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Excursion to the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes
Activities in Mexico City

Excursion to the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes

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  • English English
  • 10 hours

Get away from the bustle of Mexico City and breathe the fresh air from the peak of the Iztaccíhuatl volcano, as you admire some unbeatable views of Popocatépetl and the Mexico Valley.

Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes Tour Itinerary

Having picked you up first thing in the morning we hit the road southwards towards the Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park, stopping on the way for you to buy a snack to eat during the day.

We arrive at The Jewel, in the famous Paso de Cortés which connects the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, from where the conquistador Hernán Cortés and his men saw the Mexican Valley for the first time on the way to Tenochtitlán (today Mexico City). From here we begin our climb up the mountain, taking a route of intermediate difficulty, allowing both beginners and experienced climbers to enjoy the ascent.

As you climb you'll take in unforgettable views of the Mexico Valley and the surrounding towns. And depending on your physical condition, you can decide where you want to climb to: the first mirador is at 3,800 metres above sea level, and the second at 4,300.

One of the major attractions on this excursion is being able to admire Popocatépetl, Mexico's second tallest volcano, surrounded by the strange smoky figures the constant volcanic activity creates.

Pick up Points

Pick up is in central points in the city:

  • 06:20: Hotel NH Reforma (Calle Liverpool 155, Juárez).
  • 06:50: Hostal Amigo (Isabel la Católica 61-A, colonia Centro).

Important Information

It's important that you follow the instructions of your guide. We recommend comfortable shoes, suitable for walking on irregular terrain, and long trousers. It is also recommended that you bring water and something to eat.

Minimum Age

The minimum age to take part in this activity is 12 years old.


Per Person
US$ 50.10
  • Per Person

    US$ 50.10

More Information


10 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Transport in air conditioned bus.

Official English speaking guide.

Entry to the Popocatépetl Iztaccíhuatl national park.

Not included

Hiking equipment.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Mexico City).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How difficult is the tour?

    A - The tour is 4 hours long, and climbs to 4,300 metres above sea level. The guide goes slowly, and makes stops along the way, always taking care of the guests. Should a guest be unable to continue, they can return to the van and wait for the others.

  • Q - Is it possible to bring suitcases?

    A - Yes, they will be left at the second pick up point, at the Hostal Amigos, where they will be picked up on the way back.

  • 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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 50.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.