Acatenango Volcano Overnight Hike

Oldtown Outfitters

Old Town Outfitters, 5a Avenida Sur 12, Antigua Guatemala

Witness a fiery show from nearby Volcan Fuego, savor panoramic views, and encounter diverse microclimates on Acatenango Volcano.

What's Included:
  • An experienced local guide from the community of La Soledad
  • Round trip transportation from Old Town Outfitters office in Antigua
  • All park entrance fees
  • Freshly prepared picnic lunch, dinner, and breakfast + juice/coffee/tea & snacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • High-Altitude Tents
What to Expect:

Day 1:

  • Depart from Old Town Outfitters Shop at 8:00 am.
  • Traverse four distinct microclimates, including local farm fields and an old-growth cloud forest.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of highland volcanoes and the Cuchumatanes mountain chain.
  • Have a mid-day picnic prepared for the group.
  • Set up camp below the tree line with sweeping views of Antigua Valley and Volcan Fuego.
  • Relax and enjoy the surroundings while the guide prepares a camp dinner.

Day 2:

  • Start the day with an early camp breakfast.
  • Ascend to the summit through a sandy and gravel trail, encountering dwarf pine trees and alpine mosses.
  • Reach the summit and take in the stunning 360-degree views of the Guatemalan highlands.
  • Begin the descent, exploring an alternate route with various microclimates and a beautiful trail.
  • Return to La Soledad and transport back to Antigua, arriving in the afternoon.

Overall, tourists can expect a challenging yet rewarding hiking experience, diverse landscapes, mesmerizing views, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Guatemalan highlands.

Additional Information:

Optional: $45 Roundtrip Porter Service Fee. OTO does NOT earn a profit on this service. Porter Service charges go directly to local porter staff in the community of Soledad.

  • Backpack for your personal gear
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Camera, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • A minimum of 4 liters of water (a little over 1 gallon)
  • Flashlight
  • Hiking boots or trekking shoes (no sandals)
  • One warm layer and windbreaker
  • Rain jacket (May thru October)
  • Cold-weather clothing for near-freezing night-time temperatures at camp
  • TIP for excellent service from your Old Town guide!
Cost per person:
$140 – $245 per person, depending on group size
Age / Max Group:
Ages 6+, max of 15 per group
2 days, 1 night
Start Time(s):
Everyday at 8:00 am
Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Opening Hours:
Daily 8am – 5pm
Days Closed: