Guatemala: Hike A Volcano For This View!
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This is Volcano Acatenango. It's one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes!
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Guatemala is part of the world's Ring of Fire: this means the country has lots of volcanoes.
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From the summit of dormant Volcan Acatenango, you have views of Volcan Fuego actively erupting.
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The hike up takes 6 hours and is very challenging because of the steep terrain and altitude.
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I recommend hiring a guide for the hike. Take your time, with lots of rests and lots of water.
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As you hike higher and higher, there are less trees and lots of mist.
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On the first day of the hike you'll arrive at basecamp. There, you'll rest and camp for the night.
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From basecamp, you have your first views of the erupting Volcan Fuego.
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The next morning is the hike to the summit of Volcan Acatenango to watch the sunrise.
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It takes about 1.5 hours and it's tough because you have to hike through volcanic sand.
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But it's worth every difficult step!
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For more on hiking Volcan Acatenango, visit www.pinatravels.ca
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