Day trip

From Mexico City: Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hike with an Alpinist

4.3 / 5

99 reviews

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM
Day trip

From Mexico City: Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hike with an Alpinist

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM
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From US$ 66 per person

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Escape the hustle of Mexico City and hike 1 of the highest volcanoes in Central America. Reach the top of the active volcano of Iztaccíhuatl and look over the stunning Valley of Mexico.

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Duration 9 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
There are two meeting point options: meet your guide at MIGA CAFÉ at 6:20 AM or at Hostal Amigo at 6:50 AM.
Private or small groups available


  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you look over the Valley of Mexico
  • Get in touch with nature
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the valley and mountains
  • Learn more about the area with your alpinist guide
Full description
Depart Mexico City and spend the day touring the Izta-Popo National Park. Head to the foothills of Popocatépetl to start your hike up Iztaccíhuatl from the base of the dormant volcanic mountain. Take in the beautiful scenery and fresh air as you walk in a small group. Your own skill level will determine how high the hike will go, so you won't feel strained beyond your abilities. Popocatépetl is Mexico’s 2nd highest peak and part of the tour offers splendid views of the valley and village of Amecameca below. Marvel at the 3,700-meter high mountain of La Joya in the famous Paso de Cortés, named after the Spanish conquistadors who crossed it on their way to Mexico-Tenochtitlan in 1519.  Descend the mountain for a light lunch in the foothills to replenish your energy. Then, commence the return trip to Mexico City and reflect on the tranquility of the mountain and the miraculous wonder of nature.
  • Alpinist guide
  • Round-trip transfer from the meeting point
  • Entrance to the volcanoes natural park
  • Hiking equipment
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour involves a moderate amount of walking on irregular ground and is subject to the physical capability 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 chocolate, granola bars, nuts and seeds) to keep your energy up
  • Wear appropriate hiking footwear (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 activity)
  • Whilst this is not a professional tour, it is however recommended that you have are in good physical condition for hiking
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 99 reviews

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Upon booking, I'd read the negative and positive reviews. I'd paid more attention to the negative reviews because usually those are the most accurate descriptions. Having said this, Fabio was a badass guide. The history lesson on the way was very informative. There was a total of 8 of us for this trip. The trail was very easy to follow. Steep but easy to follow. We worked our way up to 13,900ish feet. I was really hoping to get to 14k but clouds started rolling in, and we had to turn back. Besides, we'd agreed to that designated point. Our group was very spread out depending on climbing strength/abilities, but everybody was always within eyesight. At no point did I feel concerned. The hike lasted about 3 hours and it was an out and back of about 1.25 miles for a total of 2.5 miles. This might seem very little, but, trust me, it's just right for a couple first timers. We hiked about 900 feet of elevation. STRONGLY RECOMMEND FABIO. STRONGLY.

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March 30, 2023

The experience itself was really good! Beautiful scenery! We got to climb one more base as was planned. Wasn’t easy to reach even harder to get down but totally worth the view. Guide seemed to be new to this. He seemed not to care much about the less fit group members. We as a leading group completely left others behind. When descending group was totally separated. And everyone was pretty much on its own

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March 30, 2023

A Great Experience!, it definitely will challenge you if you are not used to this kind of altitude, the further we get is gate #2 at 4,500meters under sea level. The landscape from gate number 1 to number 2 has a lot of loose rock. The stop for lunch is at a local place with nice food. We arrived 4pm to CDMX

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 110209