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7-Hour Trek To The Active Pacaya Volcano From Guatemala
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Trekking, Volcano

  • Duration

    7 Hours

  • Language

    English, Spanish

  • Activity Level

    Hard

Description

Climb up the Pacaya Volcano to get a unique glance into the geologic bowel of the earth and eat a sack lunch on the top, enjoying the view, before you make your way back down.  Pacaya has erupted a number of times in the recent past and has had an active status since 1965. It stands at more than 8,300 feet (2.5 km) at its tallest point and is part of the Central American Volcanic Arc. Embark on this thrilling tour and have the chance to roast a marshmallow over running lava!

Highlights
  • Hike the Pacaya Volcano
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    • In the morning, your Guatemala tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in Guatemala City to take you to the Pacaya volcano.

    • Once there, interact with some small communities close to the volcano such as San Vicente de Pacaya. Learn about their lives before beginning the hike of this notorious volcano. 

    • Begin the hike which takes 2 hours to complete. On reaching the top, sit down to have your sack lunch and view the magnificent vistas surrounding you before heading back to the base. Return to your accommodation in Guatemala. 

What's Included
  • Transportation

  • Pacaya Volcano tour guide

  • Admissions


What's Excluded
  • Horses to hike the volcano

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • Lunch

Know before you go
  • Pacaya is considered Guatemala’s most active volcano and is believed to have first erupted approximately 23,000 years ago. Pacaya has erupted a number of times since and has had an active status since 1965. It stands at more than 8,300 feet (2.5 km) at its tallest point and is part of the Central American Volcanic Arc.

  • One of the most notable eruptions was in 2010, when Pacaya erupted multiple times in one day, raining ash on a number of towns, including part of Guatemala City. Schools and the airport were affected by the raincloud of ash, causing the president to declare a state of calamity.

Meeting Point

Guatemala

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Nakia
    I was a little nervous about traveling to Guatemala as a female traveler. Thankfully, I stumbled across Hector Pineda with Guatemala Tour Guide and Travel Services. I gave Hector a list of activities that I wanted to do while I was in Guatemala and he arranged everything else. He arranged for me to be picked up from the airport as soon as my flight arrived in Guatemala - I didn't have to wait at all! He made sure I got to my hotel safely and then took me on a delightful tour of Antigua. He then arranged for me to take day excursions to Pacaya Volcano, the Tikal Ruins, Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango. Every day I received superb service. Transportation was always on time and my tour guides for each excursion were so kind and patient! Hector even called to check on me throughout my stay in Guatemala. This is the best travel agency I ever worked with and I highly recommend them!
Starting From
44.55 USD USD
USD 44.55 / Per Person