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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we did the volcano hike. We took the tuk-tuk to the trailhead (just say Volcan San Pedro) for Q20. We paid our admission fee of Q100 per person. This is not cheap, but the good thing is that a tour guide is included! Not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jokt2015
Reviewed November 1, 2018

this is a really strenuous walk. the altitude goes up 1200m and the road is slippery in rainy day. Going down is equally hurting knees. start early if you need to catch a shuttle later

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was a long, hard walk, but a great day. A few tips: Bring water, about 2L per person Wear good shoes. Sneakers aren't good enough. It gets slippery in the steepest sections Start early, the clouds move in pretty quickly in the afternoon Pace...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I only visit San Pedro a short while...but my day walking through the area was intriguing. I felt like I was somewhere sea side in Israel. A very friendly casual crowd of people. I am a solo traveler at 57 and all ages were there.The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It takes like 3-4 hours to climb up but the path is really beautiful and the view of the lake from above is absolutely breathtaking!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ArturFromPoland
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We took a Tuk-tuk (10Q pp) from the boat pier to the trailhead. The entrance fee is 100Q pp for foreigners and includes a guide to the top. The hike to the top took our group about 2.5h with a few short stops. The trail...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank schoflo
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We got to the visitor center in the early morning and when we paid the entrance fee to the park a guide told us that he was included for 25 minutes (SCAM! Guides are included for all your hike and necessary!!!). We thought further assistance...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Magdalena D
Reviewed July 16, 2018

The hike was quite difficult, but the pay off was the top of the volcano and the view of all of Lake Atitlan!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Hiked San Pedro last week and was robbed by 3 men armed with machetes. Very scary experience, and the park did almost nothing afterwords to help us. Highly recommend avoiding this volcano or going with at least one guide. It is a shame, because this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank JosephJ001
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We had a truly great experience hiking up the San Pedro. I'm not a great hiker so I wasn't so sure about the 5000 feet elevation. But we got a great guide named Lorenzo (booked through Mikaso Hotel) and he has a very special dog...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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January 9, 2018|
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Yes 6 am is fine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Volcanoes: San Pedro or Acatenango? (7 Replies)
Hi there- Trying to fill a four night, essentially 3.5 day trip in Guatemala. Friend will be meeting me in Guatemala City late at night (where I currently live) and wants to climb a volcano over the long weekend (Wednesday night-Sunday morning) he has in Guatemala. I've whittled it down to the following options and would love your thoughts: 1) Acatenango- based in Antigua for most of our trip 2) Volcan San Pedro- based in Lake Atitlan for most of our trip I've heard that...More
November 08, 2017|
Response fromhopefulist|
Because Volcán San Pedro is extinct and it's so far from Fuego, it would seem much more like just climbing a big mountain. If you're lucky with visibility and Fuego is erupting, Acatenango would be incredible. One issue is that Acatenango is best done as an overnight and due to that and the altitude, elevation sickness can be more of an issue, especially if your friend lives at a lower altitude and won't have any time to acclimate. Read up about it - fitness level and age aren't...More
Cusco, Peru
Volcan San Pedro 100Q? (19 Replies)
Wikitravel claims this 100Q is just a hoax and you don't need to pay: Wikitravel: "When we got down though, we were shown a piece of paper with prices on it (Q100 for foreigners, Q50 for Guatemalans, Q25 for those in the Department and Q0 for locals) and it had a stamp on it that looked official. We paid. Q100 is a bit much but the view from the top is fantastic. When we got to the bottom we checked in one of the bars and they said you do have to pay" Can anyone confirm this or do you...More
January 04, 2013|
Response fromTulipancito|
Oops, I just read all the way through that xplorandoguatemala.com review of the climb. They seem to be saying at the end that that Q50 is a ripoff, and they said that the hut was closed when they went up the trail, so they didn't pay anything to start the climb, but then were asked to pay when they got to the bottom again. But on the other hand the review also mentions the work that has been done on the trail (stairs) and the police escort that goes up the volcano every day to maintain...More
Jennifer D
Montreal, Canada
Activities with (and without) kids on Lake Atitlan (0 Replies)
Hello, We are very excited to be heading to Guatemala this Saturday. We have one week on the Lake, based in Santa Catarina Palopo. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions about activities and guides. My husband and I would like to hike up Volcan San Pedro-- it sounds like we should leave our kids- 7, 10 and and a very lethargic 12- back at the house with my parents (we do plan on dragging them up Pacaya). We are also interested in a boat tour around the Lake- hopefully we can pay our...More
February 25, 2014|