Santa Maria Volcano, Quetzaltenango

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Volcano Nature / Park
Get up close to the fierce and majestic Santa Maria Volcano with a rigorous walk through the western highlands of Guatemala. The difficult uphill trek to the volcano's crater challenges most walkers, but you're rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Be prepared for the challenge. The eruption of the volcano in 1902 was one of the five biggest eruptions within the last 200 years. Wear appropriate footwear for the climb, as the trail may be slippery even when it hasn’t rained. Plan to visit Santa Maria Volcano and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Quetzaltenango attractions using our Quetzaltenango family vacation planner.
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  • Excellent ride. It is better if you camp to wait for dawn. It is beautiful. You should go with guide of choice.
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  • Just had a challenging awesome hike up Santa Maria with Quetzaltrekers. Great hike! Great group of people. All volenteers helping kids in the area. I recommend it to anyone looking for a little advent...  more »
  • would have rated 5 stars but had to deduct one cuz its needs to be kept clean. saw plenty of trash on the trails and its so sad to know that people wasting this away. Hope this can still be changed as...  more »

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