Hike up this 2,500 m (~8202 ft) active volcano either in a half day or as part of a two day tour to see beautiful views and to experience the smoke explosions up close!
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– Live the adventure by appreciating an active volcano!
– Discover amazing places and views!
– Enjoy the wonderful experience of Santiaguito volcano, only for the most fearless and adventurous people.
Discover this amazing adventure, going through the most challenging path to get to an active volcano and becoming a witness of this marvelous natural spectacle. If you love the adventure, this is exactly the tour you need!
This volcano is located 11 Km (~6.8 miles) away from Quetzaltenango city, at the hillside of Santa María volcano, and it has a height of 2,500 m (~8202 ft). It is one of the most active in Guatemala and it has been catalogued as 1 of the 10 most dangerous volcanoes in the world. This volcano had its first documented eruption on July the 29th, 1922, with 88 years of continuous activity.
2 hours ascending / 1.5 hours descending
These are the tour options to appreciate this volcano:
Half a day:
Santiaguito viewpoint is an easy trekking tour, taking only half a day to complete it and walking about 2 hours by each route, starting the tour at 6:00 am from your lodging place on Xela to take the route to Llanos del Pinal located about 20 min from the city. We will have 2 hours to appreciate the smoke explosions that the volcano usually makes every 1 ½ hours, approximately, ending the tour and returning at midday.
Santiaguito Crater (two days):
Active Santiaguito Volcano Expedition is an extreme trekking tour that needs you to have good physical condition, love for the adventure and previous knowledge about hiking or trekking. This walk is done in two days, starting the first day at 5:00 am on your lodging place Llanos del Pinal, where the trekking begins. The ascent time is between 7 or 8 hours approximately, camping on a solid and safe place where you will be able to appreciate the volcano eruptions and returning next day about 5 pm.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.