Great trip. Spent the night up there. Looked around and saw lightning, eruptions and fireworks down in Xela all at the same time. Cold and windy at night. Bring warm gear. Hike is steep but fine. Sure the locals do it in sandals. Sunrise outstanding.
This was the highlight of my time in Xela. Start as early as possible so that you have a better chance of seeing santiaguito erupt. It's a challenging climb up that we did in three hours with a few breaks along the way for snacks and water. It's possible to do without a guide if you're a DIY traveler.
We did this hike without a guide and the track was fairly easy. Walk up the riverbed and turn left when it comes to a end, it's a pretty obvious track although we did go left to early on another track that lead us to a dead end farm but when we walked down and found the correct track it... 更多
We love hiking so we were looking forward to climb Santa Maria but words can't describe how dissapointed we were afterwards. The trail itself was covered with trash and once at the top it even got worse. Plastic bottles, glass, cardboard boxes,.. you name it. We were also surprised to see that amost every rock was 'signed' with graffiti. The... 更多
One of the highlights of my trip so far. Despite what people attached to the tourist industrt might tell you, you can actually do this very easily yourself without a guide and using public transport. I spent only Q4 in total for this trip and had a great time, got to take my time with he hikd, and stop and... 更多
I had a great experience with QueztalTrekkers. I decided to do the full moon trekking and we had a very clear sky at the top and we could see santiaguito in eruption more than 3 times. The trekking is hard, 5 hours going up. So be prepared to do it! I wasn't prepared but the guides motivate all the group... 更多
We did the moonlight hike with Adrelina Tours, they were very professional and made the experience enjoyable. The hike is very nice, and it's quite fun to do at night if you're looking for a different hiking experience. For a somewhat experienced hiker, the trail is actually quite easy. The summit was very cloudy when we got there, but when... 更多
From a not-super-fit-run-30-min-max-on-the-treadmill person, this was a very tough and steep hike. But it was totally worth it. The views are gorgeous, the nature is beautiful, the air so clean and fresh -- it was definitely one of the coolest things I've done. Plus there's a chance of catching an eruption from the neighboring volcano -- Santiaguito -- and that... 更多