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3 day Volcan Acatenango and Fuego Double Header from Antigua, Guatemala

This 3-day/2-night hike brings you up the slopes of beautiful Volcan Acatenango to our private campsite – bench-cut into the side of this towering mountain. From here we enjoy our camp meals, incredible views, and plenty of room to stretch out. In camp there we will have ample time to appreciate the sights and sounds of nearby Volcan Fuego’s violent volcano eruptions. We continue our hike across the saddle and up Volcan Fuego the next morning, where we will enjoy lunch beneath Fuego’s smoldering caldera. After a return hike in the afternoon, we enjoy another evening at camp with fresh food and a warm fire. On the morning of the 3rd day, our group will summit Acatenango’s peak (3,975m/12,720ft - the third highest volcano in Guatemala), taking in panoramic views from atop the summit. Finally, we will descend back down through a myriad of microclimates to return to Antigua by early afternoon.

per adult from

$600

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Sleeping bags, sleeping pads and comfortable tents for 2 nights camping at high-altitude
    • Tour of Volcan Acatenango & Fuego by a local, bilingual guide with certified 1st-Aid training
    • Entry/Admission - Volcan de Fuego
    What's excluded :
    • hiking boots or tekking shoes
    • large capacity backpack (50L+) with rain cover
    • one warm layer and/or windbreaker
    • rain jacket
    • clothing for near-freezing night-time temperatures
    • personal toiletries and/or medications
    • camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and flashlight
    • 4 liters of water minimum

  • Day 1: La Soledad, Guatemala

    Stop At: Aldea La Soledad, Aldea La Soledad, Chimaltenango Department
    Day 1: Hike To Camp
    Our group leaves from the Old Town Outfitters Shop at 8:00am, where you can fill up your water
    bottles and purchase any additional gear you might need. Hikers should eat breakfast beforehand
    and pack a small snack for the road. 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.
    The second phase of our ascent passes through old-growth tropical cloud forest. In this
    environmental zone, we find some of Acatenango’s oldest trees, an incredible biodiversity of flora
    and fauna, fresh mountain air and the sounds of local birds and wildlife. This type of high-alpine
    cloud forest is found on the upper slopes of many of Guatemala’s tallest volcanoes and mountains,
    and is home to the famous Quetzal.
    After exiting the cloud forest, we will be rewarded with fantastic views of the other highland
    volcanoes (Atitlan, Toliman, San Pedro, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Tajamulco), along with glimpses
    of the Cuchumatanes Mountain chain. A fresh picnic lunch is prepared around mid-day for our group
    to enjoy.
    Temperate coniferous forest and tropical dry forest characterize the 3rd phase of our ascent, which will
    lead us to the storm-beaten tree-line of the volcano. Our campsite is perched just below tree-line with
    sweeping views of the Antigua valley and Volcan Fuego. After setting up camp, hikers are free to rest,
    relax and enjoy their surroundings while our guide prepares a fresh camp dinner at ~3750m with hot
    tea and coffee.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: camping tent

    Day 2: Volcan Fuego

    Stop At: Volcan de Fuego, Asociacion Aprode Antigua,g, Guatemala City Guatemala
    Day 2: Volcan Fuego
    In the morning, our group will enjoy a hearty breakfast after a mesmerizing sunrise experienced from
    above the cloud-line, bringing our next objective, Volcan Fuego, into sight. With expansive views
    south towards the tropical Pacific coast of Guatemala, and east across the Antigua Valley towards
    towering Volcan Agua, we will begin our 1-hour descent to the saddle between Volcan Acatenango

    and Volcan Fuego. After a short rest, we will wind our way up the 11⁄2-hour push to the vertigo-
    inducing ridge of Volcan Fuego. At a responsible distance from the active summit of Fuego, teetering

    between the highland valleys and the Pacific slope, our group will rest and eat lunch as we wait for a
    chance to witness an eruption at close range. Our group will spend the afternoon hiking back to our
    campsite where we will have plenty of time to rest and relax. Another beautiful night on the
    mountain, and another delicious dinner prepared by your guide will help ease our tired bodies to
    rest.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Camping tent

    Day 3: Volcan Acatenango

    Stop At: Volcan de Fuego, Asociacion Aprode Antigua,g, Guatemala City Guatemala
    Day 3: Summiting Acatenango
    In the morning, after an early camp breakfast, our group embarks on a 45-minute ascent to the
    summit on a sand and gravel scree-trail dotted with dwarf pine trees and high alpine mosses. The
    trail up to the summit is the steepest we will have seen and leads to the rocky summit exposed to the
    gusty and cold winds which constantly pass over Acatenango’s peak.
    At the summit, our group will rest and enjoy unparalleled 360-degree views of the entirety of the
    Guatemalan highlands – all the way to the border of Mexico. After 45min 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 (~13:00hrs).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Purple Mayan Tours

Activity ID: V-108102P89

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