SANTA MARIA VOLCANO
The fourth highest volcano of Guatemala.
Description: Options: One or two days demanding hike to the summit of the fourth highest volcano in Guatemala, from where you can watch the active crater (Santiaguito) of this volcano, the pacific coast, the volcanic chain of Guatemala, and the north and western highlands.
Classification: high mountain, alpine landscape, highly demanding.
Altitude: 3,772 mts. (12,376 ft.) above sea level.
Duration: One day or two days.
Ascent: 4 hours up hill.
Required equipment: hiking shoes, warm jacket and clothing, small backpack or complete equipment: big backpack, sleeping bag, tent.
Best time to do this excursion: from November to April when there's no rain. It's always cooler in the mountains.
Weather: normally the temperature is freezing in the evening, night and early morning.
Basic requirement: To be in good physical and mental conditioning, not to be sick.
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