Let´s visit the wonderful National Park and volcanoes Iztaccihuatl (dormant volcano at 5230 meters, in the shape of a sleeping woman) and Popocatépetl (active volcano at 5426 meters); Mexico´s third and second highest peaks.
The trip is not to heavy, we go at 3900 meters, we will take enough time to acclimatize and you can make the trip as tough as you want (by just taking in the amazing views, fresh air and lovely nature or by optionally hiking up the Iztachihuatl volcano). We will also visit the Paso de Cortes, the closest that we can get to the active Popocatepetl volcano.
After a 2 hours drive from Mexico City, we reach the Paso de Cortes, the nearest we can get to the active Popocatépetl volcano; Mexico´s 2nd highest mountain (after Pico de Orizaba in the State of Veracruz), at 5,426 m (17,802 ft). From there you can have impressive views on the active Popocatepétl volcano, which has been in Yellow Alert Fase 2 in recent years and recently changed to Yellow Alert Fase 3.
On active days, we can admire the fumaroles come out of the volcano and sometimes even small eruptions. It´s generally safe to visit the Paso the Cortes, but we will always check it´s latest condition at the offical government website CENAPRED, to see if there are any warnings. In that case we might adjust the program of the day, giving you the best but safest views on the Popocatepetl volcano and look for alternative walking / hiking places.
After the Paso de Cortes, we will drive up towards the dormant Iztachihuatl volcano, while enjoying the incredible views. Upon arrival we can try some of the best quesadillas in Mexico and have a great hike toward the nearby picknick area and optionally up the dormant Iztaccíhuatl volcano for about 2 hours. Afterwards, we will drive back to Paso de Cortes and visit it´s nearby waterfalls, a 30 minutes drive and a beautiful relaxed walk for about 1 hour. Don´t miss the informal restaurants with great local food and drinks at the waterfalls!
During this day trip we will explore the State of Mexico.
It is important to pay 3 to 5 days before the tour to make sure we can arrange the right transport for the right amount of people. The price is 650 Mexican Pesos and includes private transport for the group, experienced driver, coordinator, explanations in Spanish and entrance to the National Park.
You can pay by making a transfer by Internet, by making a deposit of cash money in a Banamex bank or by paying with cash money in an Oxxo store.
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Our blog and short guide about National park and volcanoes Izta Popo: https://aztecexplorers.com/2019/05/03/day-trip-to-national-park-and-volcanoes-izta-popo-from-mexico-city/
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