Acatenango Overnight

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Summit Acatenango Volcano and reach nearly 13,000 ft (4,000m) above sea level! We have comfortable wood cabins with stunning views of the active Fuego volcano. We can provide rental gear for free if you need it (headtorch, backpack, warm clothes). Your bi-lingual guide is with you every step of the way to ensure the best experience possible.
  • Use provided hiking and camping gear
  • Enjoy three included meals on the volcano
  • Relax in round trip transportation from Antigua
  • Feel secure with a guide on hand at all times

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle to and from Antigua
  • Free rental gear (backpacks, headtorches and warm clothes)
  • Hot drinks and wine!
  • Pre-Trip meeting at 5pm the day before the tour
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Park Entrance Fee (Q100 or USD14)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • OX Expeditions
    2a Calle Poniente #23, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    We are a few blocks from central park, to the Northwest. Pre-Trip meeting at 5PM the day before your tour (3PM Sunday)

Start time

07:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Day 1

Hike to Base Camp

1 Stop

OX Expeditions

14 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight camping on Acatenango Volcano in the best cabins of the volcano, with windows directly facing Fuego Volcano!

Meals: DinnerLunchBreakfast

Day 2

Summit Acatenango

1 Stop

Acatenango Volcano

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Operated by OX Expeditions, S.A.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Unforgettable experience
Denis_T, Mar 2023
The hike is long and very difficult, especially when weather isn't right. I had rain and hail for half of the time, but seeing the volcano eruption trumps everything. It's one of those things you will never forget! Highly recommend OX because they are wonderful humans and big shout out to the guide Romeo.
Michael_P, Mar 2023
Well Worth The Money. Extremely Challenging. It's an Amazing Experience For the Adventure Seekers. Well Organized and Fun Bunch of People. They definitely want to provide you with a good time.
Amazing experience.
anudeep, Feb 2023
Its one of the best things I have done in my life. Its pretty hard, but the views are incredible and totally worth the effort. Taylor and Ben are amazing guides
What an Experience!!
Rehana_S, Feb 2023
I am so glad that I booked with OX Expeditions. I missed the meeting the day before which could have helped me mentally prepare for what's to come. The staff was extremely helpful from providing extra gear, a really great camping site and food. What really touched me was when we were hiking down from the summit after the sunrise and they could see I was struggling. One of the local guides grabbed my arm and helped run down the very slippery and steep part of the hike. After that we were supposed to take out all the sand from our shoes. I told the local guide I couldn't because my hands were too cold and I couldn't move them even after wearing gloves. He told me to sit down and helped me take out the sand from my shoes. They were all extremely kind. A few suggestions if you are planning on going on this hike. They do provide extra gear like large backpacks, gloves, hats jackets, headlamps (get the warm gear if you don't bring your own. You will need it). I also suggest bringing clothes you can layer as throughout the hike you tend to feel really hot then really cold esp when you go to the summit for sunrise. That way you can layer on or take off clothes as needed. In addition to this bring a mask/ scarf to cover your mouth and nose to prevent inhaling dirt. Other things to bring, Sunscreen, hat, lip moisture, band aid, Extra wet wipes, mini deodorant, toothbrush and paste. Extras: Mini portable hand warmer, portable charger for phone.
Beautiful landscape, expensive service
Antonio_C, Nov 2022
The service provided is good and probably one of the best base camps in the area, with wooden cabins. The food provided up in the mountain is very basic. We carry our own water and we carry the food they provide to us all the way up. The guides don’t carry explain anything related to nature, local communities or geology. They just escort the long hike. I had a good time overall and I was lucky with the weather. But I definitely think the price of this tour is wayyyy too high for what it offers.
Great hike
Rafi_B, Sept 2022
Fantastic, challenging, worthwhile experience! We had a really incredible guide and highly recommend OX
Lava!!!! Amazing but tough hike. Worth it!
Crystal_R, Aug 2022
This was a tough hike. The altitude and incline were serious. But I went for a challenge! Guides and staff were very nice and professional. I opted for the porter to carry my bag up. I went in June and it was very cold at night. The Lava was unbelievable! The best experience! It erupted almost every 10minutes. Big group. Met ppl from all over the world and made some new friends.
Professional, challenging and a unique experience
Fiona_L, Aug 2022
