Roasting Marshmallows On Pacaya Volcano Leaves You Speechless

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Few places in the world truly leave you speechless. Pacaya Volcano is definitely one of those places.

And nothing beats sharing a Volcano Hike with your kids and friends.

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Pacaya Volcano is located about one hour from Antigua, Guatemala and / or Guatemala City, depending on where you’re coming from.

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Pacaya Volcano Regulations and Volcano Hike

To get here is quite simple. Since recently there have been new regulations and you need to hire a guide to go with you to the top.

This is mainly for safety purposes and also to ensure that the locals are working.

A guide will normally run you 200q ($28) for up to ten people. You really can’t go wrong with this rate.

And some of the guide speak English.

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You can also rent a horse or mule depending on what is available to help you go to the top and back.

It’s a flat fee of 200q ($28) for the round trip tour. And the guide of the horse (not to be mistaken with the tour guide) is usually incredibly helpful, will help carry your stuff and so much more.

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If you’ve been following my site for any period of time you will know that to me traveling to any location either fifteen minutes from home or fifteen hour flight is all about bonding and connecting with your family.

Making memories for lifetimes.

And that is a guarantee when visiting Pacaya.

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Can you imagine your kids roasting marshmallows off of molten lava rocks?

Does it get any better than this???

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And doing it with friends and family.

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How can you pass up on a mama – son moment in this unique spot?

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If you’re in the mood to buy some lava rock jewelry and other souvenirs, there is a tiny shop once you arrive to the sea of lava area.

But no bathroom!

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Sea of Lava

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Brothers!

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If you’re visiting Antigua, Guatemala or Guatemala City – make this a must-do on your list. It’s super easy to get to. The whole tour there, lunch and back is about 5 hours.

But the memory of it will last forever and ever.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring!
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