Acatenango Volcano

Guatemala’s Premier Hiking Experience

Acatenango is a must do trip while here in Guatemala.

Next door Volcan de Fuego is the world’s most consistently erupting volcano, and with some luck, will provide a high altitude firework show for you to enjoy from the cozy campsite. Our guides will provide a campfire, hot drinks, and a tasty dinner.

Our overnight hike takes us up the summit the next morning for an incredible sunrise over Guatemala.  From the 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.

  • Summit Guatemala’s 3rd highest Volcano
  • Walk through a maze of corn, old growth forests, and a barren summit of scree
  • Watch the microclimates and terrain change around you in this diverse ecosystem
  • Enjoy breathtaking 360° views of all that Guatemala has to offer
  • Spend time watching nearby volcan Fuego erupt (4km away)
  • Spend a night under the stars in a beautiful campsite overlooking the active volcan Fuego

Check out our “Mountains to Sea” extension which combines the summit of Acatenango and a trip down to the surf beach of El Paredon to relax sore muscles and take a surf lesson.

Access a detailed PDF tour description here.

Rhys Cooper, Scotland


“So here I am, sat in my office with the reliable Scottish rain lashing against my window….Thank you all again for a truly great holiday.”