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Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon

Available from Wednesday

Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon

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Equal parts natural wonder and cultural landmark, Lake Chicabal is a top attraction for Quetzaltenango (Xela) area visitors. Hiking with a guide is not only the safest way to visit the crater lake—also a Mam Mayan ceremonial site—but also makes for the easiest transportation logistics straight from your Xela hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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$45.89
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$45.89

Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from Quetzaltenango

Available from Wednesday

Santiaguito Volcano Hiking Tour from Quetzaltenango

Experience spectacular views of Santiaguito — one of the world’s most active volcanoes — on a half-day trekking adventure from Quetzaltenango. Alongside your guide, you’ll embark on a moderately steep hike that soon transforms into flat terrain replete with diverse flora and fauna. On arrival at an ideal vantage point, you’ll be rewarded with views of the Santiaguito volcano erupting. Marvel as molten lava and billowing smoke explode from the volcanic crater to form an incredible spectacle. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, you’ll receive personalized attention.
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  • 5 hours
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$46.16
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$46.16

3-Days of Trekking from Xela to Lake Atitlan

Available from Wednesday

3-Days of Trekking from Xela to Lake Atitlan

Experience the majesty of Guatemala’s dramatic countryside on a 3-day trek from Xela to Lake Atitlan. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Western Highlands as you observe smoking volcanoes and climb steep mountains. Watch the sunrise from a spectacular vantage point at Countenance Maya and witness the beauty of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala’s largest lake, at the end of your trip. Enjoy two nights of comfortable accommodation in a local Guatemalan home and revitalize with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Round-trip transportation from Quetzaltenango is included.
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  • 3 days
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$150.00
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$150.00

3 Days Hiking Xela Lake Atitlán

Available from Thursday

3 Days Hiking Xela Lake Atitlán

3 days hiking - Xela – Lake Atitlán  This hike is one of the most beautiful experiences at the Guatemalan highlands, where you will explore volcanoes, mountains and the Lake Atitlán. On the road we will pass through a diversity flora and fauna, we will stay at the local host families the first two nights. A Hike from Quetzaltenango, with a Maya Quiche origin to end at the Lake Atitlán with origin Maya Tzutuhil. We will trek 45 kilometers.
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  • 3 days
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$480.77
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$480.77

Tajumulco Volcano

Available tomorrow

Tajumulco Volcano

It is the highest volcano in Central America, reaching an elevation of 4,220meters and has 2 peaks. It is one of the best places to climb and camp. The highest peak is placed at the East and has a crater of 75 meters, the smaller peak is known as Cerro Concepción and it has an altitude of 4,100 meters. Its slopes cultivate potatoes, vegetables and other edible products. As you traverse along the mountain, you’ll find that the vegetation is unique and includes temperate and cold forests of pine-oak, junipers and conifers that make the ascent exceptionally beautiful.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Santa Maria Volcano Hike

Available from Wednesday

Santa Maria Volcano Hike

Santa Maria volcano hike is going to be a wonderful experience. The volcano es located in Llanos del Pinal, 30 minutes far from Xela, the meeting point. This hike is a high level of difficultity because of the inclination and the hight, its altitud is 3772 metter over the level sea. Because of it you will appreciate one of the most wonderful views in your life. From the top of the volcano is possible to see the south coast, San pedro, Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes that are located at the Lake Atitlan, also you can appreciate, with a nice weather, Acatenango, Agua and Fuego volcano. But close close to Santa Maria is Santiaguito volcano, a volcano what makes eruption almos each hour a day. So you will apreciate an eruption from above. The service is door to door, so the driver is going to pick you up to you hotel in zone 1,2, 3, 5 and 9 in Xela, otherwise the meeting point is the Central Park. To get to the top takes 3 hours and going down around 2 and a half hour.
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  • 8 hours
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$64.11
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$64.11

Waterfall La Igualdad Hike

Available from Thursday

Waterfall La Igualdad Hike

Waterfall La Igualdad is located in San Marcos, Guatemala. Two and a  half hours far from Xela, the meeting point.  These waterfalls, noted as some of the highest in Guatemala and Central America, are located on the slopes of the Tajumulco volcano. The site has a wide variety of flora, fauna and offers the opportunity to bathe in hot springs. Durign the road you will apreciate a wonderful landscape of mountains with a lovely weather.
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  • 12 hours
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$140.00
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$140.00

Santa María Volcano Hike, departure from Quetzaltenango

Available from Wednesday

Santa María Volcano Hike, departure from Quetzaltenango

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Ascend to the fiery summit of the Santa Maria volcano on a full-day trip from Quetzaltenango. Accompanied by your guide, you’ll trek to the top of Guatemala’s fourth highest volcano to enjoy spectacular views of the lush country. After a challenging hike, you’ll be rewarded with unrivalled views of the neighboring Santiaguito volcano’s crater — one of the world’s most active volcanoes — and the Guatemalan highlands. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 9 hours
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$53.00
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$53.00

Trekking to Chicabal Volcano

Available from Wednesday

Trekking to Chicabal Volcano

Hike to Laguna Chicabal on a full-day trekking tour, and explore a picturesque volcanic crater considered sacred to local Maya. Since transport from Quetzaltenango (Xela) is included, you won’t have to worry about finding transport or a taxi to the trailhead. Instead, enjoy a hassle-free outing and walk alongside an experienced guide who can share the history and significance of the beautiful site.
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  • 6 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00

Rural Tour (cantel)

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Rural Tour (cantel)

This TOUR includes the wonderful experience of living a day or several with a local family. Family full of deep-rooted traditions. Where you can even have an embroidery class of the place, where you can also express your own creativity. You will also know the traditional cuisine of the place and even a glass of a special liquor. You will love the place as it is kind to nature and you will breathe an atmosphere full of peace and harmony.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.85
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$73.85

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

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Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs

A beautiful half-day tour to the Fuentes Georginas hot springs. Soak in 4 thermal pools heated by the nearby volcanoes, surrounded by cloud forest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.00
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$22.00

Mayan Totonicapan Tour (near Quetzaltenango)

Available from Wednesday

Mayan Totonicapan Tour (near Quetzaltenango)

San Miguel Totonicapán near Quetzaltenango is unknown to most of the visitors to Guatemala . This tour considered as community tourism (because the benefits go nearly exclusively to the local people who are involved in a very active way )  can be done in half a day or a full day adding a few visits more (if interested , please ask )
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  • 6 hours
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$121.80
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$121.80

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