Trip Report

Relaxing amid active volcanoes in Guatemala!

Three wonderful weeks of culture, nature and climbing an active volcano in Guatemala

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North AmericaGuatemala15 days / June 2019

Highs & Lows

Climbing a Volcano and watching the neighboring one erupting

Locals tried to scam us when crossing the border from Mexico saying we need to pay entry fee

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I was going together with a friend. If I happen to go again, I would go alone since that way you are much more flexible and also there are a number of other travelers you can hang out with.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Since we were visiting mostly touristic places, at the end of the day we paid more than what one would expect for a trip in Latin America. However, the volcano experience was the best in my life so it was all worth it.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If Guatemala is in your plan, climbing volcano Acatenango is a must!

  • Packing tips?

    If I go again, I would bring warm clothes for the volcano hike. However, you can also rent them or take from the agency.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The cheapest and best way to go around is with the so called collectivos and bus for longer trips. Your hostel can help you book one. For short trips within the city best to use is Tuk-Tuk.