Pacaya Volcano Hike

Pacaya Volcano Hike

The Pacaya Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. During this tour, you’ll hike (or ride horses) up the volcano and enjoy incredible views of both the volcano and the surrounding area.

Featured in:Guided Tours, Hiking, Pacaya Volcano
7 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

The 8,373-foot (2,552-m) Pacaya Volcano looms large over Lake Amatitlán. About an hour’s drive from Antigua, this volcano makes for a convenient day trip while visiting the area. Pacaya is active and tends to spew ash and lava on a fairly consistent basis. Some days the activity is limited to quiet steam emissions, while other days see full-blown explosions.

Tour participants can ascend the volcano in one of two ways – by foot or on horseback. On foot, it takes about 2.5 hours to reach the summit. As you climb you’ll pass through cornfields, forests, and old lava flows. You’ll enjoy views of the volcano’s main vent, which might be spewing ash and lava, and get looks of the Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes. There’s also one spot with panoramic views of Guatemala City.

This tour takes about 7 hours.

Attraction Visited

Pacaya Volcano

The Pacaya Volcano is one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. Rising to a height of 8,373-feet (2,552-m), the Pacaya Volcano makes for a convenient day trip from Guatemala City or Antigua. The volcano was granted national park status in 2001.

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What to Bring

Comfortable hiking shoes, camera, bottled water, sunscreen, sweater, rain jacket, lunch and money for entrance fee.

What's included

Bilingual guide with limited english skills and transportation.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

Traveler Comments

Leonel Azurdia and the local guides were excellent.


Good trip and worthwhile. Our tour guide was good although probably rushed relative to us ( I admit we are a bit slow).

- TIM C, NOV 2019

It was worth the climb, I was expecting to climb to the top, but we were told it was not safe.

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