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From Puebla: Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl Volcanoes Hike

From Puebla: Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl Volcanoes Hike

From US$ 118.75 per person

Hike up the side of a dormant volcano with the help of an expert mountain guide. Marvel at the high-altitude vistas. Test yourself and experience thrill at new heights.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
The guide will meet you in the lobby of your accommodation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Gaze out over panoramas only visible from the stunning volcanic heights
  • Learn about endemic flora and fauna
  • Rise to 14,842 feet above sea level
Full description
After pickup from your accommodation in Puebla, head out towards Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park. After 2 hours, you’ll arrive at La Joyita, where you’ll register with officials and gain a better understanding of the route via a scale model of the volcanoes. From there, you’ll continue driving to La Joya, 13,133 feet above sea level, and the main parking area for volcanic exploration. Begin your hike, climbing to the first scenic viewpoint at 13,914 feet above sea level. Gaze out across the breathtaking vista before climbing even higher, to 14,340 feet, where you’ll pause again, finally ending your hike at an unbelievable 14,842 feet above sea level. Break for lunch, taking in the otherworldly views. Afterwards, you’ll descend back to the parking lots, before heading back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • 1 8-ounce water bottle
  • 1 energy bar
  • Coffee or tea
  • Trekking sticks
  • Food and meals
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Food and drinks
  • Water
  • Long pants
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  •  Please wear hiking boots; tennis shoes will not be acceptable for this hike
  •  It is suggested to book tours for Monday - Thursday and Sundays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5

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We had a nice view from La Izta on El Popo. Going up to about 4,500 m above sea level was a great experience. It took us 4 h to hike 500 m in altitude. The guide Juan Pablo was super experienced and always friendly. He told me a lot of background information about the mountains and the society in Cholula. The driver Eduardo did a great job and brought us safely across the bumpy streets.

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March 25, 2022

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Attention: First things first! GetYourGuide charges 180€ for this excursion. You can get it from the executing operator for just over €100. I was always convinced by GYG but feel cheated after this experience. In addition, the information about the journey to the starting point of the hike is not correct. First of all, instead of 1.5 hours, it ended up being 2.5 hours (cannot be shortened) and the journey leads over a stone and gravel track, on which you can only use second gear at most. Thus, one is shaken up ruthlessly on the outward and return journey for 4 hours. Unfortunately, this leads to the evaluation and it should be known to all interested parties. It's always good if there's plan B because of the weather, but if the original hike with the promised view of the Popo can only take place after 1.5 hours of ascent without a bus due to incorrect planning, then the organizer has really failed here. Hikers know getting up early. The hike in the volcano park itself is beauti

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March 22, 2022

Ariel is an awesome guide. Knowledgeable, social, patient and generally a cool guy! Regards, Raúl (from Netherlands/Curaçao)

October 18, 2021

Product ID: 291370