From Antigua Guatemala
Our group leaves from the OTO Shop at 5:00am. Hikers should eat breakfast beforehand and pack a small snack for the road and make sure they have enough water for the day trip. A one-hour drive takes us from Antigua to the sleepy mountain village of La Soledad, perched on the ridge of the Pacific slope of Volcan Acatenango. The trail up Volcan Acatenango has four distinct microclimates, each of which will take you about an hour to traverse. We’ll begin by walking up a steep trail through local farm fields - the same trail used by local villagers each morning to access their corn, snow pea and lily fields. Our first hour of hiking will help you acclimatize and warm up the leg muscles for the day’s hike.
At the summit, your guide will prepare a fresh, well-earned picnic lunch while you rest and enjoy unparalleled 360-degree views of the Guatemalan highlands. Atop the summit we will also fix our attention on nearby and constantly erupting Volcan Fuego. With a bit of luck, Fuego will put on a high altitude firework show, displaying violent explosions of gas, rock, and lava.
After 30min-1hr at the top (depending on conditions and time considerations), the group will begin the 3-hour descent back towards La Soledad. Our group has the opportunity to descend through an alternate route down Volcan Acatenango, experiencing a variety of microclimates and beautiful trail. From La Soledad, we will transport back to Antigua, arriving in the afternoon with plenty of time for you to enjoy the delights of the old Spanish colonial capital.
Note: A good physical condition is recommended
Type of Tour: Shared or Private
Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private or shared tour for your day of hike and adventure experience.
Picnic Lunch at Volcano
Work up an appetite, your guide will prepare a fresh, well-earned picnic lunch.
Enjoy unparalleled 360 degree views of the valley of Guatemala and the other volcanoes, a landscape in the clouds.
INCLUSIONSRound trip transportation from Antigua
All park entrance fees + local guide from the community of La Soledad
Freshly prepared picnic lunch
Full tour of Volcano Acatenango by a local, bilingual guide with certified 1st-Aid training
EXCLUDESHiking boots or trekking shoes (no sandals) Daypack with rain cover One warm layer and/or windbreaker Rain jacket (May thru October) Personal toiletries and/or medications Camera, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen Two liters of water (minimum) Flash light TIP for great service!
Quick FactsStarting: Guatemala City or Antigua
Duration: Half Day
Departure Time: 8:00 am
Meeting Point: Hotel
Return: 3:00 pm approx.
What to bring?Light clothing and comfortable footwear.
Raingear (June to Nov) Raincoat
Extra cash (tips, shopping)
Cancellation PolicyCancellations made 72 hrs. before = 80% refund.
Cancellations made 48 hrs. before = 50% refund.
Cancellations made less than 24 hrs. before = no refund. “No Show”.