Hiking tour in Izta-Popo National Park, Puebla

Trek across one of Mexico’s most incredible mountain passes: Paso de Cortes. And explore the Izta-Popo National Park with one of our certified guides.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Hike through Paso de Cortes, between two of the highest volcanoes in Mexico

  • Explore both active volcanoes, and visit a local Eco-Tourist Villa

  • Learn about the local legends, and visit charming towns like Cholula

 

The Izta-Popo National Park is home of two magnificent active volcanoes: Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl. Unveil their secrets as we hike across them.

Popocatepetl (5,500 m), “the hill that constantly smokes”, is Mexico’s second highest volcano. And it is connected to Iztaccihuatl (5,286 m), the third tallest volcano in the country, by Paso de Cortes.

According to a legend, Popocatepetl was Popoca, a warrior who came home from battle, and found out her beloved princess had died. He climbed to a temple with her lover on his arms, to offer himself to the gods, who in return, turned them into volcanoes so they could stay together. When you see Iztaccihuatl, you can see the princess’ silhouette. Thus, many call it “the dormant woman”.

Popo has its own stories. Mexicans call it Don Goyo, a loving nickname, in honor of Don Gregorio, an old man that locals say appears around, as the personification of the volcano. And he brings good luck to those that live here, or run into him.

So, we’ll keep our eyes open, not only in search of the silhouette of Izztaccihuatl, or Don Goyo’s charming presence, but also to admire their unrivalled beauty.

We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Puebla. Then, we’ll transfer you to the Izta-Popo National Park. And, on the way there we’ll visit Cholula, a magical town, home of a majestic pyramid with underground tunnels, as well as the best views of Popo and Izta.

Thereupon we’ll head to Paso de Cortes (3,400 m). Finally, we’ll arrive at an area with a waterfall, where we can get hypnotizing views of both volcanoes.

If you want to come on this hiking adventure, just send us a request. One of our certified guides will show you around this mesmerizing place.

You can also check this 2-day ascent to Iztaccihuatl Volcano 5286m.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
300 USD

Group of 2
150 USD

Group of 3
100 USD

Group of 4
75 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
 What’s included: On top of the guide fee, the price includes: roundtrip transportation to and from the Izta-Popo National Park. The price does not include: optional gratuities, drinks and meals, other optional activities.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

Don’t forget to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, cash for your personal expenses, meals, drinks and souvenirs, and of course your camera. Minimum age for participants is 8 years old. Please note the tour could be cancelled due to volcanic activity.

 

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What People are Saying about Mexico Adventure Guides-

 

Daniel and his partner Alex did a great job guiding us, and helping with all the logistics, especially transportation to and from the climb. Alex was a real pleasure to talk with, learn from, and show us the mountain. Thank you, for a great experience!
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Earl Minor
Daniel was kind enough to pick me up promptly at the airport when I arrived. we drove straight to amecameca and bought a few supplies, we then drove to Popo park and set up camp. Daniel gave a class on crampons, walking sticks and the ice pick and then it was time to sleep and prepare for the early morning hike start. we set off around 0330 and reached the recluso at about 15,500 feet. it was an amazing experience with wonderful views. Thank you Daniel, Alejandro and Yasmin!
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Jesse Carrillo
 

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