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Acatenango Overnight provided by OX Expeditions

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Acatenango Overnight

Acatenango Overnight
4.5
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£65.88
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About
ACATENANGO BIG-BOLD-BEAUTIFUL This beautiful beast is the volcano that started it all for OX back in 2004. We climb this volcano more than all our competition combined, rain or shine. Our professional guide team and organized procedures work hard to manage the unpredictable chaos of mother nature. It is all about the details. We want each and every client to have an enjoyable time no matter where the adventure takes us.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 73776P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • 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!
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Park Entrance Fee (Q50)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • OX Expeditions, 2a Calle Poniente #23, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala We are a few blocks from central park, if you head South on 6th Avenue until you get to a T-junction, we are just a few houses to the East!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • 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!
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Park Entrance Fee (Q50)
Departure details
  • OX Expeditions, 2a Calle Poniente #23, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala We are a few blocks from central park, if you head South on 6th Avenue until you get to a T-junction, we are just a few houses to the East!
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
1 stops
Day 1
Hike to Base Camp
Day 2
Summit Acatenango
Popular mentions

4.5
55 reviews
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Maxwell G
1 contribution
Acetenango fuego
Sep 2021 • Solo
Ox was awesome! Very professional, knowledgeable guides. Everything went smoothly. You get what you pay for…
Written 16 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ives
Chicago, IL28 contributions
Don't skip this experience but look for another company!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Ox Expeditions caters to English speakers, particularly Americans and charges double and triple the prices other companies do for exactly the same service. Moreover, this is a NOT a locally owned company - the owner is a douchy guy from either the US or Australia who, upon us returning from the trek, behaved as if he owned our guide, saying that we should just say the word and our guide will be in trouble since he's the "big boss." GROSS.
Outside of that, after the 4 of us finished the trek and went on to explore different parts of Guatemala, we met at least a dozen people who'd done the climb with different companies and were charged between $50 and $60. This cost included climbing BOTH Acatenango and Fuego, 4 meals, all equipment, tests that were set up under an A-frame (to protect from the rain which is a daily occurance) AND PERSONAL PORTERS per person who carry their things.
Ox Expeditions on the other hand charged $90 for climbing Acatenango with an additional $40 for opting to climb Fuego. Porters were $30 EACH WAY, not included in the cost, and our tents were in no way protected from the pouring rain which we had throughout the afternoon, evening and late at night while we were camping.
In addition, we were not told anything about either volcano, the surrounding communities or Guatemala during this 2-day trek which I'd have anticipated given the massive premium we paid.
To reiterate, DON'T HESITATE TO CLIMB ACATENANGO AND FUEGO, IT'S AMAZING, just look elsewhere for a company to help you get there.
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pierre C
Gryon, Switzerland37 contributions
Missed acatenango thanks to poor agency planning and communication
I was 3 nights in Antigua and was looking for a day trip to acatenango. There were none available so I asked Oxexpeditions to quote me a private tour which they did. We agreed on date time and course price!
On the day before I arrived in Antigua and contacted them as their shop was closed. I asked whether we could start earlier than 5am as I was the sole client but response stalled.
So much that I went to bed at 20:00 getting set for a 05:00 start.
Yet at 05:00 there were no guide or vehicle at my hotel entrance. Just a cryptic “hello” sent at 22:30 on the day before.
So I went back to bed and missed the acatenango. A good excuse to come back but not with this agency.
Written 25 July 2021
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Andres A
Athens, GA9 contributions
Ox Expeditions and Alonso are the best!
This was such a brutal and demanding climb, but the payoff was so worth it. Alonso, our guide, was an amazing leader and a true professional. He was patient with the whole group, always ready to answer any question or fill a request. Also, you know, he took us to see an erupting volcano. Simply amazing. Ox Expeditions are the best!
Written 2 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josh T.
3 contributions
Must do when in Guatemala. Alonso is the best tour guide ever!! Definitely book with Ox.
May 2021 • Friends
If you are planning on hiking Acatenango, you must do it with Ox Expeditions, they’re amazing!! Alonso is the best tour guide in the entire world and was so helpful to our group the entire time. The hike is challenging as heck but 100% worth it. Definitely do both Fuego and Acatenango, you will not regret it.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sara Reiland
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!
Mar 2021 • Couples
This hike was WILD! It is definitely not for the faint of heart but you set your mind to it and go with a guide like Alonzo you’ll make it no problem. Alonzo from Ox was super skilled and let us know all of the ups and downs (mostly ups of the hike 😝) He made the trip awesome and it made this extremely hard hike much more fun. We liked the hike so much that, as we reached base camp super tired and ready to collapse, added on the hike to Fuego. Adding this part to the trip is a MUST but it is SUPER HARD if you’re not prepared. Also, bring extra water for the amazing hiking mountain dogs! Rex (the mountain dog) followed us all the way to Fuego and back!!
Written 3 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KC S
New York City, NY9 contributions
Fantastic guide and experience
Feb 2021
A perfect trip - great guide (Romero) who provided thoughtful and insightful information regarding the hike, the mountains, the flora and fauna as well as the people. The climb is not far, but it's up hill - and the air is thin. Consider a porter if you want an easier time. Our food was excellent and plentiful. We were lucky as Volcan Fuego was erupting fully and regularly throughout our hike. We were even more lucky with all of the other great people we met on the hike. This is a definite go for all who go to Antigua and are looking for a bit of an adventure.
Written 28 February 2021
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Katja
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
Horrible trip and worst guide ever
I am a very experienced hiker but this experience was unpleasant. There were far too few guides and they left us because we "went too slow" and kept rushing us even though several people were sick from the altitude. There was no support and the guide kept wanting to split up the group so we had to walk alone even though it was completely dark. We only got a single piece of bread in many hours.

