Hike Cerro Quemado

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The hike to Cerro Quemado (Almolonga volcano) takes 2 hours  from central park, Quetzaltenango. The peak of this extinct  volcano is a 3.3 kms  wide  dome composed by very rocky lava, 3,197 feet above the sea level.  From the summit, hikers will be able to view the Almolonga, Quetzaltenango and Llanos del Pinal valleys and several volcanoes including Santa Maria, Santiaguito, Siete Orejas and others.

 

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Almolonga volcano destroyed itself by a huge eruption 1,200 years ago. 

The last part of the hike to Cerro Quemado is very hilly on a rocky terrain. The area is considered sacred land and hikers may have an opportunity to observe Mayan ceremonies. On the way back, hiker can take a hot steam baths in several places.

Donation: $100.00 for one person, $100.00 for two people, $105.00 for three people,  $110.00 for four people.  Departures everyday. All the profits will be donated to La Pedrera Community Project, a non-profit organization supporting more than 60 children with after school  academic support, more info, www.lapedreraschoolproject.com  It does not include tips.

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We usually leave in the morning or early in the afternoon, 7 days a week.

Other hikes we are offering:

Volcan Santa Maria  Laguna de chicabal  Volcan Santiaguito  Hike to Lake Atitlan from Xela

Casa Xelaju has been offering Spanish immersion, renting apartments and hiking trips for over 30 years. We are the only social responsible travel organization in Guatemala rated A+ by the BBB.