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Day hike to the summit of Xitle and the volcanic caves in the Cumbres del Ajusco National Park, near Mexico City

Day hike to the summit of Xitle and the volcanic caves in the Cumbres del Ajusco National Park, near Mexico City | undefined

Join one of our certified guides on a unique day hike to the summit of Xitle and the volcanic caves in the Cumbres del Ajusco National Park and discover some of the best hiking routes near Mexico City!


1 Day

All year


All levels


* Enjoy an exciting hike near Mexico City!

* Plan a fun adventure with your family to the Cumbres del Ajusco National Park.

* Discover the stunning Xitle and explore amazing volcanic caves.


Would you like to go to one of the most stunning spots near Mexico City? Then join me on this unique adventure to the summit of Xitle and to the amazing volcanic caves in the Cumbres del Ajusco National Park.

The Cumbres del Ajusco National Park can be seen from any spot in Mexico City. It is a unique spot with amazing hiking routes, pine-oak forests, high mountain grassland and flowers scattered everywhere. Xitle is a 300m monogenetic volcano that is located in this park. Also in this park, we can find stunning volcanic caves. While in Mexico, taking a day-trip to hike in this breathtaking location is well worth it!

This is a straightforward and easy hike. No previous experience is necessary and it does not require technical skills. It is an ideal excursion to join with the whole family. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!

So, are you ready for a fun and easygoing hike in one of the most beautiful places near Mexico City? Then join me on this day hike to the summit of Xitle and to the volcanic caves in the Ajusco National Park.

Would you like to discover some more volcanos near Mexico City? Then join me on a hike to the crater lakes of Nevado de Toluca and revel at the beauty of this unique location!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price is per person to join a group. Participants must be 8 years or older to join.

Equipment you will need to bring

Windproof top. Complete change of clothes. Mountain coat. Boots or trainers with a treaded sole and which protect the ankles. Comfortable shirt and trousers, preferably made of synthetic fibres and not cotton, including jeans. Water proof jacket. Gloves.

About the guide

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Tour Operator

We are a team of experienced and qualified guides based in Mexico, offering adventure tourism tours in the central region of the country. We promote the sustainable development of the local communities we visit, together with respect for the environment.

We offer a personalized service and look to provide our clients with an enjoyable, safe and harmonious experience. Contact us and we will take you on an unforgettable adventure!



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What people are saying about México


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.



I love Carlos and the team! We ended up changing our itinerary to 3 mountains in 8 days and had a great experience. I will recommend Carlos and his wonderful hospitality and working with logistics anytime!



Bernardo was so nice and made sure that we were all safe and sound at all time. The taco place we went afterwards were so good. I had a wonderful trip that day and will definitely recommend it to everyone! Thank you!



The guides were awesome and supportive. I will absoutely be using explore share in the future



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

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