Volcano Tours

wicho & charlie's

7 calle poniente casa 6, Antigua​

TEL: (502) 7832 1215

WA: (502) 4446 5800

info@wichoandcharlies.com

HOURS OF OPERATION

7:30 - 19:30 every day

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ACATENANGO 2 day Hike

Join us on our 2 day volcano hike to Acatenango. The team has developed a tour package so you can get the best experience on your trip to Guatemala. We have something in mind for the average person to be able to hike 3.5 hours up and 2 hours down the Volcano and be able to capture one of the most incredible volcanoes on earth. Climbing to 3,976m is no easy feat but we have a service that will help you get there in every step of the way. We have you covered in every aspect from food to gear, camp, transportation and more. 

PRICE OF HIKE Q450 (USD $61)

ITINERARY

  • 07:30 Meet up in Agency for gear rental and breakfast

  • 09:00 Departure

  • 10:15 Hike starts

  • 12:30 Lunch break

  • 15:00 Basecamp 

  • 16:30 Summit bid for sunset

  • 19:30 Dinner is served

  • 04:30 Summit bid for sunrise

  • 07:00 Breakfast

  • 08:00 Descent starts

  • 10:30 Departure to Antigua

  • 11:30 Arrival to Antigua

WHAT'S INCLUDED

If you are traveling light, or don't have the necessary gear; we've got you cover. All the essential gear for the hike is included. Plus you get access to other rental gear that you might want in addition. 

INCLUDED:

  • Hat

  • Buff and scarf

  • Winter gloves

  • Jacket, wind breaker and mid layer 

  • Head lamp (batteries not included) 

  • 3 lt water container 

OPTIONAL RENTALS:

  • Trekking pole $3 (2 for $5)

  • Thermal Base Layer $3

  • Backpack 35-40L $5

  • Boots $5

  • Merino socks $3

GEAR

All the food is included for the average appetite. In our efforts to support environment friendly practices and feed you with the right nutrients for this hike we have elaborated a mostly plant based meal plan. 

  • Breakfast buffet before departure

  • Lunch during the hike

  • Hot chocolate and marshmallows 

  • Dinner at basecamp with wine

  • Light breakfast with coffee or tea

  • 5 snacks for the trek

FOOD

Don't you worry about basecamp gear. Everything you need for camping is already at 3,600m waiting for you. So forget about carrying all this. In your back pack you will carry: Food, water and personal belongings. 

No other base camp is like ours guaranteed.

  • Mountain cabins that are made to withstand and type of weather, storm or eruption from Fuego Volcano. 

    • -5 degree sleeping bag​

    • 2 mountain blankets

    • 4 inch think foam mattres

    • Pillow

  • Dinner room with benches, gas heaters, board games and other entertainment in weather proof canopy fitted with kitchen.

  • Comfy fire pit with beach chairs to hang out and observe Volcan de Fuego eruptions.

  • Amenities like tripods, gas heaters, bathroom scoops, dinnerware and first aid or mountain rescue equipment.

3rd party porter services can be arranged from $25 for 12 kilo backpack. 

BASE CAMP FACILITIES

If we have to use one word for them would be <kickass>. Our guides are locals from the Village of Acatenango, who are rooted to the volcano and its traditions. We have launched an initiative to make them professionals to deliver the best costumer service possible so they can provide with honest work to their families. 

Most of our guides speak english and receive twice a week english classes to keep improving. They are government certified and part of mountain rescue team. They have been trained for first aid treatment and carry a med kit with them. 

We try to give the best tools so they can take the best care of you in the Volcano. 

OUR GUIDES

NEED TO BRING OR DO

  • Q50 for park entrance

  • Government ID to use as deposit for Gear rentals

  • Toilet paper

 

Things to do for better acclimatization

  • Stay well hydrated the day before

  • Avoid food that could make your stomach upset

  • Rest well (try an avoid staying up late partying) 

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW

  • Storage room: feel free to leave your belongings at the agency

  • Shower, we have great showers at the agency you can use. We only ask for a small donation of $1-$2 for the animal shelter we support

  • If you don't have toilet paper, feel free to grab from the bathrooms with a small  O.25¢ < + donation