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Guatemala’s Pacaya is one of the most popular volcanoes to visit, but travelers shouldn't skip its neighbor, Acatenango. Towering nearly 13,123 feet (4,000 meters), it is Guatemala’s third-tallest volcano and one of the tallest stratovolcanoes in Central America.

Acatenango’s first eruption was in 1924 —relatively recent in comparison to many other volcanoes—though some evidence of its volcanic activity dates back to prehistoric times. Other eruptions occurred shortly after, but it then remained quiet until an eruption in 1972. Since then, Acatenango has been declared dormant.

Acatenango is part of the Fuego-Acatenango massif, or string of volcanic vents, which includes Yepocapa, Pico Mayor de Acatenango, Meseta and Fuego. Acatenango has two main summits: Yepocapa, the northern summit at 12,565 feet (3,830 meters) and Pico Mayor, the southern and highest cone at 13,054 feet (3,976 meters). These are known as Tres Hermanas, and when joined with Fuego, the complex is collectively known as La Horqueta.

Both Acatenango and its twin, Fuego, offer stunning views overlooking the city of Antigua. Ascending Acatenango takes visitors through four different temperate zones — high farmland, cloud forest, high-alpine forest and volcanic. Acatenango is the perfect spot to watch Fuego’s regular activity, which includes audible moans and groans, plumes of smoke and large lava rocks hurling into the air.

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Acatenango Overnight

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Summit Acatenango Volcano on a 2-day trip from Antigua. At nearly 13,000 feet (4,000 m) above sea level, the advanced trek offers stunning views of the nearby Agua and Fuego Volcanoes. Tents, warm clothes, sleeping mats, and more are all conveniently included. Just bring your pack, sleeping bag, and sense of adventure. Your guide is with you every step of the way to ensure the best experience possible.
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  • 2 days
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$89.00
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City

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This popular Pacaya Volcano day trip from Guatemala City is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the country’s most active volcano. Follow your expert local guide to the top of this fiery mountain and look out over stunning views of Guatemala countryside. It’s a memorable way to experience the natural beauty of this incredible country and is perfect for novice hikers.
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  • 6 hours
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

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Get up close and personal with a Guatemalan volcano during this 7-hour Pacaya Volcano hike, one of the country’s most active. Travel through volcanic vegetation and surreal landscapes on your way to the top, enjoying impressive views of three nearby volcanic peaks, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango at the summit. Your trip from Antigua to the volcano also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel and a guide.
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  • 7 hours
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Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure

Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure

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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.
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  • 2 days
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Acatenango Volcano Day Hike from Antigua

Acatenango Volcano Day Hike from Antigua

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Challenge yourself by climbing the Acatenango volcano. Your experienced bilingual guide will lead you on a roughly 6-hour climb, passing through cornfields and a cloud forest before reaching the ashy volcanic landscape. Acatenango is inactive but grants incredible views of Fuego, an active volcano nearby. Enjoy a picnic at the top before descending. Climbers are encouraged to bring good shoes, a fleece, raincoat, sunglasses, and sunblock.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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Pacaya Volcano Morning Tour from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Morning Tour from Antigua

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Hike through dried lava fields, green forests, and coffee and banana plantations en route to a scenic vista point on Pacaya Volcano on this tour from Antigua. Going as part of this guided tour not only ensures your safety during the hike, but also covers logistics like transportation, entrance fees, and lunch so you can just lace up your boots and enjoy the scenery.
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  • 8 hours
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Pacaya Volcano Sunset Tour from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Sunset Tour from Antigua

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Pacaya, one of Guatemala’s youngest volcanoes, offers hikers a unique glance into the geologic center of the earth on this 8-hour small-group tour. A relatively easy climb of 1.5 hours brings you to the fertile shelf just below the cinder cone called “la Meseta.” From here you get an awesome view of recent lava flows. You will explore these lava fields, and as the smoking crater looms above, the environment quickly changes to resemble that of an extraterrestrial setting. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch while gazing at the views before you make your way back down. Tour includes private transport, all entry fees, all guide fees, a fresh lunch, and a 1st aid trained bilingual guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Acatenango Volcano

Acatenango Volcano

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We offer best tours on three tours, Sunrise, day and two days one night, proffesional guides, nice view to the volcano Fuego
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Half-Day Volcano Loop on a Classic Motorcycle

Half-Day Volcano Loop on a Classic Motorcycle

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This relaxed 150km cruise around Antigua's twin volcanoes on an iconic Royal Enfield Classic 500 will reward you with vistas the average traveler will never even know about. With every mile on pristine and mostly empty winding roads, you will immerse deeper in Guatemala's unique climatic and natural diversity. Think of it as a Zen experience on two wheels.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Acatenango Volcano in 4x4 Luxury Hike.

Acatenango Volcano in 4x4 Luxury Hike.

