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Reviewed 14 October 2018

It is a tough walk to the top, also because the altitude (more than 3700 meters) makes it difficults. But the view on top was worth the effort. I could see many other volcanoes above the clouds. And below the smoke of the Santiaguito. I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Just last weekend I hiked up Volcan Santa Maria with some friends and a guide from Casa Xelaju. We left at 2:30am to catch the sunrise at the top, and we got their just in time! The view from above is astounding, and we got...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

that beautiful mountain over Xela is within your reach... just head UP.. and up some more, then up again... keep going, it is worth it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Did this trek with a guide Quezeltrekkers. Difficult and lots of vertical but worth it when you clear the tree lines and see the stunning valleys below filled with clouds until mid-day.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Randall H
Reviewed 2 February 2018

a beautiful experience in santa maria volcano the first hour in quite light passing through onion seed, milpa, and people with wood, also all along the way we found people with typical attire, and very different shoes for the top which surprised me, then the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nathan Kaufer G
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a very hard walk, as you are hiking in the woods for 1200m up and you are supposed to do it pretty fast if you want to get up there to be able to see the santiaguito erupt, before the fog kicks in....More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank outofmind
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is the destination of many tour operators but you can really do it by yourself . Maps me showes the trail to the top so it is helpful in finding the way that is not confusing at the start. 3,5h is the time you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank very-sunny
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Do NOT try this unless you have been in Xela for at minimum several weeks or you are from or have experience with very high altitudes. That aside, the views are fantastic. The best times to make the hike are during the dry season -...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank David J
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Just had a challenging awesome hike up Santa Maria with Quetzaltrekers. Great hike! Great group of people. All volenteers helping kids in the area. I recommend it to anyone looking for a little adventure. They provided a nice lunch and interesting info about the mountian...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Laidbackforgood
Reviewed 27 April 2017

would have rated 5 stars but had to deduct one cuz its needs to be kept clean. saw plenty of trash on the trails and its so sad to know that people wasting this away. Hope this can still be changed as the hike itself...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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