Volcan Laguna de Chicabal is an easy to moderate day hike to a beautiful crater lake. We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 6:00 am and drive an hour to the trail head. From there it takes approximately 1 and a half hours to climb to the top at 2,900m (almost 10,000ft) where there is a lookout point to Volcan Santa Maria and Santiaguito.
From the summit there is a steep descent for twenty minutes to the crater lake. The lake is surrounded by cloud forest and is a sacred site to the local Mayan-Mam people. There are often religious ceremonies taking place around the lake.
Level: Easy-Moderate (can also be done as an overnight trip)
Includes: private roundtrip transportation and guide
Bring: 2 liters of water, bag lunch, hiking boots or sneakers, sunscreen, camera and jacket.