Santa Maria volcano hike is going to be a wonderful experience. The volcano es located in Llanos del Pinal, 30 minutes far from Xela, the meeting point.
This hike is a high level of difficultity because of the inclination and the hight, its altitud is 3772 metter over the level sea. Because of it you will appreciate one of the most wonderful views in your life. From the top of the volcano is possible to see the south coast, San pedro, Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes that are located at the Lake Atitlan, also you can appreciate, with a nice weather, Acatenango, Agua and Fuego volcano. But close close to Santa Maria is Santiaguito volcano, a volcano what makes eruption almos each hour a day. So you will apreciate an eruption from above.
The service is door to door, so the driver is going to pick you up to you hotel in zone 1,2, 3, 5 and 9 in Xela, otherwise the meeting point is the Central Park.
To get to the top takes 3 hours and going down around 2 and a half hour.