Pacaya Volcano Tour

Come hike one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes on this tour. The Pacaya Volcano is located in the Central Highlands of Guatemala.

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  • Duration: 5 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Guided Tours
Hiking
Pacaya Volcano

The Pacaya Volcano erupts fairly regularly, emitting ash and lava from its top. The activity varies from day to day, but tour participants have a good chance of seeing eruptions while on this tour. The tour is safe and led by professional local guides.

Travelers are picked up at their hotel and transported by mini-bus to the Pacaya Volcano National Park. The trails here are well maintained but steep—the trail up Pacaya is 2.3 miles long. As you ascend you’ll pass through forests, farmland, and old lava flows. You’ll walk along dirt trails and loose ash, so be sure to wear study shoes.

At the summit you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the volcano’s main vent, which may be spewing ash, rocks, or lava. Have your camera handy to capture the eruptions! Rest assured, you’ll be at a safe distance and out of harm’s way. During this hike you will also get great views of the surrounding area.

After descending the volcano you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

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.

Pacaya Volcano

What to Bring

Hiking shoes, sunscreen, camera, small backpack, water,hat or cap and money for meals not specified, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide-driver.

What's included

Transportation, local guide, entrance fees, and bottled water.

Transportation

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

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