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Santiaguito Volcano

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Audrey S wrote a review Aug 2018
New Westminster10 contributions2 helpful votes
We left early in the morning with our guide, hiking only by the light of the full moon. What a reward when we arrived at the destination, a look-out over what appeared to be a quiet (smoking) volcano. Less than an hour later, a deep rumble and then it blew! Amazing sight.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Giuseppe S wrote a review May 2018
Antwerp, Belgium869 contributions139 helpful votes
The hike to the mirador is easy i.e. not short and no altitude challenges but looking at an active volcano puffing is priceless. Can be done independently as well with some little help from bus driver and local on where to start the hike/turn right/left. Hiking boots recommended due to sandy/slippery trail.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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chey_baybee wrote a review Apr 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado134 contributions38 helpful votes
The hike up is moderate. The volcano is quite dusty, so bring something to cover your mouth and nose (like a Buff). The trail is easy to follow, so if you are adventurous you do not need a guided.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Maria_oreberg wrote a review Mar 2017
Kalmar, Sweden29 contributions4 helpful votes
We started early in the morning because later in the day the vidibility is usually not as good. Bring a flashlight and warm clothes (its freezing when you wait at the mirador for the volcano to erupt). The beginning of the hike was uphill for about 1 hour, then it levelled out. It was a bit strenous for me, 55+ and overweight, but it was possible to do it and the outlook over erupting Santiaguito from the mirador was spectacular and a very good reward!
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Date of experience: March 2017
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CasaXelaju wrote a review Jan 2017
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala34 contributions2 helpful votes
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From the City, take a bus to Los Llanos del Pinal from El Calvario, Church (Cemetery). The trip will take up to 30 minutes. You can ask the driver where is the path to Volcan Santa Maria. Before you reach the volcano cone, you have to hike a very rocky path for 15 minutes. When you reach the cone, turn to the right to follow the path. You will reach the Mirador in 35 minutes. From the Mirador you can look Volcan Santiaguito's 1.5 km dome and huge and minor explosions. Before the explosions, you have hear the rumble noise. During the summer, you look the big clouds coming from the mountains meeting the warm wind from the Pacific Ocean. When this phenomenon takes place, the clouds disappear like magic in a matter of seconds. Amanizing and beautiful This is not a heavy hike. It is highly recommended to hire a guide who is very familiar with the area.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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