Acatenango Volcano Hike

Acatenango Volcano Tour - Private tour

Acatenango Volcano is the third tallest summit of Central America after Tajumulco (4,220 msnm) and Tacaná (4,090 msnm), all of them in Guatemala.

In this volcano there are tons of different routes with different difficulty levels that go from intermediate to extremely hard. During your private tour of Acatenango Volcano you will e able to chose the route and difficulty that you like.

During the ascent you will appreciate a variety of ecosystems that are quite different from the other. On a good day, from the summit you get to see the whole mountain range of Central Guatemala, being the closest ones Agua (3,760 msnm) and Fuego (3,767) Volcanoes.

The hike takes about 7 to 8 hours if you are carrying all of your camping equipment.

This is the favorite volcano among Guatemalans, come and discover why!


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* Difficulty: Medium/High – We catalogue it as a 7 out of 10.
* When: Year round – The best season is between November and February.
* Group Size: Minimum 2 people / 30 Max.
* Will there be, more people in my group? No, this is a private tour.
* Is it good for kids? We don’t accept kids under 15 years old for this trip.

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– Day 1
06:00 Trip to La Soledad Town from Antigua Guatemala
08:00 Start of the hike
16:00 Arrival to the campsite
Set up your tent, enjoy the views and have dinner.

– Day 2
04:00 Get up early to go see the sunrise from the summit
09:00 Star of descent
12:30 End of descent and start of the trip back to Antigua
14:00 Arrival to Antigua

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Per person:
– Overnight Tour – $250

If your group has 5 people or more ask for our discounted prices


– Local porter 25lb $45 each

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The prices above mentioned include:
– Experienced guide/s – The amount of guides depends on the size of the group.
– Private ransport to and from Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City.
– Entrance fees for the national park.
– Meals (1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
– Camping equipment (backpack, sleeping bag and/or tent)

Not Included

– Porters
– Water for the hike

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For the Overnight Tour
– 4 o 5lts of water and/or gatorade
– Warm clothing (temperatures might drop all the way down to 0°C)
– Snacks
– Boots or sport shoes (not new ones)
– 2 sets of clothes (one in case you get wet and one for sleeping)
– Headlamp and lantern

Don’t Bring

– Alcoholic drinks
– Jewelry
– Firearms

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– Pack everything inside of dry bags or plastic bags in case it rains.
– Try not to wear clothes made out of cotton. Polyester is better.
– Don’t consume alcoholic beverages 24 hours before the tour. You don’t want to be dehydrated before you start.
– Don’t bring any jewels or valuables.
– No guns.
– Let’s try to not contaminate – Carry back down all of the trash you produce.
– Guatemala might be considered a tropical country but it can be really cold up there. Don’t underestimate our warnings regarding the warm clothes.
– If you choose not to do the tour with us please hire some other guide. We don’t want anyone to get lost.

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