#1 Lake Atitlan Tour: San Marcos, San Juan & Santiago
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The world-famous Acatenango volcano hike offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to watch an active volcanic eruption and camp overnight with views of the volcano.
Acatenango is one of the highest non-technical hikes in Central America, with an elevation of 3,976 meters (13,045 feet). The hike takes you through a variety of landscapes. Starting from farmlands and lush vegetation, you’ll gradually enter a cloud forest as you ascend. The scenery changes dramatically as you climb higher, offering panoramic views of the surrounding volcanoes, valleys, and the Guatemalan highlands. You’re in safe hands with our expert tour guide who has 25+ years of experience in volcano hiking and camping.
Reach base camp and witness spectacular displays of smoke, ash, and lava flows from neighboring Mount Fuego, an active volcano known for its frequent eruptions. We spend the night camping in rustic huts where you can rest, relax and witness Fuego’s eruptions under the starry sky: an incredible and unique camping experience. The summit also offers amazing views of Agua, Pacaya, and the other 33 volcanoes of Guatemala.
Drive for 45 minutes to the trailhead, located at 2,566m above sea level (8,211 ft).
Depending on the rhythm of the group, we eat a picnic lunch on the way or at base camp. Here, your tent and camping gear will be ready so you can rest and watch the magical eruptions of Fuego volcano with a hot chocolate to drink. Enjoy the sunset and dinner will be served by the campfire.
Temperatures can drop down to -5 celsius so it is very important you bring all of the following items.
Gear each person MUST bring: