Get your hiking boots on and prepare yourself for another fantastic Guatemalan experience. The powerful and dramatic landscape of Acatenango’s twin peaks will leave you inspired and humbled at every turn. Much more challenging than Pacaya, it’s well worth the effort just to see Acatenango’s overpowering beauty. This captivating trip takes two days and one night. Day 1 takes you up the lower peak in around 6-8 hours. With Fuego Volcano right next door, you might even get a free fireworks show as the evening sets in. Day 2, at around 3am starts and takes you to the higher peak in a similar time. The summit view of Guatemala’s Pacific coast and arc of volcanoes will leave you literally (at 3976m/13045ft) and figuratively breathless. Get an entirely new perspective on this amazing world with THGuatemala.
Total trip time: 2 days – 1 night
Departure time: 7:00am from Antigua
Included in Price: Transportation to and from Acatenango, a local guide, entrance fee lunch and dinner for the first day, breakfast on the second day, tent, sleeping bag and roll mats
Additional costs: Money for extra food and drinks if required.
What to bring: Appropriate and warm clothing for hiking, comfortable hiking footwear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, at least two litres of water, and a rain jacket from May to November.