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Pacaya Volcano Sunset Tour from Antigua provided by Old Town Outfitters

Pacaya Volcano Sunset Tour from Antigua

Pacaya Volcano Sunset Tour from Antigua
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from £100.00 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Pacaya, one of 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 easy climb of 1.5 hours brings you to the fertile shelf just below the cinder cone called “la Meseta.” From here you get an awesome view of recent lava flows. You will explore these lava fields, and as the smoking crater looms above, the environment quickly changes to resemble that of an extraterrestrial setting. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch while gazing at the views before you make your way back down. Tour includes private transport, all entry fees, all guide fees, a fresh lunch, and a 1st aid trained bilingual guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Hike Guatemala's most accessible active vocano, Volcán de Pacaya. Set in its own National Park, Pacaya is a storybook volcano with a continuous plume of smoke drifting from its summit and a massive dried lava field forming the valley at the base of its caldera. Our group meets at Old Town Outfitters Shop in Antigua at 08:00hrs where drinking water, bathroom facilities and retail outdoor equipment are available for our clients. Our drive to the trailhead is just over 1-hour in private transport from Antigua to the Park Office. As our group moves up the myriad of trails on the mountain, Guatemala’s impressive vistas open up before us. As we reach the base of the caldera, our guide will direct the group through the rugged dried lava fields. Our group will stop for a freshly prepared picnic to enjoy along with views of nearby volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Our hike down brings across the remaining dried lava fields before we begin our descent through Pacaya’s lush and lesser known forests and farmland. After arriving back at the trailhead, our group returns to Antigua by private transport to arrive in town at ~16:00hrs.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55287P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local driver/guide • National Park fees • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Professional guide • Transport by private vehicle • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Old Town Outfitters, 5a Avenida Sur # 12, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala Go to 5th avenue and 6th street, you will see our Old Town Outfitters shop on the northwest corner.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local driver/guide • National Park fees • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Professional guide • Transport by private vehicle • Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Old Town Outfitters, 5a Avenida Sur # 12, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala Go to 5th avenue and 6th street, you will see our Old Town Outfitters shop on the northwest corner.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Service animals allowed
Not wheelchair accessible
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age for travelers is 6 years old
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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Luciadogg
Telluride, CO18 contributions
Pacaya and Acatenango double dip
May 2021
We did the highly recommended double dip of Pacaya sunset tour and then an overnight Acatenango hike. We went in May which is the start of the wet season, so we knew weather could be an issue. Other than a short downpour during the Pacaya sunset tour, (we ended up renting horses for the hike), the weather cooperated with us. (Despite the unfavorable weather forecast!) Both trips were about a 1.5 hour drive from Antigua, so you had an opportunity to view the country side. Mario was a superb guide for both excursions. Both Pacaya and Fuego were active, and both must be seen at either dusk or the darkness of the night to appreciate the lava flows and explosions. We recommend using porters for the Acatenango hike unless you are comfortable carrying a 40-50 pound pack. The hike itself is fairly strenuous, but it is quite do-able. You want to be in good shape. Other tips for the Acatenango hike are: (1) While OTO uses good gear, I would bring your own sleeping pad if you desire an upgrade over a foam pad. (2) bring a camping pillow (3) Bring a compact foldable chair (4) bring a tripod for camera to capture the night photos (5) Bring a deck of cards as you may have a couple hours of downtime between camp arrival and sunset (6) wear good hiking shoes or hiking boots and cold weather gear (hat, gloves) for the summit. (7) If it does rain, make sure you have dry bag and decent rain gear. (8) Get a power nap in the afternoon so you can stay up in the evening to enjoy the volcano fireworks (9) Bring extra gear that you can donate to the porters after the trip and tip generously. (10) make sure you request Mario as your guide! (11) and brush up on your Spanish to fully appreciate your visit to Guatemala.
Written 12 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeremy and Ami
Guatemala City, Guatemala3 contributions
Mesmerizing! I will never forget this experience.
Feb 2021
This trip was amazing! I could not have imagined such a wonderful trip. At first I was disappointed because the volcano was too active for us to climb the regular route to the rivers of lava. However, once we got up on the other side of Pacaya, my disappointment dissipated. All evening the volcan was erupting, spewing hot lava into the air. We sat mesmerized for what seemed to be hours. I would gladly go back and do this again, maybe even the overnight trip.

The hike up to the volcano was relatively easy too. I am recommending my friends with primary school children look into this as an experience that cannot be matched. You should sign up as well.

Carlos and the team were fantastic. They were full of information about the area and made sure we were all safe and comfortable. They even had food for us to enjoy while watching the volcano.
Written 8 February 2021
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OTOGuatemala
Thank you for the review Jeremy and Ami! So glad you enjoyed the hike with Carlos and seeing the beauty of Pacaya Volcano. The overnight trip gives you even more time for lava views, we look forward to having you back any time!
Written 9 February 2021
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Super fun
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Acatenango Overnight Hike
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