Though challenging, summiting Acatenango Volcano is a must while in Antigua, Guatemala. Going as part of this guided tour not only ensures your safety during the hike, but also removes the hassle of worrying about meals and equipment for the trek. Just bring personal essentials, your sense of adventure, and a camera to capture the amazing sunrise overlooking fuming volcanoes in the Ring of Fire.
Guided hike to the summit of Acatenango Volcano from Antigua
Guide leads the way, ensures your safety, and shares fun facts as you hike
All equipment for an overnight included, plus three meals
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Antigua eliminates transport logistics
La Casa del Conde, Avenida Norte 5a, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Café Condesa . 7:30 AM - We ask for punctuality
La Casa del Conde, Avenida Norte 5a, Antigua Guatemala
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
Bring: comfortable clothes, scarf, jacket or rain coat, gloves, hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, repellent,head lamp and personal aid kit
Bring: Candy bar and 4 liters of water
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
The hiking is difficult but doable! The views from the top incredible!! About the agency and our tour guy, Delvin, have no comments. Very polite and professional people. Their camp has a roof and it is protected from the rain, cold and wind. The food was tasty and more than enough. Highly recommend them!!! <3
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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julie_t, May 2023
Experience of a life time! Guide Ceasar was excellent, pleasant, motivating and caring.
Let me be honest, it s difficult, but worth the satisfaction of completion
20/10, HIGHLY RECCOMEND
DAVID_M, May 2023
That was absolutely worth it. Everything was organized well. We rented all the gear we need. We had lunch, dinner, and breakfast. And the guides (Cesar & Daniel) were so damn cool.
Great guides on an amazing hike
Sydney_F, May 2023
Benjamin and Whitman were amazing guided, very knowledgeable and the hike in itself was amazing of course. I wasn't expecting much as far as food, but it was truly delicious!
Fun, tough, but be prepared!
Stephen_L, Apr 2023
Overall, we really enjoyed this trip. It’s a very tough hike though so be ready. You should be in good shape and without any injuries or you won’t make it. The climb is mostly uphill with frequent breaks and areas to stop for water or snacks. The meals provided were actually pretty good. The volcano was amazing and the only reason it was worth the hike. The sleeping situation sucked. You have no pillow and sleep on a yoga mat. It’s not comfortable at all. Bring a blow up mat and pillow for maximum comfort. The guides were pretty friendly and cooked meals, gave us hot chocolate, tea, etc.
Gear you need to bring: hiking boots or trail rated shoes. Flat sneakers will have you sliding down the mountain on the return trip. It sucks.
Wear shorts and short sleeves going up with a light coat. However, make sure to pack clothing to sleep in and warm clothing for the the night as it gets pretty cold (sweat pants & a long shirt). They have a bunch of gear you can rent (hiking backpack, jackets, lights etc) but you can avoid this cost if you bring your own.
Bring a minimum of 3L of water per person but no more than 4L or it will be too heavy. Also bring a bunch of snacks as you will get hungry.
Going to the bathroom sucks, don’t expect it to be easy for #2. Bring toilet paper.
Bring face wipes to clean yourself multiple times throughout the trip and before bed. Sunblock too.
Other than that, enjoy it!
Anna_H, Apr 2023
Great staff, amazing view, nice food!
Would recommend this touring company 100%
We where a bit scared because the weather report said rain and thunder. In the end we had not a single drop of rain and the hike was unbelievable!
Toughest thing I have ever done in my life
Williams_R, Apr 2023
Henry and the other 3 guides were amazing and como dating to our needs,
We felt safe every step of the way,
This company is the best around
go for it !!
jonathan_m, Apr 2023
we had a great time and the guides were the best! the weather was cold and warm gear was provided at the base.
Obed_C, Mar 2023
Henry and Benjamin were our guides and were awesome. Difficult hike but worth every view. Can't put a price to the amazing views we saw on the hike.
Challenging hike but well worth the effort!
Filip_S, Mar 2023
Everything was great! The group was smaller than in tours by some other companies. This allowed us to move at a consistent pace, complete the hike early, and enjoy the rest of the day by the fire with the views of the erupting volcano.
