Already when landing at the airport of Guatemala City, you’re usually greeted by the view of smoking volcanoes. What a landscape!
Guatemala is the country of volcanoes, and hiking Acatenango Volcano is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many.
While I cannot deny that the Acatenango hike is really exhausting, the reward of the views and surroundings on top are priceless.
Among the many volcanoes in Guatemala, hiking Acatenango Volcano is the most popular. And that’s for good reason. After a tough 4-5 hours climb to the base camp, you’re rewarded with an incredible view of the other volcanoes.
The most spectacular sight by far is Acatenango’s active neighbor, El Fuego Volcano. Every few minutes, you can see smoke and lava flying high in the sky, accompanied by a loud roar.
So let’s get to the juicy part: How do you get up there?