Climb Acatenango With
Family Accommodations

Climb Acatenango With
Family Accommodations

Become part of our family!

Hello! We are V-Hiking Tours, a family trekking company that offers a unique experience to climb Acatenango. In our town of San José Calderas, community spirit is everything. That's why you will be welcomed into our home and join our family for this unforgettable adventure!

  • For adrenaline junkies only!
  • Optional extra hike before dinner to get close to the crater of Fuego. There you can see eruptions up close
  • This hike is 3 extra hours in total
  • Q200 Bonus
  • It depends on your physical conditions and the weather.
  • For adrenaline junkies only!
  • Optional extra hike before dinner to get close to the crater of Fuego. There you can see eruptions up close
  • If you return halfway, you have to pay the tour
  • This hike is 3 extra hours in total
  • Q200 Bonus
  • Before the hike, you’ll have a typical breakfast at my house.
  • Your lunch and day 4-breakfast box will be provided, and our guides will serve a warm dinner at the base camp! Vegetarian? Vegan? Allergic to something ? Write it in your reservation, we will prepare you something special!
  • Before the hike, you’ll have a typical breakfast at my house.
  • Your lunch and day 4-breakfast box will be provided, and our guides will serve a warm dinner at the base camp! Vegetarian? Vegan? Allergic to something ? Write it in your reservation, we will prepare you something special!
  • Our private camp has a perfect view of Fuego.
  • You can watch the eruptions all night long from your cozy illuminated room without worrying about the cold.
  • Our private camp has a perfect view of Fuego.
  • You can watch the eruptions all night long from your cozy illuminated room without worrying about the cold.
  • We have 1 guide for every 6 guests, so you don't need rush.
  • We have a lot of breaks as we’re hiking in altitude. Take your time, it's not a race!
  • We have 1 guide for every 6 guests, so you don't need rush.
  • We have a lot of breaks as we’re hiking in altitude. Take your time, it's not a race!
  • We are a family business
  • My mom will be cooking all the meals (with mostly vegetables from of our farm production)…lucky you!
  • We are a family business
  • My mom will be cooking all the meals (with mostly vegetables from of our farm production)…lucky you!
  • We have wine; another way to fight the cold! What's better after a long walk than a nice glass of wine?
  • We have wine; another way to fight the cold! What's better after a long walk than a nice glass of wine?

TOUR INFORMATION

Acatenango 2 Days

Day 1

7: 00 am - We pick you up from your accommodation in Antigua with private transportation

8: 00 am - Arrive in San José Calderas and enjoy a traditional Guatemalan breakfast with your guide's family

9: 00 am - The trek starts from an altitude of 2400 m. You will have many breaks along the way!

2: 00 pm - Arrive at private base camp (3600m) for a delicious well-earned lunch

4: 30 pm - Relax around the campfire with some hot drinks

6:30 pm – Enjoy a hot dinner while watching the eruption of the Fuego Volcano with the sunset in the background

Day 2

3: 45 am - Call to wake you up

4.30am – The final ascent to the summit of Acatenango begins

6: 00 am - Arrive at the summit (3976 m) and watch the sunrise

7.30 a.m. – Descent back to base camp

8.00 a.m. – Breakfast at the base camp

9: 00 am - The descent begins from the base camp

11: 30 am - End the hike and private transportation back to Antigua. (Transportation to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, available)

1: 00 pm - Arrival in Antigua

Acatenango 2 Days

Day 1

7: 00 am - We pick you up from one of our 3 meeting points (Café Condesa, Union Tank, Plaza San Sebastián) in Antigua with private transportation

8: 00 am - Arrive in San José Calderas and enjoy a traditional Guatemalan breakfast with your guide's family

9: 00 am - The trek starts from an altitude of 2600 m. You will have many breaks along the way!

2: 00 pm - Arrive at private base camp (3600m) for a delicious well-earned lunch

4: 30 pm - Relax around the campfire with some hot drinks. At this time, more or less (depending on the weather), it's the departure to get closer to the explosions by starting the extra hike on the Fuego volcano.

6:00 pm – Enjoy a hot dinner while watching the eruption of the Fuego Volcano with the sunset in the background

Day 2

3: 45 am - Call to wake you up

4.30am – The final ascent to the summit of Acatenango begins

6: 00 am - Arrive at the summit (3976 m) and watch the sunrise

7.30 a.m. – Descent back to base camp

8.00 a.m. – Breakfast at the base camp

9: 00 am - The descent begins from the base camp

11: 30 am - End the hike and private transportation back to Antigua. (Transportation to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, available)

1: 00 pm - Arrival in Antigua

  • Private transportation from our 3 meeting points
  • Professional and licensed guides
  • Entrance through the park (Q100)
  • Typical breakfast with coffee at my house day 1, Lunch day 1, Dinner day 1, Breakfast day 2, Snack on the way down day 2
  • Camping equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress and closed cabin

Indispensable:

  • 3 liters of water
  • Comfortable (cotton-free) or quick-drying pants and shirt
  • Shoes or boots with thick soles and good traction

To see the full list, download the following PDF:

Our Mission

Our mission is to create meaningful, well-paying jobs for people here in our community of San Jose Calderas, so they don't have to make the dangerous journey to the U.S. border in search of a better life. We accomplish this by making sure that each of our visitors has an incredible experience at the volcano, so that they tell their friends about it!

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Acatenango 2 Days

Day 1

7: 00 am - We pick you up from your accommodation in Antigua with private transportation

8: 00 am - Arrive in San José Calderas and enjoy a traditional Guatemalan breakfast with your guide's family

9: 00 am - The trek starts from an altitude of 2400 m. You will have many breaks along the way!

2: 00 pm - Arrive at private base camp (3600m) for a delicious well-earned lunch

4: 30 pm - Relax around the campfire with some hot drinks

6:30 pm – Enjoy a hot dinner while watching the eruption of the Fuego Volcano with the sunset in the background

Day 2

3: 45 am - Call to wake you up

4.30am – The final ascent to the summit of Acatenango begins

6: 00 am - Arrive at the summit (3976 m) and watch the sunrise

7.30 a.m. – Descent back to base camp

8.00 a.m. – Breakfast at the base camp

9: 00 am - The descent begins from the base camp

11: 30 am - End the hike and private transportation back to Antigua. (Transportation to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, available)

1: 00 pm - Arrival in Antigua

You can leave your belongings at Elvin's house during the tour.

The day before the tour, we will create a WhatsApp group where we will send all the information and details.

We offer you the transfer (transport) to go to the Lake directly after the walk. Only to Panajachel.
Minimum 2 people – Q250
>2: Q175

We only accept the local currency, the Quetzal (Qtz)

You only have to pay a deposit of Q50 on the website. The day of
tour, you pay the full amount.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

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ELVIN SOY

In-Guat Official Guide

Meet Elvin, the founder of V-Hiking Tours. Elvin grew up in the village of San Jose Calderas, at the foot of Acatenango, and has been climbing this volcano since he was 6 years old! He started doing tours of Acatenango to provide employment for his family and the people of his community so that they would not have to migrate to the United States like many others. And also to show tourists the warmth and hospitality that Guatemala has to offer.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel before 7am, 2 days before your scheduled departure, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

If you cancel después of this time, your card will be charged with Q400 additional to the Q50 deposit.

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