Pacaya Volcano Tour

Antigua, Guatemala

From USD 60.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the best views of Antigua without breaking a sweat on a private hiking tour that takes you to the top of the active Pacaya volcano. If you opt for the private tour, you will be able to set the pace for the hike, so you won't have to climb the volcano at a speed that doesn't suit your fitness level.
  • Hike to the top of the Pacaya Volcano on a private tour
  • You set the pace on this personalized trek
  • Benefit from the knowledge of your guide as they lead the way
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Park entrance
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We pick up our clients at hotels, room houses, airbnb, restaurants or central park. Minimum of people (2) to carry out the tour

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum of people (2)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Definitely a moderate hike with amazing views and close encounters with lava!
15 reviews
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Not book again
JeanCarlo_R, Mar 2023
No refund or cancelation due to unsafe weather conditions. Arrived to volcano with heavy rain and lightning.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your brief comment, the forces of nature are constant, and as you well say, the service was provided until you returned to your place of initiation, Greetings and I invite you to read the rest the other comments.
Great guide & breathtaking views 😍
Krisy_M, Feb 2023
Do not miss out on this opportunity! We enjoyed watching both, Pacaya and a nearby volcano 🌋 smoke. We had delicious pizza on the volcano cooked from the hot crater. We rented horses for part of the trip up but it's also a great moderate to difficult hike. We learned about the area and Limber was our awesome guide!
Great experience! The...
Adnan_A, Jan 2023
Great experience! The guides and driver were very friendly and knowledgeable. Pizza at the top (Pizzza Pacaya) was delicious.
It’s not a « private tour »
Ambroise_D, Sept 2022
It’s not a « private » tour at all and it’s basically a drive to the volcano - do it by yourself : it’s not complicated and much less expansive !
Response from Host, Sept 2022
We invite you to read before booking, and read the other comments, greetings....
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Lori_L, July 2022
We booked this trip the night before at 9pm. We scheduled a 6am pick up. I was a little concerned that I booked too late for everything to work out. However, Marcos showed up at 6:05 AM. Once we arrived at the base of Pacaya, Kevin, our guide, was there to greet us. He was the best! We learned a lot about the Pacaya and the surrounding volcanoes. He was so knowledgeable! Marshmallow and Pepe followed us for awhile and we eventually gave in to their assistance (the altitude is no joke!) However, Marshmallow and Pepe only took us as far as the volcanic rock. So we did do some hiking after all! We roasted marshmallows and enjoyed the view. It was early so we had the whole mountain to ourselves (except for the dogs and the guys cooking the pizza). When we were done Marcos was their to pick us up and take us back the hotel in Antigua. Everything ran so smoothly, especially having booked it at the last minute.
Best experience
Claudia_H, Sept 2021
I had an amazing time! My tour guides were amazing. The whole experience was just awesome from the moment we got picked up to the moment we were dropped off.. I learned so much about my culture. Thank you so much!!!
Pacaya Volcano Hike
Terrence_S, Aug 2021
The tour was excellent. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. There was also the option to take a horse as well.
A Nice Outing to the Volcano
Ben_P, July 2021
This was one of the more memorable experiences of our trip to Guatemala. The volcano is a must see. Pickup was smooth—it became a private trip since we were the only ones who booked that morning. The guide, Fausto, was friendly and spoke English. Would recommend them for others.
Wonderful Hike
Briana_H, July 2021
This was a beautiful hike with incredible views. The tour guide I had was very kind and knowledgeable and he made the experience very memorable for me, from joking around to offering marshmallows for roasting near the top. I highly recommend this hike and service!
Volcano Hikr
Dominique_G, June 2021
Amazing. This was one of the best parts of my trip in Guatemala. The tour guide was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and patient with me. The hike up was more than I thought it would be, but I’m so happy that I did it. The beautiful views and roasting the marshmallows was an extra touch too! Definitely book this tour. It is a must!
Amazing experience but NO English guide
Rachel_M, Apr 2021
This tour was amazing! Definitely a moderate hike with amazing views and close encounters with lava! The reason I only gave it 3 stars is because my tour guide didn’t speak ANY English, when I signed up for an English guide. It was super frustrating that I couldn’t understand the majority of what he was saying
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hellow Rachel. Thanks for your review. All feedback is important to us and we are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience I hope you can see from our other reviews that your situation is the exception and could not be further from our high standards. This just makes us want to resolve it as soon as possible and make sure it doesn't happen again. Tanks.