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The Best Backpacking in Guatemala

Looking for the best backpacking in Guatemala? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Guatemala. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Guatemala

  • San Marcos, Guatemala

    Climb Volcano Volcán Tajumulco

    18 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Looking for a challenging climb leading to the best sunrise you’ve ever seen in your life, well here it is. Enlist yourself in a two-day trek up Guatemala’s highest peak, Volcano Tajumulco, standing at 13,845 feet tall. The journey will take you on a meandering single-track trail through fog im...
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  • Acatenango, Guatemala

    Hike Volcan Acatenango

    11 mi / 5150 ft gain
    If you enjoy stunning views with volcanoes spewing lava while camping in a volcanoes crater at 13,000 ft, then this is the adventure for you.There are a number of tour companies in Antigua that offer day and overnight trips up Volcan Acatenango. They will plan the logistics and supply all the cam...
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  • Pacaya, Guatemala, Guatemala

    Hike Pacaya Volcano

    3.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The hike up to the summit of the Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala is a great solution if you're looking for the thrill of a hike on an active volcano, without the exertion of some of the other volcano summits in the region. It is an easier trip along mostly flat, well maintained trails that only takes...
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  • Acatenango, Guatemala

    Overnight Guatemala's Acatenango Volcano

    Backpacking Acatenango, just outside Antigua, is one of the many experiences that makes Guatemala a once in a lifetime kind of trip. When else will you hike through four temperate zones (high farmland, cloud forest, high-alpine forest, and volcanic), camp near the summit of a dormant volcano, and...
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