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From Mexico City: Private Hiking Tour at Nevado de Toluca

1. From Mexico City: Private Hiking Tour at Nevado de Toluca

Meet your guide in Mexico City in the morning and go to the beautiful Nevado De Toluca, which is the 4th highest summit in Mexico.  Witness the only volcano in the country with lakes in its crater and marvel at one of the most spectacular landscapes nationwide. Enjoy the views of a surrounding national park on your way there. Once arrived explore the volcano and its twin lakes together with your guide.  Take in the spectacular scenery during a full-day adventure. After a full day of discoveries, return to the vehicle and relax on the way back to your accommodation.

From Mexico City: Magic town Metepec and Toluca

2. From Mexico City: Magic town Metepec and Toluca

Discover Mexican local culture on a van tour from Mexico City. Walk through Toluca's charming streets, Metepec Magical Town's clay wonders, and San Mateo Atenco's local footwear production. Learn about the rich history and local culture from your driver/guide. Head to your first stop, Toluca. Make your way to is impressive botanical garden and marvel at its impressive "Cosmovitral" (from the Spanish words “cosmo” meaning “universe” and “vitral” meaning “stained glass”). This garden was built in the middle of the past Century, occupying an Art Nouveau Building that was used as the local market “Mercado 16 de Septiembre”. Inside, admire the monumental stained-glass wall decorated with glass mosaics representing the human race and the universe, all while you appreciate more than 400 species of plants from around the world. Next, visit Metepec — a “Magical Town” famous for of its handicrafts made out of clay, like jars, pots, plates, and the most iconic one: the "Tree of life" or the Catrinas that is emblematic of Metepec. Here, visit a clay workshop owned by the family who created the "Tree of Life". Take your time making your own clay piece of art using molds and following the process step by step under the supervision of an expert craftsperson. Then, enjoy free time to eat lunch or walk through Metepec at your own pace. Finally, head to San Mateo Atenco — where the community has become a very important commercial center thanks to its large production of footwear with roots linked to the Mexican Revolution. Nowadays, the town sees hundreds of visitors flock its streets every weekend to take advantage of its famous leather footwear, belt, purses, and clothes prices.

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

3. 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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My guide was Edgardo, he was excellent. He was hospitable, enthusiastic, and very adventurous. He was also very environmentally conscious as he picked up litter during our hike. You can tell he cares very much for the environment. I'm an avid hiker and wanted to go my own pace without the pressure of a group. Edgardo was a great partner for the hike, fun conversation, but also good comfortable silence for us both to quietly take in the sights. He also took me to a couple food stalls before the hike where he introduced me to ayote, a corn based hot drink, and an alcoholic orange juice with quail eggs that I don't remember the name of. If you're willing to pay for the private tour, I highly recommend.