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Pacaya Volcano

Antigua, Guatemala
+502 2421 2810
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Antigua, Guatemala
+502 2421 2810
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pacaya volcano is a good way to spend the day. We booked the trip from our hostel, we left at 6am and started hiking at 8am. The hike was quite difficult (I'm not at all in shape) but totally worth it- the view from...More

Thank Yuval B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very very easy hike. Just a quick 50 minutes uphill and the view is pretty incredible. I would recommend doing this hike prior to Acatenango as a warm up to get some blood pumping through them

Thank AlexBarrett15
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a very friendly taxi driver who took us on the 90 minute long journey from Antigua to the Pacaya Volcano. Going up the Volcano we had the unfortunate experience of being in the clouds, so we could not see the landscape well. But...More

Thank Jabba T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great half-day excursion from Antigua. Reasonable price. $10 pp for hotel pick-up & return via shuttle + $7 admission at park. Hike was easy for most in our group - horses available for $100Q if you'd rather ride. Rent a walk-stick $5Q. Morning trip is...More

Thank tedlyk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was traveling in a group of two chaperones and 9 high school students. The climb was a highlight of the students' trip. Before the trip, the climb was described to us a moderate. I would say it's more intense than that. You need good...More

Thank AllisonC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great experience. We had a large group and decided to ride the horses. Our guide (Carlitos) was very knowledgeable and helpful. Even though it was a cloudy day, the views were spectacular. It would be a hard hike for someone not in...More

Thank BaldGuyandSwag
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here in January and again on June 15th. Once you get to the top, there are two ways down. You can go the low route through a volcanic flow or you can take a "shortcut" over a little hill. The shortcut was very...More

Thank dkgcmeam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The climb up was in full day light and very exciting, but the lack of protective gear was felt as the cooled lava is extremely spiky and the way back down was in complete darkness with only head lights and flashlight. Make sure to wear...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great 1/2 day trip. The hike up takes 1 - 1.5 hours and is moderately strenuous. Really incredible experience.

Thank bsandman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did my tour with Adrenalina Tours to Pacaya for $15 (not included fee), and I recommend it! I would suggest to get the cheapest tour. The differences between the cheap and more expensive tours are usually whether the entrance fee and lunch are included...More

Thank Mary A
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Pedro B
Tour sounds great! I have a 9 year old son who loves outdoor adventures, would this be something I can take him with us?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Bethianhope | Reviewed this property |
Yes they would burn some energy, see a live puffing volcano and become interested in geology AND roast marshmallows inhot lava! What more could you want?
Would I see hot lava flowing out in Jan 2017?, or only hot black stone cover the lava?
7 January 2017|
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Response from JohnDrakeS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering fast, I just saw the question now. I apologize... When I went to Pacaya Volcano, it was active, and erupted like 2 years before my visit, but, I felt the hot of the lava underneath the black stone... More
Mary P
Do we need to bring our own marshmallows, do the guides provide them or is there a place at the volcano to purchase them? Thanks for helping us plan.
20 November 2016|
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Response from BruceandKim1967 | Reviewed this property |
Our guide provided the marshmallows for us. He took us over to the what I call the lower side of the lava field opposite the little tienda that is set up there. That was where to hottest spots were to roast.