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Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua

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Antigua, Guatemala
Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Pacaya Volcano is one of the most active—and most popular—in all of Guatemala. Stationed some 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level, this destination is an ideal spot for travelers who want an easy hike, epic views, and some memorable stories. This tour allows you the comfort and ease of pre-arranged transportation to ensure you get the most out of your hike.
  • Transportation to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua
  • See one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes
  • Hike to the top with a professional local guide
  • Take in the views from the top of the volcano
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Trail Guide (Not full English)
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Collective transportation Antigua-Volcano-Antigua
Entrance fees Q100.00 per person (from April 8th 2022)
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We can pick up in any centrally located Antigua Hotels, Air BnB and family homestays. We don't pick up in the villages around. 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 SEND US YOUR HOTEL NAME OR HOME ADDRESS TO CONFIRM THE RESERVATION. DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, OUR VANS ARE LIMITED TO HALF THEIR CAPACITY.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Voyageur Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua.
What is the social distancing policy during Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "Be prepared to be in a vehicle for a long time." See review
  • "The trip was well organized and a great value !Definetily worthy doing if you are up for a hike!If you are in fair shape without knee issues you should be fine" See review


81 reviews

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Very accomodating!
, May 2022
Such a great intro to Guatemala! I booked this tour thinking I'd hike it, but then injured my knee a month ago, but luckily horseback was an option! A little hike at the end, but the hiking stick helped. Great guide, great horse guide and altogether great adventure!
1 traveller found this review helpful
Great hike, guides and overall experience!
, May 2022
This was a wonderful experience. The guides were helpful, encouraging during the hike and knowledgable about the recent activity of the Volcano. We went on a cloudy afternoon but the weather cleared up just enough when we got to the top to get some great photos! Feeling the heat from the ground and roasting marshmallows at the top was such a wild experience. The hike was just challenging enough for someone who is active, but not necessarily in shape (me), and made for a nice workout. There are horses available, as well.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Cloudy Sunset Hike
, May 2022
Manageable hike, in loose dirt. Can buy a stick from kids for Q10. Not much information was provided, just a guide leading the way up the trail. Unfortunately it was cloudy, would have been nice to see the views.
Great experience!
, May 2022
Shuttle was on time to pick me up. You can rent a horse to go hike or a hiking stick. I got both but barely used my horse. This was a great experience, I enjoyed roasting marshmallows. My tour guide was friendly and accommodating! (As an extra) Pizza made from heat of volcano is available for purchase at end of tour, pizza was great and experience was a vibe (pizza very pricey tho). I wish the hike went higher up the volcano we stopped at the Lava store and I was expecting to keep hiking. Overall great experience and I would recommend.
Hot Rock Marshmallows and Perro Caliente!
, Apr. 2022
Good visit to the volcano despite the weather! Tour bus was about 30 minutes late departing. But guides were friendly. They offer walking sticks or horses throughout the hike. I rode horseback on “Chulo” up and back which was worth it. The horses are thin but in good shape and appear well cared for with horseshoes. The guide, Jose, walked the horse the whole way so no solo riding. We were also escorted by several friendly dogs. The pyroclastic flow (as of this review) is from March 2021. There is an opportunity to walk out on the rocks and roast marshmallows at some of the vents. We were escorted by one dog who seemed to enjoy the warm rocks, I dubbed him “Perro Caliente”. Amazing to see and very well worth the trek! Wear good shoes and be prepared for cloudy wet weather. The guides have ponchos if it rains. No food is really available so bring snacks and water.
Nice and interesting climb to the Pacaya
, Apr. 2022
It was nice and easy to climb volcano. The begining looks hard, but possible to make. I didnt like that there were horses coming very close to the group of people (intended to catch the first one that think cannot make it). It is in total 2,5h climbing, looking and goinf down if you bring your own food. On top is difficult to sit, hard lava is everywhere and there are not a lot of smooth places to sit. You have the possibility to feel the heat comig out from the volcano in some places (there are some holes made on the lava), but it is not so bad, my soils were not melted at least. There is also a pizza place (they cook pizza with the heat coming from the Pacaya) and also a lava store. The guides were nice but they knew quite few about easy questions as "why the colors of the lava?, "how high we were" and so on. But they brought marshmallows and it was interesting to be there. Specially for childrens I wouild highl recemmend it.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Definitely worth it
, Mar. 2022
Guide was awesome and trip was beautiful. I wouldn’t say the hike is hard but know your personal fitness level. It gets steep at some points and isn’t a cake walk. The view at the top is breath taking and roasting marshmallows was fun.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Thank you Evan for your great review on the tour!
Hard Hike
, Mar. 2022
I had a great Friday morning doing this hike. It is somewhat difficult but worth it for the views and company.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Great!! Happy to read you did well!!
Bad Tour
, Feb. 2022
The driving to the Vulcano was good, but the guid was not good. he walk so fast and we are have to walk alone up to the vulcano. He didn't like to talk with as and he just want to finished the tour so quickli as possibel. and the way down he wan't that we take the shorter dangeres way. We had much fun with the other people but de guid was not good. I dont recomand this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Hi Sabrina, we are sorry to hear your bad experience. In our description of the tour, we do specify that our guide is a treck guide, they don´t speak english. But we will address this concern to him.
Great hike with awesome views
, Feb. 2022
This was a fairly tough hike up but we’ll worth it for the views. Also a unique experience to walk on lava rocks. I would 100% do it again.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
We are happy to hear that you had a great time!!
1 traveller found this review helpful

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