Stand atop the highest point in Central America while watching the sunrise illuminate Guatemala's volcanic chain, camp between Tajumulco's two summits...
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All listed trek prices are for groups with a minimum of five people. If your group is smaller than five people, please contact us for more information about prices.
DURATION: 2 days COST: Q 500 per person (minimum five people)
(includes local indigenous guides, all meals, snacks, lodging, transportation, entrance fees, and plenty of good stories about Mayan culture and Guatemalan history for the trails…)
Guatemala is known for its culture, people, mountains, and, of course, its volcanoes. Join us for a trek up Volcán Tajumulco; at 4222 meters it's the highest point in Central America! In the morning, we take a bus from Xela heading west to the department of San Marcos. After breakfast at a local comedor, we hop on another bus to the meseta, where we begin our ascent. The five and a half hour climb leads us up a dirt trail through pine forests and small villages. Every so often we pause to admire beautiful views of the volcanoes. We finally arrive at our campsite, nestled between Tajumulco's two summits and surrounded by small pines. After setting up camp, we take time to rest and relax before dinner. The next morning, we wake up early, hiking an hour up a rocky trail to await the sunrise from Tajumulco's highest summit. From our cold and windy perch, we watch as the sun illuminates Guatemala's volcanic chain, from Antigua to Mexico. We spend the morning hiking back down the volcano, stopping for lunch in San Marcos before hopping on a bus back to Xela.