Tour overview

Also known as Chichontepec this is the 2nd tallest volcano : San Vicente. It’s twin-peaked shape are sections of the collapse of and old crater. Nowadays it shows activity in the form of fumaroles on the skirts.
The walk starts in a small village on the Western slope of the volcano. The first minutes are on dirt and cobblestone roads. Then turn to steep trails among coffee plantations and the last section (the steepest) is in the cloud forest.

Distance walked: 13.5 Km / 8.4 Mi
Duration (actual walking time): ~ 6h
Ascent – Descent: 1154 – 1166 m / 3786 – 3825 ft
Elevation at start: 1042 m / 3419 ft
Top elevation: 2112 m / 6929 ft

Check map, route and more data here.

Environment: some cobblestoned road and coffee plantations. The top is covered by dense cloud forest. Some scrambling needed. Mostly shaded.
Highlights: a real challenge, specially to reach the top. On a clear day great views to the Pacific Ocean.



  • Private transportation in vehicle with A/C.
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Local guide
  • Guided hike at San Vicente volcano (Western side)
  • Snack
  • Purified water

Not Included

  • Tips for local guide.
  • Extra drinks or meals
  • Souveniers