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Mexico City: Taxco & Cuernavaca Tour with Pre-Hispanic Mine

1. Mexico City: Taxco & Cuernavaca Tour with Pre-Hispanic Mine

Discover the colonial history of Mexico City on this day tour with an expert local guide. Choose to visit an ancient mine and learn about the lives and work of the inhabitants of the city before the Spanish came. Have the opportunity to descend in an authentic mining elevator and travel through a beautifully illuminated 150-meter tunnel, appreciating the sparkling of the walls due to the precious metals still found in them. Inside get to know how the ancient settlers carried out the mining work, what tools they used to extract the metals, and what techniques they used to find the coveted metals. Coming out of the bowels of the earth, admire a mural by the muralist Juan O'Gorman, who, out of his love for this beautiful city, worked with materials from the region a beautiful mural dedicated to the last Aztec emperor. Start your trip in downtown Mexico City where you'll take a scenic drive to the “silver city”. The city is nestled on a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile-roofed buildings, cozy squares, and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived through hundreds of years. Visit one of Mexico’s grandest churches, Santa Prisca. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops, you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. Discover an ancient pre-Hispanic mine, and learn how the ancient inhabitants extracted precious metals before the conquest.

Baby Turtle Release, Lagoon Boat Ride, and Crocodile Farm

2. Baby Turtle Release, Lagoon Boat Ride, and Crocodile Farm

The lagoon is approximately 45 minutes from your hotel. Before getting there, the tour will make a stop at a Sea Turtle Conservation Camp where, after being explained about their mission to preserve this endangered species, you will proceed to an area inhabited by liberated baby turtles. On arrival at the lagoon, you will board a typical motorboat for a cruise of no less than one hour through the lagoon. This sanctuary is home to many species of exotic birds. You will see mangrove tunnels, virgin lagoons and a natural garden of wild flowers during the cruise. This is a rare opportunity to explore this type of tropical nature preserve. Begin your tour admiring the mango trees, the coconut and palm groves as well as the delicate water hyacinths floating along the shores. There is a bird sanctuary that is home to grey and white herons, pelicans, marabous, storks and more. After the lagoon ride, it's lunchtime where you'll savor the internationally renowned "Pescado a la Talla", Charcoal Chicken or Mexican Cuisine, (the Pescado a la Talla has become a must for the Mexican tourists in Acapulco). After lunch you can walk along the lagoon side, or go to the ocean beach within walking distance. Finally, enjoy a visit to a newly opened crocodile farm.

Taxco and Cuernavaca: Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

3. Taxco and Cuernavaca: Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

Taxco is at the heart of Mexico’s silver region and one of the country’s pueblos magicos, or magic towns. Explore its cobblestone streets and visit some its silver jewelry shops. On the way to Taxco you’ll make a stop in Cuernavaca to admire its colonial architecture. This full-day excursion combines a guided tour of Taxco, providing history and facts about the Silver City with free time for you to explore the city and check out the beautiful silver jewelry in the afternoon. Cuernavaca, noted for its wonderful climate, is a pretty colonial city not far from the Mexican capital. Stop to see the Palace of Cortés and also the city's cathedral that features murals dating back to the 16th century. Taxco is renowned for silver and you’ll visit one of the top silver workshops to see how the famous jewelry is made. On this stop you’ll be offered tastes of tequila and mescal to try out these popular drinks made from cactus. See Santa Prisca Church, an architectural masterpiece built in the 18th century. Your guide will tell you about the history of the church and its interesting altarpiece. After lunch you’ll have time to explore Taxco on your own, taking in the stunning street scenes or buying silver jewelry from some of the finest craftsmen in Mexico.

Acapulco: Acarey Yacht Cruise with Party

4. Acapulco: Acarey Yacht Cruise with Party

Experience the beautiful bay of Acapulco from the water aboard a luxury catamaran. Climb aboard the Acarey, with capacity for up to 450 people and make use of all the amenities you need for an unforgettable time at sea. Grab a drink at the open bar and enjoy live music entertainment and tropical fun contests. Watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean as you cruise along the coast. Benefit from the services of a guide who will point out the homes of celebrities and other interesting places in the bay.

Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour with Lunch from Mexico City

5. Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour with Lunch from Mexico City

Depart Mexico City early in the morning for the transfer to Cuernavaca, acclaimed throughout Mexico as the “City of Eternal Springtime” for its year-round warmth. Upon arrival, you will go to one of oldest cathedrals on the American continent at the Recinto de la Cathedral complex, built by some of the earliest Christian Missions to Mexico in the 16th century. Next, head to the beautiful city of Taxco, known as the "Silver Capital of the World." Visit the famous parish church of Santa Prisca to admire its impressive Churrigueresque style. Then, stroll down cobblestone streets, peering at the silver work of skilled craftsmen. Admire Taxco’s striking cathedral, before enjoying some free time to shop for precious silver at affordable prices in the outdoor markets. Your guide will tell you about the frequent cultural events held at many of the city squares and theaters, and as the the day winds down, take you to one of the bars near the main plaza to enjoy the sunset.

Afternoon Tropical Cruise from Acapulco

6. Afternoon Tropical Cruise from Acapulco

Set sail for an afternoon cruise to the tune of live tropical music and your choice of open bar drinks. Enjoy breathtaking views of the bay, see movie stars´ private beachside estates, and the world famous cliffs of La Quebrada where the high cliff divers take their plunge. This tour is a truly unforgettable way to experience an Acapulco afternoon!

Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

7. Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

The first stop on your tour will be to the caves of Cacahuamilpa. You will enter through the huge rock door to contemplate the majestic scenery formed by the erosion of the water and the movements of the earth. You will then walk through the corridors and enjoy the sensation of penetrating the mountain to discover figures of animals, faces, buildings, and the customs of the Chontal tribes to honor their gods of the underworld. You will then go to the magical town of Taxco to eat at the Hotel Monte Taxco. After lunch, you can take the cable car (not included). Following this, you will take a walk through the city and visit the oldest mining center on the continent, which still stores silver mines that date back to the Colonial Era. Next, you will visit the ex-convent of San Bernardino and the Temple of Santa Prisca, which is a clear example of the fact that the town still retains its colonial style. The church there, which was built in approximately the 18th century, is of Novo-Hispanic Baroque style. You will then have free time to visit Humboldt House, where the famous German expeditionary stayed, and which is currently home to the Museo del Arte Virreinal. Following this, you will visit the different workshops, goldsmiths, and museums of this city (which is also called the City of Silver). At the conclusion of your educational and cultural day out, you will return to Mexico City at approximately 6:00PM.

*4 or 6Hrs. Shore Excursion Exclusively For Cruise Members.

8. *4 or 6Hrs. Shore Excursion Exclusively For Cruise Members.

Choose from a shared or private day of exploring Acapulco. Your friendly English-speaking guide will drive you along the Costera, passing by the Chapel of Peace located on the east coast of Acapulco and in the middle of the most exclusive and wealthy residential area of the city. After 30 minutes, the tour will continue to Costa Azul, a typical middle-class neighborhood in Acapulco. The tour will continue in the downtown and La Quebrada areas, where you will see the high cliff diving exhibition. After this, visit a silver shop nearby where you can enjoy piña coladas, margaritas, beers or sodas. Later, the tour will make one more stop for pictures at the Casa Blanca Hotel. You will then visit the mural of the famous Mexican painter, Diego Rivera. The tour will end at the cruise pier where you will be dropped off.

*6-Hrs Diving Show - Baby Turtle Release All The Attractions

9. *6-Hrs Diving Show - Baby Turtle Release All The Attractions

Your guide will be waiting for you right after the last security gate before you reach the street and next to the police station. Once on-board, head to a beautiful beach located about 30 minutes from the pier where you will have the opportunity to learn all the important facts about liberating a baby turtle into the Pacific Ocean. Then, your tour will head to the Chapel of Peace perched atop the pricey Las Brisas Hotel with the most exquisite view to the Bay of Acapulco. On your way, you will have the opportunity to admire the exclusive residential area in town. Afterwards, you will be driven along the main avenue to see the housing areas of the middle and poor classes and to make one more stop in the north of the city of Acapulco. Afterwards, your tour will head to the city market, the source of vegetables, fruits, beef, chicken and pork, as your guide explains and elaborates all there is to know about the fantastic market. Afterwards, your trip will head to "La Quebrada" to see the diving exhibition (included). You will also make another stop for pictures on the west coast of the city and then drive right next to the mural of Diego Rivera, one of the most remarkable plastic artists of Mexico. Finally, the tour will go to La Cabaña Restaurant, where you will have time for lunch (not included) before being driven back to the departure point.

Acapulco: Coyuca Lagoon Trip with Turtle Liberation

10. Acapulco: Coyuca Lagoon Trip with Turtle Liberation

Board a motorboat and cruise around the river and canals of the Coyuca Lagoon. Spot different wild bird species that are hidden between the exotic mangroves. Head to a turtle camp, where you might have the chance to release baby turtles into the sea. Take part in conservation and help reduce the risk of extinction of these amazing creatures. From here, visit a typical coastal restaurant with excellent service. Taste specialty food from the region such as the famous fish a la Talla, shrimps, fish fillet, or chicken. Explore the area's culture and history with an expert local guide, who is happy to answer all your questions. Breathe in the fresh sea air and cruise around a place of natural beauty on this fantastic guided day tour.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 403 reviews

Alexandra, our guide, was fantastic! She is so nice and professional, well versed also in English :) Our driver’s also good in what he’s doing, even if the trip consists of twisty roads, we felt safe and they were able to pick us up in exact time. We were only 10 in the group so the transportation van is comfortable. Food in the buffet wasnt that great tho but it’s okay it’s still decent :) We enjoyed the whole tour, Taxco is so beautiful and the drive going to the locations is so relaxing. I would definitely go back and book through get your guide :)

Excelente tour, hicimos un viaje de un día a las cuevas de Cacahuamilpa y Taxco. Nuestro guía nos recogió a tiempo cerca de nuestro airbnb y nos llevó hacia los guías locales que nos iban explicando todo. Visitamos una de las iglesias más antiguas de Taxco y tuvimos tiempo suficiente para comprar recuerdos y explorar las joyerías de plata.

I traveled to 3 cities near by Mexico city and the guides are very nice and helpful. You can see the churches, cathedrals, local market, silver shop and mine

We had a great experience and visit when I we booked the tour. The tour guide is very helpful and explained everything in details to us in English.

A very relaxed tour to interesting places proper Mexico.