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  • Location:Antigua, Guatemala
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Get up close and personal with a Guatemalan volcano during this 7-hour Pacaya Volcano hike, one of the country’s most active. Travel through volcanic vegetation and surreal landscapes on your way to the top, enjoying impressive views of three nearby volcanic peaks, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango at the summit. Your trip from Antigua to the volcano also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel and a guide.


  • Day trip to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua
  • Get an up-close look at the active volcano as you hike to the top of Pacaya with your expert guide
  • Admire picturesque views of the Fuego, Agua and Acatenango volcanoes
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Experience views of some of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes from up close as you hike to the top of Pacaya, where you’ll enjoy unforgettable views from the top of this 8,000-foot (2,438m) peak.

Start your day with an 8am pickup from your Antigua hotel, taking a 15 mile (25km) drive southeast to the base of this lumbering giant. Upon reaching the base, you’ll begin a 2.5-hour climb to the peak with your guide, learning about the history of this unique volcano and the vegetation that thrives in this strange environment. A mild walk brings you the lagoon of Calderas, where you can take in the amazing views of three nearby volcanoes, including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango.

Then continue on towards a plateau in the trail, a vantage point from which you’ll be able to observe the main crater along with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Due to safety concerns, you won’t venture all the way to the volcano’s crater, but you will have the chance to see glistening lava and a series of steam baths created by its heat.

Take a few moments to revel in the incredible views from up high before beginning your descent back down to the base and then back to Antigua for a drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Ridiculously cool one of my favorite tours ever. I would recommend just purchasing a walking stick for like 50 cents or a dollar, no need to bring any of your own. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us all about the different plants and their biological function. The volcano was a sight to see!

Liani S
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a great hike to the mountain. We could see the steam rise front the ground and we heard the mountain rumble. It was surreal. I recommend to do this trip during off season to avoid crowds.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great climb. Very knowledgable guide and quite interesting. Would have like to get closer to the top, but doesn;t seem practical.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The hike was very physical so we ended up renting a horse to make the trip which made for a fun rest of the way. The guides were fun and very knowledgeable .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very physical, but worth it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgable to the countryside and history of the volcano. He answered all of our questions. It was a great day!

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

Great trip up the volcano. Our local guide knew only a small amount of English but had a good sense and made it fun.

Steven L
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

A very personal trip. We were lead by polite and experienced guides who genuinely cared for their guests.
The Pacaya Volcano is in stunning countryside and the volcano itself is 'alive'. This place will help cleanse your soul.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

What a disaster. Victor should be ashamed to subcontract a company like this.

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