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Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City

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Overview
Join us on an early morning tour and head on a journey to “La Joya” in the famous “Paso de Cortés” named like this for being the place where the Spanish conquerors and Hernan Cortes crossed on their way to Mexico-Tenochtitlan in 1519.

You will have the chance to check on the impressive landscapes created by nature, and see how they change as you go through the mountain’s trails
Itinerary
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Paso de Cortes
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl National Park
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
  • 3
    Iztaccihuatl
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
  • 4
    Popocatepetl
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Take a guided intermediate trek on the dormant Iztaccihuatl volcano
  • Comfortable transportation delivers you from your hotel to the mountain trail
  • See the Valley of Mexico and Popocatepetl volcano from another perspective
  • Escape the heat and city smog with a day in the fresh mountain air
What to Expect
Your guide collects you first thing in the morning from your Mexico City hotel. You’ll travel by comfortable, air-conditioned mini-bus two hours east to Iztaccihuatl Volcano’s base. Break for breakfast before climbing over the Paso de Cortés to La Joya, where the trail starts at an elevation of 12,000 feet (3,700 meters). From there, the 3-hour hike takes you to between 13,800 to 15,800 feet (4,200-4,800 meters), depending on the abilities of those in your small group. At your stopping point, you’ll have time to rest, snap photos and admire the view of the Smoking Mountain next door, the active Popocatepetl volcano, as well as the expansive Valley of Mexico. You’ll descend back to the bus for your return trip to your Mexico City hotel, with a stop to allow hungry hikers to buy lunch from local vendors.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma, Calle Liverpool 155, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
2: Hostal Amigo, A, Isabel la Católica 61, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrances to the volcanoes natural park
  • Entry/Admission - Paso de Cortes
  • Entry/Admission - Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Iztaccihuatl
  • Entry/Admission - Popocatepetl
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hiking equipment not included
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Take into account that this tour implies a large amount of walking on irregular ground and it’s subject to the physical capacity of the overall group
  • For your own safety, follow the guidance at all times, don’t separate from the group, and don’t forget to carry water and light snacks (such as chocolates, granola bars, seeds, etc) to recharge energies
  • Wear appropriate gear to the mountain (tennis shoes and sandals, as well as flat-soled casual shoes or mules are not suitable for this activity)
  • Wear long pants (Shorts are not suitable for this tour)
  • The altitude can pose a problem for many people and a strong fitness level is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Note: This is not a professional tour, however it is recommended good physical condition for hiking.
  • We do not provide hiking equipment
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We hiked up to 4800 meters. It's a challenge, but the views are well worth it. The guide was wonderful and attentive. Well worth the ticket price.
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We only went up for 45 minutes and then went back. I thought we would be hiking much more time cause it said we would be like 5 hours. Also, no snacks included. The guide was okay.
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Public Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 1 week ago
Good afternoon Dear Alfonsina The Volcano Tour is a hiking for a beginners customers and our guides are very professional and provide the instructions before of the hiking. If a customer is not assure to climb the Volcano, our guide provide a meeting point to wait. The voucher states the inclusions of this service: Pick up from the meeting point, transfer and professional guide. Not includes: Snacks and professional equipment. Best Regards. Amigo Group.
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Really dope experience. Challenging hike. I would recommend taking your time going up. Take in the views and landscape. This is only a day trip that will take you up to the 2nd summit.
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 1 Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comments, it is great for us to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
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Be sure to read pickup time on your ticket. It is before 7AM. Great adventure! Picked up on time, drove to the mountain and took pictures prior to hiking. Then the hike itself is beautiful and breathtaking... literally... in my honest opinion, this is not for those who are not
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Hello! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
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Our family of four, two children 8yrs and 10 yrs, found this hike up Izta to be challenging in the best way and was the highlight of our trip! Our guides were amazing and the views breathtaking. Highly recommend for adventurous families. Loved this tour!!!
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 20 Nov 2019
Hello! Thank you so much for your comments, we're glad to know you had a wonderful time . We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
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By: Amigo Tours
3,035 reviews
antuaw
10
Fun weekend vacation
This 2-day tour is perfect for everyone who has little time to visit Ciudad de Mexico. We wereable to see almost
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JLerma
El Paso, Texas
42
Gran tour a Puebla/Cholula
Interesante y agradable tour a Puebla y Cholula. Geovanna & Mario did an excellent job, both were very
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jenieve5
Long Beach, California
10
Great
Had a great time on this tour. We had Liliana. Her English was good and she answered all our questions!
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arthurmsilva3
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
188
A M A Z I N G !!!
It was an amazing tour! Amigos Tour picked us in the meeting point on time and our guide, Rosa Maria, told us ALL
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guatalohara
lincoln, ne
153
Beautiful views, great guide!
We hiked up to 4800 meters. It's a challenge, but the views are well worth it. The guide was wonderful and
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ginamarieivy
10
Great workout with great tour guides!
Both tour guides were great and knew a lot about the city, had lots of tid bits about the surrounding areas on the
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cawiley4
ft worth
33
Had a beautiful time
in a beautiful city! The city was so clean. So many people. I’ve never been around so much. It was wonderful!! I
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outdoorguy102
10
January 19th 2020
The tour was a great introduction to Puebla and Cholula. Unfortunately I had scheduled the wrong date (the day
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analu_alfaro
San Jose, Costa Rica
41
Poor schedule
It is true you can hop on and off whenever and wherever you want, what they don’t tell you is that when you hop
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D5982EVsabrinaf
10
Great experience!
Great tour, and worth the price! Ivan our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate and we learned a lot
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AliceM1855
20
Péssima experiência!!!
I bought a tour on the Trip Advisor website (Booking Reference:1163871072) for The tour Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo
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Daniel M
21
Informative and enjoyable tour of Teotihuacan
Leonardo was an outstanding guide - he was very knowledgeable on the history of Teotihuacan and of Meso-American
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Danfrias
10
Fantastic tour
Our guide Ivan was fantastic, and the whole time was amazing. The guides arrived on time, and on the way to the
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Thiago F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
10
Good but not enough time
We were more interested to teotiuacan however this is the last part of tour and at a sun of 3 pm . Bring
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j4jimmya
20
Dr
Well organised trip. The insight given into Mesoamerica and their cultures was perfect - suited both adults and
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