37 Volcanos

Guatemala is most definitely the land of Volcanos (besides the land of the Maya, Color, Culture, etc!). The small territory of a little over 100,000 square kilometers, similar to the US State of Tennessee or the country of Denmark... but with 37 volcanos of which 3 are active today - Fuego, Pacaya and Santiaguito. However not all others are extinct, some are merely dormant and the combination of the volcano range offers amazing views when flying over the area. The range separates the highlands from the southern lowlands that lead to the Pacific Ocean. What all this means, is that when you climb a volcano in Guatemala on a clear day the views are simply stunning. Guatemala offers smaller volcanos such as Pacaya (yes, an active one!) that you can climb in a few hours; to multi-day hikes for taller. The tallest in the country is Tajumulco reaching over 4,200 meters above sea level.

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