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Pacaya Volcano

Escuintla, Guatemala, Antigua 05001, Guatemala
+502 2421 2810
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  • Average8%
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Escuintla, Guatemala, Antigua 05001, Guatemala
+502 2421 2810
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing Views of Guatemala. Recommend doing it on Horseback. Roasting Marshmallows on the Volcano was a first for me. Volcano rumbled a few times.

Thank Z4362XMsandrar
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a good bit of exercise, but nothing spectacular aside from the views at sunset. Very dusty all the way and very windy at higher levels. The pace the guide set was fairly brisk, but we went at our own speed which was fine....More

Thank Blitzkrieg111
Reviewed 6 days ago

Check whether your tour to Pacaya actually climbs to the summit of the volcano or whether you are just taken to the lower slopes of the mountain. This is a pointless and pathetic journey, although on a clear day you can see the path climbing...More

Thank TA_Member36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hiked Pacaya with my 12-year old son. It is a good elevation climb, but short, only about 3 miles round trip. I am in good shape and had no problems. My son struggled just a bit in the last 1/2 mile of climbing. The...More

Thank CarrieGoGo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this with several friends that are not hikers. They hired a horse at the bottom and rode up to the top. The top gives you a view of fresh lava fields. The guide we had was good and the boys with the horses...More

Thank Elainetholen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked through a local guide with horseback option. The old van was to pick people up at 2:09, didn't show at my place by. 2:30. Finally got. On around 2:45, the 11th person.squeezed in old van. Arrived at base in 1.5 hours. Experience much better...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite hard to climb, but amazing once we got to the top! Just an incredible experience :)))))

1  Thank Sara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was rated as difficult, it was a bit long to get to the top, hard walk, but worth the trek. The views were awe inspiring. We saw the huge lave field, the lava store, had the option to roast marshmallows over the lava tube....More

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely do the sunset hike at 2 pm. The view as you descend the mountain is incredible and really one of the best experiences I've ever had. The hike is a couple of hours up, so not too bad. 100% worth it. If you go...More

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cruise excursion from Puerto Quetzal. First time to Guatemala and time was limited. The guide on the bus was informative but the guides at the volcano didn’t speak English, so we didn’t learn much. The scenic views depend a lot on the cloud cover. Don’t...More

1  Thank Boxter7
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Andres-PG | Reviewed this property |
Hotels usually offer tours... Ask them for the group ones, that’s why I did
Pedro B
18 April 2017|
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Response from Bethianhope | Reviewed this property |
Yes they would burn some energy, see a live puffing volcano and become interested in geology AND roast marshmallows inhot lava! What more could you want?
7 January 2017|
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Response from JohnDrakeS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering fast, I just saw the question now. I apologize... When I went to Pacaya Volcano, it was active, and erupted like 2 years before my visit, but, I felt the hot of the lava underneath the black stone... More