Acatenango Volcano: Visit Its Summit On a 4WD Vehicle in 1 Day + Meal at the Top

Acatenango Volcano: Visit Its Summit On a 4WD Vehicle in 1 Day + Meal at the Top

If you want to experience Guatemalan volcanoes' adrenaline without too much physical effort, this tour is for you.

This trip allows visitors to approach as much as possible to one of the Acatenango Volcano summits in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Therefore you will only need to walk to the top for approximately 1 and a half hours.

Enjoy a camping-style meal at the top of the summit and appreciate the mesmerizing views. Don't forget your camera and comfortable clothes to have the best time!

Take note: This tour works better during non-raining months.
Rainy months: from May-August.

Note: The local tour guide is from a nearby indigenous community. The local tour guide can guide you in Spanish and if you speak English, they can give you general instructions in English, however, they are not 100% bilingual.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Antigua, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

We will start this tour by picking you up at the lobby of your hotel in Antigua Guatemala. Make sure to bring all the things you need for the ascent and have the best attitude to have a great time!

The time to get to the base of Acatenango Volcano from Antigua is around 1 hour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Acatenango Volcano, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

The 4WD vehicle will take us up to 80% of the road and the rest of the way we will go up on foot. The car ride will take us around 60-90 minutes and we will appreciate different landscapes all the way up. Once we arrive at the vehicle drop-off point, we will begin our hike to the summit. This is the last part of the volcano, the tip. This hike requires good physical condition both muscular and endurance as the path is quite steep and sandy. It will take us one and a half to two hours to walk to the top but the scenery will make it all worth it.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Acatenango Volcano, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

When we reach the volcano's summit, you will have free time to take pictures, and enjoy, and appreciate the breathtaking views. After this time we will start our walk to the base camp which is at the altitude where our 4x4 vehicle is parked.

Once we are there, you will have time to continue enjoying the fantastic view of Volcán de Fuego and the range of neighboring volcanoes. Also, you will have a camping-style meal. If you go up in the early morning to see the sunrise, we will give you a breakfast of pancakes and coffee. We will give you a sandwich and coffee if you go up to see the sunset. On both occasions, we will also give you a portion of banana bread.

You will recharge your energy to start our 40-minute walk to return to the 4WD vehicle which will take us back to Antigua Guatemala.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Antigua, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

After enjoying our meal at the top, we will begin to descend on foot until we meet again with our 4WD vehicle. The 4WD vehicle will take us to the base of the volcano and there we will change the vehicle again to take you to your hotel and rest.

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 10 To 11 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up passengers at the lobby of their hotel in Antigua

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • 4WD Vehicle to get as close as possible to the summit
  • Camping-style meal at the summit
  • Certified and experienced driver in High Mountains Paths
  • Volcanoes Expert Guide, Certified by The Guatemalan Tourism Board Commission
  • 1 Bottled Water
  • Local guide from a nearby community
  • Entrance Fee to Acatenango Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Acatenango Volcano

Not Included

  • Gratuities


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