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It's a bit of a hike unless you're in decent shape. Otherwise there are plenty of horse "taxis" available at the base of the volcano. It's a great half-day excursion to learn about the flora of the area and to see the recent lava flows....More
We arranged with Viator for a driver and guide to take us from Antigua to Pacaya volcano, which entailed an hour drive. The local guide was fluent in English, mostly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna we encountered, and in great shape. The hike up...More
There is a shop at the top of the regular hiking trail that sells gifts made from volcanic rock that is worth a visit. We also toasted marshmallows at one of the vents. It's a bit steep so you should be in reasonable shape.
The reviews are right: if you're looking to see lava, it's not there. Which is fine by me. I decided that as someone who sits at a desk all day and hasn't been to the gym in months, I'd rent a horse for the trek....More
It was an awesome 3h hiking tour to the vulcano and back. The local people offer a “taxi“ up to the vulcano by horse. However it's not that hard up there. Really recommend the hiking. View is amazing and there was an eruption in 2014...More
My partner and I really enjoyed this hike. It was a short but very very steep walk so not for the super unfit. The guides do take horses with them in case you need to give up but the poor horses didn't look up to...More
This was great and so interesting! I rented a horse, felt sorry for the horse, and ended up walking up the volcano with him! They do take very good care of the horses (mine was 4) but it is 2300 meters and very steep in...More
the volcano used to be crowded some years ago since it was very active. now there is no lava flowing everywhere, however, it's beauty is its peacefulness and quietness. it's a slightly forgotten piece of paradise. Most of the ours do not go to the...More
If you're a hiker you will love this … Hiking A volcano is a different unique and awesome experience ... It's not a difficult hike but it's not easy either...I would say you would have to be in somewhat good shape… the views from the...More
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.