PACAYA VOLCANO HIKE

San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala

Nd
3 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
PACAYA VOLCANO HIKE
San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala

3 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Our tours let you experience the real Guatemala with 100% of profits going directly to Niños de Guatemala schools. Just by taking a tour, you are helping to support families in need in Guatemala!


Hike one of Guatemala’s 3 active volcanoes! Pacaya is an active complex volcano that rises to an elevation of 2,552 meters. This is a 2 hour hike so suitable footwear is required. Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding areas at the top and volcano-toasted marshmallows on return!


PACAYA VOLCANO HIKE 


*This is not an overnight hike* In our group tour the local guides are generally Spanish speakers, some speak basic English. The group size is between 4 to 20 people, who have different nationalities and individual physical conditions. The guide will try to keep the group together. Please adjust to the group pace and stay in the group to not get lost. The guide will give his recommendations at his moment. You will be accompanied by professional guides that have all the necessary information, a positive attitude at all times and all the support you need.


Follow a local guide from the park to climb Pacaya, enjoy and earn about the history and nature of Pacaya volcano. Toast and eat marshmallows on naturally hot molten earth. Regroup in the visitor's center before heading back to Antigua. There are 2 strategical resting points, but you can rest more if you wish. From experience, it is better to do short breaks, only to regain energy and then continue.


SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR


This hike starts at 6:00 AM and you return to Antigua around 1:00 PM or start at 2:00 PM and returns around 8:00 PM.


We use collective transportation and you will be part of a group and you will have a bilingual guide who will accompany you from Antigua, during the hike and the way back to Antigua. Your guide will be in charge of the payment of the entrance, of the translation of the information that Pacaya's local guide will provide and will be accompanying you at your own pace.


PRIVATE TOUR


Departure time can be flexible when it's a private tour.

On this private tour you have the option of a bilingual guide and the local guide exclusively for your group, who accompanies you at all times, hiking at your own pace. The guide will give you his recommendations throughout the tour. This tour is only for those who want to walk in a small group or with their friends or family to go in their own pace.

What’s included

  • Roundtrip
    Collective or private transportation at your accommodation
  • Private guide
    Private bilingual English/Spanish speaker guide from Antigua supporting you all times.
  • Local guide
    Specialized guides with a lot of experience in climbing Volcanoes
  • Entrance fee
    Entrance to the national park
  • Refreshments
    Marshmallows
  • Sun and rain protection
    Please bring sunscreen/rain cover as necessary
  • Lunch
    Not included

Available Packages

SEMI-PRIVATE HIKE

We use collective transportation. You will be part of a group and you will have a bilingual guide who will accompany you from Antigua, during the hike and the way back to Antigua. Your guide will be in charge of the payment of the entrance, of the translation of the information that Pacaya's local guide will provide and will be accompanying you at your own pace.

$80
PRIVATE HIKE

This tour is only for those who want to walk in a small group or with their friends or family to go in their own pace. On this private tour you have the option of a bilingual guide and the local guide exclusively for your group, who accompanies you at all times, hiking at your own pace. The guide will give you his recommendations throughout the tour.

$80

Available options

Book a Horse One Way
$30
Book a Horse Both Ways
$40
Bag of Niños de Guatemala Coffee
$10
Niños de Guatemala Eco Water Bottle
$8

Your Organizer


Nd
Niños de Guatemala
3 reviews
social business tour operator offering off-the-beaten-path excursions with an impact. We offer unique and sustainable experiences in the areas surrounding Antigua and nationwide in Guatemala that give back to the communities we visit. we believe in creating a positive impact with everything we do. 100% net profit of all services booked with us is donated directly to Niños de Guatemala, an NGO providing education and empowerment to ~500 children who would otherwise not have access to it, to break the cycle of poverty and contribute to a better future for Guatemala. We offer unique and memorable experiences that collaborate with the communities we visit and support the local economy by partnering with local guides, providers, and artisans.

Reviews

NJ
We loved everything about our journey with Ninos de Guatemala. The experiences, attention to detail and genuine desire to ensure everything was perfect was admirable. NDG is a social tourism business which made us feel ever better about booking with them, knowing some of our tourism $'s was going to support local kids education! AMAZING. Can't wait to go back.
By Nanda Journeys for Nicola and Husband Trip To Guatemala on 18 Aug, 2021
CT
The Pacaya hike was the highlight of the trip for our boys. It was truly and amazing and unique experience. Our tour guide Tania was spectacular and extremely helpful. Having her as our guide on multiple tours with Ninos de Guatemala, we can say for sure that she made our entire trip more enjoyable. So glad we got to see Pacaya up close and meet wonderful people like Tania.
By Clint T for PACAYA VOLCANO HIKE on 01 Aug, 2021
CT
This was an amazing experience with Rosa and her family. We had such a great time and it's definitely something we will never forget. Also, our tour guide Tania Salazar was incredible. We cannot say enough good things about her. She connected with each member of our family and was so helpful. When we come back we will be asking for Tania again.
By Clint T for WORRY DOLL WORKSHOP on 01 Aug, 2021