Pak’isis Volcano (optional via Cerro Panan)

Conquer Pak’isis Volcano: Breathtaking Views, Sunrise Hikes, & Optional Cerro Panan Descent!

Embark on a thrilling adventure to the summit of Pak’isis Volcano, where breathtaking views of Lake Atitlán and the mighty San Pedro Volcano await. Experience the diverse terrain, from pine forests to rugged trails with challenging steps, as you conquer this magnificent peak.

Choose Your Challenge:

  • Sunrise Ascent: Begin your journey in the pre-dawn darkness, aided by headlamps, and witness the unforgettable sight of the sun rising over the lake and volcanoes. (Departure 2:00 am)
  • Morning Hike: Embark on a scenic daylight hike under the canopy of trees, culminating with breathtaking panoramic vistas. (Departure 5:00 am – 9:00 am)

Descent Options:

  • Return via the Same Trail: Descend the same way you came, enjoying a different perspective during your return journey.
  • Cerro Panan Descent: For experienced hikers, add an extra challenge by descending via Cerro Panan directly to San Juan La Laguna. This option offers additional stunning views and a more adventurous route (higher difficulty level).

Hike Details:

  • Difficulty: Moderate (6/10) for the ascent, higher difficulty if choosing the Cerro Panan descent option.
  • Distance: 3km each way (ascent), variable distance for Cerro Panan descent.
  • Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours ascent, 2 hours descent (same trail), longer for Cerro Panan descent.
  • Includes: Knowledgeable local guide and round-trip transportation from San Juan La Laguna (for same trail descent).

What to Bring:

  • Breakfast and snacks
  • Ample water (2 liters recommended)
  • Warm jacket
  • Headlamp (for sunrise hikes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking boots
  • Optional: Pre-order a delicious takeaway food package from our restaurant.


  • Q450 for 1 person; Q400 for 2-3 people; Q350 for 4-6 people (same trail descent).
  • Contact us for pricing on the Cerro Panan descent option.

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