PACAYA VOLCANO TOUR
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Escuintla, San Vicente de Pacaya
- Product code: PLSYNJ
This program is part of GA’s Adventure One Day Tours. The tour can begin from Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City depending where you are staying. Pacaya Volcano is the most active volcano in Guatemala, it’s 2500 mts. above the sea, the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. It has impressive views of the lagoon of Calderas and other three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Pacaya Volcano is readily accessible, therefore with our tour you don’t need to be in good shape to climb it. You will visit the border of the base within the main cone to see the lava eruption if active. It is a complete adventure in only one day. Walk of ascent 2 1/2 hrs. You can also make the ascent by horse, it´s one of the best adventure experiences in Guatemala.
08:00 AM: Transfer from your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala to begin the Pacaya Volcano Tour.
09:15 AM: Arrive to San Vicente Pacaya where the walk of ascent will begin.
10:00 AM: Arrival to the viewer of the lagoon of Calderas where you will have the oportunity to have a nice view of the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango Volcanoes.
11:00 AM: After a nice walk through volcanic sand paths with great views of the volcanoes and unique vegetation, you´ll arrive to the plateau where you can see the main crater of the volcanoe. We won´t visit the crater of the volcano for security reasons but you will see the lava (if active) and some steam baths created by the heat of the Pacaya Volcanoe. Rest for a 15 minutes. We will try to reach the lava to take a close look if available.
12:00 PM: Descent walk begins.
01:00 PM: Arrive to San Vicente Pacaya.
02:00 PM: Transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala.
The tour includes: ground transportation, professional guide in your language, all entrances and taxes, and 1 Bottle of Water. Horseback ride not included.