Volcán Pacaya, Antigua

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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. By using our Antigua itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Volcán Pacaya and other attractions in Antigua.
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  • This was a very interesting experience. We rode the guided horses which I would recommend. Without the horses you would be walking up some steep grades and through lots of loose dirt and volcanic rubb...  more »
  • The third stop on our 14-day Panama Canal cruise was Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, where we took a bus trip with Blue Planet Tours to Pacaya National Park. Guatemala is home to 37 volcanoes, but the 8,37...  more »
  • We climbed Pacaya. My friend with knee and breathing issues said the horseback option was "the best 100Q I ever spent". The horse guiders were polite, friendly, and helpful, pointing out sights along ...  more »