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.
|Hike & pension in shared cabin||$45|
|Hike & pension in private cabin (for 2)||$115|
|Basic Gear Bundle||$10|
|Hike to Fuego||$26|
|Private Guide services (with group 1:7)||$42|
|Shuttle Antigua >< Acatenango||$15|
PARK ENTRANCE (Q50 – Q75) NOT INCLUDED
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 discressión. You can start renting the gear the day before the hike from 09:00 – 16:00, or on the day of the hike at 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*||$10|
|Trekking Pole (technical)||$3|
|Thermal Base Layers||$2.5|
|Headlamp 250 lumen||$1|
|Boots (Check sizes available at store)||$5|
When we set of to make Wicho & Charlie’s, we made a promise to always give back and protect to the environment and animals. Keeping in mind the right amount of nutrients and calories needed on this hike, we have made an Plant Based menu for all our hikers. In order to also support the local community and creating more jobs we are also implementing a cook on the hike.
|Continental Breakfast buffet before departure||BREAKFAST DAY 1|
|Adobo soy protein bowl with rice and beans, topped with avocado sauce||LUNCH |
|Potato and bean supper||SUPPER|
|Latino Lentil Daal||DINNER|
|Brownie, Granola Bar, Fruit, Peanuts||SNACK BAG|
- 06:30 Meet up in Agency for gear rental and breakfast
- 08:00 Departure
- 90:15 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
- Shower, we have great showers at the agency you can use. We only ask for a small donation of $1-$2 for the animal shelter. (includes towel).
- 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||4 meals + cook||5 meas + Snack bag + Cook|
|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 standard.||Top quality gear, minimum gear items.||Top quality gear, large selection of gear items for rentals.|