Volcán Pacaya, Antigua
(4.5/5 based on 1,700 reviews on the web)
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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  • My iPhone says we hiked the equivalent of 101 flights of stairs on this rustic trail! Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and we certainly got our workout in for the day. Round trip, the hike was ...  more »
  • It's not every day that you get to hike a volcano. This was an incredibly memorable experience! The hike itself isn't too difficult. I did it through Antigua Tours with some friends. There is also the...  more »
  • Beautiful sight and honestly people have said it wasn't without its difficulty but I would only rate it 3/4 out of 10 in difficulty and suitable for families. I'm only if moderate fitness. Beautiful v...  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