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Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua

Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua
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Tour snapshot
Suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Go hiking on Pacaya Volcano with the convenience of this full-day tour from Antigua. Benefit from round-trip transport to the trailhead and a guide who accompanies your group up the most active volcano in Guatemala. Be prepared for rough terrain and a moderately challenging trek with a local guide who may speak limited English. Prebooked transportation makes it easy to get to and from the volcano.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Includes round-trip transport from Antigua
  • Get sweeping views from the volcano
  • Hike more safely in the company of a local guide
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Includes round-trip transport from Antigua
  • Get sweeping views from the volcano
  • Hike more safely in the company of a local guide
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17499P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Trail Guide in both languages Spanish-English (Basic English)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Collective transportation Antigua-Volcano-Antigua
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee Q100.00 per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Horse ride (Q100.00 one way/ Q200.00 round trip)
  • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • - We can pick up in any centrally located Antigua Hotels, Air BnB and family homestays. - We DON'T pick up in the villages around like hotels or Air BnB in Santa Ana, San Bartolomé Becerra, Ciudad Vieja, San Juan del Obisto, Santa Inés or Santo Domingo del Cerro. - You are purchasing a collective service, this means several people will join the tour. This means that the van will experience some delays caused by travellers that are not ready in time, or gave a wrong address. Please be Patient. - Please sen us your hotel name or home address to confirm the reservation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Take note that Rainy Season is from May to October, more chance of rain in the afternoons
  • The hike it runs even if it's raining.
  • Wear hiking boots with good traction and toe protection, pants, jacket (rain coat and waterproof clothing in rainy season)
  • Only cash of quetzals is accepted to pay the admission fee
  • If you want to rent a horse, bring cash of quetzals
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Trail Guide in both languages Spanish-English (Basic English)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Collective transportation Antigua-Volcano-Antigua
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee Q100.00 per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Horse ride (Q100.00 one way/ Q200.00 round trip)
  • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • - We can pick up in any centrally located Antigua Hotels, Air BnB and family homestays. - We DON'T pick up in the villages around like hotels or Air BnB in Santa Ana, San Bartolomé Becerra, Ciudad Vieja, San Juan del Obisto, Santa Inés or Santo Domingo del Cerro. - You are purchasing a collective service, this means several people will join the tour. This means that the van will experience some delays caused by travellers that are not ready in time, or gave a wrong address. Please be Patient. - Please sen us your hotel name or home address to confirm the reservation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Take note that Rainy Season is from May to October, more chance of rain in the afternoons
  • The hike it runs even if it's raining.
  • Wear hiking boots with good traction and toe protection, pants, jacket (rain coat and waterproof clothing in rainy season)
  • Only cash of quetzals is accepted to pay the admission fee
  • If you want to rent a horse, bring cash of quetzals
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 30, 2022
A note from Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua
Our vehicles meet the goverment safety covid protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pacaya Volcano
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    Pacaya is one of the most accessible active volcano walks that you can experience in the country. The tour starts with a pick up and transfer from any centrally located hotel in Antigua. After one hour ride you will arrive at the entrance of the National Park where you have time to go to the bathroom and prepare your self to climb. The hike is a moderate degree. We suggest to wear hiking boots, and a hiking stick, if you don´t have one you can rent a wooden stick that the locals can rent you for as little as Q5.00. This tour can be walking or in a horse (horse is not included). After walking along the trails of the volcanic sand with great views, you will reach the plateau from which you can see the main crater of the volcano. For safety reasons is not possible to visit it, but you will see some steam emanations produced by the heat of the volcano. Come across the dried lava fields to roast your marshmallows. After a while, is time to start to descend and take your bus back to Antigua.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Samantha P
Bellevue, WA6 contributions
This isn't an easy hike. Anyone who's saying it is must be in great shape and hike frequently. If you're a beginner hiker, this will be a difficult hike. Our tour guide went up FAST power-walking up the trail and didn't wait for people. Since I was at the end of the group and would have been slower, I was worried about getting left behind and felt like I had no choice but to pay for the horse ride. That's ok because it was cool riding the horse, but would have liked to try going up at a slower pace. 1 other person in our group paid for the horse as well and a few others considered it. I paid Q100 for the horse to bring me about 75% of the way up. No one in our group bought a walking stick and it seemed like no one needed it. I bought a flashlight for this hike since the instructions said you needed it for the afternoon tour, but I never used it because it was still mostly light out when we finished. I was picked up a little before 2 and we got back into Antigua around 7pm - 5 hours in total.
