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From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

1. From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

Walk for 2 hours to the summit of Pacaya Volcano and enjoy stunning views. Leave from Antigua for a 1-hour bus journey to the volcano's base before immediately starting your 2-hour trek with your local guide. Hike through wonderful pine forests up to the trickier volcanic ash section and finally to the sulfur smoking cone. On occasion, you can even see small eruptions and lava flowing, depending on the activity of the volcano. From the summit, you can enjoy great views of the nearby volcanoes, Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango, the pacific lowlands, and all the way to El Salvador. To ensure your safety you won’t be able to visit the crater, but you will get an amazing view of red-hot lava flowing and steam baths created by the heat of Pacaya. Take a break and relax here as you take in more scenic views before hiking back to the base of the volcano, from where you will transfer back to your accommodation. 

From Antigua: Adventure, 2-Day Hiking to Acatenango Volcano

2. From Antigua: Adventure, 2-Day Hiking to Acatenango Volcano

Experience the grandeur of Acatenango and the Fuego Volcano on this 2-day tour. Start with pick-up from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala between 9:00 to 9:20 am depending on the order of the route, but please be ready from 9 am to avoid delays. Then we will leave Antigua to make a stop at our station where we will give you food, two liters of water, jackets, gloves, hats and here you can rent backpacks, flashlights and we will give extra information about the tour. This will be from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Then we will arrive at the village of La Soledad where we will meet the guides who will accompany you on the tour, we will arrive here at approximately 11:15 am - 11:30 am, after informing the name of the group and a couple of information from the guide we will start the hike to the base camp this will take from 4 and a half to 6 hours depending on the passage of the group. Also very important, bring toilet paper, I will explain to you how the bathrooms are in the Volcano: There are 3 bathrooms in total: The first one an hour after starting the walk, it is a normal bathroom. two more bathrooms: 3 hours of climbing - 1 natural bathroom In the camp there is also 1 natural bathroom, which is used by the group, in the same way I recommend going to the first bathroom in the station since it is the most comfortable Also very important, bring toilet paper, I will explain to you how the bathrooms are in the Volcano: There are 3 bathrooms in total: The first one an hour before starting the walk, it is a normal bathroom. two more bathrooms: 3 hours of climbing - 1 natural bathroom In the camp there is also 1 natural bathroom, which is used by the group, in the same way I recommend going to the first bathroom in the station since it is the most comfortable. ou will arrive at the base camp approximately between 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm depending on the pace that the group has had, here the guide will accommodate you in the domes so that you can leave your things and relax, here begins the hike to the Fire Volcano, this hike is totally optional it is 1 hour with fifteen minutes one way and the same back, This hike has an extra cost of Q200 quetzalez, here you will reach up to 300 meters from the crater to appreciate the majestic eruptions definitively a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then they will return for dinner and sleep to recover energy for the second day, people who do not go will wait at the camp. The second day starts at 4 am where you will climb to the summit of the Acatenango Volcano to appreciate the sunrise from the Summit, those who do not want to climb can wait at the camp, then the guide will prepare breakfast for you approximately between 6 am to 7 am, to start descending to the point where we started the hike the day before, where the bus will be waiting for you that will be taking you back to Antigua Guatemala :3.

Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure

3. Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure

Observe the sunset and the sunrise from Acatenango. Sleep overnight in the base camp located just in front of the Fuego volcano, facing it over an elevation of 3,700 meters above sea level. Begin with a shuttle from Antigua to La Soledad village in the morning. Begin your hike, and hike until the sun begins to set to catch the views from high above. Sleep in the base camp an overnight. On day two, rise early and take a quick hike to the summit. Take in an elevated view of the sunrise. Breakfast will be served back at base camp before the trek back toward the village. Finally, you'll reach the village before noon. Enjoy free time to look around before the transfer to Antigua, and enjoy the rest of your day in the city.

From Flores: Tikal Guided Tour with Transportation

4. From Flores: Tikal Guided Tour with Transportation

In our Tour Shared to the Tikal National Park you will have the opportunity to discover the heart of the Mayan world and thus explore palaces temples Mayan ball games inheritance of a great civilization as well as the abundant flora and fauna while our local guide shares information about this Great civilization We drive around 45 minutes until we reach the main entrance of the Tikal National Park where tickets will be purchased (they are not included) has a cost of Q. 150.00 per person We are driving for 20 more minutes and we arrive at the Visitors Center in this place we will find a map at the Tikal scale (model) Restaurant stores, Baños service our guide will give a 15 -minute free We go to the control of tickets and then start the Tour in the Tikal National Park Walking we will explore the most important points as the central square where we will find the Tikal icon the temple of the great Jaguar, temple II acropolis norte As well as we will discover the number IV temple or the two -phase snake, lost world these two buildings can also be visited. and be able to understand what the great Mayan civilization was. We will finish our tour at the Visitors Center, a free time will be given before boarding the bus to return to Flores. ☑️ Schedules: Flores Return of Tikal 4:30 am 12:30 pm 6:00 am 1:00 pm 8:00 am 3:00 pm 10:00 am 4:00 pm ▪️There are no changes to return times You have to return at the assigned time

From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Tour in English/Spanish

5. From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Tour in English/Spanish

After a hotel pickup, leave Antigua to the base of the Pacaya volcano. Sit back and relax on a bus for the 1-hour trip. Upon arrival, begin the climb with a local guide, walking through a large forested area. Travel along paths of the volcanic area, appreciating views of the other volcanoes in addition to the regional vegetation along the way. When you reach the plateau, see the main crater of the volcano from a distance. Observe the lava depending on the activity of the volcano and some steam baths created by the heat of the Pacaya Volcano. After soaking in spectacular views of the Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango volcanoes at the summit of Pacaya, start the descent to the base, before taking the bus back to Antigua.

