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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

By Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour
Recommended by 90% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$85.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$85.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:7h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Horseback ride


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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5555ANTPACA

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua?
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua price starts from $85.00. Discover and book Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua on Tripadvisor
What is the Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua cancellation policy?
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua?
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua is hosted by Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5555ANTPACA

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
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Sati1014
Sati1014
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Ruins - Take an alternate Tour!
Our guide Mike was super knowledgeable & nice so he gets a 10 stars! He tried his best to keep us entertained as it
Elizabeth R
Elizabeth R
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Stunning!
We had a significant flight delay in the morning, but it was all still worth it! Without our guide, Tikal would hav
Elizabeth R
Elizabeth R
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So Much To See!
We did the combination ruins and city tour. Both are worth every minute! Next time I might book another day just in
Sati1014
Sati1014
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Fantastic Day Tour!
Our tour to Lake Atitlan was with Guatemalan Adventures & our guide was Mierko Zea. He picked us up from our hotel
cindytY2862DK
cindytY2862DK
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Very conscientious tour guide and great tour
Bring a neck pillow and seat cushion - ride is long and bumpy and depending on the traffic, getting back to Guatema
DED195
DED195
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Great support which allowed me to appreciate the beauty that is Guatemala
I found myself in Antigua for work and decided to spend a few days exploring the country- I really appreciated the
David2027
David2027
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We were sold a trip they could not deliver
If you travel to Guatemala and are traveling with limited mobility like using a wheelchair, never book any trip wit
GeekyAce
GeekyAce
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Would use again
I used them to book a 10 Days / 9 Nights (2 Persons) trip to various parts of Guatemala. I needed some changes to t
Christopher C
Christopher C
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Disappointing and not as described
The trip was disappointing. Both the driver and the guide were professional. The guide had us spend close to 2 hour
Luvsent1346
Luvsent1346
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The beach was great, the turtles were great but I could have taken the team there, stayed in a cheaper place .
I brought a team from Canada to work with my organization. Saw the Safari tour and thought this would be great. N
Christopher C
Christopher C
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Excellent tour poor flight
Pick up was on time and professional. Guide was excellent and the tour was amazing! The return to hotel was profess
amandabV2155SE
amandabV2155SE
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Perfect Experience
Mirco and Luiz were amazing. They were helpful during the tour, but they also gave me other travel tips throughout
wu_whoo
wu_whoo
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Long awesome day
Guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We had plenty of time to explore Tikal. We also had some more time b
Elian L
Elian L
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Our best trip ever
Estamos agradecidos con el tiempo que nuestro guía Gustavo que se tomó para llevarnos a conocer además el tiempo d
mattheweY8713LD
mattheweY8713LD
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Fun, takes second place to Acatenango
For $25 get a ticket in town for the next day (never sells out)- you’ll go up and see the DORMANT volcano, which is
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HSmith8989
Utica, NY7 contributions
Aug 2021
We had the best time hiking Pacaya! We were picked up at our hotel right on time. Our driver, Henry, was great and could tell us all about Antigua and the surrounding areas. Our guide was David, he was also amazing and gave us a very fun and informative explication of everything involving Pacaya and the other volcanoes in the vicinity. The hike wasn't very difficult, although the altitude made breathing a bit tricky at times, and the views are spectacular. We even got to roast marshmallows in the lava flow!
I highly recommend this as a day trip if you're in Antigua, and you really can't go wrong booking anything through Guatemalan Adventure Tours. We spent 11 days in Guatemala and they helped us plan our whole itinerary and organized all of our transportation. They were so professional and helpful prior to arrival and for the duration of our trip. I will definitely book with them again in the future.
Written August 9, 2021
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uzyprincess
21 contributions
This tour was a once in a lifetime experience. The tour started upon pickup in the morning with various landmarks pointed out along the way. I'll recommend going in the morning as it wasn't very crowded and we were able to see the volcano clearly without the clouds. The hike with the local guide was great! He was so patient with me at various times when I was a bit scared. The hike itself wasn't so bad and am not the healthiest person. The sand slide at the end was where I struggled the most with the incline and descent. All highly recommend this tour company.
Written September 7, 2021
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Miguel Trista
Hialeah, FL3 contributions
This was a very intense and highly recommended experience. Our local guide Luis did the easiest and knowledgeable trip up to the top of the Pacaya volcano. We did it with horses due to a knee lesion but it’s more interesting hiking. You’ll have all what you’ll need in order to experience the power of the Mother Nature. It’s almost 4.5 km to access the safe view point where you’ll find a small store and a pizza guy. Unfortunately, we did not have a great view due to weather condition (very cloudy) but we enjoyed the experience. Definitely, recommended. Thank you very much.
Written May 31, 2022
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sarah
1 contribution
Amazing time, views, and people. I have nothing bad to say. The guide wad so kind and fun, along with the driver! Thanks so much. I recommend this to everyone! Checking this off pur bucket lists.
Written February 5, 2022
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Tema T
1 contribution
Aug 2022
I paid a lot for this tour – US $159 (even though the website states "starting at $85") – and was promised an English-speaking guide. Instead, the guide spoke absolutely NO English. She spoke a lot and I missed everything. I know that it is not her fault so I tipped her, but I really feel that I missed out of a lot of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Also, I really think that the description of the trip should state more about what to expect. For instance, there was no food available to purchase. I was very hungry after the hike (since I was picked up at my hotel at 8am). When the driver said we would not get back to Antigua until 3pm, I asked if we could stop so that I could pick up a sandwich and he very kindly stopped at a gas station market.
I was very dissatisfied, and would strongly recommend others not to use Tripadvisor for this tour.
Written August 15, 2022
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Scotsquirrel
Kentfield, CA51 contributions
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
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Heidi S
7 contributions
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
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007Tamie007
Los Angeles, CA35 contributions
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
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Adria R
7 contributions
Mar 2022
Wow, what a wonderful experience! Our tourguide was excellent and gave us a lot of good information regarding the history of the area, the geography and local plants/trees! The hike is challenging so be ready for that! Wear good hiking boots and I would recommend renting the walking stick at the start of the hike (10 quetzales per person). But so worth it and just amazing views.
Written March 29, 2022
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