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From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan

1. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan

Take in the views of the hot air balloons flying alongside you, the beautiful landscape, and the magnificent Teotihuacan pyramids.  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.

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Iztaccihuatl Guided Climb

2. Iztaccihuatl Guided Climb

Get ready for your climb and discover the beautiful countryside that surrounds this emblematic volcanic mountain. Arrive at the first pass and see the other side of the mountain, giving you magnificent views of the volcano Popocatepetl. Continue climbing to a scree slope and arrive at the third pass, passing again to the other side of the mountain where you will be able to see the city of Puebla and the impressive Pico de Orizaba, the highest point in Mexico.  Continue on the last climb to be able to reach our destination, the 100 Hut at 4,720 meters above sea level.

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From Mexico City: 2-Day Pico de Orizaba Summit Trek

3. From Mexico City: 2-Day Pico de Orizaba Summit Trek

Depart Mexico City for Tlachichuca, Puebla, where you will take 4X4 to reach the mountain hut in Piedra Grande that will serve as your accommodation for the night. Upon arrival, go on an acclimatization walk and practice using crampons and an ice axe. Return to the hut to have dinner, prepare for the ascent the following day, and get a good night's sleep. Start your trek bright and early before dawn. By the time the sun rises, you will be well-positioned to enjoy incredible views of the valleys surrounding the Pico de Orizaba. Admire the first rays of sun glinting off the stunning glacier that leads to the mountain crater. Follow the glacier to reach the summit at 5,700 meters, the highest point in Mexico and the third-highest in North America. After enjoying the views at the summit, you will descend to the hut where your transport back to Tlachichuca will be waiting for you. Once there, eat a restorative meal before returning to Mexico City.

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Morelos: Zoofari Centro de Conservación Entry Ticket

4. Morelos: Zoofari Centro de Conservación Entry Ticket

Visit Zoofari with ease with an official attraction ticket. Be amazed by the animals and make unforgettable memories. Head to the ticket booth with your voucher to access the park and collect your audio guide. Buy some food to feed the animals, then explore the six sections of the safari circuit as many times as you like. Begin with the first section, where you will find giraffes, African elephants, hippos, monkeys, swans, and more. Continue to section two to observe buffalo, deer, and sheep, which you can feed from your car. Visit section three for the big cats, as well as ostriches, crocodiles, and hyenas. Next, head to section four to see blue wildebeest, white lions, and leopards. Then, take in section five, home to animals such as zebra and gaur. Finally, flamingos, black swans, and sloths await in section six. After exploring the safari to your heart's content, visit the jaguar trail, go down the zip line, have a picnic, eat at the restaurant, and buy a souvenir to remember your experience.

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Mexico City: 2-Day Iztaccihuatl Mountain Summit

5. Mexico City: 2-Day Iztaccihuatl Mountain Summit

On the first day of your tour, you will leave Mexico City for the Paso de Cortes. Once having arrived, you will register before proceeding to the Altzomoni Hut. You will then go for an acclimatization walk to the first pass on the mountain, before returning to the hut to eat dinner and to get an early night's rest. You will wake early on the second day, with departure for the summit scheduled for approximately 2:00AM. After 10 hours of hiking, you will be expected to arrive to the peak (5,220 meters) at around midday. Once at the peak, you will be granted with a break to enjoy the views before returning to the hut and being transported back to Amecameca for a highly-deserved hot meal.

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Puebla: Alpinia Mountain and Nature Park Entrance Ticket

6. Puebla: Alpinia Mountain and Nature Park Entrance Ticket

Start your adventure at the heart of a Christmas tree farm, surrounded by lush forests, located on the foot of Iztaccihuatl, Mexico's third-highest mountain. Take in the magnificent view from the terrace. After getting your bearings, hike along the ravine and discover the beauty of the forest. Try the zipline circuit that spans 1,750 meters (1 mile) if you're feeling adventurous. Fly over the forested canopy and vanquish your fear of heights. Look for the tower inside the labyrinth for a perfect picture and then find your way back out. You can also get to know some of the farm animals and some may even let you pet them. After your adventure, enjoy magnificent local cuisine at the restaurant, while taking in the view of the mountaintop.

