PACAYA ATV TOUR FROM ANTIGUA

Get ready for an unparalleled adventure with our thrilling ATV tour across the petrified lava fields of Pacaya Volcano! From historic Antigua Guatemala, we’ll take you to explore the stunning volcanic terrain, blending the thrill of speed with the grandeur of nature.

6 hours
aproximately

Difficulty
5/10

Up to
1 people

Every day at any hour between 06:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

This tour is more than just a trip; it’s an explosion of adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Don’t wait any longer to be part of this electrifying experience!

CHOOSE BETWEEN AM OR PM SCHEDULE

6:00 – 6:30 AM | Pickup at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala (the hotel must be located within the city center of Antigua; otherwise, the meeting point is Tanque de la Unión).

06:30 AM | Departure from Antigua Guatemala.

07:30 AM | Arrival at the ATV parking area close to Pacaya Volcano.


07:45 AM | Start the ATV adventure in the Petrified Lava Fields of Pacaya Volcano.


10:40 AM | End of the ATV circuit and return to the ATV parking area.

10:45 AM | Return to Antigua Guatemala.

11:45 AM | Arrival at Antigua Guatemala and the hotel (if applicable).

2:00 – 2:30 PM | Pickup at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala (the hotel must be located within the city center of Antigua; otherwise, the meeting point is Tanque de la Unión).

02:30 PM | Departure from Antigua Guatemala.

03:30 PM | Arrival at the ATV parking area close to Pacaya Volcano.

03:45 PM | Start the Adventure in ATVE in the Lava Field of Pacaya Volcano.

06:40 PM | End of the ATVE circuit and return to the ATV parking area.

06:45 PM | Return to Antigua Guatemala.

07:45 PM | Arrival at Antigua Guatemala and the hotel (if applicable).

GET TO KNOW THE TOUR

  • Tourist transport from Antigua Guatemala to Pacaya Volcano and back.
  • Professional driver with valid permits and driver’s license.
  • Pick up at any hotel within the central town of Antigua Guatemala, or at Tanque de la Unión, or another central location.
  • Local guide with training and experience in guiding ATV groups.
  • Approximately 20 kilometers circuit, around 3 hours through the petrified lava fields.
  • Safety equipment.
  • Drinks.
  • Entrance to the Volcano Q100 per foreign person
    Q30 for Guatemalans (presenting DPI or Passport)
  • Food

Every day from 6:00 AM and 2:00 PM approximately 6 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Beautiful Landscapes: View Guatemala from an elevation of over 2,000 meters above sea level.

 

  • Photography and video: Take the best photos to share on social networks, capture unforgettable moments, beautiful natural landscapes, and unique scenes with volcanic petrified rocks and lava.

 

  • Diversity of Flora and Fauna: Explore a diversity of ecosystems along the way.

 

  • Social Connection: Forge lasting friendships with hikers from around the world.

 

  • Volcanic Activity: On clear days with the right conditions, visitors can see volcanic activity, including fumaroles.

 

  • Lava Fields: Be part of an entire adventure as you traverse rivers of petrified lava on an ATV, feel the adrenaline.

WHAT BRIG?

  • Flashlight if you take the afternoon tour.
  • Raincoat (especially in the winter May-October).
  • Snacks (optional).
  • At least 2 liters of water.
  • Sun protection.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Comfortable sneakers.

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

The weather on Pacaya Volcano is generally warm and tropical due to its location in Guatemala. However, due to the volcano’s altitude, the climate can vary within the same day. If you want to hike Pacaya Volcano with less chance of experiencing rain, we recommend taking this Pacaya Tour during the months from November to April, when we have more sunny days with spectacular views. If you’re an all-terrain adventurer and the rain doesn’t dampen your spirits, you’ll also enjoy this hike to Pacaya during the rainy season, which usually starts in May and lasts until October. During the winter, it typically rains more heavily in the afternoon.

War hiking boots as the terrain on Pacaya Volcano can be rocky and uneven, and in some areas, it might be loose with volcanic ash and small pebbles. However, if you don’t have ones, you could wear resistant and comfortable sports shoes. Wear long pants, a hat, a cap or similar. Also, the sun can be intense, especially during the dry season, so apply sunscreen to all exposed skin areas. If you are hiking during the rainy season or there is a chance of rain, bring a rain jacket or raincoat to keep yourself dry.

Hiking Pacaya Volcano with kids can be a fantastic family adventure. We accept kids of all ages, however, you need to consider that this is a collective tour which means that you and your kid will need to stick to the group and walk at the group’s pace. Generally, kids over 8 years old accustomed to physical activity or with previous hiking experience may be able to complete the tour by themselves. Little kids, under 8 years old, may require more help and you should consider hiring a Pacaya horseback tour for your kid.

The hike to Pacaya Volcano typically covers a round-trip distance of about 3 to 4 miles (approximately 5 to 6.5 kilometers). The trail starts at the base of the volcano, and the ascent usually takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the pace and the number of breaks you take. The descent generally takes less time.

As per the last update in 2024, there is no lava flowing from Pacaya Volcano. Pacaya last eruption date was recorded in 2021. Currently, you can find large rivers of petrified lava at Pacaya Volcano. Petrified lava looks like a rock.

Yes, there is a pizza store at Pacaya Volcano. We also promote an experience in which you can cook your own pizza, see more here: {enlace}. However, these group tours don’t go to the pizza store, if you still want to go to the pizza store, you will need to hire another local guide (at additional cost), by hiring a local guide you’ll have the flexibility to separate from the group and go to the pizza store, get some pizza and return on time to join the group to return to Antigua. Please, initiate a chat for further assistance.

Price Per Person

$99.00 $85.00 14.1% OFF

Choose what time you want the tour(s)
If you want a co-pilot to accompany you while driving you must pay an additional cost.
We recommend booking your tour at least 18 hours in advance for weekdays and 48 hours in advance for weekends
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