Acatenango Volcano

Acatenango Volcano, Antigua: Hours, Address, Acatenango Volcano Reviews: 5/5

Acatenango Volcano
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Patricia
6 contributions
Nov 2021
My sister and I hiked Acatenango last November with Florencio, president of APRODE, and his son on a private route and we can't say enough about how special and unique the experience was.

We are not going to lie, the excursion is physically challenging, but we couldn't have had better guides. 100% local guides who know the volcano like the back of their hand and are very attentive to anything that comes up and you need.

Very different from any experience you can have with a tour operator and you make sure that the money goes to them and not to the tour operators (which is a moral obligation!).

Don't hesitate, you won't regret hiring APRODE, but whoever you go with, get fit beforehand and dress warmly! :)
Written 11 January 2022
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Anton G
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
So I booked the volcano tour with Tropicana Hostel Antigua and it has been soo good. The guides were super chill and the hike was for everybody because we took breaks every 30-40 min. The view of the volcano was super great from tropicana basecamp. The sunrise was epic too.
The only thing they cood improve is, that they tell you beforehand that there is the option for en extra trip too the lava, but the tour in itself is super good.
Written 9 January 2022
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Fabian
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Yoo awsome hike! Totally worth every penny, went with Tropicana and it was super good vibe and a cozy cabine with a fire where you can chill drink something warm and watch the volcano go crazy bananas
Written 9 January 2022
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Urvi
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
An amazing tour! The food provided by the hostel was really good and filling! Above all, our tour guides Miguel, Josue, Emilio and Manolo were the ones that made the hike a memorable experience for us. They were all so sweet, helpful and hardworking! They gave a heart warming good bye speech at the end of our tour that left me in tears. Definitely book with them and ask for these specific tour guides if possible
Written 30 December 2021
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Kunal Goel
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
I recommend the volcano tour with Tropicana hostel. It was very well organized and we had nothing to worry about as we were literally guided every step of the way. Tropicana includes 4 meals instead of 3 that most others offer (pre-departure breakfast), making the tour even smoother. They keep your bags even if you're not staying at hostel and offer free hot shower and towel after you come back. The guides are nice and friendly and good was decent for camping.
Gear is offered for rent if you need anything.

Tropicana's cabin tents are at the most awesome location compared to other camps with amazing views.

Some things that can be improved-
1. All 3 guides only spoke Spanish and hence, couldn't tell us more history about the volcanoes.
2. The hike is slow which is very good for slow hikers but for faster hikers it means many stop and starts. I was expecting if there are 3 guides, faster hikers can hike fast with one guide and others can come behind but the guides always wanted the whole group together
Written 21 December 2021
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Zara C
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Lovely local guides and great camping spot (with small cabins not tents) with a view of Fuego. Trek is hard but definitely worth it!
Written 13 December 2021
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Angus A
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
What an amazing tour! Very fun and informative guides, gave us plenty of breaks so we went at the appropriate speed for the group! Very good and plenty of food. The view at the top and watching the eruptions of Fuego will remain in my mind for a long time!
Written 13 December 2021
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jasmind
Bacalar, Mexico2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
such a great experience! the guides were so helpful and lovely. the volcano was the coolest thing i’ve ever seen and it was totally worth the hike up. definitely do it it’s such a great thing to do.
Written 13 December 2021
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robjustrob
Lethbridge, Canada1,726 contributions
Sep 2021
acatenango volcana is so cool to see, it is neat because it looks just like what you imagine a real volcano should look like. plus while we were there it was smoking and letting off gasses, not any lava though that we seen.
Written 5 December 2021
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fuchslu
Jutiapa, Guatemala14 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Hiked Acatenango twice in October with ASOAVA, the local guiding association in San José Calderas. First time the weather was pretty bad and we didn’t see much, second time around was just amazing!

Catalino, the boss of ASOAVA, is super quick and professional in his replies, the trip is well organized from pick up at your hotel (or you might already sleep at his place the night before) to the food and camping area on top. Reach him on WhatsApp on +502 5500 4707 and make sure the money you spend stays in the small village. Just a great experience!!
Written 2 November 2021
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