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Acatenango Volcano Hike - Saturday's Groups

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Please note that we might have other dates with confirm tours. To inquiry please contact on the following email infotropicanahostel@gmail.com

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.


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.


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 can help if you have 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.
We have options for any food restriction please send us an email if you have any questions.

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, 45 liters ideal (we have them for rental at the hostel).

Please Note:

There is no refund for any reason: This means that if you can't do the tour because of sickness, bad weather, hangover, etc. There is no refund, no exceptions
Change of date of the tour: If you are sick or injured and let us know 48 hours in advance we may be able to change the date of your tour, provided there is a tour going on the day you wish to change to. We may require a doctor’s note as proof of your inability to hike.
All tours purchased with Tropicana Hostel are non-transferable: If you book a tour with us and for any reason you can't go; it is not possible to pass this ticket on to someone else. The only person that can do the tour is the person that booked it in the first place.
Acclimatise: Be aware that you are hiking almost 4000 meters and that Altitude can be a problem for some people. We recommend a couple of days in Antigua before hiking to acclimatise. Coming directly from sea level to hike to 4000m can be difficult for some.
You hike Acatenango at your own risk: Tropicana hostel is not responsible for any loss of property or injury that occurs. (We will, however provide assistance to the utmost of our ability in any such case).
Booking online: If you select “stay with us” option, is for a shared bedroom with shared bathroom. If you need a private room, please send us before a private message on our Facebook page to see availability. We have disccount coupons for groups of five, and other promotions.
No extras fees: Entrance fee included there will not be extra charges on arrival. Booking online the credit card fee is included in the price $65.
More questions:

If you have any question feel free to ask the staff at the front desk, or send us an email to: infotropicanahostel@gmail.com

* unavailable in low season

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