Day trip

Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala
Day trip

Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala
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From US$ 115 per person

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Enjoy a walk on one of the most amazing volcanoes in Guatemala during your relaxing day tour that includes lunch at Kawilal Hot Springs.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
From the listed pickup points in Guatemala.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike an Active Volcano
  • Amazing Views of the Surrounding Landscape
  • Enjoy a Relaxing Thermal Circuit
Full description
This day you will visit the Pacaya National Park. Visit to the most active volcano in Guatemala, its 2500 m. above the sea; the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. Transfer to the foot of the volcano Pacaya and from there,we start hiking from the San Vicente de Pacaya village and begin ascent route is estimate at 60 minutes of walking up to a distance of approximately 50m from the craterat the top you can see down into the crater to the lava as well as experience the energy of an active volcano. Pacaya Volcano remains one of the active volcanoes of Guatemala. After the visit and explored of the Pacaya Volcano we continue to Kawilal Hot Springs to have time to take lunch   ( Included ). Kawilal is a world of relaxation, where the most important elements of nature are present in this unique place of hot springs, in our environment are mixed fire and heat from Pacaya Volcano who gives us the thermal waters and steams. Has a complex that promotes sustainable tourism in our country, and has 12 thermal pools, Thermal Circuit, 25 Steam Baths, and 3 Hydrotherapy Baths. The spa offers Relaxing Massages, Reflexology, Shiatsu Relaxing, Manicure and Pedicure among others, within our facilities are also Fonda Del Castillo, a restaurant with international with fast food service. At the end of the Tour Transfer to Antigua Guatemala.
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from Antigua Guatemala hotels
  • Entrance to Santa Teresita hot springs thermal circuit
  • Lunch
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Entry to Pacaya Volcano
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note: during holy week (April 17–21, 2019) the hotel pick-up service is not available, and you will be requested to arrive at the meeting point where you will be picked-up. Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour. The meeting point is: Parking Casa Santo Domingo Hotel
  • Children under 13 are not allowed to take the thermal circuit
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera
  • French, German, and Italian-speaking tours are available, subject to additional costs and guide availability (contact supplier to arrange)
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange
  • Please keep in mind that when climbing an active volcano, changes in activity and weather may cancel or shorten the excursion at anytime
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

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The driver was excellent, safe, and patient. He knew where to go and was happy to let us chatter away. The van was spacious for 4 adults and clean / well maintained. He showed up on time at the location. The volcano hike was very challenging (I’m 45 and moderately active, live in nyc, walk a lot but do not gym since pandemic) but very worth the pain. The views are incredible. Our volcano guide was very nice and attentive and we met a lot of other nice locals on our hike. The lunch at the spa wasn’t great. The food was average. Overall ok after the hike but not something I’d rave about. Good coffee. The spa experience was disorganized but that is because it’s a local spa spot so they aren’t catering to one group or individual. Beware: no one spoke English at the spa and it felt a bit like we were intruding. The ladies in our group wore bikinis and were stared at and followed by multiple local men- it was fine, we were intruders… just know going in and set expectations accordingly.

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November 29, 2022

The hike was kind of challenging but great, the walking stick rental was $2 but worth every penny because I have a bad knee and I didn’t want to give up and ride a horse:) All uphill and not used to the altitude. The marshmallow roasting was a fun ending! After the hike we drove about 40 minutes to a fancy resort for the lunch, then went on the ‘thermal circuit’. We didn’t get much for instructions so ask questions! There were four small pools ranging from something like 75 to 105 F. Free smoothies too! It felt quite luxurious! Our driver simply waited until we were done, so we stayed at the pools for a couple hours, felt really good in the tired muscles:) I wish I had brought a clean set of clothes do that I didn’t have to put my sweaty hiking clothes back on afterward

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August 22, 2022

I want to suggest this activity to anybody who is in doubt: it is sooo worth it! The only remark I have is that you should not expect the hike to be very easy. It is manageable, but don't expect the walk in the park, you gonna have to sweat for it!! Such a great pairing with the hot springs - outstanding experience. Relaxes your tired muscles as best as possible! Lunch was also very delicious. I highly recommend this tour!

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August 23, 2019

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