One of the country's most active volcanoes, Volcán Pacaya erupts regularly but usually in a mildly explosive fashion. As a visitor, you'll have the opportunity to take guided tours around this natural wonder, which features cooled lava chambers and hot spots (over which you can roast marshmallows). Consider taking a horseback tour of the volcano for a quick and less strenuous excursion compared to the 1.5-hour uphill hike. PutVolcán Pacaya into our Antigua day trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours To Volcán Pacaya
Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Guatemala City BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 10 hours
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $81
Duration: 7 hours
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $81
Duration: 6 hours
Volcán Pacaya Reviews
I went on the hike with an organized tour from the Spanish school. We went at 2pm, total hike time at a moderate pace was three hours and drive time round trip was around 2.5 hours. We had zero... more »
I did the 2 PM tour to Volcano Pacaya in Antigua. The driver was 50 minutes late picking up me, and then spent another half hour driving around town texting and using his map app to find four more... more »
Good easy hike, although lately you won't be able to get very close to the lava flows or see much up close. They will offer you a horse ride to the top if you aren't in good shape to hike.
Great hike. I got to roast marshmallows over a volcanic vent. Several times, the volcano spit lava into the air. Overall, this is an experience I would recommend.
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