Pacaya is great to have something else to do during the day, a short hike for everybody, not too many views but good enough to get in contact with nature at its best!
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We were there on a beautiful sunny day. Rented walking sticks from the kids. Carlos,our guide was great. The hike up was steep but lots of quick stops and well worth it.
Pacaya is the most active volcano in Guatemala. It is a moderate difficulty hike and if you need, there are local guides with horses for hire at the base of the volcano (100 quetzales). The views of Guatemala City and Antigua are really impressive. You...More
We were looking forward to an exciting experience, climbing up an active volcano and getting close to an open crater with lava flowing.This turned out to be wishful thinking and nothing more. We drove with our guide from Antigua and got there at 11 am....More
My 16 year old daughter and I climbed the Volcano along with 5 other people. Our guide Marvin was so nice, his English was great as he explained about the Guatemalan view and foliage along the way. Our trek was about 3.5 K up, it’s...More
Pacaya is really fascinating, and the perfect day trip from Antigua or Guatemala City. Make sure you go to the little rustic store that sells lava jewelry, near the volcano.
We booked at a travel agency just off Parque Central for about 20USD/pp. The van picked us up at 5:51 in the morning (supposed to be 6AM, but the travel agent told us to be ready 10 mins early, and we were glad we were...More
Don’t bother booking online before. I saw prices at 50£ and min 2 people. Just go to any travel agent - loads around and book for $10 plus 50 quetzals to the park. Be sure to have quetzals when you arrive as their exchange rate...More
Our group of four opted to take the horses because we had to be back in Antigua by 2. It was an enjoyable trip up, but a white knuckle descent! Higher up, we were able to do some walking among the old lava rock. We...More