Adventure Tours in Guatemala:
Guatemala is located on the boundary of two tectonic plates, which makes it a geologically very active area. More than 30 active, dormant and extinct volcanoes can be found in Guatemala. Some volcanoes are in remote areas and hard to access, while others, like the Pacaya volcano, are close to major population centers and easy to climb.
We offer tours to Guatemala's most fascinating volcanoes. All tours include transportation and a professional guide who will take you to the best spots and always keep your safety in mind.
The Pacaya Volcano is without doubt Guatemala's most popular volcano due to its easy accessibility from Guatemala City and Antigua. With a height of only 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) above sea level, it is relatively easy to climb and affords a truly spectacular view from the top.
We can arrange both private tours and tours in a larger group. With a private tour, you'll have a guide all to yourself, what makes the tour more interesting and flexible, and you'll have private transportation too.
All tours include:
- Round-trip transportation from Antigua Guatemala
- Hiking with guide and security
Private Day Tours
Private day tours are available anytime — you can pick the time to fit your schedule. The tour lasts approximately six hours.
The trip usualy leaves at 2 p.m. with a private tour we can leave at any hour you wish. We usually go in the afternoon so you are on the lava field for the sunset, then we hike back to the shuttle more or less in the dark then the ride back arriving around 8 or 9 p.m. The hike up the lava field takes around an hour to an hour and a half.
The trip includes transportation, entrance fee into the park, Spanish Speaking guide.
Price: US$55.00 per person, minimum 4 person
Private Night Tours
Private night tours begin at 3 pm and are timed so you'll be at the summit after dark. Weather permitting, you'll see a spectacular sunset and with a bit of luck you'll catch a glimpse of the glowing lava inside of the crater. The tour lasts approximately seven hours and you will return to Antigua Guatemala around 10 pm.
Price: US$90.00 per person, minimum 2 persons
Group tours leave Antigua Guatemala every day at 6:00 a.m. returns at 1 p.m. and leaves at 2:30 p.m. returning at 9:30 p.m.
Not Included: Entrance fee to the park.
Standing 3,976 meters (13,040 ft) tall, the Acatenango volcano is one of Central America's highest volcanoes. It is located just a few miles southwest of Antigua, what makes it easily accessible.
Acatenango's last eruption was in 1972 and the volcano is dormant at this time, so you can climb all the way to the summit. During the hike to the top, you'll pass through entirely different ecosystems — first farmland, then cloud forest, then high alpine forest and finally through the volcanic zone to the very summit.
We can arrange private day trips and two-day tours from Antigua Guatemala to the Acatenango volcano. All tours include round-trip transportation and a professional guide who has climbed the Acatenango many times and knows every nook and cranny.
Private Day Tours
Private day tours leave Antigua Guatemala at 5 am and return around 5 pm. Lunch at the summit is included.
Price: US$69.00 per person, minimum 4 persons
Private Nigth Tours
With a private nigth tour, you'll spend the night at Acatenango's summit and have the chance to watch a spectacular sunset and sunrise from almost 4,000 meters. Tents, pads, sleeping bags, lunch, dinner and breakfast are provided.
Price: US$100.00 per person, minimum 6 persons
Spires of Fire — Five-day Tour of Three Active Volcanoes
This is without doubt the most spectacular of our volcano tours! In five days, you'll climb three active volcanoes: the Pacaya volcano south of Guatemala City, the Fuego volcano southwest of Antigua Guatemala, and the Santiaguito volcano south of Quetzaltenango. This tour is not an easy one, but it's an experience you'll never forget. Guaranteed!
The Spires of Fire tour includes professional guides, all ground transportation to the Pacaya, Fuego and Santiaguito volcanoes, breakfast, lunch and dinner for five days, tents, pads, sleeping bags, hotel accommodation, informational booklet and a unique Spires of Fire T-shirt.
Price: US$600.00 per person, minimum 6 persons