This volcano is located in the department of San Marcos, it is the highest volcano in Guatemala and Central America with a height of 4,220MSNM.

It is a really beautiful hike where you can see the views from the highest point and the entire volcanic line of Guatemala as well as the Cuchumatanes, this hike is moderate the only problem for people at altitude (altitude sickness) normally We do it in two days leaving from Quetzaltenango, thus offering the two options that are as follows:

Two Days:

Day 1: Walk two days, leaving the first day at 6:00 AM from the place of lodging in Xela towards San Marcos, the ascent time of 3 to 4 hours approximately to the place where we camp at an altitude of 4,000 Mts.

Day 2: We walk approximately 1 hour to the last part of the volcano to appreciate the sunrise and the views that this volcano offers, returning to Xela at 2:00 PM the whole tour is done by public transport.

One Day: Walk in a day leaving from the lodging place in Xela at 4:00 AM towards San Marcos, in this or optión good physical condition is needed since we will be walking approximately 4 to 5 hours to the top, we do it by public or private transport, depending on the weather so you can observe the views from the top; Returning at 7:00 PM on the same day do not miss the opportunity and live the experience.

Two days     One Day
2 Pax: Q600p/p 2 Pax Q450p/p
3 Pax: Q500p/p 3 Pax Q400p/p
4 Pax: Q450p/p 4 Pax Q350p/p


Level: Difficult

Departure time: 6:00 am

Return time: approximately 2:00 pm

Duration: 4 hours of ascent / 3Hrs. Descent

Includes: Transportation, guide, entrance, 3 meals, camping equipment.

What to bring: Lamp, breakfast, warm clothes, hiking boots, large backpack and personal medicine.

8a. Calle 16-25 Zona 1 Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Tel: (502) 7791-7849 / 4747-7902 /