Welcome to Antigua
You will fly into Guatemala City Airport and immediately be whisked away to the former capital of Antigua which is now a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your first four days will be spent acclimatising whilst exploring the ancient architecture, markets, jade shops, hip cafes and trekking to the highest city point before rolling up your sleeves to help the Vivero de Cerro del Manchen with their reforestation project on the outskirts of the city.
Acatenango (3967m) Volcano Climb
By now you should be ready for your first program challenge which is to trek to the top of the famous Acatenango (3967m) Volcano.
The trek up takes about 4.5 hours and be prepared – it’s steep, go slowly. There will be plenty of rest breaks and the scenery is absolutely stunning, initially climbing through pasture, then into virgin rainforest and finally above the trees to the volcanic area.
As you near base camp you’ll start to see the active volcano called Fuego, which is about 850m away - erupting large plumes of ash and fire – absolutely stunning and sounding like thunder. Base camp is about an hour from the summit, here you go for a sunset walk to watch Fuego in all its glory, before having supper and camping for the night.
This climb will be tough due to altitude but it is absolutely stunning at the top so worth getting fit for.
Adra Hostel in Antigua
2 man tents for the climb
2 meals a day in Antigua, all meals on the volcano trek.