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Santa Maria Volcano Trek

Challenge yourself with this hike up Santa Maria Volcano, where you can choose one of three ways to summit and can experience fabulous views of the highest volcanos in the country.

USD $34.00USD $93.00

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Santa Maria Volcano Trek



  • Journey through wonderful places, enjoying a special adventure only for the most fearless and adventurous people
  • Discover amazing views atop Santa Maria Volcano


Considered to be the fourth highest volcano of Guatemala, Santa Maria Volcano has a staggering height of 3772 m. Located abot 20 min from the south of Quetzaltenango, from its peak you will be able to see the beautiful view and observe the other highest volcanoes of the country such as Volcan de Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. However, the main attraction is that you will be able to see the eruptions of the active volcano of Santiaguito.


4 hours ascending / 2.5 hours descending


There are two options to climb this volcano:

Trekking (half a day):

We will depart at 5:00am from the lodging place in Xela and trek for between 3 to 4 hours. It will be a difficult climb and good physical condition is needed to make this trip of Santa Maria Volcano.

Trekking (two days):

This trekking tour is for two days. The first day will start at 10am from the lodging area in Xela and will take around 4 to 5 hours. The second day is the return descent at 11am.


What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Box lunch

 What to Bring

  • Lamp
  • Breakfast
  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Small backpack
  • Personal medicine

Important Notes

  • Level: Hard


Volcán Santa María, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Volcán Santa María, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 14.757143, -91.551697

Kyle Wiggins

Daniel Lopez

Daniel, a locally certified tour guide, was born and raised in the city of Quetzaltenango, one of Guatemala’s many gems. The natural wonders of his hometown inspired him to become a guide and give others an authentic experience in his beloved country. Previous travelers have been extremely impressed by his deep knowledge of Pre-Hispanic Mayan culture and rituals. Daniel’s tours are suitable for travelers of all age and level of fitness, and in addition he is fluent in both English and French. In his free time, Daniel enjoys hiking both alone and with friends and family.

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