4 days point-to-point walking with full porterage and 6 daywalks. Altitude maximum 3500m, average 2200m.
8 nights hotels, 6 nights full-service camping.
All breakfasts, 11 lunches and 6 dinners included.
Although most of the trekking is relatively straightforward with well-defined and well-made trails, the ascent and descent of Pacaya Volcano can be testing because of the amount of volcanic ash on its slopes.
Though this trip is planned to avoid the full heat of summer and the rainy season, it can be hot and humid in Guatemala at any time of the year, and you should be prepared to walk long distances in sometimes difficult climatic conditions.
The initial hikes are around 3 hours each, but for the majority of the trip you should expect to walk between 6 and 7 hours a day.
This trip spends a reasonable amount of time at altitude - please see the warning under the Health section below.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus leader and appropriate local staff. Minimum age 18.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Fitness is important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most treks at this grade compare to extended walking in mountainous terrain such as the Lakes of Snowdonia, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Previous trekking experience is desirable, but not vital if you are confident of your physical condition.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
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