If you are looking to experience the adrenaline of Guatemalan volcanoes without too much physical effort, this tour is for you. This trip allows visitors to approach as much as possible one of the Acatenango Volcano Summits in a Comfortable 4×4 vehicle, and therefore Only need to walk for approximately 1 and a half hour to the top.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Overnight Adventure !!Hike Acatenango Volcano

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Overnight Adventure !!Hike Acatenango Volcano

Do not miss the opportunity to Enjoy the breathtaking and wonderful views from the top of this beautiful Acatenango volcano that is located at 13,000 feet (4,000 m). Enjoy a walk of approximately 4 hours depending on the pace of the group, accompanied all the way by your friendly and expert guide, who will make your experience more interesting and fun. Transportation will cross you from your hotel to go to the city known as La Soledad, which is 1 hour from La Antigua when you arrive at this place you will start with this wonderful and extreme walk after your guide gives you more instructions and details of the tour Enjoy also 3 meals included in the cost and the best thing is that you can choose the option of normal or vegetarian food and the service is door to door.
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  • 2 days
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Acatenango Volcano Overnight Hiking - 2 Days Private Tour

Acatenango Volcano Overnight Hiking - 2 Days Private Tour

The Acatenango Volcano is the third-largest in Guatemala. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to climb it with the company of a specialized local guide with knowledge of first aid so that your experience is pleasant and safe. During your climb to the volcano, you will be able to observe different microclimates, from planting spaces, passing through a cloud forest until reaching a sandy and rocky place. You will be amazed by the beautiful views of the entire volcanic mountain range of Guatemala and to see up close the eruptions of the Fuego volcano that is located right next to the Acatenango volcano. We will camp on the night of our first day, you will enjoy delicious camping-style meals, and you will be able to have incredible photos. We assure you that this will be a unique experience and you will want to continue climbing volcanoes!
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  • 2 days
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Pacaya Volcano Overnight Tour from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Overnight Tour from Antigua

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Our group meets at Old Town Outfitters Shop in Antigua at 14:00hrs – where drinking water, bathroom facilities and retail outdoor equipment are available for hikers. Our drive to the trailhead is just over 1-hour in private transport from Antigua to the Park Office. As our group moves up one of the myriad of trails on the mountain, your Old Town guide will direct the group toward active surface or sub-surface lava flows near the summit. He will then decide where to make camp for the evening, and arrange the group’s campsite close to one of Pacaya’s many beautiful vistas. A freshly prepared dinner will be readied for the group. Hot coffee and tea will keep your group warm after sundown, and after a good night’s rest in tents and bags views of surrounding highland volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango will greet campers at first light. After breakfast our group will break camp and have a relaxed descent of Pacaya’s slopes as we move down to the trailhead.
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  • 22 hours
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Acatenango Volcano Overnight Adventure from Guatemala City

Acatenango Volcano Overnight Adventure from Guatemala City

This 2-day hike brings you up the slopes of beautiful Acatenango Volcano to our private campsite – bench-cut into the side of this towering mountain. From here we enjoy our camp meals, incredible views, and plenty of room to stretch out. In camp there we will have ample time to appreciate the sights and sounds of nearby Volcan Fuego’s violent volcano eruptions. On the morning of the 2rd day, our group will summit Acatenango’s peak (3,975m/12,720ft - the third highest volcano in Guatemala), taking in panoramic views from atop the summit.
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  • 2 days
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$295.49
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Latitude of Fire

Latitude of Fire

As we get closer to some of Fuego’s drainages/ravines, you will see deposits of loose rock and volcanic debris. During the rainy season, and depending on the intensity of the rainfall, these deposits can form fast moving mudflows of a sort of slowing moving wet concrete, called lahars. Cotzumalguapa’s inhabitants developed an original artistic style seen in monumental sculptures and small objects. Although its ancient structures are buried beneath layers of material produced by volcanic eruptions, you will see part of its monumental sculpture in the venues visited on this trip. Archaeological excavations have enlightened about its cultural importance. Foreign appropriation, housing construction, and agrocommercial ventures are threats to this site, although recent appreciation of this legacy and has started to produce positive results.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Overnight Tour to Lake Atitlán on a Classic Motorcycle

Overnight Tour to Lake Atitlán on a Classic Motorcycle

This combined Lake Atitlan / Volcano Tour is designed for motorcycle enthusiasts who want to experience Guatemala in a nutshell. The first part of the tour takes you to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. You'll be cruising Guatemala's highlands, mostly off the beaten track. Traffic is light and the roads are pristine. This is motorcycle paradise with breath-taking vistas that provide great opportunities to shoot unforgettable photos and videos. There are many options to spend the afternoon at the Lake. You can take a boat ride to the neighboring villages, explore the colorful handicraft market or taste some truly delicious local gourmet coffee. Or you can simply chill out at the Sunset Café and follow the sun disappear behind the volcanoes while enjoying a fruity cocktail. Life's good at Lake Atitlan. The Volcano section on day two is the icing on the cake. Fresh tarmac here as well, no traffic and nothing but endless twisties. Nirvana for every motorcycle aficionado!
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  • 1 day 6 hours
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What are Acatenango hours of operation?
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Acatenango hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Acatenango tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Acatenango can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 16 Acatenango tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Acatenango 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Acatenango costs USD 60.00. Guided Acatenango tours start around USD 60.00 per person. See all 16 Acatenango tickets and tours on Viator.
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