Santa María 2 Day

GTQ GTQ450.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Xela

Quick facts

Average backpack weight: 20 kg
Maximum elevation: 3772m
Total trek distance 10 km


Hike and camp on Volcán Santa María; the striking stratovolcano that towers 1400 meters over Xela at 3772m total altitude. Join us for a 2 day adventure and one of the most spectacular sunset and sunrises around! We’ll hike to the summit of the volcano on Day 1, through corn fields and pine forests, and camp at the top of the mountain, which features sweeping views of Xela and the Volcanic Line of Guatemala. We’ll wake up early on Day 2 to eat breakfast, watch the sunrise, and hope for an eruption from the Santiaguito Volcano, one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes, located just below Santa María. After breakfast, we’ll pack up camp and return to Xela at around mid-day.

Please note that all treks must be booked by 11am the day prior to the departure to avoid a 50Q late fee. Please note that any additions with late fee after 11am are by guide discretion and you are not guaranteed a space after this time. 


Xela (Casa Argentina hostel)


5:00PM the evening prior


Hiking shoes, hiking clothes, a warm change of clothes, jacket, pants, hat, gloves, rain gear, sun gear, sleeping bag (0 deg or lower), sleeping mat, backpack (50-70L)

* If you need to borrow any of these items, we have them here for you included in the price


2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, transport, guides, gear


Day 1

  • 9:00am—meet in QT office for breakfast
  • 10:00am—take bus to base of Santa María
  • 10:30am — begin hiking
  • 4:00pm—arrive at summit, set up camp, eat lunch, and enjoy the views
  • 6:30pm—dinner, hot drinks, and sunset

Day 2

  • 6:15am—sunrise and breakfast
  • 8:00am—break down camp and start down the mountain
  • 11:30am—take bus back to Xela
  • 12:00pm—return to QT office