1. Guatemala
  2. Sacatepéquez
  3. Antigua Guatemala
  4. Pacaya Volcano

From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

Product ID: 53571
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
Duration: 6 hours
Starting times 6:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your accommodation in Antigua
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee (USD 6.00)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please bring your camera, binoculars, a flashlight and comfortable and sturdy shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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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

The tour operator didn’t send me details like the voucher said so I was a little but unsure, but they picked me up and on time. The tour is quite easy (although it requires a certain level of fitness) and very pretty. Very friendly guide and group and beautiful landscapes!

March 2, 2020

Picked up at my hostel and we drove to the volcano. It's a very popular attraction, and all along the road there were horses walking up and down. It was a great group and a beautiful day, and overall was a lot of fun. We were not allowed to walk up to the crater. Overall a guide was not necessary for this activity, as it is a very clear path to the volcano and a very clear path back.

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August 11, 2019

Organized by

Marvelus Travel

Product ID: 53571