If you're looking to check off hiking a volcano from your bucket list, Pacaya is a great choice. It may not be as difficult to hike as Volcano Acatenango, but it is still very challenging. The nice thing about the Pacaya Volcano is it is only an hour and fifteen minutes away from Antigua Guatemala by car. Chabad of Antigua Guatemala has sourced the best and most reputable tour guide and negotiated an amazing rate so you will have the opportunity for this once in a lifetime experience.

Pacaya is an active complex volcano in Guatemala. Pacaya rises to an elevation of 2,552 metres (8,373 ft). After being dormant for over 70 years, it began erupting vigorously in 1961 and has been erupting frequently since then. 

Pacaya is a popular tourist attraction. Pacaya lies 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Guatemala City and close to Antigua. The volcano sits inside the Escuintla Department.

So far, the last activity reported has been the eruption that peaked on March 2, 2014 causing ash to rain down in Guatemala City, Antigua and Escuintla.

You will have the following benefits when booking your tour through Chabad:

  • The BEST tour company for the Pacaya Volcano  
  • Option to use horses or climb solely by foot. 
  • Half day tracks so you can enjoy your evening in Antigua
  • Option for early morning or afternoon/evening tours
  • Kosher Marshmallows available to roast on your trip 
  • Trained staff that specializes in Volcano hikes
  • Reliable transportation and more 

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