Day trip

Mexico City: Guided Volcano Trek with Lunch

4.7 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Travesías México

Mexico City: Guided Volcano Trek with Lunch

Activity provider: Travesías México
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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

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What to bring

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

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

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Really well organised tour in a beautiful area. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the park and adjusted the pace for our group. Gave us both a packed lunch for the hike and a warm meal after. Walk itself wasn’t too intense but given the altitude was plenty for a nice day trip to view the area without breaking the back. Overall really enjoyed and would recommend to any travellers.

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April 20, 2022

The entire experience of visiting the national park was seamless! Our guide was knowledgeable and considerate of the whole group. The views were amazing. We left CDMX just after 7 am and returned almost exactly at 4 pm. The hike itself was 8.5 miles according to my watch with an elevation gain of 1500 ft total. We started at about 11,500 ft, so best to have spent some time acclimating in CDMX, which is around 8000 ft. Snacks, hydration, and a sandwich for the hike were all provided. We stopped at a small outdoor restaurant on the way back for a more substantial lunch, and this ended up being one of our favorite meals of the trip. I wore shorts, but would recommend pants, since there are some areas of high grass. The weather in April was otherwise perfect with a t-shirt and a light fleece or something for the morning. The drive back was a little unpleasant, as the van is pretty sparse and the traffic was very bad. Maybe not so great for someone who gets very car sick.

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April 11, 2022

Bernardo and Gerardo were amazing guides who made sure everyone was ok constantly. While I’m an avid sea-level hiker the elevation and elevation gain took a bit out of me and they were very kind to help me with carrying my items and making me not feel pressured to go faster. Views were spectacular, the lunch and snacks were great, and they gave us equipment to use which was so essential. Separate tip - if you have breathable sneakers be aware that the fine sand will get inside. Also the ash-colored sand will get on you and your clothes so probably don’t go with light colors. Lastly bring a light jacket - when the clouds are overhead it gets chilly.

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March 7, 2022

Product ID: 398069