Santiaguito Active Crater

View point to see the active crater Santiaguito  

 

 Steam and gases erupted by the crater of the Santiaguito volcano.

Description: Half day moderate hike to a lookout point where you can watch the active crater (Santiaguito) of the Santa Maria volcano located near the city of Quetzaltenango or Xela.

Classification: moderate demanding.

Altitude: 2,500 mts. (8,202 ft.) above sea level.

Duration: Half day.

Ascent: 2.0 hours up hill.

Required equipment: hiking shoes, warm jacket and clothing, small backpack.

Best time to do this excursion:  from November to April when there's no rain. It's always cooler in the mountains.

Weather: normally the temperature is freezing in the evening, night and early morning.

Basic requirement: To be in good physical and mental conditioning, not to be sick.

Price: Contact us for prices and possible itineraries: gssxela@yahoo.com or xinkatours@gmail.com

transport, guide and admission included

Minimun: 2 persons

breathtaking views from the lookout point

  This crater is active every day.     A good opportunity to get beautiful photos. 

Similar to a lunar landscape.

In each tour, excursion or activity organized from our school is implicit the idea of leaving something worthy for everyone who works with us, we look for these different destinations where people have historically been disenfranchised, without the ability to claim their rights, but seeks to survive, stay, we go there and there support, without make cheap tourism to pay the right price.

      "Even though I was going to Xela for several months to study spanish, I decided only to sign up of two weeks at Guatemalensis.   It was a school that I had come across on the internet.  I liked the school and ended up staying at Guatemalensis for three months.  I had a very full schedule but they were willing to work with me and were extremely flexible which enabled me to work on my master's in the morning and still be able to take spanish classes in the afternoon. "     To, madala.  Heather Vezina, U.S.A.

Extreme Adventure

We can also bring you to the nearest point of the active crater.

Description: Two days highly demanding trekking to the summit of this crater-volcano where you can watch the active crater (Santiaguito) of the Santa Maria volcano located near the city of Quetzaltenango or Xela.

Classification: highly demanding.

Altitude: 2,500 mts. (9,514 ft.) above sea level.

Duration: Two days.

Ascent: 11 hours up hill each day of hiking.

Required equipment: hiking shoes, warm jacket and clothing, complete backpack, tent, sleeping bag.

Best time to do this excursion:  from November to April when there's no rain. It's always cooler in the mountains.

Weather: normally the temperature is freezing in the evening, night and early morning.

Basic requirement: To be in very good physical and mental conditioning, not to be sick.

 

The Guatemalensis Spanish School director is also expert in mountaineering

Santiaguito Base Camp

     Guatemalensis is a great place to study Spanish! The staff are wonderful -very helpful and accomodating. The trips that are arranged by the school are informative and fun as well. The Spanish spoken in Guatemala is easy to understand and that makes it easier for the students who are studying here. I was very impressed by the knowledge of both the language and the culture that the teachers have. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a high quality school in a safe location.Nancy Sparacio (Spanish Teacher, U.S.A.

 

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