Climb Acatenango With Family Comforts

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  • For adrenaline junkies only!
  • Optional extra hike after dinner to get close to the crater of Fuego. There you can see eruptions up close
  • This hike is 3 hours extra 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!
  • Our private camp has a perfect view of Fuego.
  • Our private camp has a perfect view over the Fuego volcano and its eruptions, you can even watch them all night long from your comfy bed without worrying about the cold. If you’re travelling with a light bag, you can rent hat, warm jacket, gloves, bag, sticks for a few quetzales (between XNUMX to XNUMX)!
  • We have 1 guide for every 6 guests, so you shouldn't 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, and provide employment to the women of the community.
  • My mom will be cooking all the meals (with mostly vegetables from of our farm production)…lucky you!
  • What would be better after a long hike than gathering around a campfire, with a glass of wine?

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Acantenago 2 Days

Day 1

7: 00 am - Pick 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 - wake up call

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 of the hike and private transportation back to Antigua.

1: 00 pm - Arrival in Antigua

What is included?

  • Private transportation from your hotel in Antigua, round trip
  • Professional and licensed guides
  • Entrance through the park (Q110)
  • Typical Guatemalan breakfast with coffee in my house day 1, Lunch day 1, Dinner day 1, Breakfast day 2, Snacks after we descend day 2
  • Camping equipment: clean beds, comfortable mattresses.

Things to bring

  • 3 Liters of Water
  • Comfortable (cotton-free) or quick-drying pants and shirt
  • Shoes or boots with thick soles and good traction
  • Two pairs of socks (for change in the evening)
  • Sunglasses if the top is suitable
  • Sweater that is warm for late night. (fleece)
  • Two layers of clothing to keep you warm: (Thermal shirt and long sleeved shirt.) Warm sweater (fleece)
  • Waterproof or windbreaker jacket
  • Cap for head cold
  • warm gloves for hands
  • Flashlight (headlamp with sufficient Charge, or Change batteries)
  • Bandana
  • Personal medications if you have medications prescribed by your doctor
  • Personal hygiene kit (toilet paper roll, disinfection gel, etc.) At least 3 liters of water
  • Backpack where all the equipment on this list fit (35-45 liters)
  • If you suffer from asthma, do not forget to take your medication and keep in mind that the volcano climbs to a height of 3 meters above sea level. At an estimated walking time of 976 hours to 4 hours the first day. Terrain inclination from 6 to 10 degrees of inclination. Second day, as much as going to the final summit and returning to the base camp and then to the base of origin, a total of 45 hours.

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Meet Elvin

In-Guat Official Guide

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