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Pacaya Volcano Hike Guatemala

It might be impossible to visit Guatemala and not visit a volocano. According to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program there are 23 volcanos in Guatemala. Several volcanos are currently active, including Pacaya. Fuego is so active that I could see small eruptions almost daily from Antigua. You can see the smoke rising from the volcano on the left.  There are many tours leaving from Antigua and Guatemala City to experience one of the volcanos. I chose Pacaya because it is the easiest to hike, and only takes a couple of hours. Though it is the easiest, it is not an easy hike. The slope, elevation, heat and humidity make this a challenging hike. If you aren’t prepared you can rent a walking stick from one of the local children before starting, and there will be an opportunity to pay for a horse to ride. It was September, meaning the rainy season, so a lot of the view was obscured by clouds but I was just happy to not get rained on. I was still able to get some nice pictures. Click the
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