Pacaya Private Tour From Guatemala City

Pacaya Volcano is a popular choice for adventurous tourists due to its easy access and the opportunity to observe volcanic activity up close.

7 hours


Up to
4 person

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

Why should you book this tour?

You should book this tour if you want to have more control on the tour itself. You can walk on your own pace without being worried about following others who hike quicker or waiting for those who take more time. Also, you can decide to do the complete tour or take shortcuts during the hike. This tour could also be convenient when you are hiking with little kids, your family or group of friends.


  • Round Transfer from Guatemala City in a private vehicle.
  • Collection service at your hotel or Airbnb in zones 1, 4, 9, 10, 13, 14 and some Mixco Areas.
  • Local bilingual guide certified endorsed by Guatemalan government.
  • 20-30 free minutes to take pictures, explore, and enjoy the landscapes.
  • Roast Marshmallows at Pacaya Volcano (if the rocks are sufficiently hot)

Entrance to the Volcano Q100 per foreign person
Q30 for Guatemalans (presenting DPI or Passport)


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


  • Cap
  • Cash to pay the entrance to the volcano
  • Sun Protection
  • At least 1 liter of pure water
  • Snacks
  • Sports and comfortable shoes for walking
  • Sports clothing
  • Sweat lodge
  • Waterproof coat or jacket (in winter or in rainy weather)
  • Flashlight


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 Group

$225.00 $175.00 22.2% OFF

Choose what time you want the tour(s)
Choose how many people will go on the private hike, keep in mind that you can choose a maximum of 4 per package.
We recommend booking your tour at least 18 hours in advance for weekdays and 48 hours in advance for weekends

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