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Volcanoes in the Land of the Maya

- 15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes -

On request, this itinerary or modified versions can be offered at custom dates. Please contact us if you're interested in a private tour.

Prices for private tours at custom dates: on request

Included:

  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms & tents as per program
  • All transportation in comfortable private minibus or 4x4 vehicles according to itinerary
  • Private individual airport transfers Guatemala-Antigua-Guatemala
  • Boat tour on Lake Atitlán
  • Full board during camping (hot tea & coffee at all times, fruit, cake, cooked breakfast (e.g. omelette, pancakes, rice), lunch snack, fully cooked 3-course dinner with soup + pasta or rice with meat + desert)
  • 3 liters of drinking water per person per day during trekking
  • All camping gear except personal sleeping bag (spacious dome tents, inflating mattresses, cooking gear etc)
  • Kitchen tent and cook
  • Camping chairs (one for each participant)
  • Restaurant meals as specified with B(breakfast), L(unch), D(inner) including drinking water, coffee and tea
  • Entrance fees to National parks and sites
  • Porters for Pacaya, Santa Maria and Acatenango (porters for camping gear + food + 1 porter per person carrying up to 15kg personal gear; extra porters can be hired at extra cost)
  • Local guides for security
  • Tips for local staff (porters, local guides, ...)
  • Experienced English-speaking Guatemalean guide during the whole trip
  • Professional accompanying volcanologist from our team

Not included:

  • International travel to and from Guatemala City
  • Few meals not mentioned as included
  • Personal sleeping bag
  • Tips for the main guide(s), driver(s), ...
  • Souvenirs
  • Mandatory personal travel insurance (can be added at 3.5% of tour cost)

Discounts:

Returning customers receive 5% (or 8% - if you have been on at least 3 trips with us) discount on the base tour price.
Group booking discount: If at least 4 people together book this trip, 5% (additional) discount is given, combineable to a maximum of 10%.

Additional info:

Physical requirements:

This tour is only suitable if you are used to longer hikes and are in good overall physical shape. The hikes up Santa Maria and Acatenango volcanoes require rather strenous climbs / descends of ca. 1200 m altitude change and at moderate altitude (reaching ca. 3700 m elevation), but on good and tecnically easy trails.
Since most of the tour takes place on the highlands at >1500m elevation, you probably acquire some acclimatization before climbing the first high peak. It is important that you know how to walk slowly and at your own pace. Normally, the climbs take 4-5 hrs, but it is no problem if it takes more than that as long as you are comfortable with the pace.
You will only need to carry a light daypack with some water and clothing, and perhaps your camera during the climbs to Pacaya, Santa Maria and Acatenango.

Arrival info:

The tour starts and ends in Guatemala city. Participants will be picked up from the GUA airport and transferred directly to their hotel in the colorful and charming city of Antigua, where the first and last night of the tour is.
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