From Flores: Tikal Ruins Guided Day Trip

6. From Flores: Tikal Ruins Guided Day Trip

Tour the Tikal Mayan Ruins on a day trip from Flores. Enjoy a stunning sunrise before driving through the wild jungle and hiking through the breathtaking ruins with a local guide. Meet your driver at the meeting point by the entrance to Flores island. Drive out from the city towards the archaeoligical site and watch the sky burst into crimson color with the sunrise. Enter the jungle as you continue your adventure and be introduced to your guide at the start of the winding forest trails. Start hiking and admire the scenery as you trek, discovering the temples, pyramids, ruins, and palaces of the Mayans. Listen to the chirping birds and spot monkeys swinging through the trees. Learn about the history of Mayan culture and how these wonders of archaeology were built and used.

Lake Atitlan: Day Tour by Boat with Expert Guide

7. Lake Atitlan: Day Tour by Boat with Expert Guide

Cruise across Lake Atitlan and visit the villages of San Juan La Laguna on this full-day shared sightseeing tour. Ringed by 3 volcanoes on its southern flank, Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America. Departing from Panajachel, at the gateway to the lake, your private guide will take you on a scenic shared boat trip before exploring some local textile communities and the Mayan villages of San Juan La Laguna. Get amazing views of the Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes, as you experience for yourself why the area became such a Mecca for beatniks and bohemian writers such as Aldous Huxley. Capture the scent of coffee plantations, and then try some freshly ground coffee. Here, you can immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe of the Tz'utujil Mayans and turn the noisy dial of modern life down to zero.

From San Ignacio: Van Transfer To Flores Peten in Guatemala

8. From San Ignacio: Van Transfer To Flores Peten in Guatemala

We start our hassle-free shuttle from Ko-Ox Han Nah Restaurant or can pick you up at a Hotel located within San Ignacio town. a 20-minute drive will take us to Western Border/ Guatemala. Border crossing can take us from 10 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the number of people crossing on the day. Once we do the border crossing enjoy you scenic shuttle to the Island of Flores Peten which will take us two hours.

From Belize: 1-Way Shared Shuttle to Flores Peten Guatemala

9. From Belize: 1-Way Shared Shuttle to Flores Peten Guatemala

Enjoy a hassle-free Share Shuttle from Belize to your Flores Peten Guatemala. This stress-free Share transfer will take you directly to your Hotel in Flores Peten Guatemala. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. The driving time to the Western border will take two hours. Border crossing can take us from fifteen minutes to an hour. a departure fee is required to be paid on the Belize border of $ 20 US Dollars per person. After the border crossing, you will be changing to a Guatemala Vehicle which will be taking you to the Island of Flores Peten in Guatemala.

From Antigua: 2-Day Acatenango Volcano Hiking Tour with Food

10. From Antigua: 2-Day Acatenango Volcano Hiking Tour with Food

There are approximately 5 hours of walking to reach the camp, along the way there will be several stops for rest, hydration and food. There is the option to visit the volcano of fire the first day with an extra walk of 03 hours round trip. People who wish to do so must confirm at the time of booking to assign a guide with experience in the fire volcano. The prize for visiting the volcano of fire is Q200 per person. The accommodation in the tents is shared Day 2: 4 am Start of ascent to the summit of Acatenango 5.45 am Arrival at the summit of Acatenango Sunrise view on the summit summit descent 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at camp team review 8:30 a.m. Start of the descent 11:30 Arrival at La Soledad Village 12:30 Arrival in Antigua Guatemala

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This was so much fun!! I did the sunset tour which started in the city, but you basically chase the sunset as you go up and up to Hobbitenango. I felt very safe and Hugo was a great guide. He kept on checking in on us if we were fine and was full of insightful information. Our group was small so we were able to be flexible on how long we wanted to stay at a place. We went over our time with the tour but only because we enjoyed a dinner at the top. Riding down in the dark was great and again we felt safe. Hugo even let me borrow his jacket as it got cooler as we rode down at night. Had a blast and highly recommend. The views are spectacular! It cleared up just in time to see the three volcanos and see smoke coming from fuego.

The experience was amazing, Miguel and Ludin were really good guides, they worked out of their ways to make everyone feel secure and taken care of. The hike to the volcano was difficult but doable. Would have liked the office to communicate changes of pickup point more effectively and for them to be more responsive through messages instead of having to call them directly.

It was an amazing and exhilarating hike. Amazing to see the Fuego volcano. We did the add-on hike to get closer to El Fuego. The guide could have provided more information on this segment and the number of additional hours of hiking. We were all exhausted. Food could have been a bit more filling, Bring plenty of snacks. Still an amazing experience.

I loved! The guide is a complete lover, the food is deli, the camp is very well located and complete.

Our guide Jorge Mario was fantastic! Knowledgeable and accommodating to the entire group.