If you love outdoor adventure, stunning scenery, and tasty vegan food then Guatemala is one of the most fascinating and memorable countries to visit – from hiking volcanoes to exploring Mayan ruins there are so many things to do in Guatemala that you would need a lifetime to experience it all!
Join a small group of vegan adventurers on a once-in-a-lifetime summit hike – there’s no other place on earth quite like Acatenango. Sitting at 3,976m next to a super active Volcan Fuego and overlooking at other 8 stratovolcanoes, lakes, and ocean on the horizon.
Guatemala has the unparalleled natural beauty and cultural vibrancy to reel you right in for an unforgettable travel experience from the moment your vegan hiking boots touch the ground.
Epic sunsets and savagely beautiful landscapes—prepare to be seduced!
Guatemala City (GUA)
Active volcanoes. Tasty vegan food. Might-just-change-your-life kind of scenery. Welcoming locals. Awesome sunsets. Stunning volcano summit views.
The vegan-friendly adventure holiday of a lifetime awaits!
After you’ve settled into the joining hotel in Guatemala’s former capital city La Antigua, you’ll have time to explore.
Antigua is a UNESCO world heritage site and as you’re strolling around town, you’ll notice it sits in a valley, the Panchoy valley which is known as being the cultural center of Guatemala. With no end of ancient churches, appealing parks conveniently placed coffee shops and flanked by volcanoes, your adventure starts now.
There will be an early evening ‘meet and greet’ with your Vegan Adventure Holidays trip leader and other members of the group before heading out for dinner—think delicious tofu tacos with avocado, greens and a dash of lime!
We’ll start the day with a vegan version of a typical Guatemalan breakfast, desayuno chapin. Fresh, flavourful, and oh-so-filling, this traditional dish offers a hearty combination of pan-fried plantain, salted black beans, and steaming hot tortillas.
Antigua is a fascinating place to stroll around, the city is a colonial work of art, with cobbled streets, overhanging tiled roofs and a beautiful, leafy central plaza. There’s an abundance of huge ruined churches, convents, and monasteries, a testament to a time when Antigua was the country’s capital and its main religious centre. You’ll have plenty of time today to absorb this fascinating city and there are also a number of optional activities and excursions you can choose from, including a mountain bike trip taking a vegan cookery lesson or lending a hand at the local animal rescue centre.
It’s time to grab your vegan hiking boots and pack your bags, we’re off on an adventure!
Below is the general volcano summit hike outline, please remember that times can vary due to the pace of the group, weather conditions, and the frequency of stops to stroke cute volcano dogs. 😉
8:00am: Breakfast & transfer from Antigua to La Soledad village
10:00am: Begin the hike for approximately 5hrs with lunch on the way.
3:00-4:00 pm: Arrival time at the base camp
4.30pm Approx: Optional extra hike to Fuego volcano (more info on this will be given after booking)
5:00-6pm: Sundown, campfires, chats. hot chocolate – all the good stuff!
4:00am: Wake up time for a 4:30am departure time to see the sunrise from the summit, 1 hr hiking approx
7:00am: Return to base camp for breakfast
8:30am: Descend to the village 11:30am arrival time approx
1:00pm: Arrive in Antigua for a rest and well-deserved group dinner in the evening!
After a farewell breakfast, this trip finishes with a transfer back to Guatemala City International airport (GUA).
Time to leave and head home after an amazing week but this is not the end of your journey, there’s so much more to see in Central America that maybe you’ll join a vegan adventure in Belize or Guatemala next!
Yes! You’ll recieve further information about how to make this upgrade after the initial trip deposit has been made.
You will require a negative Covid test to enter Guatemala even if you are fully vaccinated.
Emma—explorer, Health Coach & rider of inappropriately large motorcycles.
15+ years leading adventure trips in Latin America. Over 500 happy customers. At least 5 pairs of hiking shoes ruined by hot lava flow. Fuelled by coffee, compassion and avocados.
Stress-free travel. Support local communities. Travel Responsibly. Join a community of like minded travellers. Get to do exciting things with vegan marshmallows on active volcanoes.
*Warning—side effects may an increased sense of adventure and desires to quit your job, learn Spanish and move somewhere warm to open a vegan coffee shop called cafe y amor (that’s coffee and love).
Yes, email Emma at email@example.com to discuss it in more detail.
1: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 15 days after you book.
2: Final payment is due at 65 days prior to your trip start date.
3: If you have to cancel your reservation, you will have the option to save the remainder of your credits to use toward another trip in the future, the cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined in the terms and conditions policy.
Please understand that Vegan Adventure Holidays reserves the right to change these policies without prior notice due to an ever changing landscape within the tourism industry at present.
Email Emma at hello@veganadventureholidays and I’ll answer your questions and queries personally.