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.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 7 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- 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 VisitedPacaya 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.
What to Bring
Comfortable hiking shoes, camera, bottled water, sunscreen, sweater, rain jacket, lunch and money for entrance fee.
Bilingual guide with limited english skills and transportation.
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It was worth the climb, I was expecting to climb to the top, but we were told it was not safe.
We really appreciated everyone adjusting the schedule and logistics to accommodate our kid's sprained ankle. Thank you!
So Awesome! The hike was great. Pretty tough hike actually, but most of our group rode up on the horses. I walked and loved the exercise. We got to see lava flowing out of the volcano. That was so cool.
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