Guatemala Volcano Special
8-day volcano tour to Pacaya and Fuego, Guatemala
Guatemala has some of the highest density of active volcanoes anywhere on the planet. The most active volcanoes, Pacaya and Fuego, have been in eruption for years. They often show strombolian activity and since the end of 2020, Pacaya has been having a lava flow, while Fuego volcano is known for its spectacular fireworks.
Join a trip organised together with an experienced Guatemalan guide and photographer to have a chance to watch active volcanoes from up close! Get an in-depth experience of the powerful and turbulent natural processes at work and take stunning pictures!
Moreover, you will visit the famous volcanic Lake Atitlán and have a spectacular view of the surrounding volcanoes: Atitlán, Tolimán, and San Pedro (“The Three Giants“). On the lakeshore there is a colourful town San Juan La Laguna known especially for its art and it's a great place to pick up some canvases to take home.
With its colonial heritage, the lively and colorful town of Antigua is the perfect place to start and to end the tour. There is time to explore the Mayan markets, listen and dance to the sounds of Salsa and Merengue, practice your Spanish and get in touch with the friendly and warm Guatemalan people.
- 2 active volcanoes from close: Fuego, Pacaya
- Different viewpoints and extended observation time for each volcano
- Impressive volcanic landscapes
- Colorful towns and markets (La Antigua, San Juan La Laguna)
- Famous volcanic Atitlan Lake
- Friendly hospitable people
- Comfortable accommodation and camping
8-day itinerary Volcano Special
Arrival to Guatemala. Own transfer to the hotel in Antigua. (by Uber). Free time in Antigua. Welcome dinner. Night in hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the foothills of the Pacaya volcano with an impressive view of the Fuego, Acatenango, Agua and Pacaya volcanoes, also when the sky is clear is an amazing spot to see constellations, planets, meteors, and galaxies as the Milky Way.
We set up a camp, have lunch and hike to explore the petrified lava of flow of 2010 and 2014 that burnt lots of farm fields. Dinner in the camp. Night in tents.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast in the camp. Transfer to the colorful town of San Juan La Laguna at the edge of the famous Atitlan Lake. City tour. Night in hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the viewpoint of the Lake. Transfer to La Antigua Guatemala. Stay in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Acatenango volcano - climb 1200 m to a great viewpoint at 3600 m facing active Fuego volcano. Set up a camp, lunch and rest. Enjoy the best views of Fuego volcano from there. Dinner in the camp. Evening & night-time observation of Fuego. Night in tents.
Possibility to climb to the summit of Acatenango on one of the days (at extra cost).
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast. Morning observation of Fuego´s activity from the campsite. Descend back to the start of the hiking trail, pick-nick lunch and return to Antigua. Check in the hotel and free time till the evening. In the evening a group meets for a farewell dinner in a selected restaurant in historic center of Antigua. Night in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Own transfer to the airport or extension.
The tour starts in Guatemala city and ends in Antigua city. Participants go from and to the airport themselves (as the arrivals of the flights are different). If you want some help with booking a transfer, pleasу send us a message.
Group size: 3-6
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Dates:no scheduled dates at present
Price (per person): $ 2300 €£¥
- Accommodation in double / twin rooms & tents as per program
- All transportation in private minibus or 4x4 vehicles according to itinerary
- Entrance fees to National parks and sites
- Meals as per program
- Non alcoholic drinks
- All camping gear (tents, cooking gear, kitchen tent, camping chairs etc)
- One porter for 1 backpack per person in Acatenango (from the car to the base camp, it does not include porter to and from Acatenango´s summit of Fuego hike)
- Local guide in Acatenango
- Experienced English-speaking Guatemalean guide and photographer during the whole trip