Mexico City: Guided Volcano Trek with Lunch
- Small group
- Duration: 9 hours
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Upon booking, I'd read the negative and positive reviews. I'd paid more attention to the negative reviews because usually those are the most accurate descriptions. Having said this, Fabio was a badass guide. The history lesson on the way was very informative. There was a total of 8 of us for this trip. The trail was very easy to follow. Steep but easy to follow. We worked our way up to 13,900ish feet. I was really hoping to get to 14k but clouds started rolling in, and we had to turn back. Besides, we'd agreed to that designated point. Our group was very spread out depending on climbing strength/abilities, but everybody was always within eyesight. At no point did I feel concerned. The hike lasted about 3 hours and it was an out and back of about 1.25 miles for a total of 2.5 miles. This might seem very little, but, trust me, it's just right for a couple first timers. We hiked about 900 feet of elevation. STRONGLY RECOMMEND FABIO. STRONGLY.
We loved it! We booked our tour the day before and were positively surprised that the pick-up was just next door. We then met our guide (named Carlos) who greeted us very nicely and spoke fluently English. After 1,5 hour drive we arrived at the start of the hike and were amazed by the beautiful landscape. The guide also had extra jackets and gloves which we appreciated a lot. Overall, the hike is very pleasant and the guide also adapts to your rythmn (you go up from 3500m to 4300m). The guide is also well informed and had an answer to all our questions. We would definetlz recommend it if tou want to go out of Mexico city.
A whole trip was amazing. I enjoyed it so much! My guides was so kind, and keep his eyes on me, find the best speed for and I could also stop if I needed it. He also gave me a warmet jacket! I could just recommend this trip to anyone intrested in wild beauty of nature and volcano! Now, actually there was not another tourist we meet on our tour in the wild :-) the whole park was just for us. I felt myself like I was in the story of Lord of the ring:-)
We couldn't have asked for a better guide than Carlos. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient! I am not an experienced hiker but Carlos made every effort to ensure that I was doing okay throughout the entire trail. We would highly recommend booking with Travesías Mexico for any outdoor adventure to explore Mexico's natural beauty.
Nice tour with a beautiful landscape and a very friendly guide.