The summit of Volcano Tajumulco is 4,220 meters above sea level. This is the highest point in the whole Central America. This volcano has been inactive for years, and the area around Tajumulco was declared a protected area since 1965.
The volcano’s eruptive history is unclear and the date of its last eruption is unknown. Reports from the 18th and early 19th century do contain some dubious accounts of eruptions.
Travelers usually visit Volcano Tajumulco while they are in Xela. The Volcano is located at about 3 hours driving from Xela. This is about 7 hours driving from the airport in Guatemala City. While you are traveling in Guatemala it is advisable to sleep in Xela at least the previous night of your tour/hike to this volcano. Here it is private transportation and hotels from the airport or any other point in the country.
From the summit of Volcano Tajumulco you can see various of the volcanoes in the country like the volcanoes at Lake Atitlan, Volcano Pacaya, the active Volcano of Santiaguito, among others.
Like in most of the Volcanoes in Guatemala and Central America; it is advisable to go with a guided group for safety reasons.
The best time of the year to visit the Volcanoes in Guatemala is from November to April because it is the raining season. You can visit Volcano Tajumulco from Xela in 1 day, however if you would like to see the sunset and sunrise, then you may choose the overnight hike: Ascent duration: 5 hours (approx) Descent duration: 4 hours (approx) Height: 4220 meters, 13845 feet Difficulty: Difficult