A two day hike at Guatemala's and Central America's highest volcano with a private guide
Tajumulco, with its altitude of 4220 meters (13841. 6 feet) its Guatemala and Central America's highest volcano (inactive), crown of Guatemala's highlands. The hike takes an average of 4 hours to the campsite at the base of the summit.
Amazingly its not a hard difficult hike as some people may expect, just make sure to be in good shape to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness, as in other places around the world, it commonly occurs above 2400 meters (8000 feet).
Expect mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises from the summit, and on clear days its even possible to watch the Pacific Ocean and the coastline.
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We travel to San Marcos city (6-7 hours drive), hang out to enjoy the night life of the place (very active on weekends) and stay at a local hotel that night.
After eating breakfast we continue our drive to the village of Tuichán, where we start our hike, which can take from 4 to 6 hours depending on your pace. We set our camp site and then we go to the summit and enjoy a wonderful sunset. We go back to the camp after some time in the summit, cook and eat dinner, relax and sleep (notice that during the rainy season this may not be possible and we might have to stay in our camp).
We wake up early (around 5 am) to hike to the summit and enjoy the sunrise at the top of our country and Central America, a nice hike around the crater rim and we go back to our camp to cook and eat breakfast, pack our stuff and hike back to our vehicle.
We can eat lunch either at San Marcos or Quetzaltenango city (Xela) and then we take you back to your hotel or wherever you need.
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.
End location: We'll take you back to your hotel, or wherever you need to be after the end of the tour.
Duration: 3 days
A comfortable private shuttle will take us to the start of the hiking trail.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 Quetzales - Per person to cover the first night's lodging, meals, drinks and snacks.