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Taxco and Cuernavaca: Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Acapulco: Acarey Yacht Cruise with Party

3. 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

4. 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.

Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

5. 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.

Las Gatas Island Beach Break: 5-Hour Tour with Lunch

6. Las Gatas Island Beach Break: 5-Hour Tour with Lunch

Embark on a guided cruise from the Zihuatanejo pier to the reef-protected waters of Playa Las Gatas. Enjoy a fun day at this beautiful beach swimming, snorkeling, or just spend time on the sand under the coconut palms, while taking in the breathtaking views. During this 5-hour activity, you can snorkel in the crystal-clear, calm waters of the Pacific Ocean and discover untouched coral, tropical fish, and other marine life. After exploring the coral reefs or enjoying other water activities, you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch, along with a drink, as you relax on the beach enjoying this tropical paradise.

4-Hour Acapulco Bay Area Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

7. 4-Hour Acapulco Bay Area Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

After being conveniently picked up from your hotel, hop onto a van for a 30-minute ride across Acapulco Bay to the meeting place. Snorkel above rocky coves for a look at the island's vibrant marine life and lounge on the sands of a centrally located beach where you can also spend some time enjoying sweeping views of the expansive Pacific and the Bay of Acapulco of Acapulco. Explore the beautiful waters of the bay of Acapulco on this 4-hour tour to a beautiful Beach of Acapulco Bay. You can relax on the lovely sand beaches and enjoy snorkeling in the pristine waters teeming with colorful marine life. Backed by heaps of local knowledge and years of experience this is a unique tour that can guarantee to satisfy all levels of snorkeling fun from beginners to experts. Snorkeling is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the environment in Acapulco. It is very easy to learn and it ensures great fun in the Bay of Acapulco. It is ideal for exercise and quality time with friends and family. Come and learn with locals who know the area.

Ixtapa Island Escape: 5-Hour Tour with Lunch

8. Ixtapa Island Escape: 5-Hour Tour with Lunch

Cast away from the Zihuatanejo pier and head out on a guided 5-hour tour that takes you to beautiful Ixtapa Island. Enjoy a fun day of swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying the sun on one of the many unspoiled beaches. Relax on Playa Coral or Playa Varadero, and swim in the crystal-clear, calm waters that are ideal for snorkeling, swimming, or water sports with your friends and family. Ixtapa Island boats an unspoiled coral reef, where you’ll discover the colorful tropical marine life. After exploring the reef you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, along with a drink, as you take in the stunning views of this tropical paradise.

Afternoon Tropical Cruise from Acapulco

9. 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!

Acapulco: High Cliff Diver Show & Round Trip Transportation

10. Acapulco: High Cliff Diver Show & Round Trip Transportation

Once on board, you will head to the older part of town, driving all along the main avenue as your guide will thoroughly be sharing with you all there is to know about this iconic show. If you come to Acapulco and you do not see the divers, you did not come to Acapulco. Learn about how this great spectacle was originated. You will be able to see at least 5 divers jumping from different heights and at least one from the top of a 136 feet (~41 meters) high cliff, the others will be doing the dive from different altitudes. Your knowledgeable guide will personally show you where you can see the show better. Whenever the show is over, your guide will head back to the hotel or your cruise ship terminal where you started.

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What people are saying about Guerrero

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 397 reviews

Javier drove us on a truly private tour to see the caves and the city of Taxco. On the way there he first told us about different parts of Mexico City, and then the other areas we drove through like Cuernavaca on our way to Cacahuamilpa, mentioning what kinds of people the different cities attracted. The caves themselves were breathtaking and humongous, pictures cannot capture how large the space in the caverns is. Taxco was a beautiful city with a rich and interesting history explained to us by another private tour guide through the city. The 3D landscape of the city make it funnily feel like it should be near a body of water, when in fact its surrounded by mountains. The lunch we had in a secluded part of the Taxco restaurant with its spectacular view was one of our favorite parts of our Mexico trip. Javier was friendly, funny, informative, and always happy to answer any questions we had about the areas and Mexico more generally.

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.

Very good excursion and a really beautiful town, the explanation of the history of the town summarized in an executive and understandable way, and every question that one gave an answer that was had in a clear and simple way

The tour/driver guides were the best and entertained us on the drive to and from the dive show. The dive show was amazing and the dinner was the best of our trip. This is a must do for Acapulco.

Taxco is a magical place to visit. If you have an extra day in CDMX, book the trip. It will be a long day, but worth it.