Volcan Santa Maria is a great day hike climbing from 2,500meters at the trial head to the peak at 3,772 meters (12,000+ft) above sea level but with spectacular views of 16 volcanoes, the city of Xela, the Pacific coast and a birds eye view of the eruptions of Volcan Santiaguito, which erupts approximately once an hour.
We pick you up at your hotel or host family at 5:00am and drive half an hour to the trail head. From there it takes approximately 4 hours to climb to the top and 3 hours to descend.
Level: Difficult (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.