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Acatenango Overnight

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    What to Expect
    Elevation: 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    OX Expeditions office
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    1 day
    Inclusions
    • Bilingual professional guide
    • Transport by private vehicle to and from Antigua
    • Lunch, dinner and breakfast on the volcano
    • Free rental of all gear (backpacks, sleeping bags and warm clothes)
    • Hot drinks and wine!
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    Exclusions
    • Park Entrance Fee (Q50)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Me and three buddies had a guys trip to Antigua for the explicit reason of taking this hike. We knew it would be tough but the pictures and reviews made it look worthwhile. We decided to go with OX because of the all the information we could find, it seemed they were the best
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    First time hiking volcano, first time overnight hiking. Ended up with 'double whammy' because it's irresistible to climb up to top of Fuego. According to our guide , where we were standing was about 400m to the crater, fantastic moment to see a big eruption right in front of us.
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    Our guides, Gareth and Daniel, led a very excellent tour of Acatenango. I felt as though OX prepared me for the hike thoroughly, as well as cared for my safety and health as the tour went. I learned a lot, had a great camping experience, and saw amazing views. Would highly
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    The Acatenango overnight tour with the sunrise hike to see volcan Fuego is simply an amazing world-class experience. Oxexpeditions is a dynamic and very well organized agency that can provide all the equipment and porters if desired (I highly recommend those!). Although groups
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    Can't say enough good things about the organization and execution delivered by this small company. The trip is strenuous and OX takes care to supply whatever you may need and to keep safety and environmental care at the forefront. The guides were excellent, well-trained,
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    By: OX Outdoor Excursions - Day Tours
    Kieller
    8619
    Acatenango overnight with 3 buddies
    Me and three buddies had a guys trip to Antigua for the explicit reason of taking this hike. We knew it would be
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    Harvey Zhou
    Sydney, Australia
    30
    Unforgettable experience
    First time hiking volcano, first time overnight hiking. Ended up with 'double whammy' because it's irresistible to
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    Jennifer F
    41
    Excellent and well organized overnight tour
    Our guides, Gareth and Daniel, led a very excellent tour of Acatenango. I felt as though OX prepared me for the
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    elleazTO
    Toronto, Canada
    60
    Cycling the towns around Antigua
    This tour far exceeded our expectations. Henry was an outstanding guide - knowledgeable, friendly and very
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    Bela
    10
    Very professional tour operator - Gareth as a guide: top!
    I did the Double Whammy back in december with OX, it was amazing. Pre meeting the day before, very good equipment,
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    Alain B
    Montreal, Canada
    70
    Very close to the erupting volcano
    Very good experience where you can get very close to an active volcano. The views are splendid, the hike is not
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    Alain B
    Montreal, Canada
    70
    Just an amazing place
    The Acatenango overnight tour with the sunrise hike to see volcan Fuego is simply an amazing world-class
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    Jeff H
    31
    Highest possible recommendation for OX and for the staff
    Can't say enough good things about the organization and execution delivered by this small company. The trip is
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    Sony S
    20
    The views at night are well worth the tough hike! Fuego ridge is just amazing!
    All of our guides were great we went on Monday January 13th. Very rough weathers but the guides did a great job in
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    Relax713106
    Arlington, Virginia
    140
    GREAT guides, HARD hike
    The customer service here is unbelievable These folks have done everything they can to make sure that you get up
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