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From Mexico City: Guided Day Tour to Cuernavaca & Tepoztlan

1. From Mexico City: Guided Day Tour to Cuernavaca & Tepoztlan

Start your adventure with an early pick-up from the meeting point or your accommodation, with a brief stop at Cuernavaca. While there, visit the Cuernavaca Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in the country. Admire the colonial architecture and colorful frescoes before making your way to Tepoztlan. Situated between the mountains south of Mexico City, the town of Tepoztlan is known for its breathtaking mountain views, narrow cobblestone streets, and charming town center. Besides its aesthetically picturesque attributes, Tepoztlan is also known for its mystical and spiritual reputation. According to Mesoamerican legend, Tepoztlan was said to be the birthplace of Quetzalcoatl, the omnipotent, feathered serpent god of the Aztecs. You’ll find the area populated with shamans, temazcal baths, and other alternative therapies. Once you arrive at Tepoztlan, you’ll begin your walking tour and explore the Tepozteco Archaeological Zone. You’ll also pass by the Tepoztlan Market to see the vendors and their wares and stroll by the Ex-Convento Dominico de La Natividad, the town’s main center and a beautifully preserved ex-convent that has since been transformed into a church.

From Mexico City: Tepoztlán & Tlayacapan Magical Towns Tour

2. From Mexico City: Tepoztlán & Tlayacapan Magical Towns Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico City for a tour through the state of Morelos. In Tepoztlán and Tlayacapan, learn how the local people keep traditions alive with festivals, dances, and preserving sacred sites like the Old Convent of San Juan Bautista and the archeological zone in Tepozteco. Get driven to Tlayacapan and see the majestic landscape between mountains. Discover why the town is believed to be the birthplace of costume and music Chinelo dancing which later spread through the state. Hear the tale of the legendary Chinelo dancer that’s especially celebrated here in Tlayacapan. Enter the Old Convent of San Juan Bautista, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that protrudes from the streets. Inside, find an open chapel, a pilgrims portal, the Profundis room full of sacred murals, the cloister with Gothic vaults, and the sacristy which exhibits mummies of four children. Later, visit a traditional bakery where wood-fired bread is still made with flavors unique to Morelos. Grab a snack here if you like before going to see some locally-made crafts such as clay pots and ornaments. Move on to Tepoztlán, another magical town that holds many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. See the streets come alive with music and colors that will truly make you feel the spirit of Chinelos. In the background, find the majestic Tepozteco hill and archeological zone which is said to have an aura that’s almost purifying. Take a walking tour of the town to find a variety of natural landscapes, the best of which is from the top of the small temple dedicated to the god Tepoztecatl. Head back to Mexico City revitalized by your adventure to these special towns.

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