From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

4.5 / 5

52 reviews

From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

From $23 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
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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

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

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Cash

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking

    Know before you go

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

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 52 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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    It was an awesome hike. I’m so happy we had someone in the group who could translate so we could hear all the amazing knowledge. We actually ended up making friends on the hike and had dinner after which was special. The hike was challenging but worth it. The only complaint was the people on the horses who kept asking the whole way up if we wanted to ride the horse. They would not take no for an answer. I understand it’s their livelihood but it was annoying whenever we took a break or a breather to be hounded. Other than that we had a great time!

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    June 30, 2021

    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

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