Spend the day exploring the ceremonial center of the Mam Mayan culture on your visit to the Volcano and Laguna de Chicabal. View Mayan Altars where ceremonies were held celebrating important dates on the Mayan Calendar.
What to Expect
Journey along the natural paths of the volcano and see over 40-Mayan Altars that were used in ceremonial services. Learn about the Mayan calendar and its importance to this ancient culture.
Wander down the paths and see the incredible and diverse variety of birds that make their home in the cloudy forests of the volcano and Laguna de Chicabal. The Laguna (lake) was formed in a crater of the volcano and has crystal blue waters.
Volcán Chicabal is a well-known tourist destination in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The volcano has a unique crater lake inside of its summit cone with a surface altitude of 8,898 feet. On clear mornings it is possible to see the major volcanoes of northwestern Guatemala as well as the Pacific coast.
The crater rim and volcanic cone are covered in a lush cloud forest, and the lower slopes of the volcano are used for agricultural purposes by the locals. This easy day-hike provides a perfect mix of tranquility, culture, and natural beauty.
- transport Quetzaltenango-Chicabal-Quetzaltenango, entrance ticket to the protected area a professional guide and a typical lunch.
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