Explore a breathtaking landscape and its two mystical volcanoes with this hiking route through the Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park.
Trekking in the Izta-Popo National Park
We will pick you up at 9 am from your hotel in Cholula and climb aboard the minibus which will take us to the Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park, passing through the famous Paso de Cortés mountain pass on the way. We'll stop at the La Joyita car park, from where our hiking route begins.
The trail begins at an altitude of 3,900 metres, traversing the of the portillos route, a 4-kilometre path lined with snowy landscapes, coniferous forests and arid patches. And here, we'll have the opportunity to see some of the local and exotic animals including coatis, deer, coyotes and badgers.
And suddenly, in the distance emerge twin figures. Two huge volcanoes rise along the way: Iztaccihuatl and Popocatépetl. Do you know the legend that connects them? You soon will!
After four hours exploring the stunning national park, the trek comes to an end back at the starting point. From there, we will return to the hotels in Cholula, arriving around 5 pm.
|Per person||Children under 12|
Per personUS$ 96.50
Children under 12not permitted
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.
At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by car or minibus (depending on the size of the group)
English speaking guide
Entrance to Izta Popo Zoquiapan National Park
A soft drink, a bottle of water and an energy drink
An energy bar a bag of chips.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Does the activity still take place in bad weather?
A - Faced with adverse weather events, the activity could be cancelled. Should this be the case we will offer you alternative dates or a refund of your money. You must bear in mind that the rainy season in this area is from July to September.
Q - Is it necessary to be in good shape to take part?
A - It's important to be in good shape, as the trail is tough in parts.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.