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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  • Unbelievable hike to the lava flow field where we were able to roast marshmallows over the vents of the volcano. From our hotel in Antigua to Pacaya and back was about 6.5 hours and the hike is strenu...  more »
  • I chose to leave with the group in the afternoon and I do not regret: rise of average level, that climbs hard but for a short time. And upstairs, great sunset, the volcano lights are exceptional, I had never seen anything like this!
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  • A very striking environment well worth the hike. Though - me and my accomplice are more the do it at your own pace, stop for a picnic and a twenty minute inhalation of the surroundings type of visitor...  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