This volcano is located 11 Km. from the city of Quetzaltenango and is one of the most active in Guatemala. The volcano is cataloged one of the ten most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Sntiaguito has a height of 2,500MSNM. The first eruption of this volcano was on 29 July 1922, starting 88 years of continuous activity, which is part of the volcano Santa Maria. These are the options to appreciate this volcano:
Mirador Santiaguito is an easy walk, this walk takes only half a day walking in approximately 2 hours each way, leaving Xela at 6:00 am from place of lodging in Xela, taking the route towards Llanos del Pinal located 20 minutes from the city. Take two hours to appreciate explosions smoke normally done every 1½ hours returning at 12 noon
Expedition active volcano, it is an extreme hike where you need good physical condition and knowledge in hiking or climbing and you need to enjoy adventure. This walk is done in two days leaving the first day at 5:00 am from place of accommodation toward to Pinal Plains where we start walking. This walk last 7 to 8 hours, camping on a solid, safe place where you can see the volcano eruptions. Returning the next day at 5 pm approximately
|Half Day||Two Days|
|2 Pax: Q250p/p||2 Pax Q1,000p/p|
|3 Pax: Q225p/p||3 Pax Q850p/p|
|4 – 6 Pax: Q200p/p||4 Pax Q700p/p|
Level: Moderate Departure time: 05:00 am Return time: 11:00 am approximately
Duration: 2 hours of ascent / 1.5hrs. Descent
Includes: Transportation, guide, tickets & box lunch.
What to bring: Lamp, breakfast, warm clothes, hiking boots, small backpack, 2 liters of water each person and personal medicine.