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Pacaya Volcano Tour & Hot Springs from Guatemala City

4.3 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

Pacaya Volcano Tour & Hot Springs from Guatemala City

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

From US$ 115 per person

Spend a day in nature as you hike the Pacaya Volcano, located in San Vicente Pacaya. See the crater of one of Guatemala's active volcanoes, and enjoy the view from the top.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike up Pacaya Volcano, one of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala
  • Take in the astounding view from the top of the surrounding landscape
  • Experience the hot springs from the volcano water
Full description
This day you will visit the Pacaya National Park. Visit to the most active volcano in Guatemala, its 2500 m. above the sea; the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks.  Transfer to the foot of the volcano Pacaya and from there, you start hiking from the San Vicente de Pacaya village and begin the ascent. The route is approximately 60 minutes of walking and up to a distance of approximately 50 meters from the crater. At the top, you can see down into the crater to the lava as well as experience the energy of an active volcano. Pacaya Volcano remains one of the active volcanoes of Guatemala. At the end of your walk you will reach a rocky and arid area where you can see the volcano and lava flows, and where you can cook marshmallows. Time to take photographs. You will then begin your descent and during your journey you will find the Lava Store, where you can feel free to buy a souvenir made with volcanic material. After the visit and exploration of the Pacaya Volcano, you continue to Kawilal Hot Springs where you will have lunch (included). Kawilal is a world of relaxation, where the most important elements of nature are present in this unique place of hot springs. In this environment, fire and heat from the Pacaya Volcano creates the thermal waters and steams. This is a complex that promotes sustainable tourism in Guatemala, and has 12 thermal pools, Thermal Circuit, 25 Steam Baths, and 3 Hydrotherapy Baths. The spa offers Relaxing Massages, Reflexology, Shiatsu Relaxing, Manicure and Pedicure among activities. Within these facilities is also Fonda Del Castillo, a restaurant with international with fast food service.
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • Community guide (in Spanish only)
  • Entrance to Kawilal
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Entrance to Pacaya National Park
  • Food (not mentioned) and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
  • Horses at Pacaya Volcano
  • SPA souvenirs or extra services
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera
  • Please contact the local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian-speaking guides are available, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local provider to arrange
  • Please keep in mind that when climbing an active volcano, changes in activity and weather may cancel or shorten the excursion at anytime
  • Medical and legal note: guests booking this tour certify that they are in excellent physical condition and free from any heart, respiratory and/or back condition, and are not pregnant. Booking of this tour constitutes acceptance of the inherent risk of climbing any active volcano and the guest agrees to hold local provider all subsidiaries, licensees, staff members and vendors harmless and not liable for any and all injuries or death as a result of taking this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6 reviews

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January 7, 2020

The Pacayas volcano was one of the best experiences in Guatemala, a very nice place, and the really relaxing hot springs, the lunch they gave us was delicious. It was worth it

November 7, 2019

Good but not sure if it’s worth the money

Guides were lovely and the volcano was amazing. However not sure about ‘hot springs’ - they were thermal pools in a spa not hot springs.

March 21, 2019

Product ID: 34252