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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  • It is a short, but steep hike to about halfway up the volcano -- the furthest up the guides will take you as of Jan 2017. The views were spectacular. It was a great half-day activity. 
  • Our cruise ship arrived at Puerto Quetzal. We talked with the representative with GO WITH GUS. The price was set for the private trip to the Pacaya Volcano hike that included transportation (1 1/2 hou...  more »
  • Une expédition sur le Volcan Pacaya ne devrait pas vous couter plus de Q100, incluant les frais de Q50 d'entrée dans le parc et saura vous permettre d'observer les magnifiques volcans Agua, Acatenango...  more »
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  • We hiked all the way up , able to watch a lava river coming out of the dry stones, so hot , so amazing and unique experience. It doesn't happen all the time but the adventure of walking to view from the top of the volcano....Priceless! Enjoy it!
  • What an awesome hike, we hiked up with my two local friends..... they were awesome...... it was a full day and it was rough as all the volcanic rock was loose as i stepped up.. once up top i took video of moving lava WOW it was awesome
  • Amazing hike up and one of our highlights in Guatemala. Seeing the lava up close was a rare treat and worth the effort.
  • Good hike in the park (Q50pp). Great local (official) guide (Q250). Cool trip!
  • Don't buy the walking sticks there just rentals. Only the rich smoke cigerettes