Camping option

My most popular hiking and camping Guatemalan volcano tour

Trips leave from San Pedro la Laguna or from Antigua depending on the group. I aim to get to Panimache (the village where the government observatory for Fuego volcano is located) around mid-afternoon. That involves driving along the main coastal highway past sugar cane plantations, processing plants and rubber trees, then an hour or so of off-roading where we cross a few rivers and pass through some rural Guatemalan communities. We then have a 2 hour hike through avocado groves, coffee plantations and lush forest to get to the camping spot around 4.5km (2.8mi) from the summit of the volcano.

Dinner that night is a steak and red wine BBQ with at least 6 different vegetarian Guatemalan side dishes. We talk about geology whilst watching the volcano erupt that night, weather and activity permitting. Depending on what we see that night we may get up at 4am to watch some more explosions.

The following morning we’ll have some breakfast burritos and fresh Guatemalan coffee before packing up camp and hiking back down to the village. Once the car is packed up we head to Antigua, or Atitlan, whilst talking a bit more about the hazards the volcano poses to the local communities on the way.

Itinerary

Depart San Pedro - 10:00 (Depart Antigua 11:30)

Arrive at Fuego - 14:00

Start hike - 14:30

Set up camp - 16:30

Geology class - 17:00

BBQ dinner - 20:00

Breakfast - 07:00

Hike down - 09:00

Leave Fuego - 10:30

Arrive Antigua - 13:30 (Lake Atitlan late afternoon)

Pricing structure

1-2 people: Q1800 ($245)

3 people: Q2100 ($285)

4 people: Q2700 ($370)

5 people: Q3250 ($440)

For larger groups please ask for a quote

What's included

All camping equipment

BBQ dinner and breakfast

Water refills

Beers and red wine

Park entrance

Local porters

Geology class

Transfer to Antigua/Lake Atitlan

What to bring

Overnight bag

Good shoes

Warm clothes

Rain jacket

Water bottle

Any additional snacks

Sunscreen and bug-spray