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Acatenango Volcano

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Address: Antigua, Guatemala
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+502 4229 1351
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US$96.00*
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Best Experience of my life

This was a challenge... and probably one of the hardest things I've done, but most rewarding. My husband and I used OX expeditions and they did a good job of guiding us up and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
annika K
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a challenge... and probably one of the hardest things I've done, but most rewarding. My husband and I used OX expeditions and they did a good job of guiding us up and making for a good experience. We also did Fuego which was amazing but very difficult to do two summits in 24 hours.. My husband got a... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on a short weekend trip and contacted Gilmer who great to work with and planned the hike perfectly for us. We were delayed getting out of Guate and drove straight to his place, where he had one of his nephews ready to go with us. The majority of the hiking group was already gone, but Gilmer had everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and two friends did this trek with Guilmer and he runs an amazing set-up! All the fees go to the local village projects and the guides are alllllllll incredible. They really do make this trip, they smile and give you encouragement and are generally amazing! The trek itself is tough, the ground is quite loose so it can be... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to be in good shape and plan well for the hike. You'll need, at least, adequate garments to go from a temperate climate to a very cold environment at the top. If you plan to stay at the top for the night, you'll need good quality, waterproof, breathable tents, sleeping bags and protective clothing. Besides, you'd really want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike is one of the best things I have done in my trip and we didn't even get good views at the summit. I can only imagine would it would have been like if Fuego had erupted or if the sky had been clear when we reached the peak. The hike in itself is awesome, passing through plantations, lush... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an exceptionally difficult challenge for me. Bearing in mind I do no exercise in general - at all. The hike is crazy steep but it goes through FOUR ecosystems which is crazy. I was so blown away by the beauty I would often forget how tough it was. The first couple of hours are the hardest because of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To give this some perspective, I've been to the gym twice in the last year and I do little to no exercise if I can possibly avoid it. I have minimal experience in hiking and only do walks like this for the experience/views rather than any sort of personal or physical challenge. I also have a fairly recent ruptured ACL... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lets face it, the climb is not easy, especially if you do the extra El Fuego climb in the same day. BUT, wow the view and the feeling to be so near the active volcano is priceless. I hired a porter and I'm glad I did so I could enjoy better the journey. Special thank to Brian, our experimented guide... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For starters. Do NOT pay more than $30 dollars US per person for the the 2 day 1 night package (small amount of food and guide included). This hike is incredible. The first day takes a lot out of you as you hike from 10:00am until just before sunset. The 4:00 am hike to the summit the next morning can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible hike and experience. We booked with Guilmer and were not disappointed. Him and his team are excellent and second to none. They are so dedicated, hard working and capable. We were guided by Guilmer's brother, Catalina, for our trek. He is an amazing guide who was encouraging, funny, extremely helpful and very interesting. Him and two... More 

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