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Reviewed January 4, 2017

We enjoyed the hike and the views. Had fun roasting marshmallows on the steam heat. Our guide brought a nice lunch that we enjoyed on top. The hike is a bit strenuous, but very do-able if you are slightly in shape. Horses are available for...More

Thank CaptainJohn17
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Great hike! You cannot do it if you are not in shape! You end up renting a horse midway and climb up and down on the back of the horse. The views are spectacular if the sky is clear. We were able to roast marshmallow...More

Thank Elahe H
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

A group of 15 of us decided to climb the volcano. What an amazing experience it was. My 22 and 12 yr old both climbed by foot, I on the other hand decided it was a bit much and had the option to go up...More

Thank 522liliand
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

The hike is a bit strenuous but it's short and WELL worth it. Try to go on a clear day so you can see nearby volcano "Fuego" erupting in the distance.

Thank DonaldBauerJr
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We loved the view from the top but be forewarned: this is not an easy hike. It's steep and long. We went with Elizabeth Bell's guide and it included a ride to/from our hotel in Antigua. It also includes lunch with was awful; try not...More

Thank Dougswife
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

***VERY IMPORTANT, PAY A TOURIST GUIDE IN THE PARKING, THAT WILL GO WITH YOU, BY YOUR SIDE AND WILL SHOW YOU THE VOLCANO. IT COULD BE DANGEROUS IF YOU DECIDE TO GO BY YOURSELF. PLEASE NEVER DO THAT. While walking, there are local people who...More

1  Thank JohnDrakeS
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Awesome! You can hike or horse ride to the top, then a comfortable walk. A moderate level of fitness required. I went when the lava was flowing fast. A must see if in the Antigua area. Close by and inexpensive. No need for guides. Just...More

2  Thank Raeline B
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited early morning which was good as the clouds covered the top of the mountains as we were coming back up from the hot lava spots. The trek is for moderately to fit people but horses or local taxis as they are called are...More

Thank STG123
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

A tiny volcano with almost guaranteed activity. I went there with a group. This was the first volcano we climbed, not knowing what to expect. The climb is easy, with a nice succession of landscapes, culminating with parched volcanic environment at the top. You will...More

2  Thank Nicolas C
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

First thing to be aware of is that the drive there and back to Antigua is approximately 1.5 hours each way and the hike is only 2 hours long (give or take). The guide we were allocated didn't speak any English, not that this mattered,...More

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Jozty A
August 3, 2018|
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Response from MANEL H | Reviewed this property |
It's hard but you can do it. It will cost around $12-$20 considered there is a bus that takes you to the skirts of the volcano. it is so worthy, however, it is hot and at some points a little steep but I saw some people... More
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Terry C
March 25, 2018|
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Response from TashaPea | Reviewed this property |
I would say don't pack hiking shoes just for this. Sneakers are fine if you are in decent shape and don't have ankle issues. Hiking boots would be better, but only if you have the space in your luggage.
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adelly
March 13, 2018|
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Response from figueroamay78 | Reviewed this property |
I think is a little too much for a child since you get pretty tired but they offer horse and mule rides if your not scare of them
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