Your adventurous shore excursion begins with meeting your English-speaking shore excursion guide near your Puerto Quetzal cruise ship terminal. Hop on board your comfortable air-conditioned, comfortable transportation and get ready for your adventurous day.
Pacaya Volcano, locally known as Volcan de Pacaya, is an active complex volcano located in Pacaya National Park. Pacaya is the quintessential storybook volcano with a continuous plume of smoke drifting from its summit and a massive dried lava field forming the valley at the base of its caldera.
Although Pacaya Volcano, may not be Guatemala's highest peak at an outstanding 8,370 ft (2,552 m), the slopes and its unique landscapes are definitely some of the most impressive volcanic landscapes in all of Central America. You will have the opportunity to walk across volcanic-rock landscapes, hot spots, cooled lava chambers, and more as you make your way to the peak. Please note, guests should have a moderate physical fitness level and be able to walk a minimum of 60 minutes on uneven rocky terrain.
After the hike, you are sure to have worked up an appetite. You will be treated to freshly prepared pizza cooked on top of still-hot lava. Watch as your chef assembles the pizza and is baked in minutes right before your eyes. You will also be offered bottled water, soft drinks, or fresh juice to accompany your fresh hot pizza.
As you enjoy your pizza, marvel at the views of the nearby volcanoes - Agua, Fuego, and Acatengo and the surrounding Guatemalan valley. The views are simply breathtaking and there will be plenty of photo opportunities, so don't forget your cameras.
The hike back down is as spectacular as the way up. The hike down takes you across dried lava fields down towards the lush forest and the beautiful farmlands of Guatemala. The transportation will be waiting at the base, ready to take you back to your cruise ship terminal.Please note: Guests choosing not to hike up, may ride along in the van but there are no discounts or refunds.