Acatenango Volcano, Antigua

4.7
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Climb Acatenango Volcano to enjoy sweeping views over Antigua city and a second volcano, Volcán de Fuego, the world’s most consistently erupting volcano. Hike to the summit through mazes of corn, old growth forests, and arid scree. Camp overnight; if you’re lucky, you'll see hot lava and smoke splutter from Volcán de Fuego just 4 km (2.5 mi) away. No previous experience is required for the moderately difficult hike. Remember to bring hiking boots, a hat, gloves, and water. See Acatenango Volcano and all Antigua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Antigua planner .
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  • Professional staff and an overall fantastic trip. Everything was accounted for and provided. The guides were perfect  more »
  • The volcano was puffing out smoke and some ash!!! An active volcano and two other inactive volcanos in the same area around town!!! The sales people in town are very tenacious and do not give up easil...  more »
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  • This volcano is totally awesome! Its a hike of 4h30 from the base camp to the overnight camp. The hardest hike i have done so far. According to the guide, the base camp is ar an altitude of 2400 meters and the top at 3 970 meters, so this means its a 1570 meters ascension. We went all the way up there in a total fog! Odds on our side, we saw the sunset on top of the clouds!! And at night volcano fuego was spiting lava!!! Oh WOW! A must! Next morning reaching to the summit we had a pure clear blue sky. We had the chance to see the best sunrise ever! What an adventure! INSANE!!
  • It's a tough hike to the top, but so worth it. Great views of an erupting El Fuego make the effort worth it, not to mention a nice sunset and sunrise. It does get cold on the top so bring appropriate clothing with you for all the temperature ranges. I did the tour with Wicho & Charlie and I would highly recommend them to others
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