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Pacaya Volcano Hikking from Guatemala city provided by GTM Tour Guide & Travel Services

Pacaya Volcano Hikking from Guatemala city

Pacaya Volcano Hikking from Guatemala city
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Pacaya volcano is one of the many (active) located around Antigua, the former capital of Guatemala, and perhaps the most accessible. The last big eruption of Pacaya volcano was in 2010. Until 2016, it was actually possible to see lava from up close during the hike – different tour companies took different routes. During sunset hikes, as soon as it got a bit dark, the volcano could be seen throwing smoke and lava.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8231P22
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our representative will find you on hotel lobby mention your name, so we do recommended to be 15 minutes on advance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our representative will find you on hotel lobby mention your name, so we do recommended to be 15 minutes on advance.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pacaya Volcano
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Travelers will be picked up from their hotel and transported by minibus to the Pacaya Volcano National Park. The trails are in good condition but it is steep until you reach Pacaya on a 3.7 kilometer course. As it rises, it will pass through forests, farmland and lava. You will walk on dirt and loose ash trails, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes. At the summit, you will enjoy wonderful views of the fumaroles, which may be throwing ashes, rocks or lava. Have your camera ready to capture the eruptions, to maintain security you will be at a safe distance and out of danger. During this tour you will also have excellent views of the surroundings.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
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Jai
New York City, NY42 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Solo
I booked 3 tours with this company....and this was my favorite tour by far. The driver was timely. The tour was comprise of some cool people who were also from the states. We all opted to both hike and rent a horse to get to the volcano. We were able to take some awesome pics, roast marshmallows by the volcanic rock, and have pizza cooked in the volcanic rock. It was overall a great day and a great tour!

