Day trip

From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

Activity provider: Marvelus Travel

From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

Activity provider: Marvelus Travel
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 23 per person

Take advantage of a unique opportunity and trek to the Pacaya Volcano, where you will see the stony ashes and dry lava at the summit.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Antigua
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy stunning views from the summit of Pacaya
  • Hike through wonderful pine forests
  • Marvel at red-hot lava flowing
Full description

Walk for 2 hours to the summit of Pacaya Volcano and enjoy stunning views. Leave from Antigua for a 1-hour bus journey to the volcano's base before immediately starting your 2-hour trek with your local guide. Hike through wonderful pine forests up to the trickier volcanic ash section and finally to the sulfur smoking cone. On occasion, you can even see small eruptions and lava flowing, depending on the activity of the volcano. From the summit, you can enjoy great views of the nearby volcanoes, Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango, the pacific lowlands, and all the way to El Salvador. To ensure your safety you won’t be able to visit the crater, but you will get an amazing view of red-hot lava flowing and steam baths created by the heat of Pacaya.

Take a break and relax here as you take in more scenic views before hiking back to the base of the volcano, from where you will transfer back to your accommodation. 

Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Shared van or truck
  • Local Spanish guide
  • Entrance fee (USD $14 per person)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please bring your camera, binoculars, a flashlight and comfortable and sturdy shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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We had a great experience with spectacular views! Our guide was not only knowledgeable, but she was super friendly and accommodating to all fitness levels in our group. This tour was a great way to kick off our experience and we would love working with you again in the future!

June 30, 2022

Great experience for a great price. Guides are very professional, transport was clean and dependable for the journey. They even brought marshmallows for us to roast at the top of the volcano! Would definitely recommend this tour. Our only complaint was that transport was set to arrive at 6am but we stood outside the meeting point for 40 minutes. I understand that it takes time to pick up people from all over town but they should let customers know so they can grab coffee or sleep a few more minutes. However the contact number provided was very useful in helping to keep us updated on the status of the transport. Overall still an excellent experience and would definitely recommend to any travelers looking for a half day tour to Pacaya!

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June 28, 2022

The trip was great. We got picked up by a large van in Antigua's town center. The stops were more and longer than expected within Antigua as we picked up more guests. However after that, we arrived at Pacaya promptly and had a great time. As a bonus, the tour guide brought us marshmallows to toast on the volcano. Overall, it was a great experience for the money.

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May 15, 2022

Product ID: 53571