Volcano Pacaya Guatemala

Taken the afternoon/evening tour to Volcano Pacaya from La Antigua Guatemala. About a hour or so bus ride and can be booked from anywhere in La Antigua. There is a small entrance fee to the park, you will be meet by the village children who will try to sell you a walking stick, that you probably won't need. After you make your way up the climb, you we see a group of local horsemen ready to give you a lift if you can't hike the trail. The whole tour takes about 6 hours and you return the same way you came. You will need walking shoes and take water and a snack. It can also get chilly at the top. 

Start of the hike. Farley steep climb at first. 

Taxi horse! For anyone who can't make the climb. 

First view of Volcano Pacaya, after about a hour and 20 minutes of hiking you will reach a point with a great view of the volcano.

Close up of lava

Walk to lava flow

The harden lava flows make uneven walking, but is a beautiful piece of nature to see and interesting. 
It's like walking on a BBQ!

Pacaya is an active volcano and is best viewed at dusk.

Video of getting pretty close to flowing lava. Watch for the tour guide getting his hand a little hot when kicking and poking a stick in to the lava.


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