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1: Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma, Calle Liverpool 155, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
2: Hostal Amigo, A, Isabel la Católica 61, Centro Histórico de la Cdad.. read more
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Returns to original departure point
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OverviewJoin us on anearly morning tour and head on a journey to La Joya in the famous Paso de Cortes named like this for being the place where the Spanish conquerors and Hernan Cortes crossed on their way to Mexi- co-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 mountains trails
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Stop At: Paso de Cortes, Amecameca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Our day starts early in the morning when we head on a journey to La Joya in the famous Paso de Corts 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 mountains 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 Mxico. Youll enjoy unforgettable landscapes on this tour, so if you enjoy taking panoramic photographs, this will be a great experience.
Remember to take into account your pulmonar capacity and to follow the instructions of your guide, in order to enjoy this tour.
Duration: 4 hours
Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entrances to the volcanoes natural park
Entry/Admission - Paso de Cortes
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Take into account that this tour implies a large amount of walking on irregular ground and its subject to the physical capacity of the overall group
For your own safety, follow the guidance at all times, dont separate from the group, and dont 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.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
I highly recommend this experience. This excursion made the trip for me and my friends to Mexico City. The hike can be challenging due to elevation but the scenery is totally worth it. also, the woman at the bottom of Iztaccihuatl makes the best quesadillas and coffee. My guide was Andres and he was AMAZING. He made sure everyone was doing okay on the hike. I would gladly do this tour again when I go back to Mexico City.
The driver and tour guide were very personable! They made good timing and they offered a great food advice.
Gerson was a great guide- knowledgeable, funny, and considerate. Omar was a safe driver. If you're not acclimated to the altitude yet and/or don't have hiking experience, you might find this hike challenging. If you are acclimated and/or are an experienced hiker, you'll find this hike easy. The van brought us most the way up the mountain, so we only gained about 500m in elevation from actually hiking. As with all group hikes, you'll have to adjust your pace to what other members are comfortable with which can be a but frustrating, but overall, the incredible view from the top makes everything worthwhile. So do the quesadillas.
Yes we were collected on time at the appointed location and had a 2 hour drive to start. Bus had windows that one could open for air which was important to me as I suffer a little from Asthma.Had 2 stops en route which was also good. Then guide took us on hike up to 2nd Gate from 3,900m to 4,300m approx and about 3klm in distance. The Guide had good English and took off at a fast pace but at the 1st Gate I asked him to slow down as Poli/Poli is best i.e. Slowly, Slowly at altitude so he did and most people made it to the 2nd Gate. It was a little hazy but clear enough for photos and the views to the top of the mountain were good. Then after 3 and half hours we returned and had lunch at a roadside Cafe with home made Tortillas. We were dropped back to our Hotel which was good and we tipped the Guide after a lovely day. So go for it if you are in Mexico and have the time. You can go to hut at near the base of the start and it takes 15 hours to do the whole climb to the top, but the shorter day suited me. We could also see Popo the Volcano opposite that is active and it was steaming a little as both peaks are very distinctive and you can see them for miles whey flying into and driving around Mexico city. Yes would recommend if one has the time.Tip. Bring plenty of water and some snacks if you are the thirsty or hungry type!!
This was a very good trip! The guide was helpful and knowledgeable, and the views from the hike were incredible. Just a warning - it is very steep and vigorous, so be prepared to feel out of breath, and to fall. Overall, it was very worth it!
Great trip for young people! The hike will be a lot easier with boots, hiking poles, and pants! Need to be moderately fit to get all the way up!
The Iztaccihuatl Volcano hiking tour was well organized and was about a 2 hour drive each way. The hike itself was intermediate, and very doable by people of different fitness levels as the pace was set by the group. Except for one short steep section, the hike was a medium gradient climb 3km up. The scenery on the hike was not what I expected - it was very green and pretty, no volcanic rocks. I would not have known this was a dormant volcano if not told so. Our tour guide was good with limited English.
I read some negative reviews before my hike but in the end my experience was pretty positive. I think it all depends on who your guide is. We had our hike with Gerson and he was really nice and he managed everything well. I'm a mediocre hiker and I would say this is a low to intermediate level hike if you're a regular hiker. However the elevation can possibly add some more difficulty. Our group had 7 people in total, 2 gave up after the first 30 minutesnot too far from the trail head, and the other 5 made to the 3rd gateabout 4400m, just below the snow line. It's cold and windy up there in the mountain so be well prepared.
Challenging hike up if not reasonably fit- but rewarded with great view of the volcano when you reach the top. All arrangements for pick up and transportation were easy and comfortable. Interesting lunch stop at a roadside stand on our return. Would recommend.
Awesome tour and tour guide! I do recommend that you train some what before taking this tour. I'm some what athletic and this climb was doable but tough. But it was worth it in the end!