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From Guatemala City or Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Day Tour

4.7 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Guatemalan Adventure

From Guatemala City or Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Day Tour

Activity provider: Guatemalan Adventure

From US$ 86 per person

Journey to Pacaya Volcano: the most active volcano in Guatemala. Enjoy breathtaking sights of the lagoon of Calderas and other volcanoes in the area. Whatever your age or fitness, join us on the adventure of a lifetime!

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up at the lobby of your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Pacaya Volcano: the most active volcano in Guatemala
  • Journey by horse and by foot to get a hiking experience that is equal parts close-to-nature and relaxing
  • Witness spectacular views of the lagoon of Calderas
Full description
Come and see the Pacaya Volcano: the most active volcano in Guatemala at 2,500 meters (more than 8,000 feet). Witness spectacular views of the lagoon of Calderas and three other volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. The surrounding area is an experience unto itself, composed in large part of humid forest and rocks. After a walk through volcanic sand paths, with great views of the volcanoes and unique vegetation, you´ll arrive at the plateau where you can see the main crater of the volcano. Today, you can't visit the crater of the volcano for security reasons, but you will see the lava (if active) and some steam baths created by the heat of the Pacaya Volcano. At the volcano, you'll have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the volcano. After a thrilling day of exploration and dramatic views, you will arrive back at your hotel.
Includes
  • Ground transportation
  • Professional guide in your language
  • All entrances and taxes
  • 1 Bottle of Water per person
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Journey by foot (approximately 2.5-hours) or make the ascent by horse.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This was a wonderful tour! Everything was well organized, from our on-time pick-up from our hotel in Guatemala City, to the journey to the volcano. We were met with a local guide there, and felt safe the entire hike. We were also provided with marshmallows to roast on the volcano! Davis was an awesome tour guide! Answered our questions and guided us safely between the locations.

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May 26, 2022

Absolutely loved the experience! Our guide was wonderful, he told us a lot about the area, trees/plants, history of the volcano and even history of the country as well. The hike is challenging! Wear good hiking boots and I recommend renting the walking stick at the start of the hike (10 quetzales per person). Also recommend bringing water and a light snack. The views are amazing, can't really be fully captured in photos! Highly recommend this tour.

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March 29, 2022

From the moment Davis picked us up, we felt safe and very excited. His English is perfect and he was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the country and the tour. The hike was challenging for us, but not difficult. We are experienced hikers who refused the horses, but I did rent a hiking stick, which I found to be incredibly useful. The tour was worth every penny and I highly recommend it.

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August 7, 2021

Product ID: 21829