Climb Guatemala's third highest volcano, one of the favorites with a private guide
Acatenango is Guatemala's third highest volcano, with 3976 meters (13041 ft). Its a moderate demanding hike that takes an average of 6 hours to approach the campsite.
Once at the campsite its possible to watch the eruptions of Fuego volcano all night long. An spectacular sight specially during the dry season (Nov-Apr). From the summit its possible to watch all the volcanic mountain range across Guatemala, and even the Pacific ocean when its sufficiently clear.
Its recommended that you have previous hiking and camping experience, but if that's not the case and you are willing to experience this adventure just make sure to ask for all the recommendations with anticipation.
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Day 1 - we meet at Antigua, and from there we drive our way to the village at the slopes of the volcano, we hike half of the volcano and set our campsite.
Day 2 - we start hiking as early as possible to reach the summit and then descend to the village, probably before lunch so we can eat something.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We'll pick you up at your hotel at Antigua Guatemala.
End location: After descending from the volcano we'll take you back to you hotel at Antigua.
Duration: 2 days
Weather conditions during the rainy season are random, someday's its clear enough to watch Fuego volcano from Acatenango's summit, other times its heavily clouded and foggy, wet and with strong wind gusts all day long over the summit plateau.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 Quetzales - To buy your hydration and a possible lunch stop when returning to Antigua
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One of the best experiences of my life! Nestor was a fantastic guide. He was early, punctuality is great. I should have brought hiking shoes before doing another tour like this. He was patient with me as we descended the volcano when I had to empty dirt from my shoes. He was very knowledegable about the history of Guatemala which enriched the experience for me. I would highly recommend this tour and Nestor as a guide. Advice about the site would be a list of needed items. If there, it was unclear.