This overnight hike to Volcán Acatenango is our top tour, and for good reason. Climb the slopes of beautiful Acatenango to our private campsite…
With its close proximity to four major volcanoes including Acatenango, Pacaya, Agua, and Fuego, and the picturesque Atitlán and Amatitlán lakes, the historic small city of Antigua is one of Guatemala’s top hiking destinations. Old Town Outfitters leads hiking trips from our headquarters in town that can accommodate all skill levels, whether you’re interested in a day hike, overnight, or a multi-day trek.
Our hiking tours not only feature epic vistas, volcanos and forests but also the Mayan heritage and culture that makes Guatemala so special. Guatemala is absolutely covered in footpaths, and many of our hikes and treks retrace the ancient Mayan trails and trade routes and link the remote Mayan pueblos of Guatemala.
We have over 20 years of experience guiding hiking trips throughout Antigua and the surrounding areas. If you don’t see a hike that suits your interests, we are happy to customize a hiking adventure for you. Also, be sure to check out our trekking page for longer backpacking-style hikes.
Top Guatemala Hikes
OTO offers one-day excursions to Acatenango and Pacaya volcanoes, as well as overnight trips that combine the twin peaks of Acatenango and Fuego. The Acatenango hike to view the active fireworks of Volcán de Fuego is unarguably the top hiking experience in Guatemala.
Antigua hikes are also very popular and easy to add to any itinerary. We offer one and two-day hikes in the Antigua area to visit waterfalls, explore the mountains, and visit the Earth Lodge, an eco-friendly lodge, restaurant, avocado farm and yoga destination.
2 night 3 day Expedition to Acatenango and Fuego. Your own personal firework show!
The Pacaya Volcano day hike is a gem to add to any Antigua itinerary. We offer the tour in the morning or in the afternoon. The afternoon tour…
The Pacaya Volcano overnight hike is a top tour for good reason. If Pacaya is particularly active you're likely to see blazing lava flows glow…
This Acatenango day hike is quite the climb, especially to do in a single day, but the panoramic mountain views and nearby eruptions of Fuego…
Combine the Pacaya Volcano day hike with soaks in natural thermal springs that are heated by the linked underground activity generated by the…
Our signature Acatenango overnight hike combined with a 4X4 off-road ride to the summit trailhead. See amazing 360 views and a live volcanic…
Our signature hike combined with a 4X4 off-road ride to the trailhead is a unique way to see the wild side of Guatemala.
Antigua Valley day hikes not only feature epic vistas, volcanos and forests but also the Mayan heritage and culture that makes Guatemala so…
Easily experience beautiful Lake Atitlán with a full day of kayaking and hiking.
Hike along one of Guatemala's ancient Mayan trade routes!
The Earthwalk is a moderate two-day hike that takes you out of the Antigua Valley, around the ridge line, and into a quaint little hostel to…
This overnight trip to Lake Atitlán gives you a great mix of activities without wearing you out on any one of them. Biking, kayaking and hiking…
Don headlamps and a spirit of adventure while you explore three local grottoes, enjoy the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey’s limestone pools,…
This is a pioneer trek across the Sierra Las Minas, one of Guatemala’s most protected areas. It is not easy, but to experience such pristine…
This three-day trip to Lake Atitlán offers a great mix of biking, hiking, and paddling around the beautiful Lake Atitlán area.
Hike Guatemala’s top trekking route and experience community-based tourism at its finest. Plus stay at area boutique hotels.
Hike Guatemala’s top trekking route and experience community-based tourism at its finest. Plus stay at area hostels and mingle with locals..
- Hike up to active area volcanos to see lava flows and smoking craters
- Stroll through mountainside villages and get a glimpse of local life
- Visit local villages like Pastores, the leather ‘Boot Town’ of Guatemala
- See local waterfalls, coffee farms, eco-lodges and more on the local trails
Hike to Pacaya: Cannot believe how great this day trip was. We had a great guide, Alex and his team was great. We were in a group of 12, and everyone seemed to get one-on-one attention throughout the hike. Alex was extremely knowledgeable and gave us some great recommendations for dinner spots.
Boots will be your best choice. However, many people do hike the volcanoes wearing running sneakers. Please do not hike in sandals, 5 finger shoes, or Crocs. You do need a comfortable, closed-toe shoe.
Even for day hikes, it’s a good idea to bring a warm layer and a wind layer. Volcano summits can occasionally drop to freezing temperatures at night.
Our hikes and treks are created as backpacking-style trips meaning that unless you otherwise specify that you would like to hire out a porter service you will be expected to carry your own clothing and gear.
Much of this depends on the tour and how much stuff you plan on taking. Typical weights for essential gear are:
- tent: 7 lbs. (often can be split among two hikers)
- water: 1 liter = 2.2 lbs
- sleeping bag = 4 lbs
- sleeping pad = 1 lbs
- pack = 3 lbs
Yes. Porter service is available on all of our hikes and treks. They vary a bit on price from region to region but are roughly $20 per carry/day and porters typically carry up to about 40lbs.
Personal porters are actually members of the community in La Soledad, our starting point of the hike. 100% of the porter service charge goes to them.
Tours, unless otherwise specified, are sold on a 2-person basis. You will be expected to share a tent with another same-sex traveler unless you are traveling with a partner. Tents are all cleaned and disinfected after each trip.
Yes, we supply all the needed gear while on a trek with us. We have 3 person tents for every 2 hikers. Sleeping bags and pads are also included with every hike.
We strive to create healthy food options at every mealtime. We can accommodate many food and dietary restrictions. Examples of a trail dinner might be stir-fry veggies, salad, bread and drink. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available as well.