Hike up the Acatenango volcano. Private tour with guide and transport.
The Acatenango volcano is a 4000 meter high volcano with spectacular views. We start at 5 am in the morning with a pick-up from your address or hotel in Antigua. It is a one hour drive to get to the village of La Soledad where you will start the hike. A professional bilingual guide with experience in climbing volcanoes and knowledge about the surroundings will take you up the volcano. The first part you will walk through fields of corn and other crops, interspersed with cloud forest.
The further you get to the top the vegetation will become less and less until it will be mostly volcanic ash and rubble. The total hike up will take about 6 hours. The Acatenango volcano is at close proximity to the very active Fuego volcano. Getting to the top there is a very good chance you will see smoke, ash and lava coming out of Fuego, an amazing thing to see up close. You will have a picnic style lunch and make the descent back to La Soledad where the transportation will be waiting to take you back to Antigua. The time of the trip including transfers will be about 12 hours.
For this trip you have to be in a good physical shape. Please wear good shoes, bring a warm (fleece) jacket, a rain coat in rainy season, sunblock and sunglasses. We will supply a box lunch and 2 liters of water per person.
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