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Excursion to the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes
Activities in Mexico City

Excursion to the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes

8.90 / 10
Given that this tour is open to everyone I had imagined the group to have mixed hiking abilities, this was true and the guide was good in accommodating for this. I visited in feb and would recommend that if you are considering this tour that you bring a jacket or fleece as it is a much cooler atmosphere than Mexico City. It’s not a long hike as it takes a long time to reach the area but it is a great introduction to the mountain and volcano..
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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages. 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, 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.

Meet Point

When making the reservation, you can choose one of the following collection points:

  • Capital Bus Service Center, Liverpool Street # 169 (near the NH Reforma Hotel): at 6:20 am.
  • Hostal Amigo (Calle Isabel la Católica, 61): at 6:50 am.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • 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.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • 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 transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Per Person under 12
US$ 47.20
not admitted
  • Per Person

    US$ 47.20
  • under 12

    not admitted

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10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.


Bus transport.

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 (Mexico City local time).

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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$ 47.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

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.