Join us on our 2 day volcano hike to Acatenango. The team has developed a tour package so you can get the best experience on your trip to Guatemala. We have something in mind for the average person to be able to hike 3.5 hours up and 2 hours down the Volcano and be able to capture one of the most incredible volcanoes on earth. Climbing to 3,976m is no easy feat but we have a service that will help you get there in every step of the way. We have you covered in every aspect from food to gear, camp, transportation and more.
BASE CAMP FACILITIES: We guarantee to provide you with the best base camp facilities on the volcano. We have built A frame cabins as shelter for eruptions and weather. Stay warm with the cold temperatures and strong winds this volcano presents. In case of an eruption with the magnitude of the one in June 2018, you can remain safe inside. In addition to the cabins we also provide you with a dinner room and a comfy chair fire pit with a view to Volcano de Fuego and the stars.
PRO LOCAL GUIDES: Certified Kickass Guides that have grown with in a 5km radius to the volcano, with at least 300 assents, bilingual, first aid certified, mountain search and rescue team and ready to give you a welcome to their volcanic lands.
- ALL INCLUDED 2 DAY TREK* in shared cabin $75
- ALL INCLUDED 2 DAY TREK* in private cabin (price for 2) $199
*Includes: 4 meals, snacks, guide, cabin with camping gear, essential personal gear and transportation
We guarantee to have the best available gear in Antigua to ensure you get the best out of your hike. We include the Essential Gear * in all the prices of the hike. There are extras that you can count with at your discretion. Rent the gear you need on the day of the hike from 07:00. We don’t guarantee the availability of every size or item for all hikers, please plan accordingly to make sure you get the gear you need.
|Hat, Scarf, Buff, Winter Gloves, Multiple layer Jacket* (INCLUDED IN ALL INCLUDED PACKAGE)||$1.5ea|
|Trekking Pole (technical)||$3|
|Thermal Base Layers||$2.5|
|Headlamp 250 lumen||$1|
When we set off to make Wicho & Charlie’s, we made a promise to always give back, protect the environment and animals. There’s no better improvement than to make the menu plant based. Keeping in mind the right amount of nutrients and calories needed on this hike, we made a Plant Based menu (and GF) for all our hikers. Be at ease as we didn’t sacrifice flavor and never will.
The food we provide is enough for the average person, hiking Acatenango. If you plan on hiking Fuego and Acatenango, we recommend bringing additional +500cal.
|Apple and a bag you make from our trail mix bar.||SNACKS|
|Adobo soy protein bowl with rice and beans, topped with peanut and cilantro sauce||LUNCH |
|Lentil Curry with bread||DINNER|
|Breakfast burrito of rice and beans, soy protein and ranchera sauce.||BREAKFAST|
- 07:00 Meet up in Agency for gear rental
- 08:00 Departure
- 09:15 Hike starts
- 11:30 Lunch break
- 14:00 Basecamp
- 16:30 Summit bid for sunset
- 19:30 Dinner is served
- 04:30 Summit bid for sunrise
- 07:00 Breakfast
- 08:00 Descent starts
- 10:00 Departure to Antigua
- 11:00 Arrival to Antigua
OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Storage room: feel free to leave your belongings at the agency
- If you don’t have toilet paper, feel free to grab from the bathrooms with a small O.20¢ < + donation for the animal shelter.
|COMPARISON TABLE||CHEAPER TOURS||MORE EXPENSIVE TOURS||OUR TOUR|
|CAMP SITE||Tents, sleeping mat, 5-10 degree sleeping bag||Top quality tents, sleeping mat, -10 degree sleeping bag||Private or Shared Cabins for weather and eruption shelter. -10 degree sleeping bag and 2 mountain ponchos|
|FOOD||3 meals not good quality ingredients.||3 meals||4 meals + Snack bag|
|COMMUNITY CONSCIOUS||Community Guides||Community and/or foreign guides||Male and Female Community Guides. Funding for community school.|
|Single use plastic and polystyrene for food, wood use is 3x more.||Reusable tupperware, use of portable camping stove||Biodegradable materials like paper and banana leaves. Dishes and cups. Camping stove and gas heater to minimize use of wood.|
Tree planting and ocean cleaning practices every year.
|GUIDES||Not bilingual most cases, not first aid certified, underpaid.||PRO guide, Bilingual, First Aid certified, mountain rescue team, well paid||PRO guide, Bilingual, First Aid certified, Mountain rescue team and gear, well paid|
|GEAR||Poor quality, minimum or below standard.||Top quality gear, minimum gear items.||Top quality gear, large selection of gear items for rentals.|