GUATEMALA

GUATEMALA
January 7–21, 2018

Climb volcanoes in Guatemala.

JAN. 7: Fly to Guatemala. Transfer to Antigua. Check into the Hotel El Convento Santa Catalina, next to the famous Santa Catalina Arch. Orientation meeting at night.

Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua, Guatemala with Climb Ecuador

The Arch in Antigua, Guatemala

JAN. 8: City ‪‎tour‬ of Antigua. Guided tour of the Filadelphia Coffee Resort. Dinner. Explore Antigua’s nightlife.

JAN. 9: Climb the volcano Pacaya (8,373 feet). Roast marshmallows near molten lava. Return to Antigua.

JAN. 10: Climb Acatenango (13,045 feet), Guatemala’s third-highest volcano. Camp near the summit.

Climb Acatenango in Guatemala

Guatemalan volcanoes

JAN. 11: Traverse from Acatenango to the summit of the active Fuego volcano (12,346 feet). Return to campsite.

From Acatenango to the summit of the active Fuego volcano

Rest stop on Fuego

JAN. 12: Descend to Antigua. Return to our hotel. Group happy hour, then dinner.

JAN. 13: Drive to Quetzaltenango (“Xela”), the country’s second-largest city. Check into the Hotel Modelo. Take a guided tour of Xela and drive up “Cerro El Baul,” a large hill overlooking the city.

JAN. 14: Climb the volcano Santa Maria (12,375 feet). Camp near the summit. Enjoy sunset and sunrise views. Watch eruptions of nearby Santiaguito volcano.

JAN. 15: Return to “Xela.” Afternoon free. Group happy hour, followed by dinner.

JAN. 16: Drive to and climb Tajumulco (13,485 feet), Central America’s highest peak. Camp near the summit in an ancient pine grove.

JAN. 17: Descend to van. Drive to the town of Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Check into the Casa del Mundo overlooking the lake.

Guatemala Lake Atitlan

View of Lake Atitlan, Casa del Mundo and San Pedro volcano

JAN. 18: Visit the market town of Chichicastenango. Enter the 450-year-old Church of Santo Tomas. Return to Casa del Mundo. Enjoy the Jacuzzi or a swim in the lake.

JAN. 19: Take a boat across the lake to the town of San Pedro. Climb San Pedro volcano (9,908). Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Atitlan. Return to Casa del Mundo.

JAN. 20: Return to the Hotel El Convento in Antigua. Farewell Dinner!

JAN. 21: Transfer to the airport in Guatemala City. Fly home. Buen viaje!

 

TRIP PRICE: $2,700 per person

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