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Mexico City: Ajusco Summit Experience

7. Mexico City: Ajusco Summit Experience

In order to reach one of the highest points in Ajusco, El Pico de Águila (Eagle Peak), you will begin your walk from the Alpine Youth Hostel. From there you will travel through the woods, where will be able to see the enormous pines that grow there as well as the wild life that lives there. You will later arrive to a flat area from which you can admire the summit towards which you are heading. You will continue walking towards the ridge that leads to the summit, which provides wonderful views of Mexico City along the way. Feeling the fresh air on your face and the emotion of being near the summit, you will continue upwards to arrive to the Pico de Águila. It will be up there that a delicious and well-served lunch will be awaiting you, as you recharge and relax before your descent.

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Mexico City: 2-Day Nevado de Toluca to Valle de Bravo Trek

8. Mexico City: 2-Day Nevado de Toluca to Valle de Bravo Trek

Day 1: You will begin with a walk on the side of the Nevado de Toluca volcano, where you will enter the beautiful pine woods that cover the slopes of the mountain. After walking along the beautiful footpaths, which allow you panoramic views of this incredible place, you will arrive at an amazing valley. From there you will follow the track to Corral de Piedra (Farmyard of Stone) where you will stay in front of the dam which provides this place with so much character. Day 2: The following day you will hike along the river to the valley of Capilla Vieja, which has a lake that you will travel around. Following the lake, you will enter the forest, seeing wild mushrooms, birds, and other animals. Eventually, you will arrive at the Pueblo Mágico of Valle de Bravo, where you will enjoy a delicious meal before being granted some free time. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to Mexico City.

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From Mexico City: 7-Day Monarch Butterfly Tour

9. From Mexico City: 7-Day Monarch Butterfly Tour

Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City Begin by being welcomed by your professional naturalist tour guide before transferring to the Majestic Hotel. Once checked in, take part in a welcome briefing throughout which you are told more about the activities and security throughout the tour. During this briefing, your guide also tells you fun facts about the monarch butterfly in Mexico. Day 2: Anthropology Museum of Mexico Begin with a visit to the Anthropology Museum, one of the world’s finest archaeological museums with a huge collection of artifacts throughout 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec Sunstone, a cosmological calendar. Afterwards, head to Valle de Bravo. This magical town, surrounded by mountains, is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico thanks to its excellent hotels, restaurants, equestrian club, beautiful golf courses, and man-made lake. At the end of the day, check in at the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 3: Piedra Herrada Sanctuary On day 3 you head to the newest spot to watch the monarch butterflies. After traveling by horse most of the way, arrive to a fantastic spot there the monarch butterflies are located. This area is wilder than the other sanctuaries, and often provides a more remote nature experience. That evening, stay overnight once more in the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 4: Capulin Sanctuary Whilst in the Capulin Sanctuary you can watch the largest and most beautiful prairie of the monarch butterfly region, called Los Tres Gobernadores (the Three Governors). Due to its access position and the hibernation colonies location, it is possible to watch an amazing transition of the vegetation, an attractive sight for those who enjoy nature. Afterwards, travel back to the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 5: Valle de Bravo Free Day Life in this region is literally built around the lake. The waters of Valle de Bravo are calm and ideal for sports like sailing, water-skiing, or kayaking. Enjoy a free afternoon, throughout which you can pick an activity to take part in. That evening, stay at the hotel Mesón de las Leyendas for one more night. Day 6: Mexico City Take your time and relax in the morning. Later that day, travel back to Mexico City where you check in at the Majestic Hotel. Day 7: Mexico City On your final day, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

A special thank you to the Sky Balloon Team! Flawless organization, friendliness, professionalism-everything and more! The trip is an unforgettable experience. The rest of the program is no less breathtaking. I don't want to reveal too much because we were surprised-positively-and Have spent a wonderful, eventful day - don't hesitate to book. We will be back ! Gracias Augustin!

I had a fantastic experience with Mauricio that I will never forget. He was patient and encouraging in guiding me to the summit of Orizaba while making sure I was safe and not experiencing altitude sickness. Keep in mind that this is a VERY challenging experience due to the high altitude, and it shouldn't be attempted without acclimatizing through other high altitude hikes

I am so grateful and thankful to have taken this balloon ride. The entire experience was incredible from start to finish. Even the breakfast was exquisite! This was a life changing adventure that I would urge everyone to experience!

On time pick up. Program is as specified. Very good experience of hot air ballroom riding. breakfast is very good.

The experience is fantastic and the skyballoons.mx service is excellent, absolutely recommended