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Acatenango Volcano Hike

Please Note: Tour fully booked for Nov 24 and 7 of December

Hike Acatenango With Us

For many people, this hike is seen as secondary to the cobblestone streets of Antigua, but for us it is a MUST for anyone who passes through. This promises to be one of the best tours you do on your trip. This challenging but beautiful trek takes you up one of the highest Volcanoes in Guatemala where you will camp at almost 4,000m with a spectacular view of the very active Volcano Fuego.

We work with the local community, we have 14 amazing guides that are certified by INGUAT (Local Tourism Office in Guatemala) By doing the trek with us you are contributing to the development of La Soledad since the trek is the main source of income for a lot of families in this area.

 

Our tour includes:

Equipment (Tent, sleeping bag, mat) CAMPING BEDS SLEEP OFF THE FLOOR – BLANKET – PILLOWS
Guides (all our guides are local we are very proud to work with them and help the community of La Soledad, since the trek is a big source of income for them)
Breakfast before you leave (Pancakes, one boiled egg and fruit).
3 vegetarian meals (we have special menus for any food restriction) / We cook hot dinner for the group on top of the volcano, so guests usually enjoy a rice dish with lentils, chickpeas and veggies with a curry sauce.
Snacks are provided
Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
Marshmallows to roast at the campfire.
Transportation to and from the bottom of the volcano.
Discount on accommodation for the following nights* ( unavailable in low season)
Free storage at the hostel for valuables and anything you don’t want to carry uphill.
Use the facilities after the trek, free shower and towel provided with no extra cost.
Entrance fee included – For the month of November: Jacket , gloves and hat included in the price.

 

Things that you need to bring

Warm clothes (we have jackets, gloves and hats for rental at the hostel) / the temperature at night is between 2 to 5 degrees Celsius.
4 liters of water.
Extra snacks, some nuts or chocolate for extra energy.
Flashlight for the morning hike to the crater.
Medium backpack (we have them for rental at the hostel).

1st day

8:00AM Anyone hiking with us gets a free breakfast to start your day served in our beautiful terrace with amazing views of the volcanoes around Antigua. Time to get the rental items if needed.
9:00AM The shuttle leaves the hostel and its roughly and hour drive to the bottom of the volcano. All the gear to camp (tents, sleeping bags, camping beds) are already at the top of the volcano, you don’t need to carry any equipment.
10:00AM We arrive at the private farm where you start hiking, we give you time to use the toilet and arrange your personal items, if you need to rent a walking stick you can do it here.
10:30/11:00AM We start the hike, the guides go at the pace of the group so there is no pressure, we take our time, stopping every 500m for a breath.
1:00 PM Half an hour break for lunch. The hike to camp takes an average of 4 hours.
3:00 PM Your guide will make a fire and cook dinner while you take in the view of Guatemala Kilometres below and Volcano Fuego erupting straight across at eye level. In a clear day you can see the amazing Lake Atitlan and it’s surrounding volcanoes.
6:00/7:00PM Dinner will be served by the guides, You will enjoy the dinner with a glass of wine, chocolate, tea or coffee and marshmallows to roast around the campfire.

 

2nd day

4:00AM We have an early start, so don’t stay up too late or drink too much wine over the camp fire. Our final push to the crater for sunrise. We leave our tents and all our gear at camp, all you’ll need to carry to the top is a torch, some water and most importantly, your camera to capture the spectacular sunrise.
5:00/6:00AM Enjoy the sunrise at almost 4,000m
6:00/10AM Back to campsite arrange your personal items, start hiking back to the start point where you will get a natural drink.
12AM-1PM Back at the hostel, you are welcome to use our showers and get a towel with no extra cost.

ALL TOUR MEALS INCLUDED

BREAKFAST

Boiled egg,  ranchero sauce, fruit, pancakes and honey.

LUNCH

Vegetarian burrito, Homemade brownie.

SNACKS

Marshmallows and Hot drinking chocolate

DINNER

Red wine, Soup, Rice dish with lentils, chickpeas and veggies with a curry sauce and tortillas with local cheese.
BREAKFAST AT THE VOLCANO Oatmeal, Apple, Banana bread, Coffee harvested in the local plantation in Acatenango.

BREAKFAST

Lactose intolerant: hashbrown, beans, ketchup, fruit.
Gluten free:  Two boiled egg, ranchero sauce, beans, fruit.
Vegan:  hashbrown, beans, ketchup, fruit.

LUNCH

Lactose intolerant: Vegetarian burrito, dry fruit and small juice.
Gluten free:  Potatoes salad with eggs, mayo and onion, dry fruit and small juice.
Vegan:  Vegetarian burrito, dry fruit and small juice.

DINNER

Lactose intolerant: Wine, chicken noodle soup, rice dish with lentils, chickpeas and veggies with a curry sauce, tortillas with beans.
Gluten free:  Wine beans soup, 6 corn tortillas, chicken salad, avocado, tortillas with cheese.
Vegan:  Wine, mushroom soup, rice dish with lentils, chickpeas and veggies with a curry sauce.rice dish with lentils, chickpeas and veggies with a curry sauce.
Vegetarian:  Wine, mushroom soup, noodles with veggies and soya sauce.

BREAKFAST AT THE VOLCANO

​​Lactose intolerant: Oatmeal, apple, gluten free cookies, coffee.
Gluten free:  Yogurt, honey, two apples, gluten free cookies, coffee.
​​Vegan:  Oatmeal, apple, gluten free cookies, coffee.

Tropicana Tours offers you all kinds of clothing items to make sure your warm and cozy during you hike. Each item requires a small fee and deposit. You will recieve your deposit back on items returned in fair condition.

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Acatenango Volcano Hike

$60

This challenging but beautiful trek takes you up one of the highest Volcanoes in Guatemala where you will camp at almost 4,000m with a spectacular view of the very active Volcano Fuego.

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