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Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes - Exodus Travels
Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes - Exodus Travels
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13 reviews
Starts
Guatemala City
Destinations
+13
Ends
Guatemala City
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Highlights

  • Wander the colonial streets of Antigua
  • Hike dramatic volcanos
  • Learn about sacred Mayan sites
  • Enjoy breathtaking views over Lake Atitlan
  • Visit Guatemala's largest vegetable market
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Mountain Hikes, In-depth Cultural
Start and end in Guatemala City! With the hiking & trekking tour Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Guatemala City, Guatemala and 11 other destinations in Guatemala. Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

13 Reviews

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 1
    Written on November 14, 2013
    2.0 - Rather poor

    There is a wet season. We saw highland Guatemala like it truly is, even when the tourists aren't there. Mountain villages, colourful markets, a religious festival. But it rained, a lot. The wildflowers were magnificent, but we didn't get many views of... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 2
    Written on November 7, 2013
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Guatemala is a fantastic country with great people and the tour leaders were excellent.  However, I was disappointed that Exodus offered this trip in October (in-between the rainy and dry season) as (1) we had rain almost everyday and could not fully enjoy... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 3
    Written on March 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very impressive trip: stunning scenery, fabulous hiking, and a fascinating insight into Mayan history and Guatemalan life. We had a great group, and a lot of fun. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?A real highlight was seeing two erupting... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 4
    Written on March 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Volcanoes, beautiful scenery, incredible guides, wonderful local people, a great group and fantastic times - one of the best trips I have ever been on!  I would recommend this holiday to anyone.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?A few too... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 5
    Written on January 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Action packed 2 weeks. Enthusiastic, dedicated and highly professional group leaders, awesome scenery, well planned route, fabulous food plus lots of nice surprises thrown in by the group leaders. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Dinner... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 6
    Written on November 9, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    A true trip of discovery and adventure. Made exceptional by the quality of the guides, welcome of local people and beautiful, varied scenery of the volcano hikes.  Not to mention the opportunity to visit unspoilt, isolated regions in this beautiful... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 7
    Written on March 31, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A great trip - It was AMAZING when we heard, felt and saw Santiaguito Volcano erupt and saw the rust cloud bellow up high into the sky!!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Joan-Carlos (of Restaurant Sabe Rico, Antigua) was our cook for the... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 8
    Written on March 31, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A great trip - It was AMAZING when we heard, felt and saw Santiaguito Volcano erupt and saw the rust cloud bellow up high into the sky!!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Joan-Carlos (of Restaurant Sabe Rico, Antigua) was our cook for the... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 9
    Written on January 25, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A great trek in a wonderful landscape setting with comfortable tents, good food and very nice people (guides and group members).What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing Lake Atitlan was very inspiring. Thanks to the different walks we did,... Read more

  • Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes reviewer 10
    Written on April 8, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    An excellent trip to an "obscure" country, for me at least. But full of surprises (pleasant ones)! The interaction with the indigenous Mayan people was a highlight. Also the erupting volcanoes.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The night... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Antigua.
  2. Day 2: Pacaya Volcano hike (2570m).
  3. Day 3: To Panajachel and Lake Atitlan.
  4. Day 4: Short boat ride across Lake Atitlan followed by Cerro de Oro Volcano walk; transfer to San Juan la Laguna.
  5. Day 5: Free day in San Juan.
  6. Day 6: Lakeshore and climb up to highland plateau.
  7. Day 7: Spectacular ridge walk to San Marcos Peak.
  8. Day 8: Trek through mountains to Santa Catarina.
  9. Day 9: Sierra de Parraxquim walk.
  10. Day 10: Hike Zunil Volcano (3542m).
  11. Day 11: Visit Almolonga, Guatemala's largest vegetable market. Free afternoon to enjoy the hot springs.
  12. Day 12: Short walk to Cerro Quemado Volcano (3197m).
  13. Day 13: Hike Santa Maria Volcano (3772m); transfer to Antigua.
  14. Day 14: Free day in Antigua; optional visit to Finca El Pilar Reserve.
  15. Day 15: End Antigua.

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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Visa

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Guatemala. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Guatemala. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Guatemala. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Guatemala. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Guatemala. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
Start and end in Guatemala City.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 January 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Guatemalan Highlands & Volcanoes, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Exodus Travels tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 333 km.
  • Guatemala City (Guatemala)
  • 23 km
  • Antigua (Guatemala)
  • 24 km
  • Volcan Pacaya (Guatemala)
  • 24 km
  • Antigua (Guatemala)
  • 52 km
  • Lake Atitlan (Guatemala)
  • 6 km
  • Panajachel (Guatemala)
  • 8 km
  • Cerro de Oro (Guatemala)
  • 13 km
  • San Juan La Laguna (Guatemala)
  • 17 km
  • Santa Catarina Palopo (Guatemala)
  • 38 km
  • Zunil (Guatemala)
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