#1 Lake Atitlan Tour: San Marcos, San Juan & Santiago
Our best-selling Lake Atitlan tour, this private boat trip allows you to explore the Mayan v...
One of Guatemala's toughest hikes, the overnight Atitlan volcano hike is steep and traverses through rugged volcanic terrain to reach the 11,598ft summit.
Lake Atitlan displays a captivating backdrop of conical stratovolcanoes. Among them, the Atitlan Volcano stands out, beckoning adventurers for an exhilarating hiking experience.
Tackling the steep hike to the 3,535 m (11,598 ft) summit is worthwhile to see remarkable views of the surrounding Acatenango, Fuego, and Toliman volcanoes, Lake Atitlan and even the Pacific Ocean. On this volcano hike you may also spot rare wildlife and birds such as the Guatemalan Quetzal.
This 2-day hiking trip includes one night of camping, with the possibility of sleeping on the edge of the volcanic crater if weather is clear. With a diameter of 250m, remnants of the 1853 eruption can still be seen at the highest part of the volcano, creating a remarkable sight.
Hikers should prepare for a unique but challenging experience with panoramic views of Guatemala’s most iconic landscapes. The Atitlan Volcano hike is for true adventurers.
Meet at the Santiago boat docks at 8am. Head to the base of the volcano and gear up before hiking 6-8 hours to reach camp at the volcano’s summit. Tents will be constructed for you and we’ll eat dinner before heading to sleep early.
4-6 hour descent back down the volcano.