Camp in the highest peak of Central America and see how the sun rises above the volcanic line of Guatemala.
During this 2-Day Guatemala Volcano Tour, you will hike up Volcán Tajumulco which is the highest summit in Central America. It culminates at 4,222 meters (13,850 ft).
Duration: 2 days (start time: 5:00 am | end time: 15:00 pm)
Start & End Location: Xela
Availability: Year-round except for one weekend at the end of October, and one weekend around Christmas
Language: English guaranteed, depending on the guides also Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Danish
Miscellaneous: travelers must be at least 17 years old for this trek.
Day 1: Head over to Tuichan to start your trek
You will meet around 5:00 am according to the schedule that will be given to you the evening prior to the departure. At 5:15 am, you will take a truck to Minerva in order to board a bus going to San Marcos. Once in San Marcos, you will have some time to eat your breakfast. After this, you will take another bus to Tuichan where the trail starts. Upon arrival, you will start hiking up until the base camp located about 200 meters below the summit. At 15:00 pm, you will set up your tents for the night, eat lunch and take time to relax. Before dinner, if the weather conditions allow it, you will watch the sunset from Cerro Concepción, which is Tajumulco’s second summit.
Day 2: Watch the sunrise over the volcanic range
On this second day, you will wake up early to watch the sunrise over the volcanoes that are visible in the distance. You will enjoy the amazing view of the sun above Agua, Acatenango, Fuego, Santa María and Atitlán volcanoes. Then, you will go back to the camp to have breakfast and to pack up. After breakfast, you will start going down the mountain along a different route than the one you took. You will take your lunch in Tuichan comedor before going back to Xela.
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.