Written April 25, 2022
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Mai
2 contributions
The hike was a little intense, but it's definitely a once in a lifetime experience. We took many breaks along the way and there were some great photos ops. I recommend getting a walking stick because it can be slippery. Transportation was communicated very well and pickup was on time.
Written July 22, 2022
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Malecia B
11 contributions
Friends
I enjoyed this hike so much! Not only did I hike an active volcano but I enjoyed getting to know the other people in our group and the information (facts) that our guide gave us. Her dog Terry was great entertainment as well and led us along with her. Reaching the top was an amazing feat and roasting marshmallows was fun.
Written March 1, 2022
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Thank you very much for your comment. We love to know that our clients enjoy the tour!
Written March 3, 2022
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Jbal
Lomita, CA19 contributions
Family
I have to say that the actual volcano hike was good, it is pretty intense but worth it. The issue we had was being crammed into a bus at full capacity, no seat belts and our driver was driving super fast. It took almost 2 hours to get there because we kept stopping for more and more people. The driver didn’t know where he had picked people up from and when we got out to let other people get off the bus, he drove away and we had to chase the bus! I feel like they need to have better communication with what the transportation entails because I would’ve thought twice before paying for this. The tour was good but it was still in Spanish even though we requested English of twine in our group, but the tour guides were really nice. They gave us as many marshmallows to toast as we wanted and even held everyone’s trash for us. They have a small store and a guy selling pizza. The small pizza is 250 quetzales and a large is 350. Overall I recommend the hike but beware of the transportation.
Written July 4, 2022
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EarlE
3 contributions
Friends
The best part of this walk was the view of Volcanos Agua and Fuego as the clouds rolled past and the sun was setting. Overall, a great time!
I did this same walk 4 years ago and solid, supportive shoes are a must. The path is steep, uneven and rocky. A light rain jacket or shell to protect from the wind at the top. The last 3/4 of the trail was in the dark, so a small flashlight is handy.
Take some water and a snack because it’s about 6 hours from the pickup to drop off time.
If you need some help, they have horses.
Written April 28, 2022
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carmx666
Chicago, IL10 contributions
This was an amazing day trip! Highly recommended! Pacaya volcano has an out-of-this-world vibe to it. The hike has an easy to medium difficulty w/ a steep incline, so be prepared for that. I definitely recommend wearing trail runners or hiking boots w/ good traction & toe protection since you're gonna encounter loose volcanic soil on the ascent/descent, as well as sharp rocks and jagged, dried lava above. The guides were very friendly and informative as well. Overall, it's one of the best things to do while in Guatemala.
Written May 29, 2022
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Dixie H
2 contributions
We did the half-day tour from Antigua and we had a great time! My partner and I are moderate hikers and did not find the hike to be particularly challenging but very pretty and a great was to see a volcano. There are some parts of the trail that are steep but then it levels out. The trail has amazing views of Fuego Volcano, and Acatenango Volcano as well as Guatemala City and Antigua. The tour company was good and our tour guide for the trail, Carina, was awesome and very knowledgeable.
Written January 8, 2020
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Chris J
1 contribution
Family
It was a large group, so unless you rode a horse and the guide spoke English, you couldn’t learn anything along the way. I don’t think this was a simple hike. It took 21/2 hours and once you were on the lava rock your balance was very difficult. Even my 17 year old fell, catching herself with hands caused lots of blood! Even so, getting close to the peak of the volcano where it was hot enough to roast marshmallows was pretty freakin awesome! Do it!
Written February 7, 2020
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Kenzie S
5 contributions
Friends
No lie, if you’re not used to hiking this could seem pretty intense but our tour guide made sure we took breaks to catch our breath especially toward the top. Lots of cool facts about volcanoes/trees/leaves/bugs/nature/etc. along the way and amazing views at the top. Tour guides were really nice and engaging!
Written May 27, 2022
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Oscar Duran
5 contributions
I was bummed that it was so foggy, but man did I enjoy it anyway. Once you reach the volcano up top, it looks amazing. Even with the fog. We had some toasted marshmallows from the heat of the volcano. Really nice. As far as the hike, I don't know cause I got the horse cause it was so much cooler LOL
Written April 25, 2022
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