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From Mazatlán: ATV Tour into Sierra Madre with Lunch

1. From Mazatlán: ATV Tour into Sierra Madre with Lunch

Combine adventurous ATV riding with a delicious traditional meal and a bit of sightseeing on this 5-hour tour from Mazatlán. Your day begins with pickup by van at your hotel. Enjoy a refreshing water, juice, or coffee on the 40-minute drive to Veranos Village, approximately 40 minutes from the golden zone of Mazatlán.   Once you arrive, you’ll be given the necessary instructions on how to safely use the ATVs. Your guide will then take you through the gaps on the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range and the municipalities of Mazatlán and Concordia. Cross a wooden bridge and the Presidio River to reach other surrounding small towns.   After your ride, savor a regional meal of tequila, cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, handmade tortillas, and your choice of beverage. Finally, finish your day with a bit of sightseeing: explore Mazatlán to see its Museum of History, cathedral, and tequila factory. Here, enjoy a free tasting of the town’s best tequila.

From Mazatlan: Zipline & ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting

2. From Mazatlan: Zipline & ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling ATV ride and zipline adventure. Meet your guide at your hotel and hop in the ATV that will take you to the zipline park, passing through the Sierra Occidental Mountain Range along the way. Enjoy a drink of your choice during the ride and take in scenic views. Upon arrival at the park, get kitted out before taking to the sky. Zip through the skies as you make your way through 12 different ziplines with different heights and lengths. Enjoy unique aerial views of the old-growth forest and town below you. Afterward, hop in the ATV and travel through the mountains to your lunch spot. Sit down to a delicious meal with tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of drink. Finish your tour with a visit to a tequila factory where you can sample some delicious local tequila.

Mazatlán: Double-Decker Bus, Cliff Diving & Walking Tour

3. Mazatlán: Double-Decker Bus, Cliff Diving & Walking Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel, hop on the open-top bus, and enjoy the surrounding views of Mazatlán. Benefit from a convenient mode of transportation to discover the city and its surrounding areas. Visit Playa Norte and feed the local birds from the open top of the bus. Stop at the Glorieta Germania lookout point and witness brave individuals jumping from the towering perches and cliffs into a tiny dot of water. Then, explore the center of Mazatlán on a guided walking tour through the Historic District and discover narrow streets and colorful buildings designed in a variety of 19th-century European architectural styles. Admire The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the primary religious landmark of the city, built in a Baroque style. Hop back on the bus and ride along the Malecón (boardwalk), which is one of the longest in the world at 8.5 kilometers. Admire the views of the coast, high cliffs, monuments, historic buildings, and the elegance of Zona Dorada (Hotel Area) before returning to your hotel.

Mazatlan: River Kayaking with Lunch & Tequila Tasting

4. Mazatlan: River Kayaking with Lunch & Tequila Tasting

Take a relaxing journey down the Presidio River by kayak. Afterward, enjoy a local lunch and a tequila tasting tour. Your experience starts with pickup at your hotel in Mazatlan. From there, travel approximately 40 minutes to the quaint village of Veranos. Upon arrival, you will be provided with all the required equipment for your kayaking experience. Float down the Presidio River to see beautiful surroundings and notable landmarks such as the Picachos Dam. The ride lasts approximately 90 minutes and crosses 12 kilometers. Afterward, enjoy a regional meal before your ride back to Mazatlan. Your lunch includes tequila, cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and a beverage of your choice. Following lunch, you will be taken to a tequila tasting. Taste different types and flavors of tequila and learn about the tequila production process.

Mazatlan: Temazcal Experience with Lunch and Transportation

5. Mazatlan: Temazcal Experience with Lunch and Transportation

Begin your adventure with pickup at your hotel in Mazatlan, and enjoy water, coffee or juice during your approximately 40-minute drive. Upon arrival at the temazcal, a shaman will welcome you and hand you clay so you can take a mud bath and exfoliate your skin. Once the mud is dry, wash it off with water and then go into the temazcal. Once inside, sit around and start to sweat with the steam generated by volcanic stones and fragant herbs. Thank Mother Earth for everything you have and ask for help to remove yourself from everything you don't need. Because of its shape, the temazcal represents the womb of Mother Earth. Work with the four elements — earth, wind, fire, and water — to purify and harmonize your body, soul, and spirit. Later, savor a regional meal of tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of beverage. Enjoy some time to go through the town and visit the Museum of History and the beautiful church. Visit the hot springs and a tequila factory where you can taste the best tequila in town. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Mazatlan.

