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Reviewed November 21, 2016

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

1  Thank Christian C
Reviewed November 20, 2016

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

Thank Rudy D
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Johanna H
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Hiking up Pacaya was great. Took about 1.5 hours and was fairly easy. Horses available for those who need assistance or prefer to ride. The view at the top is amazing.

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank chyin
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank MariaLu2011
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank lovetolife298
Reviewed November 16, 2016

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

Thank kim n
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Katja K
Reviewed November 13, 2016

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

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Terry C
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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.
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
Cherisse H
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Mary-Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but keep in mind you'll be coming down in the dark.