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Climbing Acatenango - Hiking Antigua - Guatemala

This is a stunning hike if you are lucky with the weather, but do not attempt without a guide because you are climbing a serious 4000 meter (13,000 ft) mountain and the conditions can change in an instant. It is a semi-steep climb, similar to Pacaya but it takes slightly longer (five-and-a-half hours), to reach the summit crater, where you set up camp. The view of the surrounding mountains is nice but the highlight is getting up in the dark to watch the nearby Fuego erupting, showering fire some 100 meters (328 ft) into the air. Several companies operate this route but beware of poor standards and check all equipment before you leave.


Location:
Antigua, Guatemala

Hiking

Travel Tips:

Two reputable companies run trips- Old Town Outfitters, 6a Ave Sur y 6a Calle Poniente or Mayan Bike Tours, 6a Calle Poniente y 1a Ave Norte.

Price Description:

Two days, one night. Cost $70-95p/p, depending on numbers.

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Travel Skills: None



Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Climbing Volcán De Fuego , Climbing Volcán De Agua , Cerro de La Cruz y El Hato, Other Hiking Around Antigua and Volcano Climbing.








11 Aug 2010


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