This Volcano hiking trip is one of the most exciting Volcano experiences.
You will hike the Acatenango Volcano to experience one of the most active volcanoes in the World (Fuego Volcano). You will enjoy the panoramic view, volcanic explosions, and pyroclastic flow on this tour.
The darkness will be an exceptional accomplice to experience the eruptions and freeze the moment with fantastic photographs; likewise, the sunrises are spectacular when the weather allows it.
This important ceremonial site is located by the lake known by the same name. It is connected with Flores in the east by an 80 km road, of which 70 km are paved while the last 10 km are sandy roads. Yaxha means “green water.”
It is a Maya city of monumental magnitude with over 500 structures. Situated on a hill north of the lake, it occupies from east to west 3 km.
The site is characterized by large artificial platforms, causeways, and roads connecting different city and lake architectural complexes.
Yaxha Park belongs to the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Within the Park, there are four critical archaeological sites: Yaxhá, Nakum, Naranjo, and Topoxte.
The city of Yaxha became an important area to the ancient Maya culture. The jungles inside are exceptionally well-preserved. The Yaxhá Lagoon is among the most effective water systems inside the Maya Biosphere.
Yaxha has documented 150 birds species, forty types of mammals, fourteen amphibious, forty-five reptiles, and 22 varieties of fish.
Acatenango 2 Days Hiking Trip
- Highlights: Acatenango & Fuego Volcanoes
- Activities: Volcano Hiking
- Difficulty: High
- Holiday Type: Group Tour
- You will visit: Acatenango & Fuego Volcanoes
- Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups – Families – Lonely Traveler
- Comfort level: Basic
- Transportation: Minibus
- Length: 2 Day
- Physical demand: Trip may include activities like hikes
- Group size: Minimum 1 – Maximum 20
- Departure / Return Location: At the hotel or lodging address provided in your tour confirmation (apply restrictions)
- Transfer from your hotel to La Soledad Village (Round trip)
- Entrance fee to Acatenango Volcano
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch 1 Dinner
- Communitary Tour Guide (Spanish Speaking)
- Camping Equipment
- Other services not mentioned
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From US$.85.00 P/P
Acateango Volcano itinerary
Day 1: Antigua to La Soledad – Acatenango Volcano
7:00 am transfer from Antigua to La Soledad Village. It would be best if you ate breakfast beforehand, and we highly recommend packing snacks for the road.
Acateango volcano its 3,975 mts. located between Chimaltenango and Sacatepequez. You will observe how the microclimates and terrain change around you during the route while approaching the camp. On this day, you will go through the local farms’ fields, followed by cloud forests with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna.
Upon arrival, if you are lucky enough and have a clear sky, you will enjoy the fantastic views of the neighboring volcanoes such as Atitlan, Toliman, San Pedro, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, and Tajumulco.
Day 2: 45 minutes Sunrise Hike – Back to La Soledad – Antigua Guatemala
Before sunrise, get ready for the most challenging part of the hike; you will walk for about 45 minutes, ascending to the summit. This trail is a combination of sand and stones. At the summit, the group will rest and the breathtaking views of the Guatemalan Highlands. After 45 minutes at the top, start the descent back to base camp for breakfast.
After breakfast, start the hike toward the La Soledad, where our team will be waiting for the transfer to Antigua Guatemala, arriving around noon.