Acatenango  Volcano

View of the crater and summit of the Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala.

Description: Two days highly demanding hike to the summit of the third highest volcano in Guatemala, from where you can watch the active crater of the Fuego (fire) volcano, the pacific coast, the volcanic chain of Guatemala, and the north and western highlands.

Classification: high mountain, alpine landscape, highly demanding.

Altitude: 3,975 mts. (13,042 ft.) above sea level.

Duration: Two days.

Ascent: 7 hours up hill, first day. 1 hour up hill, second day.

Required equipment: Tent, sleeping bag. hiking shoes, warm jacket and clothing.

Best time to do this excursion:  from November to April when there's no rain. It's always cooler in the mountains.

Weather: normally the temperature is freezing in the evening, night and early morning.

Basic requirement: To be in good physical conditioning, not to be sick.

Price: Contact us for prices and possible itineraries: or

transport and guide included

Minimun: 3 persons


 South face of the Acatenango Volcano     Near the inactive crater of the Acatenango Volcano.

Arriving to the summit of the Acatenango Volcano.      tourists arriving to the summit of the Acatenango Volcano.

View of the south side of the Acatenango Volcano.   After long hours of hiking, the summit at end.

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Acatenango Volcano

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....and much more!


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