Volcan de Acatenango Overnight Hiking Tour in Guatemala

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Fuego erupting at night
Fuego erupting at night
View of Fuego from Acatenango
View of Fuego from Acatenango
Camping with lava
Camping with lava

About

Hiking Volcan de Acatenango is a must do trip while in Guatemala. From our camp site you will have prime views of Volcan de Fuego, one of the world’s most consistently erupting volcanoes and with some luck, will provide a high altitude firework show for you to enjoy!

Camp under the stars and then summit the next morning for an incredible sunrise over Guatemala. From the Acatenango's crater we will have a new vantage point of Volcan Fuego, a view of the chain of giant volcanoes stretching from Mexico to El Salvador, the Pacific Coast, and the Antigua Valley. You will feel like you're on top of the Mayan world!

Highlights
  • Summit Volcan de Acatenango (3,976 meters), Guatemala's 3rd highest volcano
  • Amazing views of lava eruptions from Volcan de Fuego
  • Enjoy breathtaking sunrise 360° views of all that Guatemala has to offer
  • Camp in comfort and enjoy freshly prepared meals on the mountain

Questions & Answers

Reviews

98%
based on 4 reviews
  • Value 9.3
  • Fun 9.3
  • Staff 9.5
  • Safety 9.8
  • Organization 9.3
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Bryant
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Acatenango

This is the second time I have gone up this volcano. Old town was excellent, very professional, safe and they gave us a choice between hot chocolate or a touch of wine at base camp. The food was great and the views are unbelievable. If you want to be on top of the world looking out across a chain of twenty volcanoes while the closest one erupts load enough to shake you to your bones... Old Town will take you there.

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Angus
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Acatenango Overnight

Old Town outfitters has friendly staff in their office and engaging guides on the trail. The food was great and plentiful; no shortage of snacks. Old Town's campsite is in a perfect location to see Fuego errupting. Per our guuide's suggestion, we changed the plan upon arriving at camp and decided as a group to continue on to the summit rather than summit in the morning as originally planned. It turned out to be a great decision as the views of the sunset were sensational!

What would you improve about this program?
Higher quality sleeping bags would be nice. It was freezing! The rest of the gear provided was excellent.
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rich
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Like no other!

Wow! The hike was a good challenge but too much, the gear (tents, sleeping bags) was comfortable and in good shape, and the views we're SPECTACULAR. I have traveled the globe quite a bit and sitting around the campfire under a star-lit evening next to a live volcano spewing lava and sharing chili and wine with friends is an experience that his hard to beat. Our tour guide Old Town Outfitters was on top of everything ... our guides cool and certainly knew what they were doing. Hands down the best activity in and around Antigua!

What would you improve about this program?
No changes
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John
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Harder than I expected....but well worth it

Climbed Acatenango with friends (January 2018).
Great fun, and challenging.
Was the perfect thing to do at the start of a new year.
Guides were super cool.
Campfire, food - all excellent.
Awesome bonding experience.

The view of Volcan Fuego from the top of Acatenango is incredible. Maybe we lucked out. Fuego was on fire that particular evening, and all of our cameras were recording the images and videos.

What would you improve about this program?
Company should consider renting hiking books.
Climbing with sneakers not recommended.