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Guatemala Volcano Special

8-day volcano tour to Pacaya and Fuego, Guatemala

Pacaya volcano
Pacaya volcano
Ash eruption from Fuego at dusk
Ash eruption from Fuego at dusk
Silhouettes of Acatenango, Fuego and Atitlan volcanoes
Silhouettes of Acatenango, Fuego and Atitlan volcanoes
View towards Agua volcano from Antigua
View towards Agua volcano from Antigua
Street in Antigua town
Street in Antigua town
Lava flow at Pacaya volcano
Lava flow at Pacaya volcano
Aperitif at the base camp
Aperitif at the base camp
Yellow flowers
Yellow flowers
Colonade at Antigua's town hall
Colonade at Antigua's town hall
Farmer's market in Antigua
Farmer's market in Antigua
Typical lunch (grilled meat and sausages)
Typical lunch (grilled meat and sausages)
Agua Calientes town inside an old caldera
Agua Calientes town inside an old caldera
Fuego and Acatenango seen from the south
Fuego and Acatenango seen from the south
In front of an active hornito on the summit of Pacaya
In front of an active hornito on the summit of Pacaya
Explosion at Fuego volcano
Explosion at Fuego volcano
Agua and Pacaya volcano with its lava flows at night
Agua and Pacaya volcano with its lava flows at night
Strombolian eruption at Fuego volcano
Strombolian eruption at Fuego volcano
Evening at the Plaza Mayor of Antigua
Evening at the Plaza Mayor of Antigua
Guatemala is a country with spectacular volcanic activity, wonderful landscapes, colorful villages and towns, friendly people.
Guatemala has some of the highest density of active volcanoes anywhere on the planet. The most active volcanoes, Pacaya and Fuego, have been in eruption for years. They often show strombolian activity and since the end of 2020, Pacaya has been having a lava flow, while Fuego volcano is known for its spectacular fireworks.
Join an experienced Guatemalan guide and photographer you for your chance to watch active volcanoes from up close! Get an in-depth experience of the powerful and turbulent natural processes at work and take stunning pictures!
With its colonial heritage, the lively and colorful town of Antigua is the perfect place to end the tour. There is time to explore the Mayan markets, listen and dance to the sounds of Salsa and Merengue, practice your Spanish and get in touch with the friendly and warm Guatemalan people.
  • 2 active volcanoes from close: Fuego, Pacaya
  • Different viewpoints and extended observation time for each volcano
  • Impressive volcanic landscapes
  • Colorful towns and markets
  • Friendly hospitable people
  • Comfortable accommodation and camping

8-day itinerary Volcano Special

Day 1: Arrival to Guatemala
Arrival in Guatemala City. Own transfer to the hotel. Free time. In the evening meeting with the guide and other participants at the hotel for welcome dinner. Night in the hotel in Guatemala.
Day 2: Pacaya volcano
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the farm at the foothills of the Pacaya volcano. Set up a camp and explore the petrified lava flows of 2010 and 2014 that burnt lots of farm fields. Night in tents.
Day 3-4: Pacaya
Transfer to Pacaya volcano National Park. Set up a camp. Morning/day/evening/night observations and hikes around the area and walk close to the lava flows. Lunch (or lunch boxes) and dinners in the camp. 2 nights in tents.
Day 5: Antigua
Morning observations at Pacaya, transfer back to Antigua. Lunch in a restaurant, free afternoon, dinner in the hotel. Night in the hotel.
Day 6: Acatenango
Transfer to Acatenango volcano - climb 1200 m to a great viewpoint at 3600 m facing active Fuego volcano. Possibility to climb to the summit of Acatenango this day and then go back to the campsite to lunch and rest and to see the volcano from there. dinner in the camp. Evening & night-time observation of Fuego. Night in tents.
Day 7: Return to Antigua
Morning observation of Fuego´s activity from the campsite. Descend back to the start of the hiking trail, pick-nick lunch and return to Antigua. Check in the hotel and free time till the evening. In the evening a group meets for a farewell dinner in a selected restaurant in historic center of Antigua. Night in the hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Breakfast in the hotel. Own transfer to the airport or extension.

Arrival info:

The tour starts in Guatemala city and ends in Antigua city. Participants go from and to the airport themselves (as the arrivals of the flights are different). If you want some help with booking a transfer, pleasу send us a message.

Tour type: Walking & study tour: active volcanoes - geology & volcanism - adventure
Difficulty: Moderate
Group size: 3-6
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Dates:

no scheduled dates at present

Price (per person): $ 1750 €£¥

Included:

  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms & tents as per program
  • All transportation in private minibus or 4x4 vehicles according to itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National parks and sites
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Non alcoholic drinks
  • All camping gear (tents, cooking gear, kitchen tent, camping chairs etc)
  • Porters for Pacaya, and Acatenango (porters for camping gear + food + 1 porter per person carrying up to 15kg personal gear; extra porters can be hired at extra cost)
  • Local guides for security
  • Experienced English-speaking Guatemalean guide and photographer during the whole trip
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