From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Day Hike
- Duration: 6 hours
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The guide was very knowledgeable and knew the history of all the different sites we toured very well. We walked on la Calle 6, notice I said walked on the actual street because it's blocked from car traffic. We walked down this street to the Parque Central and the adjoining Parque Centenario. These parks were full of people, some shoeshine boys, ice-cream vendors and people just out with the family strolling the streets and the parks. From there we crossed over to a very old but beautiful church. We then walked down Calle 8 which led us to the Grand Central Market. In all, I would say that half of the tour was on foot while the other half was taking in site (mostly statues) from the vehicle. Which from our prospective was fine because we were getting a light rain at the time. Incredibly, it stopped about the time we started the walking portion of the tour. My wife and I enjoyed very much.
An amazing tour! Totally recomended, we learned a lot about the mayan culture, history and deities. Salvador, our guide, is from Lake Atitlan, he is amazing, truly recomended. At the start, due to a confusion with the name of the hotel, the driver didn't pass for us. But Salvador made the arrangement with the company to give us a private shuttle few minutes after. So, it was great! Again, totally recomended. You have to walk a lot in the tour to enjoy it in fullness, so is not recomended for childs or old people.
This was probably the most challenging thing I have done but also the most incredible experience I have ever had! Just a word of advice to take the following: wet wipes, tissues, head lamp (or torch) for early morning summit, hiking poles (they make such a difference) and obliviously warm clothing (it gets freezing at night).
We had the tour as a shore excursion from a cruise ship. Far cheaper than the on board tours. The tour was fun and easy walking around Antigua. They picked us up at the port in a comfortable vehicle and got us back to the port in plenty of time. A fun no hassles day in Antigua. Great food in a local restaurant was a bonus.
Excellent I’m from Guatemala and he took us to places I had never been it was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly guide I got to see and learn pretty exiting details of our beautiful colonial town Antigua.