Guatemala City

Climb Active Pacaya Volcano - Collective Tour

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From USD 90.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hiking Pacaya Volcano in a day is made easy on this guided tour from Guatemala City, which covers your entrance fees and provides door-to-door transportation from your Guatemala City hotel in a private vehicle. Plus, the hike is made more safe, fun, and informative when done with a government-certified tour guide. Upgrade to include a coffee farm tour or hot springs experience that make the most of your time away from the city.
  • Group hike up Pacaya Volcano with local government-certified guide
  • Guide leads the way, ensures your safety, and shares fun facts as you hike
  • Upgrade to include a coffee plantation tour or hot springs visit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Guatemala City included

What's Included

  • Certified local guide by The Guatemalan Tourism Board Comission
  • Private Transportation For The Group
  • Entrance Fee to the Pacaya Volcano
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

We pick up travelers at the lobby of their hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • For an additional Cost, there is available an option of rent a horse to take you to the top. So if you are interested you can bring extra cash. The cost is Q150 one way.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

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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33 reviews
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An awesome trip!
mayaelizabethmann, Sept 2022
A very good trip! Grateful that the tour went ahead as it was just me. Had a really nice climb up and down and would definitely recommend going. Thank you!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hello! I am so glad to know that you enjoyed your climb to Pacaya Volcano. It is one of the easiest volcano hikes in Guatemala, but it definitely has so much to offer. From the experience itself of climbing a volcano, to having great views, or having a horseback ride in case you want to go up that way, this place has it all. If in the future you would like to visit any other place in Guatemala, please let us know so we can help you with it. It will be an honor for us to be with you showing you off all that this lovely country has to offer. In the meantime, please take care!
Pacaya Volcano
Stephen_T, Mar 2022
Really enjoyed going up Pacaya Volcano. Planned to hike but took the horse up which was so much more fun! Got to roast marshmallows and stand on top of the volcano! Great experience!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Stephen! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a nice review about your experience at active Pacaya volcano. I am glad to know you had a great time going up and doing back horse riding, I know it´s very fun and more adventurer. Also, roasting marshmallows with the heat of volcanic rocks has no price. I hope that you can return to another adventure in Guatemala. We have endless options. We will be happy to have you back. Please take care
Short and easy hike to a vent of the volcano
MARIAM_M, Jan 2022
This is a 4 mile round trip, an easy hike. They push riding a horse, asking many many times after saying NO we want to hike. Btw, This does not go to the crater. All in all interesting!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Mariam, we appreciate your review of the Pacaya Volcano tour. For everyone who likes outdoor activities, this one can´t be missed on your visit to Guatemala. It is a beautiful and easy-to-hike volcano. For security reasons, we don´t go to the crater as it is an active volcano and it can be dangerous, however, we go to one of the highest viewpoints at the summit to appreciate the view. When the volcano increases its volcanic activity and expulses big amounts of lava, we offer a tour to see the lava rivers up close, it is amazing and we would love to take you to see it. I also want to apologize to you for the behavior of the horse owners at the volcano. That is a separate service and is offered by them for all of those who need a horse for any reason. We are sorry that they insisted on you getting their service. We will address the situation and avoid this behavior for future visits. We hope to have the honor to take you to more beautiful places in Guatemala. Please take care and come back soon.
Great hike!
Joey_B, Jan 2022
Great tour with very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Pacaya was cool to see and there are a number of stops to the top to buy snacks and drinks, including pizza cooked on the volcano rocks. Picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel in Guatemala City with no issues.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Joey! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review about your tour to Pacaya Volcano. We are happy to know that you liked the experience of hiking the volcano and the company of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Pacaya is one of the easiest volcano hikes in Guatemala, and the best is that it is an active volcano so you can roast marshmallows or eat pizza made in the heat of the lava rocks. It is surreal. We like taking care of every detail for you so you don´t have to think about the transport logistics or anything else, just enjoy. We hope to have the opportunity to take you to a different place in Guatemala. We love showing you all the marvelous places we have. It will be an honor for us. Please take care.
Beautiful Experience with small kids
Antonia_S, Nov 2021
