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Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs from Guatemala City provided by Gray Line Guatemala

Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs from Guatemala City

Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs from Guatemala City
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Tour snapshot
Experience two of Guatemala’s volcanic attractions in one day
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
A challenging hike up the active Pacaya Volcano’s lava fields pairs perfectly with a few hours of relaxing in thermal hot springs on this tour from Guatemala City. Save time and money by seeing two volcanic attractions on one tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus an included lunch, make for a hassle-free day that includes both adventure and relaxation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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
Highlights
  • See lava fields and more as you hike Pacaya Volcano
  • Spend a few hours relaxing in thermal hot springs
  • Lunch at Kawilal Hot Springs included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Guatemala City included
What to expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Guatemala City hotel for the drive to Pacaya Volcano. Follow trails around one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes with a guide, ascending to reach the lava-filled crater. (Note: Due to recent volcanic activity, this portion of the tour may remain closer to the base.) Then, transfer to Kawilal Hot Springs. Relax in the 12 thermal pools, 25 steam baths, and three hydrotherapy baths, all naturally heated by volcanic steam vents and enjoy a delicious lunch. An onsite spa offers additional services including massages and pedicures at additional cost. Conclude your tour with hotel drop-off in Guatemala City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • See lava fields and more as you hike Pacaya Volcano
  • Spend a few hours relaxing in thermal hot springs
  • Lunch at Kawilal Hot Springs included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Guatemala City included
What to expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Guatemala City hotel for the drive to Pacaya Volcano. Follow trails around one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes with a guide, ascending to reach the lava-filled crater. (Note: Due to recent volcanic activity, this portion of the tour may remain closer to the base.) Then, transfer to Kawilal Hot Springs. Relax in the 12 thermal pools, 25 steam baths, and three hydrotherapy baths, all naturally heated by volcanic steam vents and enjoy a delicious lunch. An onsite spa offers additional services including massages and pedicures at additional cost. Conclude your tour with hotel drop-off in Guatemala City.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3022P40
Important information
Inclusions
  • If option selected - Zona A, B, C and D - Pacaya & Thermal Circuit include lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to Kawilal Hot Springs ( If option selected)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Horses at Pacaya Volcano
  • Entrance to Pacaya Volcano National Park
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.
  • Please keep in mind that when climbing an active volcano changes in activity and weather may cancel or shorten the excursion at anytime.
  • Medical and Legal Note: Guests booking this tour certify that they are in excellent physical condition and free from any heart, respiratory and/or back condition and are not pregnant. Booking of this tour constitutes an acceptance of the inherent risk of climbing any active volcano and the guest agrees to hold Gray Line all subsidiaries, licensees, staff members and vendors harmless and not liable for any and all injuries or death as a result of taking this tour.
  • Child under 13 years is not allowed to take the thermal circuit.
  • If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.
  • If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • If option selected - Zona A, B, C and D - Pacaya & Thermal Circuit include lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to Kawilal Hot Springs ( If option selected)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Horses at Pacaya Volcano
  • Entrance to Pacaya Volcano National Park
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.
  • Please keep in mind that when climbing an active volcano changes in activity and weather may cancel or shorten the excursion at anytime.
  • Medical and Legal Note: Guests booking this tour certify that they are in excellent physical condition and free from any heart, respiratory and/or back condition and are not pregnant. Booking of this tour constitutes an acceptance of the inherent risk of climbing any active volcano and the guest agrees to hold Gray Line all subsidiaries, licensees, staff members and vendors harmless and not liable for any and all injuries or death as a result of taking this tour.
  • Child under 13 years is not allowed to take the thermal circuit.
  • If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.
  • If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.
  • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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4.5
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Keith B
9 contributions
Firstly, my wife and I exercise 6 days a week and this hike was not easy. It’s pretty much over an hour of walking up a very steep hill so when everyone calls it a “tough little hike”. It’s exactly that tough and short. The horses are 100 Q if you wanna ride one up there. 4 of 8 in our group did that. Very cloudy, windy and cold so dressed ready for that. Then in the way down it was to hit for a jacket. Just an FYI.

