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Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City - with unbiased reviews

Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City

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Overview
Nature lovers and hikers will not want to miss the chance to hike up the 17,000-foot (5,000-meter) dormant volcano outside of Mexico City. As the trek involves considerable walking on uneven terrain, exploring with a guide guarantees your safety and security, and ensures you're able to ascend to near the summit  for magnificent views of the Valley of Mexico.
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
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  • 3
    Popocatepetl
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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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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Departure Point
Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma, Calle Liverpool 155, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico Hostal Amigo, A, Isabel la Católica 61, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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 recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christopher Ramos wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
+2
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 week ago
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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Kallahan wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
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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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 1 week ago
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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Marina wrote a review Nov 2019
69 contributions2 helpful votes
+6
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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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 2 weeks ago
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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Matthew G wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
This is a must for anyone who loves hiking and mountains. It was the highlight of my trip to Mexico City. The hike was not overly difficult. Anyone with a bit of experience at altitude won’t find it too difficult. Any even if you’ve never been that high before it’s a good place
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 3 weeks ago
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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Tricia K wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
Stunning views. Close proximity to Popo (we heard it rumble while climbing). Kevin and Gerson are experienced, professional and friendly. Thanks for an unforgettable day.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Guest Relations Manager at Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
Responded 3 weeks ago
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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