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USD 89.00
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    What to Expect
    Elevation: 13,044ft / 3,976m

    Last major eruption: 1972

    Status: Dormant

    Duration: Two days, one night 

    Challenge = DIFFICULT:

    As the title suggest, this is a challenging tour for any client of average fitness level. Expect one to two days of 8 to 10 hours of hiking with a full backpack over technical trail aspects such as rock scrambling, slippery and steep terrain. 

    Excursion Highlight: Toasting a glass of wine on the peak while the sun sinks below the clouds, watching the sunset over all of Guatemala from 13,044ft / 3976m 

    Includes: Lunch, dinner and breakfast, warm clothing, tents, sleeping pad, transportation, guide, and good time. Bring a backpack (55 liters or bigger!) and sleeping bag or borrow or rent one of ours. 

    Trip Description: This excursion is the one that started it all! O.X. spends more time on this mountain than all other companies combined. Volcan Acatenango, the sleeping giant that looms over the Antiguan valley is, in the opinion of O.X., the most beautiful and diverse volcano in all of Guatemala. 

    Acatenango is the third highest volcano in all of Central America and it guarantees a challenge and adventure. Sleeping overnight gives you the amazing opportunity to experience a sunset and sunrise from almost 4,000 meters (13,000 ft!). The air is crisp and cool and the beauty mesmerizing. 

    From this vantage point, you hang out above the clouds, on top of the world, and looking out onto neighboring volcanoes, Volcan Agua gentle and serene and Volcan Fuego the ever angry, lava spilling mountain which seems so close you can touch it. We do not know exactly what is going to happen up there, but we guarantee the beauty will move you.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    OX Expeditions office
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    1 day
    • 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!
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Park Entrance Fee (Q50)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great time with OX expeditions! they were very well run and organized. Our guide Alonzo was experienced, professional, and very pleasant. A trip with OX was worth the price as we were not too large a group and had several guides helping us. The experience of sleeping on
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    The walk itself was outstanding, and the guides friendly and helpful. My three star rating comes from the fact that Ox Expeditions are more expensive and provide less quality extras than some other providers. For instance, I spoke to a guy in my hostel who did it with a
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    We were a family of 4 ( age 50, 44 , 15 and 13yrs) who hiked Acatenago overnight tour with Alonso. Our kids managed it quite easily..we ( aduts) found it tough but managed with the help of a porter on the way up for 200 Q a backpack. The locals who carried our backpacks were
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    I had read a lot of good reviews and blog posts praising this company. In the end we were really deceived... The bad side : 1. Pre-night mandatory meeting was only 5 minutes of informations we already knew. We would only separate the equipment for the trip the next morning.
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    I went on the overnight Acatenango trek with OX Expeditions in the end of May. I also ended up adding the "Double Whammy" trek to the active volcano Fuego onto my trip. I had the most amazing experience and would highly recommend trekking to Volcan Acatenango to any active
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