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Antigua 05001, Guatemala
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Reviewed yesterday

This hike is one of the easiest you have around Antigua. However,if, like me, you go on a rainy day, everything change. Because of the rain, we couldn't enjoy any off the view as everything was hidden by the fog and clouds. The rain makes...More

Thank Tioufi
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is 2-3 hour easy hike, although you'll have people with horses follow you most of the way in case you get tired and want to hire a horse to take you up the rest of the way! The effort is worth it, the views...More

Thank manuelacea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can pass time there at night it is worth it to view the steady lava flow combined with the night stars.

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Half day trip to Pacaya with Tropicana hostel- excellent value, great guide, lots of information provided. Marshmallows provided at top, back to Antigua for 1pm.

2  Thank ecd09ep
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

It's a fairly exerting hike if you're not fit or used to altitude but the best reward, coming so close to one of the only active volcanos in Guatemala. There was about 40 people (2 tour groups), the guides were friendly and risked their safety...More

2  Thank hmhw099
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I booked a tour through Casa Jacaranda hotel. It was a 6am departure. The walk up to Pacaya is about an hour to 1hour 20 and is 3.5km. The guides will stop for a few minutes every 500m for you to get your breath. There...More

2  Thank Cathmac07
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Highly recommended.! But It can be a bit of a hike... for some people. If so, use the horses. And it is fun.! When is the last time you hiked to an active Volcano..?

Thank jjpodson
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A must do. Went on early morning trip got to roast marsh mellows off the steam from lava . It doesn’t really feel safe at all to be so close to lava but It is amazing . Recommend to wear hiking boots if you have...More

1  Thank Gemma Q
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We went on a day that there was a lot of lava activity. The 1.5 hour trek is worth the spectacle you see. We got to roast marsmallows in the lava. A good pair of shows is required.

1  Thank Alice V
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Awesome- had always wanted to see lava- this place doesn't disappoint. A 1.5hr walk up a fairly easy path- and then you reach the lava fields!... Pretty stunning to see it RIGHT THERE!

1  Thank Mark O
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Jozty A
4 August 2018|
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Response from MANEL H | Reviewed this property |
It's hard but you can do it. It will cost around $12-$20 considered there is a bus that takes you to the skirts of the volcano. it is so worthy, however, it is hot and at some points a little steep but I saw some people... More
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.
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