Day trip

Mexico City: Guided Volcano Trek with Lunch

4.7 / 5

62 reviews

Activity provider: Travesías México
Day trip

Mexico City: Guided Volcano Trek with Lunch

Activity provider: Travesías México
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From US$ 147.31 US$ 117.85 per person

Spend the day exploring the wilderness on this guided volcano hike from Mexico City. See the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes and hike through forests as you soak up epic views and learn about local nature.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Escape the busy streets of Mexico City to spend a day in nature
  • Explore the impressive landscapes of Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park
  • Marvel at the park's 2 volcanoes and learn about their history and activity
  • See native flora and fauna and soak up the wonders of nature
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional market
Full description
Meet your guide, then leave the busy streets of Mexico City behind as you head out into the surrounding landscapes towards Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park. Start off with an exploration of the lower parts of the volcanoes at the Paso de Cortes. Follow your guide as you trek through the wilderness, soaking up epic views of the volcanoes while learning about their history and activity. Walk up to the Cerro Altzomoni where you can marvel at Popocatepetl and its fumarole.  Afterwards, descend towards the Amalacaxco Ravine to see an array of native flora and fauna. Return to Paso de Cortes, then travel back to the city, stopping at a traditional market along the way for a delicious and well-deserved lunch.
  • Transportation 
  • Qualified guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Rucksack rental
  • Safety equipment
  • Lunch
  • Accident insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with haemophilia

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Meeting point

Meet at México Travesías, in front of the Michoacan Market.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 62 reviews

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We loved the trip, everything was excellent, including the breakfast stop, hiking racksack and essentials for hiking, lunch stop and finally the hike. Few things would make it even better would be proving the hiking path map before the hiking start, providing a phone number to call in case of emergency on the hike and a bit of constant communication between the first guide and last guide to make sure that both are not too far apart ( May be even carry radio talkie or something to connect and talk)

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March 24, 2023

I went with Travesías México for a 12 km hike between two volcanoes, Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl. It was stunning. I was a bit worried about the altitude - we started at 3600 meters and ascended 350 meters more. Luckily the grade was easy and our guide had a nice, easy pace. There was an option after 4 km to take a quick route (4 k) or scenic route (8 k) back. The scenic route passes through forests and by streams - I'm glad we chose it.

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March 24, 2023

We had a great time on the experience! The views are stunning and the hike is not too strenuous despite the altitude - you can take regular breaks to get your breath back too. It’s very quiet and peaceful (we went on a Saturday and there was nobody around really!). It is cold when you first get out of the car but you warm up quickly on the hike, so take some layers! Lunch was included and so were some antojitos at a taco stand on the way back to the city, which were delicious.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 398069