Pacaya Volcano Tour And Hot Springs From Guatemala City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    06:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Most of the hotels in Guatemala City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Climb one of Guatemalas thirty-three volcanoes! Pacaya Volcano remains active offering a spectacular show for those who dare climb it to observe from a safe distance! Then get ready to relax at a Hot Springs pools originated for the temperature of the Pacaya Volcano.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Pass By: Gray line guatemala, Guatemala city, Guatemala Department

You willl be pick up at your hotel for an adventure day in one of the active volcanoes in Guatemala combine with an afternoon of relaxation in the Hot Springs.
Pacaya is an active volcano located in the municipality of San Vicente Pacaya in the department of Escuintla, Guatemala.

Stop At: Pacaya Volcano, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

Upon arrival at the Park you will be waiting for our local guide, an expert in the area which will fill you with all your knowledge.
We will start hiking from the San Vicente de Pacaya village and begin the adventure with a walking of 60 minutes ascending to the Volcano getting into trails, On the way we will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape with a view to the Agua volcano and the Fuego Volcano, You can also appreciate the local vegetation and some species that live in the area which you can get to know a little more with our local guide.
At the end of our walk we will reach a rocky and arid area where we can see the volcano and lava flows, where we can cook marshmallows. Time to take souvenir photographs.
We will begin our descent and during our journey we will find the Lava Store where you can buy a souvenir made with volcanic material and with your purchase you will be able to support the community.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Kawilal Spa Guatemala, Amatitlan, Guatemala Department

After the visit we will move to the Hot Springs where we can enjoy the properties of them. We will enjoy a delicious lunch (included)
Kawilal is a world of relaxation, where the most important elements of nature are present in this unique place of thermal waters, in our environment are the mixed fire and heat of the Pacaya volcano that gives us the thermal waters and vapors. It has a complex that promotes sustainable tourism in our country, 12 thermal pools, thermal circuit, steam baths, 25 and 3 Hydrotherapy Baths and offer spa services such as relaxing massages, reflexology, Shiatsu for relaxation, manicures and pedicures, among others.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Gray line guatemala, Guatemala city, Guatemala Department

At the end of the visit, transfer to Guatemala city via Antigua guatemala.


Lunch - If option selected - Zona A, B, C and D - Pacaya & Thermal Circuit include lunch

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance to Kawilal Hot Springs ( If option selected)


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks, unless specified


Horses at Pacaya Volcano

Entrance to Pacaya Volcano National Park

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).

It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Infants must sit on laps

Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.

For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.

Please keep in mind that when climbing an active volcano changes in activity and weather may cancel or shorten the excursion at anytime.

Medical and Legal Note: Guests booking this tour certify that they are in excellent physical condition and free from any heart, respiratory and/or back condition and are not pregnant. Booking of this tour constitutes an acceptance of the inherent risk of climbing any active volcano and the guest agrees to hold Gray Line all subsidiaries, licensees, staff members and vendors harmless and not liable for any and all injuries or death as a result of taking this tour.

Child under 13 years is not allowed to take the thermal circuit.

If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.

If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.

To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

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  • 19-Oct-2022

    Very good experience! Highly recommend the horses unless you are a frequent hiker in great shape. The guys at the bottom for horses tried to double charge us so we had to walk down which kinda sucked (nothing to do with this tour). Guide who walked with us up the volcano was the BEST! I wore the worst running shoes with no grip and almost plunged to my death a few times LOL. He held my hand the ENTIRE TIME! We walked back slowly and talked the whole entire time, he didn’t even mind that the group was way ahead. Thank you so much to the guide!!! As for the hotsprings, they were very relaxing. Unfortunately I think they forgot about us at the hotsprings and we were there for like 4hrs and it was pretty late by the time we got back, like 7pm. For everyone saying it’s not actual lava, no it’s not because it erupted so long ago. But it’s still crazy to roast marshmallows from a volcano!

  • 26-Sep-2022

    Volcano and hot springs good, but tour operator wasted an extra 3 1/2 hours in heavy traffic detouring to Antigua to pick up and drop off passengers in crowded van when the ad for the tour was to be only direct. This was obnoxious and unacceptable.

  • 29-May-2022

    The hike is s very important part of this trip. That cannot be understated. But it's worth it. 10/10 would recommend. Definitely recommend bringing a speaker. Food was good. The spa at the end was necessary.

  • 03-Oct-2021

    Se supone que el tour dura 9 hr y duró 2.5 hr, pagamos por almuerzo y aguas termales y no obtuvimos ninguno. Fuimos a la oficina en Antigua para cerciorarnos de lo que pagamos y estaba cerrada. Les escribí por whatsapp en días anteriores y no obtuve respuesta, llamé y después me bloquearon. Desde el inicio la comunicación fue pésima. Un robo

  • 11-Jan-2021

    This was a great way to relieve our designated driver for a day and so glad we opted for this tour. A lovely little hike to see Pacaya Volcano close-up, we were the first party to ascend that day and glimpsed some lava. The views from the top were well worth it and taking El Arenal route on the descent was an adventure. After the hike, the Kawilal Spa was just the ticket! We even had the whole area to ourselves due to the pandemic, so all felt very safe. The smoothie and lunch there were also very delicious. Could have done with a tad more direction at times, but all part of the fun!

  • 12-Mar-2020

    I want tours to include real pictures instead of fantasy. The hot part of this volcano is a small depression that feels a little warm, littered with candy wrappers and sticks. If you pick up in Guat City it is a long drive, as you detour slowly through Antigua to pick up more people.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Great experience for anyone who loves nature. Very unique tour with hot springs and visible lava coming down the volcano

  • 29-Feb-2020

    I do not wish to jeopardize anyone's job so I cannot specify why I did not rate tour five stars. I did this exact tour July 2018. Have worked in travel industry 50 years. I positively would recommend this tour to all able bodied and conditioned people under 60. Hot springs with lunch part was delightful and well worth what we paid.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Tour was nice. I left from Guatemala City solo at 6:30 and met some great people on the tour. We hiked and actually got to be on an active volcano and roast marshmallows it was amazing! The hike is a bit steep but nothing too crazy; I'd recommend good walking sneakers. They had horses walk with us incase we got tired. Afterwards we got lunch; included were options like pizza, chicken, plaintain, salad etc at the hot spring resort. We also got free smoothies. The hot springs were so relaxing, I wish we had more time there would be my only recommendation. This is a good deal for the price because if you want to the hot spring on your own you'd be paying a lot more. Overall great tour.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Firstly, my wife and I exercise 6 days a week and this hike was not easy. It’s pretty much over an hour of walking up a very steep hill so when everyone calls it a “tough little hike”. It’s exactly that tough and short. The horses are 100 Q if you wanna ride one up there. 4 of 8 in our group did that. Very cloudy, windy and cold so dressed ready for that. Then in the way down it was to hit for a jacket. Just an FYI. Lunch was ok and at the hot springs hotel. The springs were nice but we had less than an hour to enjoy it. It was enough to go through a session where they take you through a cycle of hot/cold baths. Not designed for long time relaxation. It’s like a spa to the locals so don’t dress to bad for the hike bc you go straight here. It’s a good tour to pay for. My wife speaks Spanish so some tours aren’t worth paying for but this one is worth it. FYI they pick up in Guatemala City first than Antigua. So if your leaving from GC you’re in the car and hour longer in the am and on the return the unload I’m Antigua the. Take you to Guatemala City. With the traffic at night you’re talking about 2.5 hours in the car. And it’s super late at night then too.

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