This trip is not for the faint hearted but absolutely worth it. It is a unique hike and overnight camping to watch an active volcano erupting. It is very well run and I felt in good hands considering it was my first time camping. You need good fitness level for this hike, positive attitude and lots of extra layers for the over night stay.
Go in the dry season
Katarzyna_G, July 2022
The whole experience of hiking a volcano and watching a sunrise from the base camp was super exciting and the group was great! However, I think that the OX guide couldn't care less about our experience - he was too focused on the pace and completing his goals. He does it twice a week and you can tell, he's become immune. In the base camp he and the local guides just left us alone for hours. It's still unclear to me why we had to wait until the evening to eat dinner after arriving in the camp around 3pm and just sitting by the fire for hours - really thankful for the group, the people were amazing - we were all hungry tho, eating up our snacks. Prepare yourself for the cold - it is very cold up there. The guides set up fire and stuff but it might be difficult to sleep for some (they provide sleeping bags and you sleep in a simple cabin but it is cold). Prepare yourself that you might not make it all the way to the summit - our guide decided to turn around because of the difficult weather conditions. In the rain season you might also not see the eruptions from Fuego. We were lucky to see them for about 30 minutes but if you go in the dry season, I'm sure a night-long spectacle is awaiting you. - Go in the dry season :) :) :) - Get a porter to carry your bakcpack - they want you to bring 4liters of water - it's crazy heavy. You'll support local people and local guides that way (they help carrying backpacks if there are no porters available). - You will have a great time :)
Life changing
Carolin_V, May 2022
This was a life changing experience. I must thank Roland for helping me and not letting me give up. I wouldn’t have done it without his encouragement. The meals provided were yummy!! I recommend this company!
Ox expeditions - Catenango Overnight 19th March 2022 Rating 10 / 10 Very professional guides, very friendly and suppo
RICHARD_H, Mar 2022
Ox expeditions - Catenango Overnight 19th March 2022 Rating 10 / 10 Very professional guides, very friendly and supportive Lots of extra kit( jackets, fleeces, hats gloves etc) available at no extra charge. Plenty of breaks during hike. Base camp very well set up with tents facing Volcan Fuego. Toilet very much appreciated. Seating area and shelter great for eating and socialising. Loved being around the camp fire. The hiking was the most challenging I've ever done and the buzz from getting up to the summit and then seeing sunrise followed by an eruption from Fuego was the icing and cherry on the cake. I would recommend Ox expeditions to anybody wanting an awesome experience in Guatemala. Kind regards Richard Harris
Melissa_K, Mar 2022
I enjoyed my trip with OX. They’re very organized and provided a majority of things we needed (bag, sleeping bag, mat, warm clothing, food). The guides are well knowledgeable. I highly recommend this company if you’re considering hiking Acatenango overnight
Amazing experience!
Dominika_L, Feb 2022
It was very challenging overnight hike but all in all we really enjoyed it. All the guides were very kind and made the trip funny and unforgettable. Thanks so much for the amazing experience! ;)
Manuel_W, Dec 2021
Great Guides! Everything almost untopable. The Group were 34 People. Ob the way there was a little stock. But ok.
Vistas desde acatenango
Luis_S, Mar 2022
Las vistas desde el cráter hacia el volcán de agua, el de fuego, Costa, occidente y el valle. La erupción fantástica.
Triunfo Salvaje
Edwin_B, Jan 2022
Esta sin dudas es "la aventura", prepárate física y psicológicamente, no es broma. Si no eres de la comunidad senderista, esto va a ser duro. Tienes la opción de aligerar el viaje pagando adicional por un asistente que lleve tu equipaje de supervivencia, el cual será una mochila de mínimo 50 litros, con ropa de abrigo, bolsa de dormir, snacks, cosas personales y 4 litros de agua. En lo personal, nosotros cargamos con el nuestro. La expedición sale a las 7am del día 1 desde las oficinas de la empresa, el día anterior ofrecen una charla de preparación. Antes de comenzar el ascenso, al pie de la montaña, podrás alquilar una o dos varas de apoyo por 5 quetzales cada una. La vara es de madera pero ultra resistente y liviana. Hazlo. El ascenso comienza a las 9am, se hacen paradas para descansar y una para almorzar. Llegas al campamento base a las 3pm. Aquí tendrás la opción, por un costo adicional, de hacer una caminata extra hasta el camellón del Volcán de Fuego, experiencia única en la vida. Esta expedición sale a las 4pm y regresa a las 8pm, es la parte mas dura, ya que es una larga cuesta abajo y luego una larga cuesta arriba hasta el camellón, permaneces ahí 30 minutos absolutamente inolvidables a 0° o menos y regresas por el mismo camino de vuelta al campamento base. El día 2 te levantan a las 3am aprox. para prepararte para la cima del Acatenango, el grupo comienza el ascenso a las 4am y llegas a las 6am a la cumbre (foto). Regresas a las oficinas del operador en Antigua a las 1pm del día 2. Ten esto en cuenta para temas de transporte. Recomendación: llevar medicamentos para regulación gástrica y analgésicos.