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Pacaya Volcano

Antigua 05001, Guatemala
+502 2421 2810
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava store” (62 reviews)
“lava flow” (71 reviews)
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Antigua 05001, Guatemala
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+502 2421 2810
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"roast marshmallows"
in 127 reviews
"lava store"
in 62 reviews
"lava flow"
in 71 reviews
"steam vents"
in 21 reviews
"toast"
in 50 reviews
"great hike"
in 80 reviews
"horse ride"
in 33 reviews
"walking stick"
in 64 reviews
"volcanic rock"
in 28 reviews
"half day trip"
in 19 reviews
"national park"
in 24 reviews
"steep hike"
in 18 reviews
"volcanic activity"
in 17 reviews
"hour hike"
in 31 reviews
"up hill"
in 16 reviews
"coming down"
in 22 reviews
"decent shape"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing and unique experience The hike itself is a little hard so i would recommend taking the horses up if you think you might not make the steep hike all the way. But if you are in moderate hike shape like me you will make...More

Thank Alla S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

great hike - easy but if struggling with altitude - for those of us who live at sea level or find the climb challenging- there are horses to rent - so you can get the view and experience it was just so interesting and the...More

Thank Lenora A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. If you are crazy enough, you could touch the lava. The volcano looks like an extraterrestrial movie scene and the hike is beautiful and not so long (if you cardio excercise at least a bit). The guides do the best...More

Thank Andria R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Pacaya yesterday. It was a nice hike to the volcano and our guide was great. For those who don’t want to walk you can rent a horse for 100 quetzales each way. The view is amazing and the park is open, they have...More

Thank Rebeca S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a wonderful guide, from my school, who took us up most of the way by horseback ($12). We dismounted in the middle of heated area of lave and got to roast marshmallows over volcanic heat coming from a hole in the ground. We were...More

1  Thank Erudite_journey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Papaya was a great hike as a family. We went with our two sons (9 and 12) and while it was a bit difficult, they were both able to do it. The guides were friendly and explained everything to us in English. Unfortunately we got...More

Thank meredithsloane
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience . The group was small and full of energy to make the climb. I chose the horseback option 1/4 if he way through as the climb and altitude and pace was slowing the younger folks down. Walk-in down pace was fast...More

Thank Don D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We never climbed a volcano before, and i felt a bit scared to start of with Acatenango or another pretty difficult volcano. This trip was really easy, i felt like i just started when the tour guide said "10 more minutes to the top". I...More

Thank LisetteBuhrs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shuttle takes you much of the way up the mountain, leaving you with a moderate 2.8 km hike to the viewpoint. Our guide was funny and energetic. Pacaya had erupted 5 days prior and we "roasted" marshmallows over the warm lava flow. It was...More

Thank Paulasphotos
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pacaya volcano is a one day tour and I had an amazing time. You can choose to go in the morning or in the afternoon. The hike is not hard and is really exciten to see an active volcano from so close. The agency I...More

Thank fabianmue87
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Terry C
26 March 2018|
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Response from TashaPea | Reviewed this property |
I would say don't pack hiking shoes just for this. Sneakers are fine if you are in decent shape and don't have ankle issues. Hiking boots would be better, but only if you have the space in your luggage.
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adelly
13 March 2018|
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Response from figueroamay78 | Reviewed this property |
I think is a little too much for a child since you get pretty tired but they offer horse and mule rides if your not scare of them
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Cherisse H
28 February 2018|
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Response from Mary-Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but keep in mind you'll be coming down in the dark.
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