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From Mexico City: La Malinche Volcano Hiking & Tlaxcala Private Tour

During this private 15h tour from Mexico City, you will climb La Malinche Volcano - the 6th highest summit in Mexico, enjoy impressive views of nearby Popacapetl & Iztaccihuatl Volcanoes, get acquainted with a rich history of Tlaxcala - an unhurried capital of the smallest Mexican state with a compact colonial downtown defined by grand government buildings, imposing churches and a handsome central plaza

The time of the tour is spent purely on sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops & restaurants (unless you ask).
An ideal choice for small groups: the price of the tour is fixed & varies just slightly depending on the size of the group.
We are flexible: departure time & itinerary can be adjusted while the duration of the tour can be always extended for an extra fee.

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Non-alcoholic drinks & snacks
    • Entrance to the national park & guided hiking tour to La Malinche Volcano
    • Service of a private guide
    • Transportation: private vehicle
    • Walking tour of Tlaxcala
    • Entry/Admission - La Malinche National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance, other activities & meals, tips
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: La Malinche National Park, Huamantla Mexico

    In the morning, meet your guide at your accommodation in Mexico City and start the tour heading to La Malinche National Park in the State fo Tlaxcala. On the way, observe an impressive change of landscapes with mountains, forests, plains & volcanoes passing by...

    Once there, take an impressive 6-km hike to the top of the volcano enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains. Hikers who wanna climb one of Mexico's "higher" volcanoes often use this place for training & acclimatization. On sunny weekends Mexican families hike there with their children and grandparents, mountain bikers the park's dirt roads, and sport-fanatics make it all the way up running. The trail up is quite easy to follow, has no dangerous parts, and needs no special equipment.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan, Privada del Nte., Ocotlán, 90100 Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl, Tlax., Mexico

    After hiking La Malinche, we will continue our tour in Tlaxcala - a calm capital of the smallest same-named Mexican state. On our way there, we will visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan that is notable for its white-plaster facade and impressive Baroque interior. It was in 1541 when the Virgin miraculously appeared to Saint Juan Diego and requested to build her a temple in this place. Currently, it is one of the most important Marian pilgrimage centers in Mexico.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Centro Historico de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala Mexico

    Once in Tlaxcala, we will explore its compact colonial center seeing attractive squares, churches, lively shopping arcades, art galleries & museums. Our city tour will include visiting an impressive 16th-century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is especially famous for its well-preserved Mudejar-style interior, the last of its kind in the American continent. Another remarkable place that we will get acquainted with is the Regional Museum of Tlaxcala. Housed in a former convent it displays religious paintings and a rich collection of pre-Columbian artifacts.

