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Tajumulco Volcano Trek

Choose between a full day or two day trek to climb the highest volcano in Central America and see the stunning mountain range views from the top whilst watching the sunrise.

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(1 customer review)
USD $66.00USD $94.00

Per Person

Tajumulco Volcano Trek



– Test yourself living the adventure and reaching the peak of the Tajumulco Volcano.
– Discover the amazing views this magical place has to offer to you.
– Watch the sunrise from the top of the volcano!


Tajumulco Volcano is located in the lovely department of San Marcos, it is the highest of Guatemala and Central America with a height of 4,220 m above sea level. This is a truly beautiful trekking tour in which tour will be able to appreciate the wonderful view of the complete Guatemala’s volcanic line from its highest peak, as well as the Sierra of the Cuchumatanes. This tour has a moderate level and its only problem it presents is for people sensitive to altitude sickness (mal de altura). It’s usually done in two days, starting at Quetzaltenango, and we offer two options for this tour.


One or two days:

4 hours ascent / 3 hours descent


One day:

This is a one day trekking tour that starts from the lodging place on Xela at 4:00 am heading towards San Marcos, in this option a good physical condition is required, because we will walk between 4 to 5 hours, approximately, until we reach the volcano’s peak. The transportation may be public or private, depending on the weather, and we will be able to get wonderful views from the top of the volcano; returning the same day at 7:00 pm. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and live the experience!

Two days:

Day 1: We start the first day at 6:00 am from the lodging place on Xela heading towards San Marcos, the ascent time will be between 3 to 4 hours approximately, until we reach our camping place on a height of 4,000 m, approximately.

Día 2: We will walk about 1 hour until we reach the peak of the volcano to appreciate the sunrise and the wonderful view Tajumulco offers, returning to Xela at 2:00 pm. This tour is made by public transport.

What’s Included

  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • 3 meals
  • Camping equipment

What to Bring

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

Important Notes

  • Level: Hard


Volcán Tajumulco, San Marcos, Guatemala

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Volcán Tajumulco, San Marcos, Guatemala 15.042733, -91.904502
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.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    We did the trek to Tajumulco and the Santa Maria Volcano. Daniel assisted as all the way.

    Romeo, his brother was our guide and he was excellent, a very nice person and very detail oriented.
    He helped us with everything we need! For example, he provide us with some extra warm clothes in a freezing morning and took our backpack with a broken zipper to fix.

    They really went out of their way to help us and provide the best experience.

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