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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua provided by Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua
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from $82.09 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Experience views of some of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes from up close as you hike to the top of Pacaya, where you’ll enjoy unforgettable views from the top of this 8,000-foot (2,438m) peak. Start your day with an 8am pickup from your Antigua hotel, taking a 15 mile (25km) drive southeast to the base of this lumbering giant. Upon reaching the base, you’ll begin a 2.5-hour climb to the peak with your guide, learning about the history of this unique volcano and the vegetation that thrives in this strange environment. A mild walk brings you the lagoon of Calderas, where you can take in the amazing views of three nearby volcanoes, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Then continue on towards a plateau in the trail, a vantage point from which you’ll be able to observe the main crater along with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Due to safety concerns, you won’t venture all the way to the volcano’s crater, but you will have the chance to see glistening lava and a series of steam baths created by its heat. Take a few moments to revel in the incredible views from up high before beginning your descent back down to the base and then back to Antigua for a drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5555ANTPACA
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional bilingual guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up from any hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional bilingual guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up from any hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Pacaya Volcano
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy a full-day trip to the Pacaya Volcano from Antigua Guatemala and discover the beauty of this natural gem! Towering over 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level, Pacaya is considered Guatemala's most active volcano. After pickup from your Antigua Guatemala hotel, head southeast about 15 miles (25 km) to the base of Pacaya, where you’ll embark on a 2.5-hour hike up the volcano with your expert guide. Enjoy a mild walk to a viewing spot at the lagoon of Calderas and take in panoramic views of the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes. Once you arrive at a plateau along the trail, marvel at spectacular views of the Guatemala landscape and see the main crater of the volcano. 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.
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    Pass by
    Acatenango Volcano
    Volcan de Agua
    Fuego Volcano
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Scotsquirrel
Kentfield, CA51 contributions
Wonderful excursion
Jul 2019
This excursion from Antigua was great. We were picked up at our hotel around 7 in the morning and after a stop
For coffee etc. continued on our way to Pacaya. Wewere delivered to the trail head where we were greeted by our guides. The choice was to hike or ride a horse. I am not an experienced horse rider and was a little apprehensive. I chose to take the horse rather than climb. Marisol and her horse Rambo were wonderful. I cannot sayenough about her. Since I was the only one that spoke enough Spanish I had a private tour with her while the others followed her husband for the English tour. Unfortunately fog had settled on the top of the volcano and we did not get to see the view, which was supposed to be magnificent. We did walk across the lava flow from two weeks previous, which I found a little scary. I really had not planned to do this excursion when we arrive in Antigua but was talked into it by my daughter and grand children. Now I am very happy I did it and am happy to have met Marisol and learned more about her country.j

Written September 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Heidi S
7 contributions
Very educational and enjoyable family outing
Apr 2018 • Family
While the condition of some of the horses and the jostling for business by some of their owners weren't appreciated, our overall experience was very positive and we are glad we took this excursion.

Our guide on the volcano hike, Clara, was friendly and able to answer all of our questions. We learned a lot about volcanoes and our children, 11 and 14 yrs, stayed very tuned in. It is hard not to get interested in geology with the extraordinary landscape and the volcanic activity right in front of your eyes. The amount of activity prevented us from going as high as some get to go but we did not leave disappointed and appreciated the attention to safety.

Our driver, Mirka, who picked us up from and returned us directly to our hotel was super informative and friendly. His English was exception and allowed a depth of conversation and learning that we couldn't otherwise get given our own very limited knowledge of Spanish. He added a lot to the trip and made the travel time an asset- which is saying something in traffic-choked Guatemala!

It would be better if the tour company could do something to ensure that the choice to lease, or not lease, a horse was less unpleasant but I am not sure they could really do anything about it. We rented horses for 3 out of our group of 4 but would have really preferred to pick our horses, favoring those who did not look underfed and overburdened.

The tour company provided water and there was a snack stand at the bottom of the hike to purchase additional refreshments and snacks as needed/desired.
Written April 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

007Tamie007
Los Angeles, CA29 contributions
Pacaya afternoon trip
Mar 2018
I booked with Guatemala Travel and I thought I had an English speaker and that we would arrive before dark, but we didnt! It took almost 3 hours to arrive, granted we had bad traffic.. BUT they knew this as it was a holiday weekend! We arrived and it was almost dark! I called and he said NO problem.. When we arrive, we are greeted by a spanish speaking guide. All 6 of us don't speak spanish! We would had to pay extra!!
It was a horrible trip. We only had about an hour of daylight. We opted for horses to make it quicker which was very expensive 200 RT!!! Then the weather quickly changed and we were all fogged out! You couldn't see anything! If you have chances of bad weather, Id reschedule. I did this same hike in 2009 and it was amazing... back then the lava flow was still flowing and you could stand next to it... now thats not possible.
This trip was just OK.... Id advise to go on the morning hike, so you don't have to do most of it in the dark!!! Guatemala travel was not helpful at all when we called to say we were all very unhappy with the tour.
Written April 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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Do nit trust this travel agent
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Excellent Guiding
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