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Hiking in Mexico

Climb into the incredible culture, exotic terrain, and unbelievable beauty of volcanoes, mountains, valleys and forests on a hiking tour in Mexico!

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!

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What people are saying about these trips

Luis Flores


January, 2023

Day hike to the top of the Nevado de Colima in Mexico (Nevado de Colima National Park)

Manuel our guide is very knowledgeable about the Volcano of Nevado de colima.



January, 2023

Malinche, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba, Climb the 3 highest peaks in Mexico, 8 days

Great experience, glad I had the opportunity to do this hikes. I was only able to summit one of 3 peaks. One of them Malinche was because the cops didn't let us go up. make sure to start really early so that won't be a problem. The cops stop everyone in bad weather regardless if you have a guide or not. Iztaccihuatl I was able to summit bc the guide Carlos make sure we save our energy for the key areas. Pico de Orizaba it was not possible, because 40 mph winds and snow or hail, the guide make sure we returned safely back to the refuge. If we were able to extend the trip by one day we could have summit, no one summit that day but those that tried the following day had much better success rate. Either way always respect the mountain

Richard Cristina


November, 2022

Easy day hike on the Iztaccihuatl volcano in Mexico (Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park)

We had a good hike. It was a nice area. There was a lot of cloud so unfortunately we didn’t really see the volcanoes. Our guide was helpful and friendly. There was some confusion as to where we would be picked up from however we resolved that.

Richard Asselin


May, 2022

Malinche, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba, Climb the 3 highest peaks in Mexico, 8 days

Great trip! If you get bored sitting on a beach for days on end, this provides excitement, adventure and accomplishment.

Margot Knuth


January, 2022

Nevado de Colima National Park day hike 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.

Robert Ulph


January, 2022

Malinche, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba, Climb the 3 highest peaks in Mexico, 8 days

The guides on Malinche and Orizaba were very good. But there was a big problem on Iztaccihuatl. I said to each of the guides that I had there that I wasn't bothered about seeing the sunrise from the top, and would it be possible to start a bit later than the usual 1am? They both agreed that it was, one saying that the reason for leaving so early was that normally they needed to take clients back to Mexico City after the climb, and in my case that wasn't necessary as I would stay at the visitor's centre. So in the end we left the visitor's centre at 4:30am. When we got to a foresummit of Iztaccihuatl at 11am, my guide said that we had left very late, and would have to turn back. So we never reached the top, to my great annoyance. In retrospect the best option would have been to have spent one night at the refuge at 4700m before going to the top, but this was never really offered as a possibility.

Marek Litmanowicz


November, 2021

2-day Nevado de Colima hiking tour in Mexico with overnight at the Centro Oyamel

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

Jeffrey Gaughan


November, 2021

Malinche, Iztaccihuatl & Pico de Orizaba, Climb the 3 highest peaks in Mexico, 8 days

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!


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Mexico

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.


Good to know:

Country Code





Peso (MXN)

Best Time to Visit

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 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

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

More info about Hiking in 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

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