Fiery Crater Awaits Adventurous Climbers
A grumbling, smoke-belching spectacle, Pacaya Volcano (2,552 metres / 8,371 feet) beckons adventure-seekers with its breathtaking display of nature’s raw power.
Your morning transfer delivers you to Pacaya’s foothills for a steep hike through a lush pine forest. A widening panorama unfolds on the way up, offering views of northern volcanoes, the Pacific lowlands and all the way to El Salvador. At the base of the peak itself, a barren moonscape of loose rock and pebbles greets you, adding tricky footing to the adventure.
Steam rises from numerous vents, which sometimes yield a view of bright orange magma deep inside. After a few selfies with the crater as your backdrop, you’ll feast on a sumptuous picnic lunch and savour final views of the summit. This full-day expedition wraps up with a brisk walk down to the park base for your return ride to Antigua.
This Viaventure Signature Experience rewards enthusiastic climbers with spectacular panoramic views and a delicious gourmet picnic lunch.
Please note: For safety reasons, and in compliance with rules issued by the Pacaya National Park, the closest guests can get to the volcano’s crater is approximately 1km, and will only see the crater from afar.