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


08:30 AM to 09:00 AM | Pickup from Westin Camino Real or Hotel Barcelo in Guatemala City

09:00 AM | Departure from Guatemala City

10:30 AM | Arrival to Pacaya Volcano and registration.

10:45 AM | Start hike to Pacaya Volcano

12:45 PM | Arrival to the summit and free time to explore

01:30 PM | Start to descend Pacaya volcano

02:45 PM | Arrival to the base of Pacaya volcano

03:00 PM | Return to Guatemala City

16:30 PM | Arrival to the hotel in Guatemala City

*The itinerary may vary depending on weather, traffic, group speed and things like that.


  • Pickup from Westin Camino Real or Hotel Barceló in Guatemala City
  • Round collective transportation from Guatemala City to Pacaya Volcano (Transportation authorized by the government of Guatemala)
  • Local bilingual guide certified by the government of Guatemala
  • 30 free minutes to take pictures, explore, and enjoy the landscapes
  • Entrance to the Volcano Q100 per foreign person
    Q30 for Guatemalans (presenting DPI or Passport)
  • Food

Every day at 08:30 AM except Thursdays and Sundays.


  • 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 Person

$99.00 $85.00 14.1% OFF

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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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