Did you ever think you'd be able to walk up an active volcano? Nope?! Well, here's your once in a lifetime chance...
Timed so that we are able to maximise opportunity to see the full colour of petrified lava rivers, this private tour is scheduled for descent during sunset on the Pacaya volcano, and so we'll be departing around midday.
Once at the volcano base it's a 60-90 min hike all the way up! And no, there's no ski-lift or helicopter for this one but there is a horse power option! Should this option appeal to you, local horses can be hired when there for Q.100-150 per person each way.
That said, it's not a difficult hike either. Except for a few small stretches, this climb can be taken at leisure, so you've time to admire the views and we'll make the most of two designated look out points also.
This is a must for when in Antigua. This is a rare chance to be up really close (but safely) to petrified rivers of lava that now are solid rock formations like walking around Mars, and experience the heat and energy of one of mother nature's most powerful monuments. And let's not forget you'll see the contrast in colours of the scenery when the sun goes down and we start our descent, which takes the same time as the climb. When we descend we go down through a gravel loose rock slope, this could be really fun but, we suggest good hiking boots for this journey.
Why with Remote Year, you may ask? Our City Team have made sure we've the best guides to lead on this hike. Our guides local, bi-lingual and officially permitted to lead groups. As well us being in a private group, the transport is private, which means we'll try to drop you off at your houses on the way back, where possible. And all importantly.. the included food! We're sure you'll not be disappointed with the included lunch and Smores! ;)
- Entrance Fee to Volcano
- Local Guide
- Private Transport - Round Trip
- Packed lunch & Smores..
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Extra Food & Drink
- Tips for vendors
- Horse Hire
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Weather dependent - may be rescheduled due to volcanic activity / unsuitable weather (we will give you as much notice as possible if this is the case)
- Difficulty Level - Medium
- Make sure you weather suitable clothing for hiking, which you don't mind getting dirty
- Bring water
- This is not a rigorous hike but walking sticks can be hired through a third party at the bottom (subject to availability)
- Sometimes we're not able to walk all the way to the top if the volcano is being particularly active.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
48 hours prior to the start of the experience
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