Pacaya Volcano
Pacaya Volcano
Pacaya Volcano

Pacaya Volcano Tours and Tickets

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This 8,373-foot (2,552-meter) smoking peak is one of Guatemala’s most accessible active volcanoes. Its upper reaches feature lava formations formed by recent flows, as well as vents that puff up steaming hot air, while its summit affords spectacular views of nearby volcanoes including Agua, Acatenango, and Fuego.

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Eric_T, Aug 2023
Oscar is the best guide
Our guide Oscar was amazing! Knowledgeable, charismatic, interesting, and attentive to our safety. It was an all-around great experience because of him.
Sarah_T, Nov 2023
Good tour smooth process!
Jose and Oscar were great! We were picked up at our hotel, hour drive to the hike. The hike was fairly easy and Jose shared lots of facts with us.
Antonio_B, Nov 2023
50 and daring
This was a perfect hike for me the altitude got to me and was able to get on a horse and get to the top. Did the hike down it was amazing. It was a great way to celebrate turning 50
Smitha_D, Nov 2023
Overall Ok , but it doesn’t involve the crater hike
It’s more of a can service from lock up spots to the trailhead and a local guide . If you can get tot the trailhead on your own, you can purchase the ticket yourself fo 100Q, which you have to do anyways. And if you need you can hire a guide from there . I think it’s a lot of money for taxi and guide if you are going as a group of 4 like me. Also, this is not a bigger hike which can take you to the crater. We did not know that either.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Should I book Pacaya Volcano tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pacaya Volcano can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Pacaya Volcano 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pacaya Volcano costs USD 33.00. Guided Pacaya Volcano tours start around USD 33.00 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Is Pacaya Volcano worth it?
A:Yes, a visit to Pacaya Volcano is worth it for many travelers, especially those visiting from nearby Antigua or Guatemala City. The drive takes roughly one hour each way, and the hike can be accomplished in three hours or less. From Pacaya, you can see other volcanoes, even some erupting.
Q:How much does Pacaya Volcano cost?
A:You’ll need to visit Pacaya Volcano with a guide so the costs to visit will vary depending on how you get to the park. Rates to access the park alone may average about $6USD. Guided hikes, horseback rides, and more options may average between $12USD to $25USD).
Q:How hard is it to climb Pacaya Volcano?
A:Compared to other volcanoes in Central America, Pacaya is considered a relatively unchallenging hike. The volcano’s side isn’t as steep as nearby volcanoes such as Fuego, making it more accessible for visitors who may only be moderately active. A relatively fit individual should have no trouble climbing Pacaya Volcano.
Q:Do you need a guide for Pacaya Volcano?
A:Yes, you need a guide to hike Pacaya Volcano. This can be secured in one of two ways. Many visitors opt to arrange tours to Pacaya from cities such as Antigua or Guatemala City, which include transport. You can also hire a guide directly from the park when you arrive.
Q:How long does it take to hike Pacaya Volcano?
A:When including only the 3.2 mile (5.1 kilometer) round-trip hike, most people complete a guided trek of the Pacaya Volcano in an average of two to three hours. However, you can reach the lava fields from the trail heads in as little as one to two hours.
Q:Can you see Fuego from the Pacaya Volcano?
A:Yes, one of the coolest aspects of hiking the Pacaya Volcano is that you can get a fantastic view of the Fuego Volcano. That’s not all either—depending on the weather conditions and the time of day you hike, you should be able to see Acatenango and Agua during your hike.