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Acatenango Volcano

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Acatenango Volcano

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Volcan Acatenango Chimaltenango Sacatepequez, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
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Half Day Experience in Antigua Guatemala - Collective tour

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No trip to Guatemala is complete without visiting Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city widely considered Guatemala’s crown jewel. This half-day sightseeing tour from Guatemala City makes it possible to visit on even the shortest of time frames—squeeze it into a long layover or make the most of a quick trip without skimping on any of the sights.
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Themomofawesome wrote a review Feb 2021
New York City, New York36 contributions10 helpful votes
I did an overnight hike up Acatenango. I am a very active and in-shape 48 year old and the hike was very hard. I went with fit teenage kids and it was challenging for them too. But it is TRULY WORTH IT! You go through 4 micro-climates. You sleep in a tent next to an active volcano (Fuego) that looks like a natural fireworks show. Then you wake early to summit the mountain for sunrise. The view was otherwordly and magical! A Must DO!
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Date of experience: February 2021
Nancy S wrote a review Jan 2021
Mexico City, Mexico23 contributions1 helpful vote
If you’re in Antigua or anywhere nearby in Guatemala, you MUST do this acatenengo hike! We booked via Ox Expeditions which was slightly pricier than some other agencies (89 USD) but it was so completely worth it. We did the acatenengo overnight hike, which was a day hike (~5 hours) up to the base camp at acatenengo, then a sunrise hike (4am next day) to the peak of acatenengo to watch fuego erupt with sunrise! Our tour guide, Alonso was AMAZING! He was experienced (had been doing this for 7 years), knowledgeable about the hike and other aspects of Guatemala, English speaking (and also very patient with us with our Spanish practicing), had a great positive and optimistic attitude, and we felt like we were in very good hands with him. The hike is definitely on the difficult side - particularly for those who aren’t used to super challenging hikes (like me!) but Alonso planned the perfect amount of breaks and was very prepared and clear about the terrain at each part of the hike. The pre meeting at 5pm the prior day really helped us prepare mentally and with what we had to bring day of as well. OX provided winter jackets, pants, backpacks and all of the main meals (2 breakfasts + coffee, lunch, dinner + with wine! 😀) the meals were all delicious - full breakfasts, pizza sandwich, and a hearty pasta for dinner. Given we weren’t the most experienced hikers, we paid for a porter to carry a large backpack for us up and down (400Q total - 200Q each way) which we were very glad we did as we still had to carry our own winter gear and 4L of water each. Alonso carried all of our food and other items. We also rented walking sticks for 5Q each which was very helpful on the sandy inclines! The views from both base camp and at sunrise were both OUT OF THIS WORLD! Fuego was erupting almost every 30-60 min and it was surreal to see the lava pour out starting around 6:30pm. We could even feel the ground shaking at some of the larger eruptions!! Highly recommend this hike for those visiting Antigua and recommend OX expeditions if you want to be in good hands! The only thing I will say is that it will take up at least 2 days (with no drinking the prior day and with the second day requiring lots of rest) so probably only a good idea to do this hike if you’re in Antigua for at least a week so you get appropriate time in the city as well.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Coolsara99 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sao Paulo, SP6 contributions
Its soo worth the hike up. I awoke at 2am to an erupting volcano!!! i booked at tropicana hostel and went with a group of 20 ppl
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Date of experience: December 2019
Mike Ross wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia63 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and a friend hiked Acatenango through OX Adventures guide services and have a blast. The guides were amazing and I would recommend paying them the extra fee to take your packs to the campsite (that and the hiking sticks were worth every penny and more). The hike itself is very physically and mentally challenging but absolutely amazing at the summit and watching Fuego Volcano erupt throughout the night is a surreal experience. We were in a group of about 8 people counting the guides. Having an excellent dinner and wine around the campfire after a long day hiking was unforgettable with all the eruptions and crystal clear view of all the stars from 13K feet. I would definitely recommend training as best as you can before taking this hike but it is definitely doable without specific training. A few of us were former collegiate athletes who had been removed for years and were able to still enjoy the entire hike. The guides were very personable and encouraging. I would definitely do this hike again and recommend other adventurist and hiking enthusiast to make this trip as well!
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Date of experience: April 2019
Yesenia L wrote a review Mar 2020
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Tropicana tour agency have one of the best view of the fuego volcano,I took an incredible couple package which I could enjoyed with my partner
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Date of experience: March 2020