Volcan San Pedro, San Pedro La Laguna

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Hike through a dense green jungle to the top of Volcan San Pedro for breathtaking views. The volcano stands on the shores of the Lago de Atitlan and reaches the height of 3,020 m (9,908 ft). Trek up a steep mountain terrain with an abundance of plant life surrounding the rugged trails. The landscape features wild vines, tall trees, colorful flowers, and dark volcanic soil. Witness a mesmerizing panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and a bright blue lake below. The trek is challenging and takes approximately 5 hours to complete. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Pedro La Laguna using our trip planner.
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  • 100% recommended. Hike level intermediate. Hike duration 5-6 hours. No guide is necessary, but it is recommended. Costs is around 5USD to access the trails to the volcano's top. Bring water, comfortab...  more »
  • Really steep hike. 3 hours long to go to the top, 2 hours down for active people. Bring enough water and a lunch/or snack. The view is suppose to be really nice during summer seasin (november to febru...  more »
  • San Pedro volcano is a challenging hike, consistently steep. Your time will vary considerably depending on your fitness and how hard you push, my girlfriend and I (late 20's) took about 2 hours 15 min...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, you can watch some beautiful landscapes of the Atitlán's lake. To get at the top of the volcano is really hard, you have to be prepared to get there!
  • Great hike! Make sure you get a really early start to avoid the heat and the clouds that usually linger on the top. Awesome view!
  • Quite a hike given it'll consume your day to get up and back down, but well worth it for one absolutely amazing view. Some parts of the track need attention, and the way back down will be harder than the way up. Don't be discouraged by the police who will run up and down the track past you - they use this track for training and are clearly super fit!
  • Beautiful volcano and beautiful town!!!
  • A group of us went up starting around 9am. When we got to the top 3 hours later, it was all clouds. BUT, luckily after waiting for about an hour the clouds cleared (one person wanted to go back, and we started to, but immediately stopped when the clouds passed over), and we finally saw the magnificent view over Lago de Atitlan. Absolutely stunning. It was a tough hike however, given it was a hot day and quite humid at the end of August. Bring water! Also FYI, you're supposed to pay a guide 100Q per person for the hike. But it's worth it.
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