

Hotel / address in Quetzaltenango or San Marcos

Price:

Included:

Not included:

What to bring: