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Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City

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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.
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
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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  • 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, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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