Just to name a few things...
Written 24 November 2020
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Megan C
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Amazing Company, Amazing Adventure
Feb 2020
My boyfriend and I booked the Acatenango overnight hike with Ox Expeditions & were very happy with our adventure with them. Our guide was super knowledgable and continually kept us updated with how much longer we had to go, and made sure we had enough breaks to stop and rest. This is NOT an easy hike by ANY means, but the crew made sure that everybody stuck together. I also loved that once we got to base camp, we got the option to do the 'double whammy' and go to Fuego as well. We opted in for that, and MAN was that a cool experience. Ox was very professional in not letting us get TOO close to the erupting volcano, but finding us a nice spot where we could sit and see the eruptions out of the strong winds as best we can. On our way down, another company left behind an older man who was struggling to get down the mountain. With all the loose dirt, he kept falling. Our guide helped him down the rest of the way! If you are planning on doing either of these hikes, DEFINITELY go with Ox. There's no better company to go with.
Written 20 April 2020
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Tammy
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa3 contributions
Value for money
Why? Man, where do I start. Pay the extra, its worth every cent.

They provide ample food to keep you going from the morning to the end of the trip. They have great knowledgable and helpful guides (Romeo & Daniel, you guys rock!), they are great at timing for sunsets and sunrises so you are first on the peaks to watch the lava show out of feugo and get the best seats, even for sunrises on Acatengo. Plenty of rest breaks but still keep you on time. They dont care how slow you are, they have endless patience and work really well as a team to keep you motivated and check on you when they notice you might not be doing too well.

Also, they include everything in the price upfront. If you need a proper hiking backpack, gloves, warm fleeces (which by the way they check if you have warm enough clothing to do the hike - thanks Steph!). They have filtered water at the office to top up your water bottles before your trip.

It's a serious hike! If you aren't fit, do not do it. It will be one of the most challenging rewarding, difficult hikes you'll ever do, no matter your fitness level. It is a volcano, super steep with a magnificent view as the reward. I would recommend over night trips to get the best value out of it.

That being said, wear proper hiking boots, sneakers dont work. We watched people slip and slide on the way down and almost hurt themselves. You do not have enough grip on the gravel and end up going slower, visa versa for ascending and descending. This is a hard hike, when the professionals tell you to do or take something. Listen. They are very informative from the pre briefing the day before. Long synthetic or hiking pants, yes! Rent the walking sticks for Q5 at the base of the hike - a real life saver!

We were taken care of from start finish. A big thank you for the hike of a lifetime, Romeo & Daniel, with every luxury and smile possible!

Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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About the operator

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By: OX Expeditions
Darren G
Darren G
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OX didn't show up for our tour. Found another for 1/3 price
I booked a tour through OX for the morning for a volcano hike. They sent several confirmation emails to be at thei
mel-202
mel-202
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Amazing Company...well Worth Every Penny!
We chose OX tours based on their good reviews and were not disappointed. The company was professional, organized an
nunu3321
nunu3321
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Amazing Experience
Our family recently did the Pacaya Overnight experience with Zach of Ox Expeditions and it was probably one of the
jocelynb175
jocelynb175
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Amazing day - Acatenango
FABULOUS hike! We did the day hike to Acatenango with Milton. He was so amazing and we had the best time. He even t
drucifer81
drucifer81
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Bucket list Experience
My wife and I did the Pacaya Day trip with OX and what an amazing adventure it was. Our guide Chino was a true gent
SugarFairy1012
SugarFairy1012
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Unique experience but lack of professionalism
The overall experience was great, seeing the volcano and roasting marshmallows. The briefing on the day before was
elleazTO
elleazTO
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Cycling the towns around Antigua
This tour far exceeded our expectations. Henry was an outstanding guide - knowledgeable, friendly and very genuine.
Belabenkoe
Belabenkoe
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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,
Alain B
Alain B
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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 too
rafaelnovielli
rafaelnovielli
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A must do if you are in Guatemala !!
A fantastic, well organized visit. Our guide Romeo waited for all the other tourist groups to leave and then he too
EllySymonds
EllySymonds
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Acatenango overnight tour!
Amazing experience but group size was big which meant a lot of waiting around. For the price paid I would expect a
Sinead R
Sinead R
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Favourite time in Antigua
My partner and I really wanted to see a volcano and this was the perfect way to do it. We speak little to no Englis
cacatherine
cacatherine
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Unforgettable One Day Hike to Acatenango!
What an amazing day! Our tour guide Diane was kind, knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our group’s abilities. W
NadiaShm
NadiaShm
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Lost City Private Bike Tour
Ended up being the only person booked, so I had the guide to myself! Alonzo was very friendly and pleasant and made
BeckyJoyStone
BeckyJoyStone
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Amazing experience with a really professional company!
I recently did a tour to Pacaya Volcano with OX and it was the most incredible experience! Our guide was very frie
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