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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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