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pacaya volcano day hike
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Elevation: 8,370ft. / 2,552m
Last major eruption: May 2012 *currently there is no flowing lava since this eruption. The volcano is still in "Active" status and has fumaroles and hot spots. Please contact our office for the latest information or check our LAVA REPORT page.
Status: Active
Duration: One half day (roughly 6 hours)

Challenge = EASY:
Family friendly fun tours that are not too involved in the adventure department. Expect 1.5 to 3 hours total of hiking in moderate hiking environment with low technical aspects, just easy trails. Possible for clients of below average fitness.

Excursion Highlight: Roasting marshmallows over hot spots just after sunrise having beat the crowd.

Includes: All Park Entrance Fees, transportation, professional guide, meal, guide fees.

Trip Description: Volcan Pacaya is the most visited volcano in all of Central America. Book your private day-trip with O.X. and enjoy amazing views and volcanic hot spots. We will take you up this wonderful volcano with a professional English speaking guide at the time of day that is most convenient to you and your group's schedule. We offer a early morning tour, or the afternoon tour "sunset tour". This is an easy hike of one hour. (Minimum 4 people) Contact us to help you find more folks.

Damage: (U.S.) $59.00

PDT Full payment

PON Deposit


$10 TOUR option: If you are just ONE solo traveler and want to jump onto an OX private Pacaya tour, we recommend you come with the minimum number of clients (4) so that we can initiate this tour with you. Our guides and company are the most professionally executed tours in Antigua, but we can not do a tour if we have less than 4. So simply take a tour with a travel agency. They usually charge about $10. per person. You will be totally responsible for your own gear, food, water, entrance fees, etc. They pretty much only cover the transportation. Unfortunately we do not have a recommendation for this service because they all tend to offer low quality tours (hence the price) but it is an opportunity to at least visit the volcano. Be prepared for “hidden / surprise” expenses.

SLEEP: BOOK a BED at our Base Camp for the night before so you can just roll out of bed at whatever awful hour in the morning (6am departure for overnight tour, 5am departure for day trips) and we store your bags in big burly lockers. :) Starting at $8. per night.

TOUR TIME: We offer two tours options. Departure at 6am (expect clear skies and great views with lots of sun) and Departure at 2pm (expect to walk in fading light as we will try to be up high to see an amazing sunset. During rainy season, we almost always recommend the morning tour, but if it is NOV. - MAY, this “sunset” tour could be a great option.

WATER: 2 liters minimum and snacks (chocolate bar, nuts, etc.) for 3 rest breaks.

GEAR: Rain Gear is essential anytime of year. Sunscreen, sunglasses, baseball cap, non-cotton clothing, comfortable-capable shoes. If possible, warm jacket, gloves and warm hat. Day-pack is all you need.

KNOW: There is no Pre-Trip Meeting for this tour because it is our easiest tour offered for volcanoes at OX. So here a few things to note. At Pacaya the locals will want to sell you the service of a horse. If you need a horse to climb the volcano, it will cost you about Q100. one way. It is only about a one hour hike. If you are not in good physical condition, this is an option. So bring some extra $. Also, the kids at Pacaya will be offering hiking sticks, Q5 per stick. Recommended if you want a very stable hike. :)

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Cell:     +(502)4149-4380
Office: +(502)7832-0468
SKYPE: outdoorexcursions


Address: 7th Calle Poniente #17 (7th Street W. #17)
We are located between 5th and 6th Avenues
Antigua, Guatemala
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We are a professional adventure guide operator. This means we are in the business of chaos management and calculated risk. Environmental factors like bad weather or altitude sickness are out of our control, however the OX Team of Pro-Guides are prepared. Professionalism begins with the preparation and paying attention to details. The OX Team feels this begins from the moment you walk through our door and continues with our drivers, our food, our equipment and the overall experience. This is all a part of the ADVENTURE. The Pro-Team at OX appreciate you giving us the opportunity to execute an adventure that is a positive and memorable one, done the right way!

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