This was an unforgettable experience, we went with our kids who are 3 and 5 with our tour guide David. He was very nice and knowledgeable. The driver picked us up at the hotel on time in Guatemala city and actually dropped us off in Antigua after the trip...he was phenomenal. We rented horses for $40 U.S.D. each for the children though I feel like it could've been less because initially the guide said $50 each. The horses were definitely needed as I got a little tired and ended up riding with my son. I was especially impressed with Delpho and his horse Champion, Delpho literally wiped my kids nose when it started running, super nice wonderful guy. The views were incredible and roasting marshmallows on lava and buying souvenirs near the top was worth EVERYTHING. It was a beautiful experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hello Antonia! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It is heartwarming to know that all of you had a great experience including your kids of 3 and 5 years. It is important for us that all family members have a blast and enjoy the experience. Pacaya Volcano is spectacular and a great activity for everyone. Definitely something different to do with the family and have memories together. We are so happy to know that every team member made this activity something to remember. We will pass the kudos to each of them, including Delpho and his horse Champion. Please take care and be back soon. We would love to show you more lovely places in Guatemala!
Would do it again!
Anonymous, Oct 2021
Absolutely loved our experience! The nature is just so beautiful. Smooth and fun activity for every age. You don’t have to be super fit to walk up, but I would recommend everyone to ride a horse. Also, even if it does not seem hot, wear a sunblock. The altitude is pretty decent, again make sure you eat a big breakfast and bring Gatorade. Even with all challenges it was one of the greatest memories from our trip. Absolutely recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hello! Thank you so much for leaving such a nice comment about your experience climbing the active Pacaya Volcano and some advice for future climbers. Pacaya Volcano is definitely one of the best destinations in Guatemala. Getting to its summits takes around 1 hour and a half, and everyone can do it. For sure this is a different family activity that all will remember in the future. We are happy to know that you had a great time. This inspires us to continue giving our best. We hope to have you back in Guatemala and take you to so many beautiful places we have. Please take care!
Liz_H, Jan 2021
This tour was awesome!!! My guide, Pedro, was so nice and answered all my questions! Hiking up the volcano was truly an experience like no other! The views were breathtaking and the scenery was beautiful! I highly recommend this tour!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2021
Hi Liz! For all of us as a team is so nice when we see these type of commens. It fulfills our hearts with joy as we do our best for you to have a great experience. We´ll make sure Pedro sees your comment and congratulate him for the great job done. Pacaya Volcano is an experiece by itself and we hope you can get to know any of the other 36 volcnos you can hike in Guatemala! We look forward to be part ofthose eperiences with you.
Awesome Pacaya Tour Guide
Cianne_J, Jan 2020
Booked the group tour and it ended up being just my friend and I, so we basically got a private tour. Our tour guide Manny was very friendly and personable. He had so much knowledge about Guatemala and volcanoes and it was very educational. He offered us different hiking routes based on how challenged we wanted to be. We opted for more challenge and in return got better views of Pacaya with less people on the trail. He was patient with us and went at the pace of the slowest person, frequently taking stops without rushing to finish. It was an overall great experience!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thanks so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. This is incredibly helpful. We wanted to let you know we've taken the good elements you've mentioned in your review to heart. Manny is one of our most passionate guides at the Pacaya Volcano. We will definitely pass on the comments to him. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're grateful for travelers like you. Best, TTC Travel
Great hike@
Lara R, Oct 2019
Went with a group of 10 people and everyone loved it! Never thought I'd hear a volcano and it blew my mind! The guides were great and gave us interesting information and the transportation was comfortable. Definitely recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Dear Lara, thanks for leaving us such an exciting review. Being able to feel the nature activity and as you said it "hearing the volcano" from its lava guts is definitely one of the best volcano experiences in Guatemala. So thanks for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again.
Carolina_C, Mar 2023
El Volcán de Pacaya es simplemente majestuoso. Ha sido uno de los "wao" más genuinos de mi vida. El tour recomendado al 100%, nuestro tour guide; Maynor David, una persona muy paciente y amable. Inicie el tour caminando y posteriormente le solicité apoyo con un caballo para lograrlo y muy amablemente hizo toda la gestión para conseguir uno y que pudiera terminar más cómodamente el tour.
GladysE_T, Aug 2022
Nos encantó escalar el volcán y nuestro guía Mynor fue muy amable y respetuoso. Tuvimos la oportunidad de disfrutar de todo lo hermoso que nos brinda este hermoso tours.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
¡Hola Gladys! Muchas gracias por dejar este lindo comentario acerca de tu tour al Volcán de Pacaya. Me alegra tanto que hayas disfrutado la experiencia y que hayas pasado un buen rato con nuestro guía Mynor. Sin duda visitar este hermoso paraíso, es algo inigualable, y queremos ser parte de tus viajes cuando vengas a Guatemala, México, o Centroamérica. Déjanos tus días de descanso en las manos y haremos que vivas experiencias únicas. Cuídate mucho, esperamos verte muy pronto.
Excelente servicio
Ximena_T, July 2022
Excelente servicio de Guía y Chofer! Ambos muy amables y atentos a resolver mis dudas y curiosidades.
Response from Host, July 2022
¡Hola Ximena! Que gusto poder saludarte y que nos contaras lo bien que te la pasaste en el tour colectivo del Volcán de Pacaya. Nos encanta saber que nuestro equipo hizo un excelente trabajo resolviendo tus dudas, curiosidades y mostrándote la belleza del lugar. Esperamos verte pronto nuevamente. Mientras tanto, te mandamos un fuerte abrazo y nuestros mejores deseos. ¡Saludos!