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.

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Calder Graham

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“Just wanted to let you know that the trip was EXCELLENT.  Thank  you again. …. Richy and Oseas were incredible.  Always on top of the game, friendly, and very personable…..I would highly recommend … doing trips with Old Town.  We all agreed that we had a fabulous time, it was a wonderful way to cap off our Guatemalan trip as a family. “

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