One of the country's most active volcanoes, Volcán Pacaya erupts regularly but usually in a mildly explosive fashion. As a visitor, you'll have the opportunity to take guided tours around this natural wonder, which features cooled lava chambers and hot spots (over which you can roast marshmallows). Consider taking a horseback tour of the volcano for a quick and less strenuous excursion compared to the 1.5-hour uphill hike. Put Volcán Pacaya into our Antigua day trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Volcán Pacaya Reviews
The climb was not easy (50 years old and out of shape) but it is doable if you use a walking stick (you can buy at the bottom) and take frequent rest breaks. You can hire donkeys and horses if you wan... more »
Ten presente que es una actividad que desde que llegas al parque, te tomará 3 horas (en el subir, estar en la “cima” y regresar). Nosotros salimos a las 6 y regresamos a Antigua alrededor de las 13 ho... more »Keep in mind that it's an activity that from the moment you arrive at the park, it will take you 3 hours (on the climb, being at the "top" and returning). We leave at 6 and return to Antigua around 1pm. The ticket cost us $50. They offer you horse rental but can't get to the highest point (they get you pretty close). If you like walking and nature you will enjoy it quite a lot.
Bucket-list stuff once in a lifetime experience. I have hiked so many times taken a pickup to the top. Please take time if you visiting Guatemala
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