Lunch was ok and at the hot springs hotel. The springs were nice but we had less than an hour to enjoy it. It was enough to go through a session where they take you through a cycle of hot/cold baths. Not designed for long time relaxation. It’s like a spa to the locals so don’t dress to bad for the hike bc you go straight here.

It’s a good tour to pay for. My wife speaks Spanish so some tours aren’t worth paying for but this one is worth it.

FYI they pick up in Guatemala City first than Antigua. So if your leaving from GC you’re in the car and hour longer in the am and on the return the unload I’m Antigua the. Take you to Guatemala City. With the traffic at night you’re talking about 2.5 hours in the car. And it’s super late at night then too.
Written 17 February 2020
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Stephanie V
Atlanta, GA16 contributions
Amazing experience! I only had a day in Guatemala, and I am more than happy that I chose to do this excursion. I got picked up on time at the Westin, we picked up a few more people in Antigua, and were at the hiking site by 9am. It was beyond beautiful and we got to roast marshmallows on the dried lava! Afterward we headed to the hot springs for lunch which was delicious and filled me up. The hot springs were beautiful and so relaxing, I made sure to get a margarita (so yummy!) the Antigua crew was dropped off by 4pm and I was back in Guatemala City by 5:30pm. Highly recommend!
Written 7 February 2020
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GrayLineGuatemala
Dear Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share you comments with us !!
Written 4 December 2020
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Lou
United Kingdom2 contributions
This was a great way to relieve our designated driver for a day and so glad we opted for this tour. A lovely little hike to see Pacaya Volcano close-up, we were the first party to ascend that day and glimpsed some lava. The views from the top were well worth it and taking El Arenal route on the descent was an adventure. After the hike, the Kawilal Spa was just the ticket! We even had the whole area to ourselves due to the pandemic, so all felt very safe. The smoothie and lunch there were also very delicious. Could have done with a tad more direction at times, but all part of the fun!
Written 11 January 2021
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Dear Lou Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your experience with us!
Written 28 April 2021
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Hamster
New York City, NY17 contributions
Solo
I want tours to include real pictures instead of fantasy. The hot part of this volcano is a small depression that feels a little warm, littered with candy wrappers and sticks.

If you pick up in Guat City it is a long drive, as you detour slowly through Antigua to pick up more people.
Written 12 March 2020
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Brian V
40 contributions
I have been a bit busy since I got back from Guatemala but as they say"better late than never" my vacation was Aug 12th - Aug 22nd, 2018 and it was fabulous we stayed in Hotel Tikal Futura that is another review. My travel agenda was setup by me after reading an enormous amount of review on TripAdvisor which I recommend if anyone is going to Guatemala.

A must DO excursion the hike up Volcan de Pacaya.......wow it was amazing. We rented horse to go up and come down it was fair price however I probably would only take it up not coming down. I will give two reason for men "it plays a mean beat in your lower area" wink wink.... plus it is easier walking down a clear path.

A few suggestions: wear thick sole sneakers, take a fleece or something that will cover you if you are one who easily gets chilly, if you are use to altitude 7000-8000 ft pace yourself you will need it (take horse up for sure) and do the earliest tour.

The tour guide was fabulous the horse handler was funny, helpful and could comprehend what I was saying. So, if you want an EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE take the tour of the Volcan de Pacaya.

Bring camera if not you end up without pictures like me.... geez....LOL

Written 2 October 2018
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Dear Brian Thank you for having booked with us and for take the time sharing your experience in the Pacaya Volcano with us!! It is great to read you really enjoyed your vacations, Your comments are really valuable for us.
Written 14 November 2018
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Jbroadie91
Bristol, CT94 contributions
While in Guatemala for a mission trip one of our free days we decided to climb Pacaya. At the bottom we were approached by children selling walking sticks for 5 quetzales which you want to have for the climb down. You'll thank me after. However you might get hustled into giving your stick back to children at the end so they can resale.
Also at the bottom are horses which they call taxi. I paid 200 quetzales (27 USD) for a taxi which I didn't care because I knew that I wouldn't have been able to made it all the way up by myself.
The views were amazing. We were able to stop to roast marshmallows and also found a litter of volcano puppies. Don't worry mom was near. I believe the best part was heading down the Volcano. I felt like I was skiing down volcanic ash. Boots full of rocks that had to get emptied twice.
Written 13 January 2018
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Dan Martin
11 contributions
This was an excellent trip in every respect. It started with the customer service of the company. I only found the trip on the web, after hours on a Saturday. I wanted to join a tour on Sunday, but the website was already not accepting reservations that close to time of departure. I called the local number, and the woman who answered told me there was space, and kindly suggested that I book the tour and pay online with a Monday reservation, but assured me that they would accept the reservation for Sunday (now about 10 hours from the time of my call).

