Program
Dates & Prices
Inquire/book

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 a trip organised together with an experienced Guatemalan guide and photographer to have a 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!
Moreover, you will visit the famous volcanic Lake Atitlán and have a spectacular view of the surrounding volcanoes: Atitlán, Tolimán, and San Pedro (“The Three Giants“). On the lakeshore there is a colourful town San Juan La Laguna known especially for its art and it's a great place to pick up some canvases to take home.
With its colonial heritage, the lively and colorful town of Antigua is the perfect place to start and 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 (La Antigua, San Juan La Laguna)
  • Famous volcanic Atitlan Lake
  • Friendly hospitable people
  • Comfortable accommodation and camping

8-day itinerary Volcano Special

Day 1: Arrival to Guatemala. Stay in Antigua city
Arrival to Guatemala. Own transfer to the hotel in Antigua. (by Uber). Free time in Antigua. Welcome dinner. Night in hotel.
Meals: dinner
Day 2: Pacaya volcano
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the foothills of the Pacaya volcano with an impressive view of the Fuego, Acatenango, Agua and Pacaya volcanoes, also when the sky is clear is an amazing spot to see constellations, planets, meteors, and galaxies as the Milky Way.
We set up a camp, have lunch and hike to explore the petrified lava of flow of 2010 and 2014 that burnt lots of farm fields. Dinner in the camp. Night in tents.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3: San Juan La Laguna (Atitlan Lake)
Breakfast in the camp. Transfer to the colorful town of San Juan La Laguna at the edge of the famous Atitlan Lake. City tour. Night in hotel.
Meals: brealfast
Day 4: Veiwpoit of the Lake. Return to La Antigua
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the viewpoint of the Lake. Transfer to La Antigua Guatemala. Stay in the hotel.
Meals: breakfast
Day 5-6: Acatenango
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Acatenango volcano - climb 1200 m to a great viewpoint at 3600 m facing active Fuego volcano. Set up a camp, lunch and rest. Enjoy the best views of Fuego volcano from there. Dinner in the camp. Evening & night-time observation of Fuego. Night in tents.
Possibility to climb to the summit of Acatenango on one of the days (at extra cost).
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 7: Return to Antigua
Breakfast. 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.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Departure
Breakfast in the hotel. Own transfer to the airport or extension.
Meals: breakfast

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): $ 2300 €£¥

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
  • Meals as per program
  • Non alcoholic drinks
  • All camping gear (tents, cooking gear, kitchen tent, camping chairs etc)
  • One porter for 1 backpack per person in Acatenango (from the car to the base camp, it does not include porter to and from Acatenango´s summit of Fuego hike)
  • Local guide in Acatenango
  • Experienced English-speaking Guatemalean guide and photographer during the whole trip
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures or sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.

Eager to learn about volcanoes and the fascinating world around them? Visit VolcanoDiscovery
Get our newsletter!
Home | Tours & Dates | Destinations | Photos | Videos | FAQ | About us | News | Privacy policy | Imprint | Terms & conditions | Contact | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
Follow us:
Follow us on facebookFollow us on TwitterVisit our Youtube channel