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From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

1. From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

Grab the chance to visit Mexico's Tolantongo Caves on this day tour from Mexico City. Soak and swim in the thermal waters of the cliff pools and explore the many caves of the area. Lookout over crevices and mountains in natural hot springs meant for relaxation. Leave Mexico City first thing in the morning and appreciate a comfortable drive to the Tolantongo Caves. Upon arrival, take a bath in the hot springs, visit the caves, estuaries, pools, and waterfalls. Feel free to explore this paradisical place, 1280 meters above sea level. Visit the hidden paradise section, made up of 40 thermal water pools, including one with a slide. Access the paradise tunnel, which includes a suspension bridge, restaurant area, and zip line. If you want a little more adventure, take the opportunity to combine this relaxing excursion with hiking. Take stunning photos and appreciate activities fun for the whole family.

From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon Adventure in Teotihuacan

2. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon Adventure in Teotihuacan

Glide over the Teotihuacan Valley in a whimsical hot air balloon, with others flying alongside. Enjoy unique views of ancient pyramids passing by below and toast with sparkling wine. Back on the ground, take time to explore the sites and enjoy breakfast. See the highest part of the pyramids of the sun and the moon. Your pilot will find the perfect time to share a bottle of sparkling wine, a traditional toast which has been a part of every balloon flight since 1783.  Once you're back down on solid ground, enjoy touring the streets of Teotihuacan. In Globopuerto you will receive a personalized flight certificate and a delicious traditional breakfast in a panoramic restaurant. After your breakfast, it will be time to visit the Archaeological Zone. Go up to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and see the whole valley of Teotihuacan from above, or take a walk through the site to reach the top of the Pyramid of the Moon.

Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

3. Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

You will climb the 4th highest volcano in Mexico on this tour with professional guides and all the necessary equipment provided. Admire the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the area. The route takes you to the Summit of El Nevado de Toluca via the famous Paso del Quetzal. You will start by walking through the incredible sides of this magnificent mountain. Once you have arrived at the top, you can take in beautiful views of the woods and valleys all around. You will also be able to spot the lovely lakes inside the crater. This is a route that is definitely well worth the effort.

From Mexico City: Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hike with an Alpinist

4. From Mexico City: Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hike with an Alpinist

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.

From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Walking Teotihuacan Tour

5. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Walking Teotihuacan Tour

Enjoy a breathtaking hot air balloon flight through the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and compare different views from the sky and in land. Savor a hearty breakfast so you can and continue your adventure in the archeological site, where you'll see the famous Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Walk through the iconic city to the fresco murals that are still preserved in the old residential neighborhoods. Before leaving the archaeological site, visit the home of an artisan to learn more about obsidian, and the most famous drinks of Mexico: Pulque, Tequila and Mezcal. Enjoy a typical lunch in the Village of San Martín de las Pirámides. You will return to Mexico City around 4:00 PM.

Mexico City: Guided Volcano Trek with Lunch

6. Mexico City: Guided Volcano Trek with Lunch

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.

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Tour

7. Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Tour

Start your day tour with a drive from Mexico City to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Each year the monarchs fly 5,000 kilometers from Canada to Mexico, where they spend the winter. To get to the sanctuary you’ll walk through the woods and learn about what butterflies eat, how they reproduce, and their lifecycle. Admire the Wedding Veil Waterfall, which is an impressive cascade named after the form it creates. Visit the magical town of Valle de Bravo and the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, considered the highest temple in the State of Mexico. Enjoy some free time for shopping before returning to Mexico City.

CDMX: Hot-Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan & Breakfast

8. CDMX: Hot-Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan & Breakfast

Discover the magnificent Teotihuacan Pyramids from the air! This exciting 1-hour journey will take you up into the clouds for a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Your adventure starts at 07:00 with the inflating of the hot air balloon and instructions from your leader. You’ll be part of a hard-working team, preparing the balloon for flight. Then climb aboard to experience amazing views of the pyramids, including the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Teotihuacan archaeological site is in the Basin of Mexico, just 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Mexico City, which contains some of the largest pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Don’t miss out on seeing the site from this unique, airborne perspective!

Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

9. Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

The first stop on your tour will be to the caves of Cacahuamilpa. You will enter through the huge rock door to contemplate the majestic scenery formed by the erosion of the water and the movements of the earth. You will then walk through the corridors and enjoy the sensation of penetrating the mountain to discover figures of animals, faces, buildings, and the customs of the Chontal tribes to honor their gods of the underworld. You will then go to the magical town of Taxco to eat at the Hotel Monte Taxco. After lunch, you can take the cable car (not included). Following this, you will take a walk through the city and visit the oldest mining center on the continent, which still stores silver mines that date back to the Colonial Era. Next, you will visit the ex-convent of San Bernardino and the Temple of Santa Prisca, which is a clear example of the fact that the town still retains its colonial style. The church there, which was built in approximately the 18th century, is of Novo-Hispanic Baroque style. You will then have free time to visit Humboldt House, where the famous German expeditionary stayed, and which is currently home to the Museo del Arte Virreinal. Following this, you will visit the different workshops, goldsmiths, and museums of this city (which is also called the City of Silver). At the conclusion of your educational and cultural day out, you will return to Mexico City at approximately 6:00PM.

Mexico City: Inbursa Aquarium Tour with Transportation

10. Mexico City: Inbursa Aquarium Tour with Transportation

Discover Inbursa Aquarium, Latin America's only underground aquarium and home to more than 5,000 animals from over 230 species. Explore this vast underwater delight on a guided tour, including access to 48 exhibitions and roundtrip van transportation from a central location in Mexico City. Perfect for family and friends, enjoy roundtrip, air-conditioned van ride to the largest aquarium in Latin America. Upon arrival, enter the submarine elevator and descend to the bottom of the museum. Discover a sunken ship and learn about waves, tsunamis, and storms.  Ascend to the upper floors and see jellyfish, clownfish, sharks, piranhas, penguins, turtles, crocodiles, and corals. Listen as your guide shares environment simulations and details the intricate research and conservation efforts of biologists, veterinarians, and the Blau Life Conservation Center. Visit the museum's the shopping center to browse a variety of educational materials or purchase a souvenir. Snap a family photo outside of the museum before hopping back into the van for transportation back to the city.

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4.2 / 5

based on 257 reviews

My family of 5 and I booked a trip with Travesias Mexico to climb on Iztaccihuatl. The business is an established business with a physical office in the La Condesa neighborhood. Their office has a range of outdoor gear for renting if needed. The guides were very nice and knowldgeable. They had both had a lot of experience in the area as hikers / climbers / guides. They were accommodating to my family's needs and abilities during the trip. I would definitely do a trip with this group again and I highly recommend them. Mike C Seattle, USA

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)

This was an amazing experience! Everything from pickup from CDMX to breakfast, the balloon ride and the tour afterwards went very seamlessly. I highly recommend going with the guided tour in the archaeological zone after the balloon ride, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun, and all transportation was included. It was definitely much better than if we had tried to explore on our own.

The tour was great! The pick-up was right on time, everything was very well organized on-site and safe. It was a great tour and the breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended

An amazing experience! Got to see the pyramids up close from our hot air balloon! Also the trip was well planned!