Tour overview

The Great Sentinel of the Eastern region: the mighty San Miguel volcano (or Chaparrastique). This impressive strato volcano registered the last eruption in El Salvador on 2013. Since then it has been smoking and under constant monitoring by volcanologists.

This is a challenging hike due the steep slope, specially the last section, near the crater, with very loose soil. From the rim of the crater you can still see smoke coming from the bottom.

On a glance:
Distance walked
: 15.7 Km / 9.6 Mi
Duration (actual walking time): ~ 7h
Ascent – Descent: 1175 – 1278 m / 3855 – 4193 ft
Elevation at start: 740 m / 2428 ft
Top elevation: 2119 m / 6952 ft


  • Private transport in vehicle with A/C
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Local guide
  • Guided hike at San Miguel volcano
  • Admissions

Not Included

  • Drinks or meals
  • Tips for local guide
  • Personal expenses