Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City - Reviews

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Phillip M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

It was challenging, very challenging. It was also great. It was a real hike up the mountain and it was a lot fun. The guide allowed people to go at their own pace but also stopped a few times to let people catch up and make sure people caught their breath. Highly recommend to anyone able bodied.

Jessica O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

A must-do while in Mexico City!

Marian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

The tour has been amazing, weather perfect, but our guide were too hurry, we expect to hike a little bit more high, our expectation was at least to 4500 m, but at the sign 3990 he wanted to go back. Pity....

Marian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

The tour has been amazing, weather perfect, but our guide were too hurry, we expect to hike a little bit more high, our expectation was at least to 4500 m, but at the sign 3990 he wanted to go back. Pity....

Paige S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Our tour guide Alex was great, the hike was super fun and the restaurant stop on the way home was delicious. Highly recommend.

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This is a must do trip if you are visiting Mexico City. You will experience a challenge you are unlikely to have faced before and are likely to meet some great people along the way. The walk itself is not difficult in relation to the incline, but as with many of the other reviews, you will find the altitude difficult to adjust to. Dont let this put you off though. The guides will allow for everyones individual pace and they will support you to get to the top. The achievement is worth it! The food on the way back was also some of the best I had whilst in Mexico City! P.s buy water and energy snacks before you arrive at the meeting point.

Rickey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Wow! The view from the summit of this mountain is incredible. Be prepared, there is very little oxygen, so unless you are acclimated to climbing you'll need to stop very frequently for breaks. I had to stop every 20 yards or so for breaks, but making the summit is worth the effort! I had a mild case of altitude sickness when I came back down, which was a first for me. Make sure that you are well hydrated before making this hike. The guides were more than helpful, and so friendly!

elmyravysockaja

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Amazing experience! Our guide Leonardo was friendly and very patient. It is hard to get to the top but it is really worth it. The minivan was really comfortable. Thank you!

ShiHui L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Our tour guide, Sergio, was very inspirational and had a good sense of humor. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions. The hike was difficult, and getting back down was harder! But it was a super rewarding experience. I would definitely recommend this tour!

cinttia a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

I'm not going to lie to you... this hike was not easy, but worth every second. The guide was aware of every member of his group and left no man behind. Wear shoes with grip, light jacket because it does get cold, bring a few snacks for energy, and WATER! I am definitely coming back to do it again

Katherine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

This was an amazing experience! There were only 6 people on my tour, and only four of us completed the hike. By having a small group we got great attention and felt like we could really experience the nature. The hike is gorgeous - it's not very long but the altitude makes it hard to breathe. The quesadillas after were amazing as well, even got to try some fresh rabbit! Only thing is there is no real breakfast stop so I would recommend that you eat before/bring your own breakfast, and that the tour not advertise that detail.

Johnny C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Beautiful view of Popocatepetl from hiking the La Joya route up Iztaccuhuatl. The driver was very skilled with the bumpy windy roads. Everyone in our van actually witnessed a car veer off the road and into a tree, so be careful if driving up the mountain side independent from a tour. Daniel was an excellent guide and really bonded the group together. This was apparent on the long drive because everyone would be laughing and talking as Daniel would provide conversational material.

hsl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Guide Kevin Driver Francisco
Generally the Highways in MEX are very bumpy. The ride up the mountain is twisty Francisco handled the drive very well and safely. The ride in the National park going to the trailhead is even bumpier. The journey would not be good for those who suffer from motion and/or altitude sickness.
The hike to the 1st scenic point was intermediate. We did stop multiple times because of the ascent and the altitude. Getting there was worth the hike. A couple of us stayed at the 1st scenic point whereas the guide and two others went to the next scenic point. The weather can change suddenly. Bring a jacket as it can get cold and windy. Coming down was so much easier but was slippery at certain places as it had rained the day before. The view was worth the hike up. Would suggest doing this on a weekday when it may be less busy and not full. I strongly recommend this trip. Excellent value and experience.
Kevin was a good guide and led us safely up and down the trail. He also spoke very good English.

A1C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

My experience was smooth and highly positive. The tour left before 7am from the meeting point at Hostal Amigo near Zocalo. I think we were a group of 15 in the bus.The guide and the driver were both very pleasant with the guide being fluent in english. He gave clear instructions and guidelines at every step. He accompanied us on the trail. Skipped the lunch on way back. We were back at Zocalo by 2.45pm. All in all, a very efficient trip.

see2119

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

Kevin, our tour guide was great! The hike itself is probably low-intermediate level, but what makes it so challenging is the high altitude. The views are stunning and the work is worth it!

Christopher H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

The views were amazing! Please note though that due to the elevation and steepness of the hike, those who are not in mediocre shape may have a hard time. It is a challenging but rewarding hike. The drive to the start of the hike was a bit okay, a lot bumpy but don't let this detract from the experience of the hike itself. If you aren't in the best shape, start exercising now so that you can enjoy the sights of this hike.

Sarah T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

I had a great time on this tour! Gerson and our driver were wonderful - smooth trip, good advice, and a good pace for the group. As other reviews note:
- the altitude is serious! Several members of my group stayed behind
- the hike isn't terribly long I think we hiked for about 3 hours, but my group seemed to find it quite challenging and satisfying given the altitude and steepness. 3 hours felt like more than enough for most of us
- yes, you stop at a grocery store for breakfast, not a restaurant. Buy food for the hiking portion, too
- the lunch afterwards is great - traditional Mexican street food
I'd definitely recommend this hike to others in fact, I've already done so!

Cheryl S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Amigo Tours was amazing. Kudos to our guide Alejandro, who took the time to make sure everyone was comfortable with their hiking pace, and he even took all of their 'selfie' photos for them. This is an absolute for anyone visiting Mexico City. The views of the countryside and the volcano are just stunning. Amigo Tours even picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel. Talk about door-to-door service.

Annika R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Great trip! Tough hike at times, but everyone got to go at their own pace. Amazing views!

Ann F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

The view is worth the bus ride and 3 hr hike. Our tour guide was extremely nice and knowledgeable. The end of trip tacos tasted like heaven!

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Awesome experience! I am in awe by the beauty of the region. I loved the tranquil environment. The hike up the mountain was a little rough. I didn't expect to have to take so many breaks, but it was very well worth it. Definitely worth a return trip

danielantoiny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Our guide Francisco is very nice and knowledgable about not only the hike, but also history of Mexico. The hike, like other reviews have mentioned, was not very long. I brought my GPS watch and it's about 1 mile each way, however it felt great just to be outside the city and in the mountains. I would recommend this tour anyone who would like to see a different landscape.

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Kevin was an excellent guide, great experience! I especially appreciate the freedom to go off on my own and to be given a time to return to the vehicle given the variable speed and physical conditioning of the participants.

Eduardo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Our tour guide Kevin was awesome. He was very patient and helpful. Unfortunately we didn and #39;t make it to final destination due to pace of group and weather conditions. But overall it and #39;s a must do while in Mexico City.

Kristina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Javier was well informed and attentive. And the lunch was well chosen, an authentic Mexican experience!

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