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Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City

Ciudad de México, Mexico
Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City

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This Iztaccihuatl Volcano hike is a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Mexico City. An experienced guide gets you ready from start to finish on this adventure-filled day. Trek for 3 hours on an intermediate trail that ends a few thousand feet below the snowcapped summit 17,000 feet high. The air may be thin up there, but the views are not — soak up stunning views of Popocatepetl and the Valley of Mexico before descending the dormant volcano and fueling up with lunch (own expense). 
  • Full-day trip to Iztaccihuatl Volcano from Mexico City with an expert guide
  • Drive through the picturesque Valley of Mexico and the Paso de Cortés
  • See the ‘Sleeping Woman’ in the snowy peaks of the dormant volcano
  • Hike an intermediate trail up the steep slopes of Iztaccihuatl Volcano
  • Enjoy panoramic views of nearby Popocatepetl, ‘Smoking Mountain’
  • Round-trip transport by comfortable car included
  • Great for avid hikers and nature lovers
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Professional guide
Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entrances to the volcanoes natural park
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Hiking equipment not included
  • Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma , C. Liverpool 155, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Hotel NH Reforma Collection, 155 Liverpool St, Col. Juarez CDMXr at 06:20 a.m

  • Hostal Amigo , Isabel La Católica 61-A, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Hostal Amigo, Isabel la catolica 61-A at 06:50 a.m

  • 7:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    After pickup at your Mexico City hotel, head with your guide about two hours east of the city close to the base of the dormant Iztaccihuatl Volcano. You’ll be burning some calories ahead, so chow down on breakfast (own expense) before traveling through the Valley of Mexico, a highland plateau in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, and the mountain pass of Paso de Cortés, before getting out at La Joya.

    Start your hike up Iztaccihuatl Volcano, beginning at an elevation of 12,000 feet (3,700 meters). The volcano is also called ‘The Sleeping Woman’ or ‘White Woman’ for the four snow-covered peaks. While there are various trails ranging in difficulty, your guide will take up on an intermediate-level trail that both novices and those with more hiking experience will enjoy.

    You may ascend as high as 13,800 to 15,800 feet (4,200-4,800 meters), depending on the members of your group, and reach tantalizingly near the snowcapped peaks and glaciers. After you catch your breath, admire views of the Valley of Mexico below, as well as the active volcano of Popocatepetl, aka ‘Smoking Mountain,’ located south of Iztaccihuatl.

    Enjoy ample time at the summit to snap pictures and generally soak in the tranquility of the mountaintop. When you’re ready, make your descent and then board your transport to enjoy lunch (own expense) that may include options such as tamales, quesadillas, birria (spicy meat stew) or other tasty dishes. Arrive at your Mexico City hotel in the evening, with plenty of bragging rights to share.
    Pass By:  
    Parque Nacional Izta-Popo
    In this trip to start the Volcano hike, if the weather allows it, you will be able to see the panoramic views of the volcanoes.
    Stop At:  
    Paso de Cortes
    Our day starts early in the morning when we 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: It can go from seasonal snow, to the diverse flora and fauna of the site; besides, the quietness of the place will give a special touch to the amazing sights of Valle de México. You’ll enjoy unforgettable landscapes on this tour, so if you enjoy taking panoramic photographs, this will be a great experience.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Pass By:  
    La Joya
    We will get here with our transport. And it is at this point where we will start our hiking tour
    Stop At:  
    Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl National Park
    We will start our hiking tour from 3990 mts high and depending on the physical conditions of the group, we will reach 4200 or 4350 mts. During the hike you'll be able to take ashtonishing photos of the volcanoes.
    Duration: 4 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    • 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
    • Due to COVID restrictions we will only go up to 4280 mts.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Mexico
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City.
    What is the social distancing policy during Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Small Group Tour from Mexico City.

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    Traveler Tips

    • "Bring plenty of water and some snacks if you are the thirsty or hungry type!" See review
    • "The hike can be challenging due to elevation but the scenery is totally worth it." See review
    • "The altitude is high, so be aware of your limitations, but don't worry the guide Gerson is awesome and very professional." See review


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    They canceled the trip without directly letting me know !
    , Oct 2021
    They canceled at the last minute without directly contacting me. I showed up at the meeting point at 6:50 am. They didn’t show up , and they are not reachable at that time
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear Amig@ We have tried to locate your reservation to find out what happened, however, we have not been able to locate your reservation. We are sorry if you had an unsatisfactory experience, we assure you that in case we have to cancel, it will always be for a reason out of our hands and we will try to notify you as soon as possible, we will try to contact you via email, phone, or if possible a message at the hotel if the client leaves the information to do so. We are sorry for this situation and we hope we can count on your trust again in the future so you can check the quality of our service. Dulce, Amigo Tours
    , Oct 2021
    Excellent guide, beautiful scenery, and timely schedule. Everything was as according to the description, and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hike for the low price.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear Amig@ We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience. We are very happy to know that we did our job; to provide you with an incredible experience. Thank you for letting us know. Dulce, Amigo Tours
    Enjoyable hike, but transparency and safety could be improved.
    , Aug 2021
    The hike was nice. It was a bit intense, and you _do_ spend much more time in the van than hiking, but the views are quite amazing, and we even got to see the next volcano spout a little bit of smoke! There are, however, two things that could be improved. First, transparency would make the experience better. For example, it would be nice to have a clear schedule of the trip. When I asked for one at the beginning, the guide sighed and started repeating the stops. When I asked for specific times, I was only told we would be back to the city at around 4 PM. It would also be nice to provide more specifics on the length and inclination of the hike, since saying that it is necessary to be in good physical shape leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Another thing that bothered me was that the seat belts in the van were not in good shape. They were hidden below the seats, and I managed to fasten them once, but then I was not able to unfasten them. Since the van goes on the highway for a while, I think this is quite important from a safety point of view.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Dear Amig@ It is great to know that you had the opportunity to appreciate the incredible views that this wonderful place has. We have shared your points of improvement with our team so they can work on improving. Thank you very much for your comments. Dulce, Amigo Tours
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    No existió experiencia por su falta de organización
    , Jul 2021
    So Bad is just a lie ,i'm waiting flor You to send My money back ir i'm gonna a Fer a demand una demanda para ustedes !!
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Querid@ Amig@ Atendiendo sus comentarios, nos gustaría saber más acerca de su queja, toda disputa se lleva a cabo a travez de su agencia, con base a evidencia que aporten ambas partes, la agencia le hará saber la respuesta final. Dulce, Amigo Tours
    Climb a great historic volcano 🌋
    , Jun 2021
    The beautiful views from the volcano were breathtaking. Our guide, Gerson, was great. When I was having trouble climbing up the volcano, he lent me his pole to help me up. He also kept up with the pace of the group, which was great because this was my first time climbing up that high and we had to slowly adapt to the altitude. It was a great experience, we will do it again!
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
    Dear Amig@ We appreciate your comments, Gerson is a great guide, certainly, for this tour, you need to have a little condition, but we know that our guides will always see the best way to perform the activity for better enjoyment of our customers. We hope to see you again. Dulce, Amigo Tours
    Best hiking Experience in CDMX bar none!!
    , May 2021
    Wow! This was such an amazing excursion up to an amazing viewpoint to the volcano Iztaccihuatl! Our guide was Gerson and he was amazing ! Very knowledge and really enthusiastic! I’d highly recommend this trip if you want to get some good exercise in while marveling at the amazing beauty of both volcanoes ... El Popo and El Izta! Purely incredible !
    icon Response from Host , May 2021
    Dear Amig@ We really appreciate your comments and are very happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience. The volcanoes are very beautiful. Dulce, Amigo Tours
    Volcano Hike
    , May 2021
    This was a great tour and a great experience. Highly recommend for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Our tour guide Leonardo was great!
    icon Response from Host , May 2021
    Dear Amig@ We are very happy to read that you had a great time, we hope to see you on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
    My best Mexico hike
    , Mar 2020
    This was a great experience! So glad we booked it. A must to do when in Mexico. The altitude is high, so be aware of your limitations, but don't worry the guide Gerson is awesome and very professional. Also be sure to bring cash with you for the extras not covered by the tour itself.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Hello! Thank you for your comment, we are very happy to have met your expectations and that your experience with us has been good. Gerson will be happy to receive your comment. We hope you come back to live more experiences with us soon. Regards, Amigo Group.
    Perfect vulcano tour with a good hike
    , Feb 2020
    The tour was great. The whole itinerary was clear. The hike was beautiful. On top you had a great view on the vulcano. The tour guide was really nice. It was a very chilled day!
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    We appreciate your comment and it makes us very happy to know that you enjoyed this experience with us; Your opinion is very important as we strive to offer an unforgettable experience to each of our clients. We hope you come back soon! Regards, Amigo Group.
    Amazing hike with great guides
    , Jan 2020
    We booked the hike for the vulcano few weeks in advance. We got our tickets and the basic informationvia email. I also emailed the company asking about the meeting point. They sent me a photo of the place and a detailed map from our hotel to find the place easier! That was a really nice touch and customer service. We went with 2 minivans (around 15 people all together) and made a stop on the way in a small supermarket to buy water and snacks. Thats also a nice touch for people, who dont know how and waht to prepare for the trek. We had amazing visibility conditions, the clouds stayed below us the whole time and we were enjoying the sunshine and a great view of Popocathepetl the whole time. The trek itself wasnt difficult, but we went from 3.990 m to 4.500m and it was really difficult to keep breathing in that altitude. The job of the guides was essencial here! One of them went in in the front and kept reminding us to breath slowly and deeply, also making little stops every 10 minutes to catch out breath and put the group together. The second guide was at the end of the group making sure everyone is okay. I thought I will reach the first base and rest as it was really challenging to continue, but the guides were very supportive and motivating and we went to try the second base too. I can highly advise to try the second base, its a different trek, very steep but you are progressing very slowly and carefully and its not a long way. The guide was staying with us all the time, motivating us and giving us enough time to enjoy the hike, and make pictures as well. On the way home we stopped in a small bufet with local food, where we could try some yummy specialities for a very reasonable price. It was one of the best experiences for me. The 2 guides were super friendly and played a very important role in making the experience wonderful. I would definitely recommend to do this trip, and especially with the Amigo tours, who provide great experienced guides. P.S. I recommend to bring treking poles, as they make the hike much easier.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Hello Alma We're glad to know you had a wonderful time with us. Our guides work every day to provide the best service to all our clients. The equipment is not included in this service, However we will consider your suggestions. Come back soon! Regards. Amigo Group.

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