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Paso de Cortes

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Address: Amecameca, Mexico
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Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City
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Dothe whole drive around Popotepetl stopping at colonial churches. stunning ride starting at Amecameca.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dothe whole drive around Popotepetl stopping at colonial churches. stunning ride starting at Amecameca.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We came here two weeks ago with no expectations and we were impressed by the beauty of the landscape. You can register and then go for hiking on the 7 km trail de la joya which leads to the iztazihuatl. Unfortunately we didn't make it as breathing at 3600 meters was not that easy, but we will definitely come back... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

About an hour drive up from Ayapango. Pretty deserted drive but you reach Paso de Cortes (where Cortes passed through both volcanoes). Worth it but cloudy. And it's FREE!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The day we arrived in Amecameca Popo was stunning and emitting quite a lot of steam, gas and ash. Sadly when we went up to the pass early the next morning the peak of the volcano was shrouded in mist/low cloud. In fact it actually snowed while we were up there! However, worth a visit and I am sure the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We took a tour from Puebla. The journey to Paso de Cortes is much more difficult than from the Mexico City / Amecameca side because there is no paved road. The journey up was over an hour of very bumpy, rutted "road" in October, maybe it is better when the ground is drier. We didn't mind as we took a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Paseo Cortes in the middle of the vulcanos Popocatepel and Iztaccihuatl is a wonderful place. You can just watch the montain scenerie, eat something from the "food-court", or enjoy a walk in the direction of the Iztaccihuatl.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

I went to Paso de Cortés with the intention to do a short hike, no climbing. Unfortunately I did not get to hike or see the volcanoes because it was cloudy, rainy, and muddy when I arrived, but regardless, it was a pleasant drive up from Amecameca to the Paso. The roads are in good condition. There was only one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Great time, down to nature neet waterfall to take a summer coooold dip Spanish Vas sobre Viaducto hacia salida de la calle zaragosa pasando el parque deportivo doblas derecha en zaragosa y vas mas de 15 kilometros en la carretera camino a cuota No se incorpora finalmente a la carretera hacia puebla, ya que te desvias a la derecha antes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Paso de Cortes or the Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park is great for a few hours hike in nature and even better when it's cloud free when you can get great views. To my knowledge I believe you may need a permit to hike on certain trails (I'm not sure which ones). Iztaccihuatl is an extinct volcano so it is possible to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

can do great hiking here. Start from Paso de Cortes and walk to the slopes of the Izta volcano (8 KM). Or drive up to the Izta and start climbing the Izta. Go early since it could start snowing / getting cold in the afternoon in spring/winter. Good quesadillas at the starting point for climbing the Izta. When climbing the... More 

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