Venture to the incredible Pacaya Volcano from Puerto Quetzal on this private tour. One of Guatemala’s most active volcanos, Pacaya Volcano is a unique hiking experience. Take an unforgettable trek through unparalleled landscape. Look out over sweeping views along the way, and get up close to the incredible lava river, led by your own guide.
This half day tour is a great way to fit more into your journey
National Park fees are included
Option to ride by horseback also available
Great for adventurers with a moderate level of fitness
National Park fees
Round-trip private transfer
Pickup and drop-off (Puerto Quetzal)
The listed price does not include a $5.00 per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
5/16/2023 - 5/15/2024
Location Name: Puerto Quetzal
Location Address: Puerto Quetzal
Return Location: Puerto Quetzal
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
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Great Pacaya Volcano tour with a ton of exercise!
David_B, Dec 2022
IMHO the best tour out of Puerto Quetzal you can do. Many people on our cruise ship took 1.5 hour one-way bus rides also (like most everything destination from this port) but no one had an adventure we did and can say they visited an active volcano!
Santos was our private tour guide and driver. He was great...flexible, fast, and made the trip interesting. When we got to Pacaya Claudio was our expert volcano guide. He was informative and gave us a different perspective on the land.
There tour is fairly physically demanding and not for everyone (unless you pay to ride horses up the mountain). Half way up the trek you have a decision to make... The left path is easier and you go higher up on Pacaya (we did this one - 22K steps and 200 floors of height). The other is more challenging and steep in some spots but you end up on the lava field and can roast marshmallows over hot air vents.
The entire trip should take from 2-3 hours but could be 3-4 if you move at a slower pace. Either way it's awesome with great views of Guatemala City, the thermal power plant, and the 2 other volcanos in the central area (Fuego and Agua).
100% worth it!!!
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