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Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Travis Adventures

Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

Activity provider: Travis Adventures

From US$ 130 per person

Experience the endless tunnels and caverns of the Cacahuamilpa Caves, before venturing along the steep streets of the "City of Silver". You can walk through the corridors, as you enjoy the sensation of entering a historically significant mountain.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the charming town of Taxco, nestled in an area surrounded by large hills and mountains
  • Stroll through the main square, among which the Parish of Santa Prisca stands out as one of the most beautiful Mexican Baroque works
  • Discover figures of animals, faces, buildings or beings from other worlds within the caves of Cacahuamilpa
  • Enjoy the fantastic views of the city of Taxco
  • Ride a cable car after finishing your lunch (not included)
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Certified and local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Cable car
  • Food and drinks
  • Tip for the driver
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel, next to the roundabout of the Angel of Independence.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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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.

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August 29, 2022

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.

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May 30, 2022

The trip to the caves and Taxco was great. Our driver Javier was very gracious and friendly and helped us with English translation of the Spanish speaking guide during the tour of the caves. We enjoyed the flexibility and the privacy of the private tour. He gave us sufficient time in Taxco and we had no pressure to return till we were ready. The only negative part was that we had another guide in Taxco, who took us against our specific request to see a silver store and stayed with us while we were strolling around the town until I had to tell him to leave us alone. Bottom line - highly recommended if you can afford the private tour.

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May 6, 2022

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