Pacaya is by far the most popular volcano to climb in Guatemala, and not without good reason. The volcano is easy to climb and gives you the opportunity to see an active volcano. On clear days you can see the volcanos Agua, Fuego and Acatenango from the top. If you arrive at the top of the Pacaya you can smell the sulfur, feel the heat and you have a good chance to actually see lava. Pacaya rises to an elevation of 2,552 meters (8,373 ft).
The total trip departing from Antigua to the Pacaya National Park and returning in the afternoon takes approximately six hours. At the park you will meet your local guide to begin a one hour and a half hike up the volcano, where you can see the results of recent eruptions and experience incredible views of the country side.