From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

4.4 / 5

49 reviews

From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

From $30 per person

Take advantage of a unique opportunity and trek to the Pacaya Volcano, where you will see the stony ashes and dry lava at the summit.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Antigua
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy stunning views from the summit of Pacaya
  • Hike through wonderful pine forests
  • Marvel at red-hot lava flowing
Full description
Walk for 2 hours to the summit of Pacaya Volcano and enjoy stunning views. Leave from Antigua for a 1-hour bus journey to the volcano's base before immediately starting your 2-hour trek with your local guide. Hike through wonderful pine forests up to the trickier volcanic ash section and finally to the sulfur smoking cone. On occasions you can even see small eruptions and lava flowing, depending on the activity of the volcano. From the summit you can enjoy great views of the nearby volcanoes, Agua, Fuego and Acatenango, the pacific lowlands and all the way to El Salvador. To ensure your safety you won’t be able to visit the crater, but you will get an amazing view of red-hot lava flowing and steam baths created by the heat of Pacaya. Take a break and relax here as you take in more scenic views before hiking back to the base of the volcano, from where you will transfer back to your accommodation. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Shared van or truck
  • Local Spanish guide
  • Entrance fee (USD 6.00)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please bring your camera, binoculars, a flashlight and comfortable and sturdy shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5
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One of the best things I've ever done! The hike up takes about 1.5 hours and about an hour to come down. Some parts were steep and a little challenging, but you can rent a horse to get to the top. The amazing views were well worth the climb, would definitely do it again!

January 5, 2021

This is a good value excursion to a Volcano area. On time pickup, a friendly engaged guide despite my lack of Spanish, a well covered tour and on time drop off. The climb is reasonably tough but anyone reasonably fit can do it. The track is rough and rocky so wear good boots. The Getyourguide people were very good and efficient.

March 10, 2020

The tour operator didn’t send me details like the voucher said so I was a little but unsure, but they picked me up and on time. The tour is quite easy (although it requires a certain level of fitness) and very pretty. Very friendly guide and group and beautiful landscapes!

March 2, 2020

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