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Acatenango Volcano Hike (Overnight) – Summit a Volcano

Calling all adventurous and spirited travelers for a challenging hike up Acatenango, the highest non-volcanic point in Central America.

USD $85.00USD $150.00

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Marvel at Incredible Landscapes on this Acatenango Volcano Hike

This Acatenango Volcano Hike is more difficult than regular volcano hikes, but for the adventurous traveler it is absolutely worth it. The scenery is breathtaking, especially the views of Fuego Volcano, an active volcano that occasionally spits lava! You will be able to see Acatenango’s fiery neighbor while hiking through a beautiful pine forest. Camping is available for those who want to see this impressive view by night. The hike begins at 11,155 feet (3400 m) with a 1.5-hour climb of La Torre road, until you reach 12,559 feet (3828 m) which is the highest non-volcanic point in Central America.

Highlights

  • Explore and summit the highest non-volcanic point in Central America, experiencing breathtaking views of the active Volcano Fuego.
  • Soak up the impressive night time views of Fuego Volcano from your camp site on Acatenango.

Tour Information

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night (departs every day at 9:00 am and returns at 12:00 pm (noon) the next day)
Start and end location: Antigua
Availability: Daily

Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel to Aldea La Soledad, Hike to the Campsite, and Explore the Mountain
Your Acatenango Volcano Hike begins with pick up at your hotel/hostel in Antigua at 9:00 am and shared transport to Aldea La Soledad. Today’s hike takes you up to the campsite, where you will have an hour for lunch, and then an afternoon free to enjoy the mountain.

Day 2 – Trek to the Top of the Volcano and Watch the Sunrise
Wake up at 4:30 am, eat breakfast, and hike up to the summit for an incredible view of dawn from on top of the volcano! Around 7:00 am, the group will begin its descent, arriving in Antigua around 11:00 am – 12:00 (noon).

What’s Included

  • Camping equipment (including tent, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag)
  • Round-trip transport from Antigua
  • Lunch and dinner on Day 1, Breakfast on Day 2
  • Spanish-speaking guide (you can also choose to book an English-speaking guide for an additional $65 USD)

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance to the park, which is $50 GTQ (about $7 USD) (children under 11 do not pay this)
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Porters
    • One-way porter service costs $200 GTQ (about $27 USD)
    • Round-trip porter service costs $400 GTQ (about $54 USD)
  • Personal items

What to Bring

  • Hiking boots, long trousers, a wind or rain jacket
  • Sunblock and sunglasses
  • Camera and binoculars
  • Personal items
  • 3 liters of water

Important Notes

  • Each person will be responsible for carrying about 30 pounds (13.6 kilos) of camping equipment, plus your personal items.
  • Note that this tour requires a minimum of two people – if you are traveling solo, just email us at info@keteka.com with your desired travel date and we will let you know if there is a group scheduled!

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