Overview

Just minutes outside of Antigua, there exists a large forest reserve that embraces the Antigua Valley in a big, green hug. With its exclusive access, visitors who venture into this reserve are treated to the finest natural experience the region has to offer. It is within this majestic setting we offer Antigua Glamping.

It’s the opportunity to experience our unique camps while taking in stunning views of three towering volcanoes, quality birding and solitude…without having to cross mountains to get there. Join us.

At a Glance

Day 1: Songbirds & Sunsets

An optional forest reserve nature hike, delicious food and a sky full of stars

Our experience begins with a shuttle transfer to the private forest reserve, just 15-minutes from downtown Antigua. We enter the reserve via a well-maintained nature trail that takes us up through a narrow humid broadleaf forested valley, climbing a series of steep stairways secured with handrails. Hummingbird feeders located along the bottom section of the trail attract species such as the Violet Sabrewing and the Rufous Sabrewing, which is endemic to the Pacific slopes of Guatemala. Other notable species include the Emerald Toucanet, Bar-Winged Oriole and the colorful Magnificent Hummingbird.

The nature trail rises 1300 ft / 400 m from the valley floor, and its 2 mi / 3.2 km distance takes on average 2 hours to complete. However, the hike is optional and guests can also arrive to camp by shuttle via a forest access road.

At end of the hike (or drive), guests emerge to find Trek Guatemala’s “Glamp Camp” located in a clearing that offers panoramic views of the valley below and three volcanoes, including active Fuego Volcano whose frequent eruptions put on a quite a show.

Following a welcome drink and appetizers, you’ll settle into comfortable chairs to enjoy the sunset. Entering their spacious canvas tents, guests find their luggage placed next to their queen-sized beds, goose-down comforters and fresh flowers.

Following a delicious dinner, stories are shared around a warm campfire as millions of stars emerge in the night sky.

Elevation & Distance Profile: Day 1

Day 2: Rise & Shine

Good coffee, good food, good views…what more could you want?

Mist fills the valley as the sun rises, setting the distant volcanoes ablaze in morning light. As you open your eyes, your senses will be treated to the sound of birds calling, the taste of rich Guatemalan coffee, and the smell of the pine forest that surrounds you.

A breakfast of fresh-squeezed orange juice, seasonal fruits and artisanal breads and jam is followed by an optional nature hike above Glamp Camp. The walk takes you from pine, oak and cypress into lush cloud forest. Birds are abundant, and you might even be lucky enough to see the colorful yet elusive Mountain or Collared Trogon.

Upon return to camp, a short 30-minute drive takes you back down the mountain, arriving to Antigua by mid-day. Your journey concludes.

Ummmmm...what about a toilet?

Not to worry! Each trip is supported by our overland “Trek Truck”, a modified vehicle that not only carries our gear up to the Glamp Camp, but also features a nifty hot water shower, portable flush toilet and sink. It’s private, but you can look up at the stars as you rinse off a little trail dust.

What’s Included

What’s Not Included

Pricing & Group Sizes