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Days available
Every day
Schedule
1:30AM, 2AM, 2:15AM, 5AM, 12PM, 1:45AM, 10AM
Languages offered
English & Spanish
Duration
12 hrs
Transportation
Included
Mobile ticket
Included
Acatenango Volcano Hiking Photo

Acatenango is a twin-peaked stratovolcano. The volcano erupted between 1924 and 1927 and again in 1972. Volcanic ash from these explosions traveled as far as 15 miles (25 km) away. Larger eruptions also occurred some 2,000 and 5,000 years ago.

These days, the volcano is dormant. The hike to the summit offers travelers a terrific look at the Guatemalan landscape. From the top, you’ll enjoy great views of the nearby Fuego Volcano, which has seen increased activity since 1999.

Longer hikes start at the village of La Soledad. As you ascend you’ll pass through pine fields, cornfields, and cloud forests en route to the first crater. Above tree line you’ll enjoy incredible views of the surrounding volcanoes. This hike takes up to six hours and is fairly strenuous—hikers should be in good physical condition. There’s also a less challenging route that begins two hours beneath the summit.

Some people choose to summit the volcano for sunrise or sunset. Watching the Fuego Volcano erupt while the sky is colored in pinks, purples and blues is truly incredible. If you do decide to come for sunset, however, be sure to bring a headlamp. You don’t want to get lost in the dark.

What to Bring

Comfortable hiking shoes and clothes, water, camera, raincoat, snack, money for personal expenses.

What's included

Professional Guide english speaking, transportation to/from on 4x4 vehicle.

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