Guided tour

Guatemala Pacaya Volcano Day Tour

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Guatemala Pacaya Volcano Day Tour

From US$ 85 per person

Journey to Pacaya Volcano: the most active volcano in Guatemala. Enjoy breathtaking sights of the lagoon of Calderas and other volcanoes in the area. Whatever your age or fitness, join us on the adventure of a lifetime!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up at the lobby of your hotel in Antigua or Guatemala City.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Pacaya Volcano: the most active volcano in Guatemala
  • Journey by horse and by foot to get a hiking experience that is equal parts close-to-nature and relaxing
  • Witness spectacular views of the lagoon of Calderas
Full description
Come and see the Pacaya Volcano: the most active volcano in Guatemala at 2,500 meters (more than 8,000 feet). Witness spectacular views of the lagoon of Calderas and three other volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. The surrounding area is an experience unto itself, composed in large part of humid forest and rocks. After a walk through volcanic sand paths, with great views of the volcanoes and unique vegetation, you´ll arrive at the plateau where you can see the main crater of the volcano. Today, you can't visit the crater of the volcano for security reasons, but you will see the lava (if active) and some steam baths created by the heat of the Pacaya Volcano. At the volcano, you'll have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the volcano. After a thrilling day of exploration and dramatic views, you will arrive back at your hotel.
Includes
  • Ground transportation
  • Professional guide in your language
  • All entrances and taxes
  • 1 Bottle of Water per person
  • Tips
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • 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
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Journey by foot (approximately 2.5-hours) or make the ascent by horse.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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From the moment Davis picked us up, we felt safe and very excited. His English is perfect and he was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the country and the tour. The hike was challenging for us, but not difficult. We are experienced hikers who refused the horses, but I did rent a hiking stick, which I found to be incredibly useful. The tour was worth every penny and I highly recommend it.

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August 7, 2021

Come prepared for a moderate hike, but if you’re not up for the challenge there are horses available for you to use to go up and down or just up. We were lucky to see some activity from the volcano. Enjoy it for what it is and the experience. I would recommend to friends.

April 21, 2019

Amazing experience

I actually got a private tour since I was the only one, so I got pretty lucky. Hugo and Luis (our local guide) were awesome. They gave me the full experience, the hike was not bad, you have the option to rent a horse if you are not a walker. I got to be pretty close to the volcano. The volcano was active and I got to see it spit out some rocks. I also got to roast some marshmallows!! Overall, this was just an amazing experience.

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March 27, 2017

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