Our morning begins with a scenic transport up Acatenango’s slopes, and into the small, sleepy mountain village of La Soledad (2390m). Our five-hour hike takes us through a myriad of changing microclimates and provides many scenic views of the surrounding countryside. We will spend the night in our private campsite, bench cut into the side of Acatenango, and overlooking the nearby Fuego Volcano, just 4km away. Fuego is the most constantly erupting volcano in recorded history, and during our night in camp, we will have plenty of time to appreciate the incredible sights and sounds of its eruptions.
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACTIVITY DETAILS: Intermediate level hike, 4-6 hr climb, ~1200 mtr elevation gain
After an early rise to enjoy the sunrise over the Antigua Valley, we will start our last push to Acatenango’s summit (3,975m). We ascend on sand and gravel scree-trail dotted with dwarf pines, taking in incredible views the whole way up. Atop the impressively large summit, we enjoy unparalleled 360-degree views of the entirety of the Guatemalan Highlands, including the peaks that make up the volcanic spine of Guatemala, stretching all the way to Mexico. Then we will hike the 3 hours down to the local community of La Soledad, where we will meet our transport and drive back to Antigua. You’ll have the whole afternoon to explore Antigua, do some last minute shopping, or just relax back at the hotel. Enjoy one of the many fine dining options in Antigua for your last night.
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast
ACTIVITY DETAILS: Intermediate level hike, 1-hour climb, ~400 mtr gain & 3-hour, ~1600 mtr descent