Welcome to V-Hiking Tours!

(AKA Association APRODE)


We are a group of young enthusiastic local guides from San José Calderas, the town at the foot of Volcán Acatenango. We can’t wait to host you and show you the beauty of Volcán Acatenango and of our local community!



Meet the founder

Meet Elvin! Elvin Soy grew up in the close knit community of San José Calderas, Guatemala, which is situated at the base of Volcán Acatenango. Having seen many of his friends and family emigrate to the USA in search of work, Elvin decided to start leading tours up Acatenango as a way to create employment for himself and the young people of his community as qualified mountain guides. V-Hiking Tours not only brings backpackers on…..

What are customers think:

Elvin and Jonas have been amazing hosts and guides and have helped us make it to the top at our own pace, even providing us help with the backpacks and medicine for our headaches. The food was made by Elvin’s family and was delicious too!
— Philippe Fleury via TripAdvisor
Elvin and his family made it super easy for me. They took me in to their home for the night, I ate diner and breakfast with them. Got to taste some local cuisine. His mom Rosa is a gem! She also showed me their fields where they grow all the food for the trek fresh!
— @463franziskaj via TripAdvisor