Rating in Guatemala
$ 2229

Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 2229
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Antigua Guatemala
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2229
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Explore colourful Antigua city
At a glance
8 nights standard hotels with en suite rooms, 4 nights full-service camping, 2 nights in basic cabins with en suite rooms.
Hiking amongst the mountains and lakes of the Maya
In the central highlands of Guatemala, lofty volcanoes are commonplace. We hike through traditional Indian villages, coffee plantations and cloud forest as we climb peaks which offer staggering views. Although most of the volcanoes are now dormant, we walk to the lava fields of active Pacaya and to the steaming crater of Cerro Quemado. As well as the fantastic walking on offer, there is plenty of time to delve into the local culture and find out more about the Mayan Indians who live in the highlands.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 6.0km/3.7miles
Day 3 7.0km/4.3miles
Day 4 5.0km/3.1miles
Day 6 18.0km/11.2miles
Day 7 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 8 17.0km/10.6miles
Day 9 19.0km/11.8miles
Day 10 23.0km/14.3miles
Day 12 18.0km/11.2miles
Day 13 21.0km/13.0miles

Number of days walking:
Challenging: Approximately 6-7 hours walking per day
Medium altitude; good paths with some steep ascents


Day 1
Start Antigua.

Day 2
Pacaya Volcano hike (2570m).

Day 3
To Panajachel and Lake Atitlan.

Day 4
Short boat ride across Lake Atitlan followed by Cerro de Oro Volcano walk; transfer to San Juan la Laguna.

Day 5
Free day in San Juan.

Day 6
Steep climb ascending Indian's Nose Peak.

Day 7
Spectacular ridge walk to San Marcos Peak.

Day 8
Trek through mountains to Santa Catarina.

Day 9
Sierra de Parraxquim walk.

Day 10
Hike Zunil Volcano (3542m).

Day 11
Visit Almolonga, Guatemala's largest vegetable market. Free afternoon to enjoy the hot springs.

Day 12
Short walk to Cerro Quemado Volcano (3197m).

Day 13
Hike Santa Maria Volcano (3772m); transfer to Antigua.

Day 14
Free day in Antigua; optional visit to Finca El Pilar Reserve.

Day 15
End Antigua.

Guided Group
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 11 lunches and 7 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance


Accommodation details
Hotels & Camping
We stay in a variety of colonial and modern hotels on this trip, all with en suite rooms.
The camping will be arranged on a full-service basis, with all camp chores done and meals cooked and prepared for you.
The first two nights camping will be at campsites with flushing toilets, one shower, and electricity points.
The second two nights camping will be at campsites with flushing toilets, no shower and no electricity points.
For the two nights in basic cabins at the Georginas hot springs, there are en suite facilities with cold showers, thermal plunge pool and toilets in each cabin. Sheets and blankets will be provided. There are electricity points in the cabins.
Single can be booked for a supplement starting from £110 (approx. US$190), subject to availability. The single supplement does not apply to the two nights in the Georginas hot springs where the number of available rooms is limited.

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 12 Nov 16 - Sat 26 Nov 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,955
Sat 14 Jan 17 - Sat 28 Jan 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,075
Sat 25 Feb 17 - Sat 11 Mar 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,075
Sat 11 Nov 17 - Sat 25 Nov 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,075
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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