This tour takes you to a mirador (overlook) that sports wonderful views of the active Santiaguito Volcano. The mirador is a great spot to take in views of the volcano and surrounding area.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 5:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Santiaguito Volcano is one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes. It belches smoke, ash, and lava on a consistent basis. The volcano grew out of the Santa María Volcano, having been created in 1922 following a major eruption at Santa María. The volcano's massive dome complex continues to grow with each explosion, although most eruptions are minor.
This tour takes travelers to one of the best places to see the Santiaguito Volcano. You will hike to a mirador *and enjoy eruptions from a close but safe distance. The *mirador is about .6 miles (1 km) from Santiaguito, providing you with a perfect view of the volcano. From this viewpoint you can also see the Pacific Slope of Guatemala, the Santa María Volcano, and the Chicabal Volcano.
The 8,200-foot (2,500-m) Santiaguito Volcano is set within Guatemala’s Western Highlands near the town of Quetzaltenango. The volcano is active and belches smoke on a regular basis.
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Todos Santos Cuchumatán is one of Guatemala’s most traditional towns. Set within the Western Highlands, this little village is a good place to experience authentic Mayan culture and shop for unique local handicrafts.
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What to Bring
Hiking boots, long pants, wind or rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, and at least 2 liters of water.
Transportation, guide, and breakfast.
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Similar things to do
Hike up a path on the Chicabal Volcano to see the landscape that shaped the spiritual lives of the Maya. This destination is 8,897 feet above sea level. At the summit, you’ll see Chicabal Lake, a body of water that formed in the mouth of the volcano.