The driver was courteous and picked me up at the appointed time. He had my name and verified it was me. Safe driving all the way.

The local guide Lydia was a blast, and did a great job of telling us about interesting plants along the way, as well as information about the volcano. Pacaya was fascinating, got some great photos and video of lava flowing, and roasted a marshmallow in a hole in the ground using geothermal (volcanic) heat.

Do know that the hike is strenuous if you aren't acclimated to altitude and in reasonably good shape. You'll be working to get your breath on the way up and pounding your knees on the way down. But fear not, if you need assistance, there are guys who follow your party leading horses, and for an additional Q200 charge (a little over $26) they'll give you a lift. I didn't need it, but the other two in my party did.

I wasn't all that excited about the spa, to be honest. I went along because it was part of the package. I was wrong. The "thermal circuit" was just what the doctor ordered after that strenuous hike I just described! The hotel and spa are beautifully designed, and while the downstairs pools were a chaos of families splashing and yelling, the thermal pools are upstairs in a very-peaceful, adults-only section.

Bottom line … this tour is worth every dime I paid for it … strong recommendation!
Written 14 August 2019
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Dear Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your experience with our services, it is a pleasure to make your excursion in a memorable experience. Hope to see you again in the future!!
Written 24 September 2019
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Christiana Nikola
Graz, Austria16 contributions
Friends
The tour included a pick up from the hotel in the Moro! After several attempts to reach out to the tour operator the day before the tour I was told my hotel was not within the pick up zone and I had to walk 5 mins to another hotel to be picked up! Please keep in mind I was told pick up is at 6.30 am so it is still dark in Guatemala City! The city is not safe so the tour operator put me in danger by having me walk to a different hotel!!! Once I was there on time the driver was 30 mins late with no other explanation than to much traffic! There is traffic every morning so the tour company should plan for it! Once picked up, the driver drove passed by the hotel I was actually staying at! So the excuse that the hotel is far away is a complete joke! I wouldn’t boom with them again although the rest of the tour was fine! The company policy needs to be changed since this is clearly not the tour guides fault! You can’t expect to have your customers walk the other dark in a city not considered as safe and than actually pass their hotel anyway!!
Written 18 January 2020
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GrayLineGuatemala
Dear Christiana Thank you for having booked with us, our pick up points are in hotels and in the central hotels, we were not able to pick up you in your apartment since the address you sent to us was out of the hotels zone. The traffic is something out of our control, but the customer representative always was in contact with you.
Written 3 February 2020
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Michelle
40 contributions
Solo
The most difficult, rewarding and beautiful tour by a spectacular tour company! Wow. Just do it! Don't take the horse taxis on the way up, your ego will thank you. Our local guide was spectacular- he stopped at just the right intervals when our hearts and legs were screaming from being stretched. The driver was super helpful and courteous. Pacaya Volcano is one of the three active volcanoes of the 37 in Guatemala. It was a clear day so we saw Mexico, the Pacific Coast and Belize.
Written 30 December 2019
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GrayLineGuatemala
Dear Thank you for having booked with us and for takes the time to share your experience during our excursion!!
Written 7 March 2020
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beckysfasu
Houston, TX14 contributions
I went as a solo traveler. This was a great excursion. View was amaze. Felt safe. Spa was awesome. Once at the base of the volcano I was bombarded by locals wanting me to choose to use their horse. It was a bit overwhelming as the guide didn’t do much to discourage. The guide was knowledgeable. The trip is steep up the volcano and I was glad for the horse. The spa was wonderful. The circuit of thermal pools was delightful.
Written 9 October 2018
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Thank you for having booked with us and for take the time to leave your comments, it is nice to hear you really enjoyed the experience!! Really thanks for the observation we are going to check with the guide and share your good comments about him. Best Regards
Written 12 October 2018
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