Volcán Santa María Day Hike

GTQ GTQ300.00
  • Duration: 12 Hours
  • Location: Xela
Climb high above the Xela Valley to the summit of Volcan Santa Maria. Standing at 3,772 meters, this striking stratovolcano offers views of the surrounding Highlands and Guatemala's famous volcanic line in both directions. Below sits Santiaguito, one of Guatemala's most actively erupting volcanoes and Santa Maria's current vent complex. If we're lucky, our steep hike through the volcanoes covering pine forest may even be awarded by an eruption from Santiaguito during lunch! If you are looking for a hiking adventure to fill your day and interested in learning about its impactful eruptive history, climbing this volcano is certainly a great option. 


Please be advised that this is a steep hike, so individuals with knee problems may find it very difficult. Please reach out to us with any questions, or, consider our half-day hike to the Santiaguito Mirador. 


Please note that this trek must be booked with a paid deposit by 11am the day prior to departure. All requests to book made after this time are not guaranteed and will incur a Q50 late fee. Day hikes run pending guide availability.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Average backpack weight: 7 kg
  • Maximum elevation: 3772m
  • Total trek distance 10 km

DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION/TIME: 

Quetzaltrekkers Office (Inside Casa Argentina hostel); 5:00 AM departure -- official time will be confirmed upon booking. Hiking Shoes, 

WHAT TO WEAR: Hiking Clothes, Fleece, Rain Jacket, Sun Protection, Daypack 

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Light Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, Filtered Water, Gear, Guides, Transportation.