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Guatemala Volcano Tour | 2 Days in Volcán Tajumulco

Camp in the highest peak of Central America and see how the sun rises above the volcanic line of Guatemala.

USD $81.00

Per Person

Hike up to the Tallest Summit in Central America

During this 2-Day Guatemala Volcano Tour, you will hike up Volcán Tajumulco which is the highest summit in Central America. It culminates at 4,222 meters (13,850 ft).


  • Hike up to the volcano’s summit
  • Sleep on top of the highest point in Central America
  • Enjoy the view over Guatemala’s entire line of volcanoes

Tour Information

Duration: 2 days (start time: 5:00 am | end time: 15:00 pm)
Start & End Location: Xela
Availability: Year-round except for one weekend at the end of October, and one weekend around Christmas
Language: English guaranteed, depending on the guides also Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Danish
Miscellaneous: travelers must be at least 17 years old for this trek.


Day 1: Head over to Tuichan to start your trek

You will meet around 5:00 am according to the schedule that will be given to you the evening prior to the departure. At 5:15 am, you will take a truck to Minerva in order to board a bus going to San Marcos. Once in San Marcos, you will have some time to eat your breakfast. After this, you will take another bus to Tuichan where the trail starts. Upon arrival, you will start hiking up until the base camp located about 200 meters below the summit. At 15:00 pm, you will set up your tents for the night, eat lunch and take time to relax. Before dinner, if the weather conditions allow it, you will watch the sunset from Cerro Concepción, which is Tajumulco’s second summit.

Day 2: Watch the sunrise over the volcanic range

On this second day, you will wake up early to watch the sunrise over the volcanoes that are visible in the distance. You will enjoy the amazing view of the sun above Agua, Acatenango, Fuego, Santa María and Atitlán volcanoes. Then, you will go back to the camp to have breakfast and to pack up. After breakfast, you will start going down the mountain along a different route than the one you took.  You will take your lunch in Tuichan comedor before going back to Xela.

What’s Included

  • Meals & Snacks
  • Filtered water
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guides
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping mats & tent
  • Backpack

What’s Not Included

  • Sunscreen

What to Bring

  • Hiking shoes (runners are usually sufficient)
  • Hiking clothes, fresh (warm) changes of clothes for night time
  • Rain gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Backpack (40-50L)*
    * We have all hiking equipment available to loan, at no extra cost.

Important Notes

  • Don’t hesitate to contact us at if you need further information.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 3 people to run.
  • If you’re worried about the weight of your backpack, mules are available to rent for Q550.
  • You will have to attend a mandatory pre-trek meeting the night prior to departure.
  • Cancellation policy:
    -If you cancel by 11:00 am the day before your departure, you will be fully refunded.
    -If you cancel after 11:00 am but before 9:00 pm the day before your departure, you will be refunded but a GTQ100 deposit (and a 10% Credit Card surcharge if applicable) won’t be refunded.
    – If you cancel your trek after 9:00 pm the day before departure – including “no call and no show” – it will result in 50% of the total trek cost (plus 10% CC surcharge) being charged to the card on file.


Volcán Tajumulco, San Marcos, Guatemala

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Volcán Tajumulco, San Marcos, Guatemala 15.042733, -91.904502

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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