Mazatlan: Hot Springs with Lunch and Transportation

6. Mazatlan: Hot Springs with Lunch and Transportation

Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Mazatlan, then drive toward the hot springs village. Enjoy water, coffee, or juice to keep you refreshed during the drive. Upon arrival, right in the middle of the village, head to the first set of hot springs pools. Bathe in water that is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulfur, and carbon. Soak in the water's healing properties, which are said to increase blood circulation and oxygenation, remove toxins from the body, increase metabolism, relax the mind, prevent aging, relieve skin diseases (psoriasis, fungi, and dermatitis), heal wounds, and fights rheumatism and arthritis. After visiting both hot springs, relish a regional meal of tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of drink. Also, enjoy time to explore the village where you can visit the museum of history, the beautiful church, and a tequila factory to taste the best tequila in town.

Mazatlán: Zipline Adventure, Sightseeing & Tequila Tasting

7. Mazatlán: Zipline Adventure, Sightseeing & Tequila Tasting

Follow a ziplining adventure with a traditional meal and a short tour of Mazatlán’s best spots. Your day begins with pickup from your hotel in a comfortable van. Enjoy a refreshing drink of water, juice, or coffee on the 40-minute drive to the zipline location.   Upon arrival, you’ll be set up in the required safety equipment (pulley, harness, helmet, and gloves). Your security is your hosts’ priority at all times, so you can enjoy the amazing ride. Experience a fun scenic ride among 12 ziplines at different heights and lengths. While flying over the surroundings, you’ll get a unique view of the old-growth forests and the town in the distance.   After ziplining, enjoy a regional meal before your ride back. Enjoy tequila, cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of beverages. Finally, head back to town to visit the Museum of History and cathedral. You’ll also have time to visit the hot springs and the town’s tequila factory, where you’ll visit the best tequila you’ve ever had.

Mazatlan: Ten Islands Boating Expedition

8. Mazatlan: Ten Islands Boating Expedition

The insular areas (islands, islets, and rocks) of the Gulf of California represent approximately 50% of the insular territory of Mexico. On this route, you will get to know the most important islets of Sinaloa, which are in front of the port of Mazatlan. On board a high-speed, semi-rigid boat, you'll cross the bay whilst discovering different islands, islets, rocks, and beaches. This will give you the opportunity to take photos while your guides share the history, geology, and life of each of these landmarks. During your tour, you'll be surrounded by diverse types of birds, such as gulls, frigates, and ducks, among many animals such as dolphins, turtles, and with a bit of luck, stingrays. On the morning tour, snorkel and spend some free time on the famous Deer Island. On the afternoon tour, enjoy a beautiful sunset show.

Mazatlan: City Tour in a Traditional "Pulmonia" Open-Air Car

9. Mazatlan: City Tour in a Traditional "Pulmonia" Open-Air Car

Hop onboard the Pulmonia, and savor all the sights of the city. Tour through all the key spots in a fun way. Take in charming narrow streets, the seafront, and fantastic hilltop views. Enjoy cruising through authentic Mazatlan. Make a stop at Playa Norte and experience feeding birds whilst they fly. Watch cliff divers make a live jump. Ride through the charming narrow streets of the historic district, and take in the picturesque seafront boulevard. Marvel at beautifully restored architecture, including the Plazuela Machado, the Angela Peralta Theater, and the double-towered, spectacular Cathedral. Enjoy some free time at the main market, and immerse yourself in local culture among the small shops, food vendors, and juice bars. Your last stop will be atop El Vigia Hill. Enjoy the view, before feeling the breeze as you are driven back down to town.

Mazatlan: High-Ropes Zip-Line Adventure with Mezcal Tasting

10. Mazatlan: High-Ropes Zip-Line Adventure with Mezcal Tasting

Soar through the canopy on a tree-top adventure before sampling traditional Mexican food and drink. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Mazatlan. Head straight to Hacienda Los Osuna, crossing agave plantations with more than 140 years of history. On arrival, receive a safety briefing and get kitted out for your zip-line adventure. Explore the high-ropes course, featuring 12 platforms, nine zip lines, a rope bridge, and rappelling. After working up an appetite, head back to the ground to enjoy a quesadilla appetizer and water to recharge your batteries. Then, visit the distillery to learn about making Mezcal from experienced distillers. Try this local spirit. Finally, get taken back to your hotel in Mazatlan.

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What people are saying about Mazatlan

The half day City Tour was just fabulous! We learned so much about Mazatlan, the history, what to see and do. Our Guide Hector was the best!! Very entertaining, knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend this activity to anyone new to Mazatlan!!!

Wonderful! Our driver Hector was so full of great information about the area and so nice. Loved the stop at the bakery! Ziplining was great, felt very safe, good crew. Lunch was excellent, mezcal tasting lots of fun. Better than I expected!

Very father, unforgettable tour in your beautiful Mazatlán ..! We will surely come back!

Best excursion ever, a must do if you want to see the city

Excellent tour and the Roman guide, very professional