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From Puebla: Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl Volcanoes Hike

1. From Puebla: Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl Volcanoes Hike

After pickup from your accommodation in Puebla, head out towards Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park. After 2 hours, you’ll arrive at La Joyita, where you’ll register with officials and gain a better understanding of the route via a scale model of the volcanoes. From there, you’ll continue driving to La Joya, 13,133 feet above sea level, and the main parking area for volcanic exploration. Begin your hike, climbing to the first scenic viewpoint at 13,914 feet above sea level. Gaze out across the breathtaking vista before climbing even higher, to 14,340 feet, where you’ll pause again, finally ending your hike at an unbelievable 14,842 feet above sea level. Break for lunch, taking in the otherworldly views. Afterwards, you’ll descend back to the parking lots, before heading back to your accommodation.

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

2. 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.

Iztaccihuatl Guided Climb

3. 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.

From Puebla: 7-Hour Malinche Volcano Hiking Tour

4. From Puebla: 7-Hour Malinche Volcano Hiking Tour

After pickup from your hotel lobby, head straight to the La Malinche National Park for your adventure up the dormant volcano. After a quick stop for coffee and tea, you’ll begin your 4-hour journey through 2,000 feet of altitude up to a prime viewpoint. Gaze down the rocky slopes upon the surrounding cities and vast plains of the national park. Upon arrival at a scenic viewpoint at a height of 12,467 feet, you’ll break for lunch and for photo ops. Afterwards, you’ll begin the roughly 2.5-hour descent down the picturesque slopes of the volcano. After a full day of stunning mountain exploration, you’ll be transferred back to your accommodation in Puebla.

Puebla: Full-Day Malinche Summit Experience

5. Puebla: Full-Day Malinche Summit Experience

Your tour begins as your guide picks you up from the lobby of your accommodation. From there, travel for 1.5 hours to arrive to the La Malinche National Park.    Once there, your guide shows you how to use the trekking sticks and assists you with your helmet. The hike then begins, with your guide maintaining your motivation and setting a good rhythm for you to follow. Once you reach a sandy area, take a break for lunch before continuing onward to the summit. Once at the summit, spend approximately 30 minutes to relax and take amazing photos. The descent then begins, which takes approximately half the time as your journey upwards. Once you have arrived at the starting point, your tour concludes with your driver transferring you back to your meeting point.

From Veracruz: Catemaco, Nature, Waterfalls & Monkeys Tour

6. From Veracruz: Catemaco, Nature, Waterfalls & Monkeys Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Veracruz at 8 AM and take a 2.5-hour drive to Santiago Tuxtla. First, pay a visit to the largest Olmec Stone Head in the region. After marveling at this colossal object, take a 20-minute drive to the Santa Clara cigar factory for a 1-hour tour. Learn about the step-by-step process of making 100% handmade cigars. Next, set off to Eyipantla, where you will find El Salto de Eyipantla, a spectacular waterfall which is more than 50 m high and 40 m wide. Explore this Tuxtla Biosphere Reserve, and enjoy direct contact with nature while you descend the 244-step staircase that takes you to the waterfall. Don't worry, every 15 steps there is a space to rest. When you reach the bottom, be amazed by the magnitude of the crashing water and enjoy a packed lunch (not provided) amongst mulatto trees and fauna of this region. Finally, visit Catemaco, a village next to the magnificent lagoon which is home to shamans, sorcerers, and healers. Enjoy a boat ride through the lagoon, visiting the spider monkey island, macaque island, and heron island. At the end of the day, take a 3-hour return drive back to Veracruz where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Veracruz or Boca del Río: Rafting in Jalcomulco

7. From Veracruz or Boca del Río: Rafting in Jalcomulco

Enjoy an unforgettable experience on a rafting trip down the Pescados River surrounded by the spectacular Mexican countryside. Jalcomulco, surrounded by mountains and greenery, is the ideal place for rafting beginners. The Pescados River allows you to descend with calm but adrenaline-filled waters. Hop on an air-conditioned vehicle for a comfortable drive from your hotel to Jalcomulco. Admire panoramic views of natural landscapes on the way. Be greeted by hospitable staff upon your arrival at the campsite. This picturesque pre-Hispanic town is founded on the margins of the Pescados River. Feast on delicious dishes in a buffet spread that will give you a taste of the local flavors. After a safety demonstration and introduction to rafting from experts, embark on your adventure into the waters of the Actopan and Pescados rivers. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you descend the whitewater rapids. Paddle through challenging landscapes and marvel at the lush green surroundings. This activity is ideal for everyone since a group of professional instructors will provide training and accompany you on your journey. Your tour concludes with a return to your hotel in Veracruz or Boca del Río.

From Veracruz: Nature & Seafood Boat Tour to Madinga

8. From Veracruz: Nature & Seafood Boat Tour to Madinga

Start the tour 3:00 PM, with a convenient pick-up from Aquarium Square in Veracruz. Travel for 25 minutes to the village of Madinga, known for its variety of good restaurants. Here you can enjoy a tasty seafood lunch as you admire the beautiful landscape and lagoon surrounding you. Listen to a variety of live music matched with veracruzano folklore. After this, take a boat ride and learn about the diversity of the flora and fauna predominant around the village. Cross the small lagoon to the big lagoon and appreciate the enchanting sunset from amongst the mangroves. Pass by small islands and birds lodges that are unique to the place. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at Aquarium Square at 6:30 PM.

Jalcomulco: Pescados River Rafting Adventure

9. Jalcomulco: Pescados River Rafting Adventure

Jalcomulco is a very old town from pre-Hispanic times, surrounded by beautiful glens, which in Castilian means 'river of Hummingbirds'. Now known as the Pescados River, it is the perfect setting for you to enjoy the beauty of nature while also experiencing an adrenaline rush. The activity will be on the Pescados River, which is known worldwide as one of the most technical rivers for rafting. The rafting will last around 2 to 3 hours depending on the river conditions. You can enjoy the thrill of the rapids known as the Bruja Blanca, La Cueva, and many more.

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What people are saying about Veracruz (State)

Bernardo was an excellent guide. We were waited on hand and foot by him and a driver/cook from the pico climbing hostel in tlachichuca. He was kind patient and very accommodating to our needs and pace on the climb. He was very knowledgeable and made sure we were safe at all times. Would not have made the summit without him. Please be advised this is a difficult climb due to the altitude especially if you have never been that high. We acclimatized a week in Mexico City as well as hiked nevado de Toluca first and still felt the effects of the altitude. Highly recommend don’t know why people pay American guide companies thousands of dollars for this.

The experience was just amazing and I strongly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. Keep in mind that the summit is challenging, however, with Carlos as my guide I managed to make it. He made sure to choose a pace that was suited for me and provided everything from food to guidance to answers to all my questions about the hike, the history, and so on. Thanks for that! Overall a great experience.

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 had a slightly different circuit because of the coronavirus but despite this I loved discovering this beautiful place, incredible views, the guide was great and taught me a lot of things, it was a wonderful day I recommend without hesitation!

A great experience from A to Z! Unlimited Experiences is a great organization! We were well informed and picked up on time! At the end we received a present, that was a great surprise! I would be happy to recommend this experience to everyone!