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Lorraine N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

A nice climb. The altitude slows you down if not acclimatized, but take it slow, the views are awesome.

José S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

It was a very enjoyable hiking experience. It is a must if hiking is your interest. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The itinerary was followed just as expected. Simply put, I encourage you to consider this attraction when visiting Mexico City.

Myra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

I really enjoyed it as it was extremely challenging. I was glad that one of the guides took a faster group as I would not have enjoyed it as much if we had to have kept stopping and waiting.
The food stop after the climb was also excellent and a good way to replenish the used up energy.

Justine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Wonderful guides -- an overall great experience. Bring a small backpack, water and a few snacks for the journey.

Pablo B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Excellent experience! really worthwhile, we did not have much luck in the morning because when we arrived there was a lot of fog and the park ranger would not let us go up, but our guide suggested that we walk up the road to the base camp where we were supposed to start our climb. After a casual 6km walk up this dirt road the weather changed and we were able to climb the volcano afterall. In total we walked 11.3km but this is not typical for this tour if its a nice day. The view was definately worth the effort to get up there.

bshayota

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great tour, really tough hike. Only problem was the weather wasn't great the day we went.

Andreas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great day, well organised

Rachel O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour was very good...Luis the tour guide led us up the mountain, giving great explanations of the surroundings. Even gave us an impromptu tour of mexico city on the way back in. Armando the driver did a great job too on the difficult roads up the mountain!

Cindy v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great tour, hiking was great. Excellent guide. Would go again. Highly recommend. Just be aware of limitations if you are not acclimatized to the altitude. This is a no kidding, difficult hike.

Samuel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Our guide was fantastic. She filled us in on all the info from a tour we did the day before where the guide told us nothing also.
Great views of the volcano and a fun hike. Possibly the best quesadilla's I've had in Mexico at the restaurant on the way home also.

Davi C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Great time in the mountains =D

Lynn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

scenic and adverturous, yet manageable. wonderful experience!

Fernando S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

This tour is a "must do" for people who love hiking and outdoors activities. We had a great time with the group and the tour guide. It's quite a hard hike so its recommended to have good physical condition. The views are breathtaking so be sure to enjoy every second of the hike.

Peter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Fantastic views and a good hard hike. Couldn't have been any better.

gene

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Wonderful trip

Maxim Vorobyev

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great tour! Thank you!!! Of course, it is very difficult to climb without any experience, but it is up to anyone.

james k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Was a great trip with a unique and beautiful setting. Guide was entertaining. I did have trouble getting in touch with the tour company but they ended up picking me up on time anyways. Beware that this is a very tough hike, coming from sea level I had a tough time but it was totally worth it.

Anatol W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Excellent tour. We had a chance to experience great local food, too. Do not wear shorts, it is cold on top of the volcano and you could encounter poisonous snakes. Comfortable snickers/hiking shoes are a must.
Lomricko, our guide was very entertaining.

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Excellent trip! Our happy guide made us feel safe and entertained. Stunning views. Recommended for everyone who has the (somewhat requiring) physique.

Wenbin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Great tour with great guide! Really pretty views of the volcano and worth going!

Xavier M

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2015

Very good tour! The van to drive to the volcano was a bit overused so comfort was not quite there but I guess you get to experience the Mexican standards that way!
The guide was good to allow to split the group in two, based on ability. So it allowed us to hike up to 4500m. Loved it.

Simon B

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2015

Beautiful scenery!

Siobhan729

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2015

I was traveling through different parts of Mexico for about 3 weeks and saw this and decided to give it a try as climbing a volcano was on my bucket list lol. I booked the tour for Nov 24, and followed up with the tour company after as some of the reviews were poor. The two people I spoke with were both bilingual, as am I, and were very professional. I received the confirmation email and my pick up time a couple of days before the tour. After reading the reviews, I was ready to be picked up about 20 minutes early but they were right on time and very nice when they picked me up. We were a group of 8 and most were asleep when I crawled in the van lol. The guide had the driver stop at an OXXO convenient store and he explained that we could grab something to eat and drink for the trip and use the restrooms before we continue as it will be a bit of a drive. He also said that once the hike is completed, they will take us to try artisanal food, no obligation of course, and then they would take up to our hotels. The hike was AMAZING but foggy... fortunately mother nature decided to let us have about 20 minutes of sun once we reached the peak of our hike. The trail was pretty nice but with the thin O2 and my anxiety disorder, I just took my time and was the poky puppy of the group BUT the driver stayed back and chatted with me and everyone was super sweet and encouraging : When we were heading back down, the clouds got thick and it started to rain right as we were all climbing back in the tour van. They let us use the restroom back at the visitors building before heading back. My only complaint is that on the way back, they never stopped for food... We were all hungry but most of us brought snacks and protein bars so we all shared. Traffic in Mexico City was horrible when we were coming back so everyone asked to bale on different streets while stuck in traffic so they could walk a block to their hotel or a near by restaurant to eat. Overall it was a wonderful trip!!!!!

Dot

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

The trail itself was relatively easy but it is the altitude that makes the hike a bit challenging. Our group was lucky because we arrived early and there was no fog so we had beautiful views of everything. My only complaint is that the tour itinerary said that we will stop for breakfast prior to the climb but we did not stop. Our guide, Sandra, said that we will stop for lunch after the hike. However, she brought us back directly to our hotels afterwards so I was only able to have my first meal of the day at 4pm. Viator and the tour operator should agree on what exactly is the tour itinerary so expectations will be managed appropriately.

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