Pacaya Volcanic Hike

Pacaya Volcanic Hike

Pacaya Volcanic Hike

Bring your family and experience one of the few active volcanoes that you will experience up-close. From the cruise terminal travel about one and one half hours along the CA-9 NORTH Highway towards San Vicente Pacaya town.

You'll then be taken on a fifteen minute off-road trip through the coffee plantations to the Pacaya Tourist Centre.
Here is where your journey begins with a 1.2 km uphill trek. Three stops will be made along the way to take photos, regroup, and for you to catch your breath.

As you trek to the top, depending on light exposure and weather conditions, you may see lava rivers. From the trail and the plateau three other volcanoes and the Guatemalan City Valley can be seen if clouds are not present.

You will also see coffee and corn plantations as you hike along plus cedars, bamboo, pines and other tropical vegetation.

It takes about one hour and thirty minutes to reach the plateau.

Once you reach the plateau, you will have about thirty minutes to an hour to spend enjoying the outstanding volcanic activity, take photos and enjoy the spectacular view from the top.

Afterwards is all downhill as you head back to the Pacaya Tourist Centre where your transportation awaits you.

On the return trip, a stop will be made at the Sarita Restaurant for a forty five minute stop for a light lunch or snack, at your expense if you'd like, and a restroom break.

This restaurant is air conditioned and famous in Guatemala for its ice creams.

Following this stop, we begin our one hour return to the cruise terminal.


  • Roundtrip inland transportation
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • One bottle of water
  • One chocolate at volcano's plateau


Please note no credit cards are accepted in the Pacaya Tourist Center - US and local currency only. A forty five minute stop on the way back to the cruise terminal for a light lunch or snack will be made but is not included in the cost of this tour.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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