Volcán Pacaya, Antigua

Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 1,600+ 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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  • Amazing tour! Guide was knowledgeable! I would recommend taking a horse - the climb is more difficult then anticipated! Very cool experience! Once in a lifetime! 
  • Overall a bit of a bus ride and a bit of a hike, but active lava flows! I bought a cohiba and took it to light up on the flows, but my guide wouldn't let me on to the rocks, so he brought back some la...  read more »
  • Pacaya is about an hours drive from Antigua, Guatemala and def worth it. This is one of 3 active volcanos in Guatemala. The hike is not very strenuous despite the fact you'll be over 7,000ft in elevat...  read more »
  • 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
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