Old Town Outfitters / Adventure Guatemala
Old Town Outfitters / Adventure Guatemala

PACAYA VOLCANO DAY-HIKE

Hiking · Antigua, Guatemala
  • 6 hours
  • 1 - 28 people
  • Easy
$96Per Person
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Pacaya, one Guatemala’s youngest volcanoes, offers climbers a unique glance into the geologic bowels of the earth. A relatively easy climb of 1.5 hours brings us to the fertile shelf just below the cinder cone called “la Meseta.” From here we get an awesome view of recent lava flows. We will explore these lava fields, and as the smoking crater looms above, the environment quickly changes to resemble that of an extraterrestrial setting. We’ll enjoy a fresh lunch, enjoying the views before we make our way back down.
Year-round upon request. Check out our online calendar or shoot us an email for more info!
Founded in 1998 - Old Town Outfitters is a full service adventure travel and destination management company (DMC) located in the Spanish colonial town of La Antigua. We specialize in designing custom-built trips for both organized groups and independent travelers. Old Town strives to provide unique, high quality trips which create rewarding experiences for our clients.
Included in Trip Price: -Round trip transportation from Old Town Outfitters office in Antigua -All park entrance fees -Freshly prepared picnic lunch/dinner served on the mountain -Full tour of Volcan Pacaya by a local, bilingual guide with certified 1st-Aid training Not Included (what you need to bring): -Hiking boots or trekking shoes (no sandals) Daypack with rain cover -One warm layer and/or windbreaker -Rain jacket (May thru October) -Personal toiletries and/or medications -Camera, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen -Two liters of water + flashlight (for sunset-hike) TIP for great service from your Old Town guide!
Full refund 10 days prior to tour.
5a. Avenida Sur #12, Antigua, Guatemala
  • Day 1
    Our group meets at Old Town Outfitters Shop in Antigua at 08:00hrs (for a morning hike) or 14:00hrs (for a sunset hike) – where drinking water, bathroom facilities and retail outdoor equipment are available for our clients. Our drive to the trailhead is just over 1-hour in private transport from Antigua to the Park Office. As our group moves up the myriad of trails on the mountain, Guatemala’s impressive vistas open up before us. As we reach the base of the caldera, our guide will direct the group through the rugged dried lava fields, recently reformed by a massive eruption in 2010. No matter what conditions we encounter on the mountain, our group will have the opportunity to traverse unique volcanic-rock landscapes as we ascend towards the peak. Here the group will stop for a freshly prepared picnic to enjoy along with views of nearby volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore geothermal hot-spots on the cooled lava formations – which are always available to help roast marshmallows! Our hike down brings across the remaining dried lava fields before we begin our descent through Pacaya’s lush and lesser known forests and farmland. After our hike down to the trailhead, our group returns to Antigua by private transport to arrive in town at ~16:00hrs (day-hike) or ~20:30hrs (sunset-hike).
  • Pacaya Volcano Day-Hike
  • Pacaya Volcano Day-Hike
  • Pacaya Volcano Day-Hike
  • Pacaya Volcano Day-Hike
  • Pacaya Volcano Day-Hike

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$96
Per Person
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