I went with this tour company because as a solo traveler I was having difficulties finding a tour company that could provide me with tours for a good price. Most tour companies in Guatemala focused on booking two people or more.
Written 18 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuatemalaTGTS
Thank you for your words, we always try to offer the best to our clients and when someone tells us that they are Solo traveler, it is our commitment to look for the best alternative for each client. Best regards, Hector
Written 20 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ed F
San Francisco, CA22 contributions
Amazing trip today! Totally enjoyed the hike up to the volcano. It could be quite strenuous for some. For the elderly, you may consider paying for a horse ride. Our tour guide David (Mynor) was friendly and knowledgeable. He roasted marshmallows for us utilizing the heat from the volcano. That was a fabulous experience for me. I strong recommend this tour.
Written 12 April 2022
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GuatemalaTGTS
We appreciate your comment, it is always good to know the experiences of each traveler. Have a nice trip ! Héctor
Written 12 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy P
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Solo
What a cool experience! I actually booked three separate tours with GTM, all went smoothly! I was able to get picked up and dropped off from my airbnb. Hector was communicative and set everything up custom according to my needs as I was staying in Guatemala City vs Antigua where a lot more travelers stay. The pacaya tour is worth going. Bring an extra 350 local currency to ride the horses up instead of hiking as the trail is rather messy otherwise. Bring a few extra bucks for souvenir shops where you can get items made of the volcano ash and even buy some beer or snacks for the horse ride up. I especially wanted to go on this tour to try pizza pacaya - pizza made within the volcano rock! Definitely worth the money - the guy even takes pay pal! Make sure to ask your tour guide to stop here and try it. I also did semuc champey which is 100% worth it - but make sure to wear good hiking shoes and water shoes as the trail is harder than it appears, and the rocks within the thermal pools are slippery and a little dangerous in the cave. This was especially cool as at the end you basically go through an obstacle course in a cave using only a candlelight to see! Hector made sure I got to see this and planned it around a weekend that wouldn’t be as crowded given the influx of tourists for Holy Week. The hotel was actually really nice as well - a beautiful eco lodge by the water with a pool and private room with a hammock. The lunch was also great with plenty of options. My last tour was an overnight hike on acetenago. They booked me a hotel in Antigua the first night which was so clean and had a beautiful garden and traditional breakfast included. This is a very difficult hike as the majority of the hike is on a steep incline. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes, warm clothes as it is cold on the top of the volcano, bring toilet paper and additional Gatorade and snacks! You can buy things along the way but it’s best to be prepared. We could see the lava coming out or Volcan Fuego which was unforgettable. Every tour I went on was incredible and worth every penny. Thanks again for making it so easy!
Written 29 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuatemalaTGTS
Hi Amy, how pleased we are that the services provided, the hotels and the guides were up to what you were looking for. We don't organize tours, we create TRAVEL EXPERIENCES, and we love to hear that we were able to make one for you. We look forward to seeing you again ! Héctor
Written 29 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shayne Fletcher
7 contributions
Great trip up pacaya volcano. Guides were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. Hike is pretty easy if you are in somewhat good shape but they do offer horses uphill for around $38 round-trip. Definitely worth the price of you have the opportunity.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Shayne216, thank you for your kind words, we are always interested in knowing all the details of each client and more than informing about things that often escape us as tour operators. We look forward to seeing you again, Best wishes to you. Hector
Written 25 October 2021
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stephanie e
3 contributions
Hector was patient in the planning stage for the nature of our stay. Roberto was an amazing guide and loves his job, which showed. Big Thanks
Written 9 July 2021
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Hello Stephanie, thank you very much for your comment and we are very pleased to know that the staff met the expectations of the group. Best regards and see you next time. Hector
Written 9 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Monica R
1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Couples
This was an excellent tour service, on time, very nice, and knowledgeable. I booked at the last minute and they were very happy to accommodate my husband and I.
Written 2 March 2020
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GuatemalaTGTS
Thank you Monica, your feelback is so important for us. See you next time.
Written 3 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: GTM Tour Guide & Travel Services
Nathan R
Nathan R
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A Great Day on The Streets of Guatemala City
Our tour guide was great-spoke English and Spanish. We traveled all around the city on the local buses which are qu
ramirkin
ramirkin
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Great Tour
My friend and I were very happy with this tour! We only had a week in Guatemala and this gave us the perfect opport
lanaturallyi
lanaturallyi
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Amazing
Armando was a wealth of information. No rocks unturned. He k ew about the Mayans and their time j culture. He was f
JPPwasTaken
JPPwasTaken
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A great way to get to know the capital
Had a great time doing the tour of the capital of Guatemala! Our guide Armando was exceptional. Very knowledgeable
PaulM5245
PaulM5245
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Great tour guide and office support
Took this tour as an upsell of a free walking tour by the same company. Was in the process of reviewing tours when
V5916SFjenniferh
V5916SFjenniferh
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Super interesting tour
Very nice tour, our guide knew a lot. Highly recommend to book a tour for Guatemala City since a lot is history and
angioletta57
angioletta57
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Absolutely recommended
we were very happy with Armando. He his professional, nice and well informed about his job. We had lovely time with
Hank_1900
Hank_1900
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Great tour through Guatemala City
Had an awesome day with Armando! Very engaged and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! The tour covered all the essen
TanjellaTigrica11
TanjellaTigrica11
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Armando did a great job
Our guide Armando was a lovely person, who gave us a lot of information about the city and answered all our questio
Y498FGcarlol
Y498FGcarlol
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Great tour!
Very knowledgeable, cheerful attitude, and really accommodating to my questions :). Glad I went - highly recommende
_Navarrete19
_Navarrete19
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Wonderful Vacation !!!
I'm really happy, it was 11 days in Guatemala, I got to know many places thanks to the attention and kindness of He
Kurosaki84
Kurosaki84
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Must see in „Guate“
Armando was an excellent local guide! We have spend more than 3h walking through the town and got to see all the cu
natalimF1396HY
natalimF1396HY
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Great Tour with Armando
Armando was a great tour guide for the Free Walking Tour of Guatemala City. I recommend him to anyone, especially,
uzyprincess
uzyprincess
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Amazing walking tour!!
The tour company was great! Upon missing our flight and the original date of the tour, they were very accommodating
BackPacker589277
BackPacker589277
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First class
Hector helped us out while we were in Guatemala for two weeks. He was a great help, being reliable and flexible and
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