Whether you are taking on 5,000+ meter peaks like Pico de Orizaba (5,636m), touring the relentless beauty of La Malinche National Park, or looking out on the rugged terrain of Copper Canyon, Mexico has an eclectic mix of perfect hikes. Landscapes include forests, jungles, deserts and canyons, coupled with a rich history that makes a trek through the high mountains and lush valleys a truly life-changing experience. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Mexico. The mountains are calling!
What should I know about Hiking Mexico?
Mexico is a North American country covering a wide range of geographical territory. The northern part of the country is defined by rugged terrain, deep gorges, extraordinary outcroppings, and wide deserts. The south has some of the most mountainous areas, including the tallest mountain, Pico de Orizaba (5,636m). Ancient ruins, winding rivers and waterfalls, and unbelievable beaches round out the landscape. Hiking is as diverse as the area itself, with various levels for all types of trekkers. Rock climbing, mountaineering, and nature discovery programs can easily be assimilated into a hiking tour. Mexico City has a number of museums that can also enhance the cultural impact of a hiking program.
Why should I choose Mexico for my Hiking adventure?
One of the biggest draws to this North American country is its mega diversity. It contains roughly 10 to 12 percent of the world's ecosystems, with protected areas from natural parks to biosphere reserves. Mexico is fourth in flora diversity, with more than 26,000 plant species. The large geographic area features every type of terrain: hike to mountains, canyons, underground caves, ancient ruins.... you get the idea. Each location of this gorgeous country has its own slice of nature worth its weight in gold.
Isolated Yet Accessible!
Some of the most beautiful places in Mexico seem pretty out of the way, but in reality, they are fairly easy to get to. The country caters to outdoor adventurers, with epic waterfalls in proximity to San Luis Potosi (Huasteca Potosi), Oaxaca (Copalitilla), and its capital, Mexico City (Tixhinu Waterfalls).Day hikes can be found right out off the runway, so you could easily build a hiking itinerary on a short schedule. Roads are developed enough to travel to where you need to go, with a network of regional airports for more distant travel within the country.
Mexico has played an important role in the development of North America. The Aztec Civilization, among others throughout its history, contributed to the culture across the country, which can be seen in the regional architecture, landscape, and community identity. Visiting the jungle ruins in the south versus the gorges and monoliths in the north will offer an equally different and satisfying hiking and experience.
What can I expect from the weather in Mexico?
The vast country of Mexico has a variety of seasonal trends. The dry season lasts from October through late April, with relatively mild and comfortable temperatures. The summer months from June through September are considered the rainy season, and the climate is generally hot during this period.
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How to Get There
Mexico City has direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Mexico City all have efficient airports and mass transit, including buses, to connect to the nearby communities and hiking areas. The Copper Canyon Train also connects Los Mochis to Chihuahua City.
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What’s the high season for Hiking in Mexico?
October through May. You can hike all year round in Mexico, with the most ideal conditions during the dry season from autumn through winter and spring.
The incredible human being known as Bernardo aka Bernie will be your guide for this once in a lifetime experience and I promise you it will be one of the best decisions you ever make! Myself and 2 other friends did this 8 day hiking tour and Bernie was the perfect guide - not only did he sort out 100% of the logistics for this trip (food, lodging, extra equipment that we didn't have, driving to and from each mountain, etc) he was extremely flexible when a couple of us got food poisoning (not his fault) and had to re-arrange certain dates. He knows the area really well and obviously can climb these mountains in his sleep so he was able to help us navigate any headaches or high altitude issues and he even ran to the store for us to pick up some paracetamol and pepto bismol one day. The mountains are difficult but the itinerary that Bernie has provided means you have the best possible chance at summiting all 3 peaks. Highly recommend this tour and thank you Bernie for an excellent experience in Mexico!
I am a 65-year-old woman traveling alone this year and I would not have been able to do this hike without a guide ... if nothing else, only his 4WD truck was going to get me to the start (a long dirt road that has its issues). I live at sea level, so just hiking to the ridge (12,000) was enough for me. I very much enjoyed Juan's passion for the park and conserving it. On our way back down the hike, I was happy to join in picking up trash.
Everything was excellent, from the support to the guiding service. 5 stars !
very smooth process online and the guide, Carlos, was EXCEPTIONAL! Amazing service and amazing mountains. Very accommodating for certain changes within our schedule.
We have been on 2-days trekking tour - hiking Volcano Nevado de Colima in Mexico (Nov 21-22'2021). This is our opinion (me and my wife). 1. Both guides - Juan Manuel and Juan Pedro were fantastic - very professional, sympathetic. They spoke English so we have had not problems with communications. 2. Car Ford 4WD - super - big and comfortable. 3. Trekking/hiking - beautiful place, technically acceptable probably by most of guests, fantastic panoramic views 4. Organization of the trip - very good (it was even too much food and drinks) 5. Night in a refuge at 3200 m altitude - this place unfortunately is not prepared for overnight tourists - there is no hot water or heaters - nights are very cold (in our case it was ca. 3 centigrades Celsius), fortunately in our house was big chimney which we could use. Generally - very good tour. In my opinion there should be information about conditions in the refuge. Best greetings ----- Marek Litmanowicz / Gala Akhmatkulova - Poland/Uzbekistan
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