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Pacaya Volcano

Antigua, Guatemala
+502 2421 2810
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Antigua, Guatemala
+502 2421 2810
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I did this trek with another traveller in the morning. Our guide was nice at first but at one point he started to rush. Didnt wanna take us up higher and didnt let u explore a bit more of the trails around He expected a...More

Thank ItsSuuS
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

After being slightly put off by some of the ridiculous reviews on here, my friends and I drove to the base of pacaya, parked our car paid 50q each park entry and paid for one of the local guides at 200q for the 4 of...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The hike to the Volcano is not too hard and absolutely worth it! When we arrived it was all cloudy but it cleared up after a short time. You usually get to see the Volcano.

Thank monifr
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This trip was fantastic for 10 dollars we got to walk up a volcano. I think it is compulsory to have a guide but ours didnt speak English which didnt matter. It is all about the hike and the views. The first half is tough...More

Thank Louisa N
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the day we visited the weather rolled in but we had a very good guide. We ended up riding horses up and I also rode down, I would never have made it otherwise. We took the hotel tour which was highly overpriced. I recommend...More

Thank hoppon
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The hike is a good afternoon activity as they pick you up from your hostel around 2 and drop you off around 7:30/8 (depends on your agency but I think this is the standard). It's about an hour's drive and then you hike around for...More

Thank 479ayesha
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Make sure to get there early in the morning to avoid the clouds, I also recommend to hire a local guide to really understand what you see. We used horses to go up, to save time, its not difficult to climb it but the horses...More

Thank GabiZodik
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I recently visited Guatemala and one of the highlights was The Pacaya Volcano. I read in TA that the hiking was challenging, for what I did horseback riding on my way up. Worth every penny. If you visit, ask for Jose Mariano who was my...More

Thank Augusto A
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We completed the morning trek with a small guided group. Our guide was excellent, his name was Erwin. He stopped for lots of rests, told us about the local plant and animal life and looked after us well. None of our group took the "horse...More

Thank Henwoods24
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This was a challenging and very warm walk up to the volcano but there were fabulous views along the way. Chatted to people from different countries and cultures in our group along the way which made the walk more enjoyable. got to roast marshmallows on...More

Thank Sineadqu
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Pedro B
Tour sounds great! I have a 9 year old son who loves outdoor adventures, would this be something I can take him with us?
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?
Would I see hot lava flowing out in Jan 2017?, or only hot black stone cover the lava?
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
Mary P
Do we need to bring our own marshmallows, do the guides provide them or is there a place at the volcano to purchase them? Thanks for helping us plan.
20 November 2016|
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Response from BruceandKim1967 | Reviewed this property |
Our guide provided the marshmallows for us. He took us over to the what I call the lower side of the lava field opposite the little tienda that is set up there. That was where to hottest spots were to roast.