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Pacaya Volcano Tours

Pacaya Volcano is considered Guatemala’s most active volcano and is believed to have first erupted approximately 23,000 years ago. Pacaya has erupted a number of times since and has had an active status since 1965. It stands at more than 8,300 feet (2.5 km) at its tallest point and is part of the Central American Volcanic Arc.

One of the most notable eruptions was in 2010, when Pacaya erupted multiple times in one day, raining ash on a number of towns, including part of Guatemala City. Schools and the airport were affected by the raincloud of ash, causing the president to declare a state of calamity. This was further complicated by torrential rain from Tropical Storm Agatha, which had caused flooding and landslides in the region. In March 2014, Pacaya erupted again, and officials discussed whether to evacuate several thousand people who lived near the volcano’s base. This eruption sent another huge ash cloud into the air and caused a number of flights to be diverted.

Despite Pacaya’s active status, it remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Guatemala. Hikers stop along the caldera’s lagoon to marvel at the views of Agua, Fuego and Acatenango, all neighboring volcanoes. If you continue up, you will have even better views of both the Guatemalan landscape and Pacaya’s main crater. Due to safety reasons, visitors are not permitted to visit the crater itself, but you can’t miss the red-flowing lava and steam baths. 

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Pacaya Volcano is conveniently located near Guatemala City and Antigua, making tours possible from either city. Most tours to Pacaya include a 2.5-hour hike up the volcano with an expert guide. Travelers concerned about the volcano’s status shouldn't worry; officials constantly monitor Pacaya for potential activity and are well equipped to handle emergency situations.

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Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, null
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Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Guatemala City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Climb one of Guatemala´s thirty-three volcanoes! Pacaya Volcano remains active offering a spectacular show for those who dare climb it to observe from a safe ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Spend a day visiting Guatemala's most active volcanoes on this day trip from Antigua! See the impressive Pacaya Volcano up close as you hike through volcanic ...  Read more

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

From USD $81.05
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Day Trips
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Take a day trip from Guatemala City to see Guatemala's most active volcanoes! Get an up-close look at the impressive Pacaya Volcano as you hike through ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.05
Pacaya Volcano Hiking Tour from Antigua, Guatemala City, Day Trips
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Pacaya Volcano Hiking Tour from Antigua

Pacaya, one Guatemala’s youngest volcanoes, offers hikers a unique glance into the geologic center of the earth on this 8-hour small-group tour. A relatively ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Pacaya Trek Volcano Round-Trip Transportation from Antigua, Antigua, Hiking & Camping
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Pacaya Trek Volcano Round-Trip Transportation from Antigua

3 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Go for a real experience by trekking to the Pacaya Volcano. You will see the stony, ashes and dry lava once you are on the top. Take advantages of this unique ...  Read more

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

From USD $17.00
Pacaya Volcano Tour from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Airport & Ground Transfers
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Pacaya Volcano Tour from Guatemala City

At One hour from your hotel in Guatemala City there is one of the three Active Volcanoes of Guatemala. The visit to œPacaya Volcano consists on an easy hour ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00
Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Antigua, Antigua, Full-day Tours
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Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Antigua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Join this full day tour and climb one of Guatemala´s thirty-three volcanoes! Pacaya Volcano remains active offering a spectacular show for those who dare climb ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Hot Springs Escape and Thermal Circuit from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
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Hot Springs Escape and Thermal Circuit from Antigua

Join this half-day tour for relaxation and thermal circuit pools, steam, hydrotherapy and swimming pool. Kawilal is a world of relaxation, where the most ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua, Antigua, Thermal Spas & Hot Springs
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Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Pacaya Volcano is the most active volcano in Guatemala. At 2,500 meters above the sea and its environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. It has ...  Read more

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

From USD $15.00

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