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Acatenango Overnight Hike

Acatenango Day Trip

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Embrace the true Guatemalan local experience as you step off the tourist trail and spend a night with a welcoming family living next to the majestic volcano. 

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Conquer the heights! Experience Acatenango in a day by challenging yourself with a fast-paced hike to basecamp where you'll marvel at the erupting Fuego volcano.

An unforgettable journey up the volcano. Experience stunning views of the always changing landscape, majestic cloud forest, the 360 view from the top and of course lava!

Pacaya Day Trip

This hike provides a unique and more accessible experience to an active volcano. Hike and roast some marshmallows while enjoying the view.

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Investing in quality for an unforgettable adventure

Embarking on a hiking expedition is not just about reaching the summit; it’s about the journey, the experiences, and the memories that last a lifetime. When it comes to choosing the right operator for your Acatenango hike, opting for the cheapest option may not always be the wisest decision. At Lava Trails we have no interest in being the cheapest or the biggest operator, but we can offer you the highest price-quality tour available on the volcano! Here’s why paying $10 to $20 more can make all the difference in ensuring a fantastic and responsible adventure:

Guides:

Guides play a pivotal role in shaping your hiking experience. Choosing a budget company often means compromising on the number of guides and their compensation.

If you want the cheapest of the cheapest, how do you expect your guides to be paid correctly? We pay our guides the highest salary on the volcano and maintain a guide-to-hiker ratio of 1:6. A job they love, compensated correctly automatically results in a great tour!

Fact: Lava Trails has the highest guide-to-hiker ratio on the volcano!

Lodging:

A good night’s sleep is essential for an enjoyable hiking experience. Our unique double-walled and insulated cabins provide protection against the elements, keeping you warm at the challenging altitude of a 4000-meter volcano. Coupled with comfortable mattresses on private beds, our accommodations guarantee you the rest you need after a day of trekking.

Quality rest should never be underestimated!

Fact: Our cabins are unique in multiple ways. From the 7 meter window, to the insulation and to the guaranteed private beds with volcano view.

Sustainability:

Lava Trails is committed to minimizing its environmental impact. While cheaper operators may opt for single-use plastic for convenience, we invest in reusable materials to reduce our contribution to plastic pollution. By choosing Lava Trails, you actively contribute to a sustainable future and help combat the alarming issue of plastic waste in the country.

Fact: Guatemala’s Rio Motagua contains three percent of the world’s plastic pollution

Social Impact:

Supporting responsible operators like Lava Trails means contributing to the local community and economy. We believe in creating a positive social impact by providing fair wages to our guides and investing in sustainable practices. Your choice to hike with us directly contributes to the well-being of the communities surrounding the volcano.

Fact: The Acatenango youth football team plays in Lava Trails jerseys.

Safety:

Your peace of mind, is our commitment. By sending 1 guide for every 6 hikers, the team is always ready to cope with every situation that might occur on the volcano! Guides will be carrying a first aid kit with them at all times. Lava Trails will never save money on your safety, and neither should you.

Fact: We are the only campsite on the volcano with fire extinguishers.

In conclusion:

Don’t be a cheap a$$, pay just a bit more to buy yourself peace of mind and guaranteed proven quality.

When it comes to planning an adventure like this, investing a bit more in a responsible and reputable operator is a decision that pays off in countless ways. From knowledgeable guides and comfortable lodging to sustainability efforts and a commitment to safety, we ensure that your journey is not only unforgettable but also leaves a positive impact on the environment and local communities.

Don’t believe us? See what other hikers who conquered the volcano with us say about their experiece!

Why paying a bit more for the Acatenango volcano hike is good:

January 10, 2024

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