Day trip

From Mexico City: Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hike with an Alpinist

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM
Day trip

From Mexico City: Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hike with an Alpinist

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM
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From US$ 66 per person

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Escape the hustle of Mexico City and hike 1 of the highest volcanoes in Central America. Reach the top of the active volcano of Iztaccíhuatl and look over the stunning Valley of Mexico.

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Duration 9 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
There are two meeting point options: meet your guide at MIGA CAFÉ at 6:20 AM or at Hostal Amigo at 6:50 AM.
Private or small groups available


  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you look over the Valley of Mexico
  • Get in touch with nature
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the valley and mountains
  • Learn more about the area with your alpinist guide
Full description
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.
  • Alpinist guide
  • Round-trip transfer from the meeting point
  • Entrance to the volcanoes natural park
  • Hiking equipment
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour involves a moderate amount of walking on irregular ground and is subject to the physical capability of the overall group
  • For your own safety, follow the guidance at all times, don’t separate from the group and don’t forget to carry water and light snacks (such as chocolate, granola bars, nuts and seeds) to keep your energy up
  • Wear appropriate hiking footwear (tennis shoes and sandals, as well as flat-soled casual shoes or mules are not suitable for this activity)
  • Wear long pants (shorts are not suitable for this activity)
  • Whilst this is not a professional tour, it is however recommended that you have are in good physical condition for hiking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 100 reviews

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This was a fantastic tour. Super good value for the money. Amazing hike, stunning views. If you don’t have the time or level of endurance to scale the entire volcano, this tour is the second best thing. I’m not the most fit or athletic, and I still recommend this tour, if only for the scenery.

March 11, 2023

The trip was great and the tour guide was a passionate person with a lot of experience. The meeting spot was easy to find. The view was breathtaking and we are very happy that we could experience this beautiful site. However it would have been very helpful to have more information about the temperature, clothes and if the information about physical requirements were more visible.

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March 10, 2023

Our hike began at 3,500 m. With every step you could feel the thin mountain air. So please only book if you are reasonably fit and sporty. And on site, of course, only go as far as is good for you. Shoes with a good profile should also be clear. And then you will be rewarded with a wonderful view, physical challenge and great vegetation.

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November 18, 2022

Product ID: 110209