Volcán Pacaya, Antigua

4.4
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.
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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • 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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