    After a full day of experiences & adventures, return to our vehicle and relax on the way back to Mexico City.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    POST-COVID HEALTH & SAFETYUnderstanding continuously present risks associated with COVID-19 pandemics and willing to keep both travelers & our team healthy, Vibe Adventures introduced internal health & safety guidelines that are enforced on all our tours until such measures are lifted by authorities of each destination and/or pandemic situation gets completely resolved worldwide. Those guidelines are based on official recommendations & protocols from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and among others include the following measures:Education & Training:● regular training & education of the staff (Tour Leaders, drivers, crew) and suppliers (accommodations, restaurants, experience providers, etc.) on the importance of COVID-related health & safety measures;● promotion of the importance of hand hygiene & other COVID-related health & safety measures to travelers through signage, oral instructions, and online materials;● contracting only suppliers that responsibly implement COVID-related health & safety protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities.Hand Hygiene:● mandatory application of antibacterial gel (70% alcohol) by everyone entering the vehicle that is used for transportation during the tour;● implementing a mandatory hand-hygiene policy that requires regularly scheduled use of hand sanitizer and washing hands with soap by the staff during the tour, especially after touching objects in public areas (e.g. handrails, doors, money, mobile phones, etc.).Masks:● mandatory use of face masks or other protecting items (e.g. scarfs, kerchiefs or bandanas) covering nose, chin & mouth by both travelers & staff in all public areas (especially in confined environments such as public transport, shops, markets, museums, lobbies of hotels, etc.);● the use of the mask is not mandatory in private areas (e.g. hotel rooms) and while having meals & drinks.Sanitation:● mandatory daily sanitation of the vehicles used for transportation of travelers by the staff especially of handles, doors, seats, and other frequently-touched surfaces;● use of cleaning and disinfecting products that are approved by local & international health authorities;● regular audit of our suppliers on their cleanliness & sanitation protocols.Physical distancing:● mandatory social distance of at least 1.5 m (~5 feet) by both travelers & staff throughout the tour.Please remember: only mutual assistance & support can put an end to this borderless pandemic and help us protect the health of ourselves, our families & colleagues. Thanks in advance for your understanding & cooperation.DEPARTURE POINTComplimentary pick-up/drop-off is included: please indicate the exact time & location for your pick-up during your booking (e.g. in the "Special Requirements" field). If you cannot find this field, just reply to the booking confirmation that you get to your email with your pickup details, message us in the platform, or call the number indicated on your booking confirmation at least 24h before the tour. We can pick you up from hotels and apartments situated in the following parts of Mexico City: Downtown, Reforma, Polanco, Condesa, Roma, Centro Historico; other more remote locations might involve an extra fee. DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMEThe default departure time for this tour is 6 am but it can be slightly adjusted per your request. Our guide will come to pick you up at your accommodation at the requested time and might contact you by phone if needed, so please be sure that the number you provide during the booking is valid and can be reached on the day of the tour. TOUR DURATION & CUSTOMIZATIONThe standard duration of the tour, as advertised in its description, is calculated from the moment of pickup till dropoff. At the same time, the tour is customizable which means the time you spend in each destination can be adjusted to your needs: e.g. if you want to visit an extra location (attraction/restaurant/market, etc.), you can do it on a complimentary basis if this visit (1) still fits total duration of the tour and (2) doesn't involve a change of the route (is on our way). In this case, we can shorten the stay at a particular destination included in the program so that you have time to visit the place you are interested in. Other changes such as the extension of the tour, change of the route, or adding extra participants, should be communicated to us at least 48 hours before the tour and will involve extra fees.WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOUComfortable warm clothes & shoes (preferably hiking shoes); raincoat or jacket (it can rain on the top); hat/cap, sunglasses & sunscreen; travel insurance; good mood & curiosity. NOTESThe type of the vehicle depends on the size of your group & may include car, SUV, minivan.This is a private tour: only your group will participate.This tour involves ~12 km of hiking (~5-8 h in total depending on your hiking skills), so travelers should have a moderate physical condition.La Malinche Volcano is 4,461 m high with 1,275 m elevation gain on the trail that we are gonna take, so for travelers coming from lower altitudes, it's recommended to take at least 1-2 days in Mexico City for adaptation to avoid altitude sickness.The price of the tour/person depends on the number of participants in the booking.TERMS & CONDITIONSBy booking this activity ("Tour") with the tour organizer ("Company"), you ("Customer") accept to: - comply with all laws & regulations of the country (countries) where the Tour takes place;- follow the instructions of the Company & its representatives;- take all measures to procure your own safety on the Tour including, but not limited to, use of safety devices (including seat-belts, harnesses, & helmets), obeying posted signs & oral or written warnings from the Company's representatives regarding health & safety;- have travel insurance covering personal injury & emergency medical expenses valid for the whole duration of the Tour; - waive responsibility of the Company & its representatives for any personal health & property damage that may occur during the Tour;- allow the Company to use any media content created by its representatives during the Tour for marketing-related purposes.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Based on official recommendations & protocols from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Vibe Adventures introduced internal health & safety guidelines that are enforced on all our tours until such measures are lifted by authorities of each destination.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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