One Day Hike - Atitlán Volcano - Panajachel

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Atitlan volcano is perfect to have an amazing hike and outdoor activity. This is an unique opportunity to watch the sunrise from the top of the volcano.


This natural colossus is the highest from the three Volcanoes facing to the Southwest of lake Atitlán, its altitude is 3537m above sea level. The Volcano has a 250m diameter crater and in the highest part there is several cracks result from the latest eruption occurred in the year 1853. During a lucky day it is possible to observe the smoke expulsing in few quantity gasses from the top. The top of the Volcano offers one of the best views in the dry season. To observe the landscape from the higher part is the best way to appreciate the Volcanic chain of Guatemala. Contemplate the Sunset and the Sunrise from the Volcano Atitlan is a picture that you will never erase from your memory.


  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off (at your hotel in Santiago Atitlan)


  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Bring: 3 litres of water

Comfortable clothes, hiking boots, rain coat, gloves, scarf, warm jacket, repellent and sunscreen.

The duration of the hike up and come down are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the rhythm of the hike and the individual.

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Apr-2022

    Salvador was an amazing guide. He provided amazing information about the birds and land and made sure we were safe and happy the whole time. He speaks both English and Spanish so no need to worry. This hike was absolutely incredible and I would recommend to anyone who is ready for a bit of a challenge

  • 23-Feb-2022

    Con muchas ansias empezó el maravilloso día, navegando a través del Lago Atitlán. Conforme nos acercábamos al pueblo la majestuosidad de nuestro destino nos daba una pequeña idea de lo que nos esperaba, digo pequeña, porque hay que vivirlo paso a paso. El reto es fuerte, pero con mente positiva se un paso atrás. Nuestro guía Salvador parte fundamental del logro, con su carisma, experiencia, conocimiento y personalidad... 100% recomendado. El paisaje es hermoso y se va disfrutando conforme se avanza. El llegar a la cumbre te premia con una vista de 360 grados, lo cual te dice...valió la pena 💪. Después de disfrutar de tal majestuosidad y cargar energías con un delicioso almuerzo nos preparamos para iniciar el descenso, que no es nada fácil tampoco. Feliz y realizada por tan maravillosa experiencia, agradezco a Dios, a Salvador nuestro guía, a mis amigos y compañeros de aventura... Carlos, Karen y Carolina, porque sin su apoyo no hubiese sido posible tal reto. Y recuerden... " El camino hacia la cima no solo se recorre con las piernas, sino también con el corazón"

  • 23-Feb-2022

    Fue una gran experiencia, una caminata exigente pero muy agradable en compañia con nuestro guia Salvador 100% recomendado, un lugar muy especial, con vista maravillosa a los volcanes de Acatenanango, volcan de fuego, y otros, ademas del Lago, disfrutamos un delicioso almuerzo preparado por la hermana de nuestro guia delicioso, en general pasamos un gran dia en esta caminata

  • 12-Jan-2022

    Muy buena excursión hasta la cima de uno de los volcanes que rodean el Lago Atitlán. Salvador es una persona con muchos conocimientos del lugar y de su fauna, lo que hizo la caminata mucho más interesante. Incluso tuvimos la oportunidad de avistar un pavo cornudo!

  • 24-Oct-2021

    We did the overnight hike, camping on the summit, and waking up for sunrise. Salvador was amazing - really helpful for the hike, went at a good pace and then we had a amazing fire and hot drink at night. We even went to the peak to check out fuegoin the distance erupting. The hike is really tough, especially with camping gear, and so this was a perfect end to a tough climb. Couldn't recommend Salvador enough. And the morning sunrise was so special that I decided to propose to my girlfriend :)

  • 23-Aug-2021

    Overnight hike to volcan atitlan! Salvador is super knowledgeable about plants and birds, geology, and all the trails. Seems like he knows everyone in the region...popular dude! The hike was challenging, 4 hours up to our camp spot, then a 4 am summit hike (1.5 hrs) for epic views of acatenango, Fuego, toliman, the lake, and even the Pacific Ocean. Highly recommend the overnight experience as opposed to the one day option...if the weather is clear you can even camp at the summit on the edge of the trees, but a nice flat camp spot on gravel, with lots of hot vents to warm you up. Bring water, nothing to filter on the way up. As of summer 2021 San Pedro trekking is still dangerous due to trailside robberies...hiking volcano atitlan is a great option...safer!

  • 14-May-2021

    Okay FIRST OF ALL, Salvador is the best guide we’ve had out of four trips here. The hike was either incredibly hard or we were very out of shape 😅 but he worked with us to still have an amazing time. We ended up also birdwatching and found many Quetzales. It was a beautiful time. He’s super knowledgeable, very kind, speaks English/Spanish, and even will offer you a raincoat if you tell him ahead of time! :) I would recommend this hike if you’re a cross fitter or really in to long hikes, but if recommended Salvador taking you anywhere whether you are traveling alone as a female, or this is your first time in Guatemala, or you’re in a family with kids, or a business trip, or literally whatever- he’s the guy!! We felt safe and taken care of the entire day. We can’t wait to come back and see more with him next year and the years to come.

  • 24-Dec-2019

    The tour to Volcan Atitlan is highly recommended! Salvador made us feeling safe and guided us to the top. Private transfer was included. The hike is tough... But Salvador adjusts the speed of the hike. He also points attention to birds and plants, which makes the tour very interesting! I recommend Salvador as the guide.

  • 07-Feb-2018

    We had a great day hiking the Volkano and Salvador was a friendly and knowledgable guide. Special recommendation if you are interested in birds!