"Pacaya" Top 5 Page for this destination Guatemala Things to Do Tip by worldtraveler55

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For an active-volcano experience taka a tour to the Pacaya (2.552m)
Take sensible precautions; wear adequate footwear (volcano rock can be very rough on shoes) warm clothing (it can be very cold up there) and in the rainy season, some sort of rain gear.
Carry a flashlight (torch) in case the weather changes; it can get as dark as night when it rains on the mountain and don't neglect food and water.
It's safest to go with a reputable agency (there are plenty in Antiqua); they will drive you at the end of a dirty road, from where it's about a two hours walk to the summit, where the vieuws are spectacular.

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2005
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