The Pacaya Volcano rises to an elevation of 2,552 meters and is the most frequently climbed volcano in Guatemala. Not only is it one of the easier ones to climb, but it is also an active volcano and you will have the opportunity to see a small lava flow and burst of gases, steam, and rocks!
On clear days you will also be able to enjoy a phenomenal panoramic view of the neighboring volcanoes –Agua, Fuego and Acatenango as well as the lagoons of Calderas and Amatitlán. We will also scramble over old lava flows, where you will be rewarded with a sweet treat –roasted marshmallows, that you can prepare in a heat vent between the petrified lava rocks!
Level of difficulty: medium
Drive time: approx. 1.5 hours
We return to Antigua in the early afternoon, and the rest of the day is free to explore Antigua’s cobblestoned streets, chocolate workshops, coffee plantations or even try to learn Spanish.