Chicabal volcano and lagoon with a private local guide

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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

A two day adventure with a private local guide

One of Guatemala's natural marvels, and a sacred place for Mayan people since ancient times, and a place with a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Chicabal volcano is one of the two volcanos in Guatemala with a lagoon in their craters.

Located in the department of Quetzaltenango, close to the town of San Martín Sacatepéquez, 275 km away from Guatemala City in western Guatemala. At an altitude of 2712 meters (around 8895 feet), covering a surface of 19 ha (around 2045 square feet), with 331 meters depth (around 1085 feet).


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Day 01

We travel to Xela (Quetzaltenango City), on arrival we eat lunch and purchase any supplies needed for the hike and the camping night we'll spend at the lagoon.

By early afternoon we arrive to the town of San Martín Sacatepéquez and we start our hike, which will take around an average 2-3 hours to the shore of the lagoon.

We set up our camp site and enjoy the surroundings, a walk around the lagoon is suggested, this place is totally peaceful and beautiful.

We cook and eat dinner, and then we relax and enjoy a good night of sleep.

Day 02

We don't have to wake up too early, but this schedule is flexible as you need it.

We cook and eat breakfast and prepare to hike to the volcano's watchpoint and enjoy the awesome views of the surrounding landscape.

We hike back to the town of San Martín Sacatepéquez and drive to Quetzaltenango, where we stop to eat lunch before returning to Antigua or Guatemala city.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can pick you up at your hotel in either Guatemala City or Antigua, or we can pick you up directly at the airport La Aurora in Guatemala City if you'd like that, whatever is better for you.

End location: We'll take you back to your hotel, or wherever you need to be after the end of the tour.

Duration: 2 days


Either a comfortable private shuttle or SUV depending on which is available by the time of the tour

What’s Included

Land private transportation service, driver, fuel, logistics, assistance with any arrangements needed and my guiding services.

Park entrance fees are also included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

250 Quetzales - For any meals, snacks, fruit or drinks you'd like to buy

What’s Extra

Meals, drinks, fruit, snacks you want to take with you, souvenirs and other stuff you'd like to buy from the locals.

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