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Acatenango Volcano Overnight


13,044ft / 3,976m
Last major eruption: 1972
Status: Dormant
Duration: Two days, one night

Challenge = DIFFICULT:
As the title suggest, this is a challenging tour for any client of average fitness level. Expect one to two days of 8 to 10 hours of hiking with a full backpack over technical trail aspects such as rock scrambling, slippery and steep terrain.

Excursion Highlight: Toasting a glass of wine on the peak while the sun sinks below the clouds, watching the sunset over all of Guatemala from 13,044ft / 3976m

Includes: Lunch, dinner and breakfast, warm clothing, tents, sleeping pad, transportation, guide, and good time. Bring a backpack (55 liters or bigger!) and sleeping bag or borrow or rent one of ours.

Trip Description: This excursion is the one that started it all! O.X. spends more time on this mountain than all other companies combined. Volcan Acatenango, the sleeping giant that looms over the Antiguan valley is, in the opinion of O.X., the most beautiful and diverse volcano in all of Guatemala.

Acatenango is the third highest volcano in all of Central America and it guarantees a challenge and adventure. Sleeping overnight gives you the amazing opportunity to experience a sunset and sunrise from almost 4,000 meters (13,000 ft!). The air is crisp and cool and the beauty mesmerizing.

From this vantage point, you hang out above the clouds, on top of the world, and looking out onto neighboring volcanoes, Volcan Agua gentle and serene and Volcan Fuego the ever angry, lava spilling mountain which seems so close you can touch it. We do not know exactly what is going to happen up there, but we guarantee the beauty will move you. (Minimum 4 people) Contact us to help you find more folks.

Damage: (U.S.) $89.00

AON Full payment

AON Deposit

50% Discount
Book an overnight tour and
your hostel stay after the tour is half off


SLEEP: BOOK a BED at our Base Camp LINK for the night before so you can just roll out of bed at whatever awful hour in the morning (6am departure for overnight tour, 5am departure for day trips) and we store your bags in big burly lockers. :) Starting at $8. per night.

WATER: 4.5 liters minimum and snacks (chocolate bar, nuts, etc.) for 3 rest breaks.

GEAR: Rain Gear is essential anytime of year. Sunscreen, sunglasses, baseball cap, non-cotton clothing, comfortable-capable shoes. If possible, warm jacket, gloves and warm hat. YOUR backpack 55 liters minimum and sleeping bag. (yes, we have loaners and rentals).

KNOW: Pre-Trip Meeting 5pm the night before your trip. (Sunday or Monday departures, Pre-Trip Meeting is at 1pm the day before your tour). All your questions answered and a chance to meet your guide and get the details of your trip so you can better be prepared.

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Cell:     +(502)4149-4380
Office: +(502)7832-0468
SKYPE: outdoorexcursions


Address: 7th Calle Poniente #17 (7th Street W. #17)
We are located between 5th and 6th Avenues
Antigua, Guatemala
(Map & Directions)


We are a professional adventure guide operator. This means we are in the business of chaos management and calculated risk. Environmental factors like bad weather or altitude sickness are out of our control, however the OX Team of Pro-Guides are prepared. Professionalism begins with the preparation and paying attention to details. The OX Team feels this begins from the moment you walk through our door and continues with our drivers, our food, our equipment and the overall experience. This is all a part of the ADVENTURE. The Pro-Team at OX appreciate you giving us the opportunity to execute an adventure that is a positive and memorable one, done the right way!