Our experience was...
Laurin_M, Mar 2023
Our experience was incredible, one hiker one non-hiker.. won’t lie and tell you this hike is easy but we both made it up, and the views were worth every step! The guides were professional and had safety as our first priority and our experience as their second. The food was delicious! And wonderful for a rugged hike.. do not expect to stay clean… you will be dusty head to toe or muddy! But you will not regret one moment of any of it for this once in a lifetime experience unless you decide to bring others to share this gift! Also as a parent of nine… there were some amazing people who brought amazing kids on this hike but I would honestly tell you this hike is not for kids unless you plan to pay for porters and or horses to carry done kids to the top and or back down
Duane_G, Mar 2023
Cesare was very helpful. Enjoyed seeing the explosions on Fuego and the sunrise at the summit. Tough hike but worth it. Bring cold weather clothing. It’s cold -1c
Nathan_A, Mar 2023
Great overnight tenting adventure. Great guide (Caesar). The terrain was not for the faint of heart.
Astrid_C, Mar 2023
We went hiking to the Acatenango’s volcano and it was the best adventure we have had so far.
The view is amazing, thanks to Henri and Cesar we made it easily to the top.
Their advice was the best and the sunset was incredible.
Perfect experience, 100% recommendable.
Unforgettable experience and challenge!
Rae_M, Feb 2023
This was the hardest hike I’ve done and I grew up hiking big mountains in Colorado! But wow was it worth it. The meals were wonderful and the guides Cesar and Alan were supportive and helpful every step of the way. My friend is a bigger gal and the hike was more difficult for her but they never left her side. Note that it’s 5 hours directly uphill, no flat zig zagging. Also it’s 3 persons to a tent with no pillow which was fine but something to make note of. Bring lots of water and layers!! If you’re looking for an epic experience but with an extreme challenge, this is the tour for you!
Great guides, food also...
Marko_P, Feb 2023
Great guides, food also very good and a great overall experience, would definitely reccomend to anyone
Once in a Lifetime Experience!
Hollie_M, Feb 2023
Both of our guides were wonderful! Both were very encouraging and upbeat throughout the hike. Caesar kept telling us "You can do it! I promise!" I don't know how I would have managed the hike without Caesar's encouragement. The tour agency was great at preparing us for the tour with a packing list. I will never, ever forget this experience!
Incredible experience - 100% recommended
Paul_S, Feb 2023
Our guides Henry and Benjamin were exceptional.
The whole process was extremely smooth (pick up, equipment provided for a small fee, trail and the base camp was already set up when we arrived).
We went to see the summit for sunset instead of sunrise which was the best decision they took as the morning was very cloudy and believe me waking up at 4:30 to hike one steep hour in the cold did not look pleasant.
The views are out of this world, I would recommend this to anyone!
Come prepared with a thick jacket and a scarf though, if not you will regret it.
CatiaFilipa_C, Jan 2023
The hike is super exhausting, but it's worth it! Our guides were super helpful and kind! Be sure to dress warmly, it's super cold at night. The less luggage, the better! Do not take weight with you unnecessarily. The view is breathtaking!
worth every step
SEDA_Y, Dec 2022
What an amazing 24 hours! I was a bit scared of all the reviews saying it's too damn hard but it was a great (yet still challenging) experience. It took us 4 hours to go up to the base camp and 2 hours to come back down the next day. The views were spectacular -- the volcano erupts like every 5-10 minutes and it's always delightful. The base camp was very windy when we arrived but the next morning the weather was amazing. Try to go up on a sunny day, otherwise it gets a bit cold. Bring layers, and be ready for the night to be freezing. But it's honestly so worth it. My legs still ache a bit after 2 days but I loved every minute of it. Henry was an amazing guide, we had a lot of fun. From pick up to drop off, the tour was really good.
Worth the pain
Julie_R, Nov 2022
Our guides, Cesar, and unfortunately we can’t remember the name of the other guide, were so kind and lovely !!! They made our experience very easy. They were open minded and wanted us to achieve the top even though I wasn’t feeling good. They helped me and were very friendly. Recommend this tour x 8482917749 !!!!