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Things to do in Monterrey

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Horsetail Falls Full-Day Tour from Monterrey

1. Horsetail Falls Full-Day Tour from Monterrey

Escape the hustle and bustle of Monterrey on this full-day sightseeing tour to the Horsetail Falls Park in the Eastern Sierra Madre, some 50 miles south of Monterrey. Cool down at the waterfall in beautiful woodland of pine, ebony, and mesquite. Feel the fresh spray of water on your face as water cascades some 80 feet (25 meters) down ridged rocks. You will also visit the charming colonial city of Villa de Santaigo, a designated Pueblos Magico (Magic Town). Wander through narrow, cobblestone streets, passing typical Mexican mansions. See the locals enjoying their traditional sweet treats, such as bolitas de leche (round milk candles) and dried fruit with raw sugar. Discover the fountain and gazebo of Plaza Ocampo, and the Casa de Cultura, which exhibits Mexican and foreign artists alike. Walk over the ruins of an old aqueduct, revealing traces of the 18th-century city. Explore the history of the region at the Regional Museum, and get splendid views of the De la Boca Dam from El Mirador.

Monterrey City Sightseeing Tour

2. Monterrey City Sightseeing Tour

Capital city of the state of Nuevo León and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Mexico, Monterrey is a bustling center of commerce and industry. One of the most American of Mexico’s cities, it’s ripe for exploring on this 6-hour sightseeing tour .Get to know downtown Monterrey and its main attractions and history, beginning with the Colonial Bishop Hill and its incredible views. Visit the historical center, the Macroplaza, Metropolitan Cathedral and Municipal Palace. See one of the most important buildings of the city, the Museum of the Palace of Government. And don't miss sailing across the channel from the famous Paseo Santa Lucia, with the chance to see the Parque Fundidora (foundry park). Following a hotel pick-up in the Downtown area, you will head through the vibrant city, visiting its most prominent sites, from the striking contemporary Basilica of Guadalupe, site of an annual pilgrimmage by devotees of the Virgin Mary. In contrast, admire the elaborate façade of the 18th-century Monterrey Cathedral. Go to the Macroplaza, a 100-acre public square, making it one of the world’s largest. Dominated by a contemporary lighthouse and the Neoclassical façade of the Palacio de Gobierno, pedestrianized streets radiate from it, filling the square with eager shoppers. You will also visit the Parque Fundidora, where a network of walkways, gardens and lakes keep Mexican outdoor fanatics busy throughout the week. Inside the park, you’ll also find the Centro de las Artes, and a theme park dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of bird species in danger of extinction.

From Monterrey: Sierra de Santiago Paragliding with Pickup

3. From Monterrey: Sierra de Santiago Paragliding with Pickup

You will be picked up from your hotel or house in Monterrey at approximately 10.00 AM for the transfer to the launch site in Santiago. Once in Villa de Santiago, you will take a 4x4 vehicle that will take you to the takeoff site located at Tinaja, near the Vitro Parque el Manzano. The transfer in the vehicle will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Upon arrival, admire the views of the impressive mountain area and the Presa de la Boca in the distance. Once you have listened to the safety instructions and the equipment is set up it will be time to fly. Just follow your pilot's instructions while flying together. You will feel like you are flying through the air like a bird. Enjoying the view of the surrounding landscape, the sensation of the air and the adrenaline of the experience as your tandem pilot takes care of the gliding. Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight down the mountainside.

Monterrey: Parque Fundidora Canopy h3 & Museum Horno 3

4. Monterrey: Parque Fundidora Canopy h3 & Museum Horno 3

Start your tour by visiting the IBO Canopy h3 located in Parque Fundidora. This zip-line park was created on the grounds of a former steel factory.  First, get geared up and receive safety instructions. Then, enter the horno3 elevator that will take you to the top of the building where the trip starts at a height of 230 feet (70 meters). Your adventure consists of 5 zip lines, 3 rappels and a hanging bridge that will fill your blood stream with adrenaline. Once you get back on the ground, you will receive the photos of your adventure and you can visit the steel museum "Museo del Acero Horno 3". In the museum you can explore the history of the steel foundry and its relation to the development of Monterrey.

Monterrey: Magic Christmas Private Walking Tour

5. Monterrey: Magic Christmas Private Walking Tour

How is Christmas celebrated in the North of Mexico? Is it worth it to visit Monterrey during Christmas? Discover a wide variety of Mexican traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal cuisine. One of the highlights is the tender cut called "arrachera", which is very typical of the region. And have you tried "subaqueous"? What is the difference between tortillas here and the other states in Mexico? The Christmas special times brings magic to Monterrey. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. What is interesting about the Macroplaza? You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! You will experience the Monterrey from a different perspective: filled with colors with its traditional Christmas offerings.

From Monterrey: Private Hot-Air Balloon Flight

6. From Monterrey: Private Hot-Air Balloon Flight

Enjoy an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Monterrey and head to the launch site near Montemorelos Nuevo Leon. Watch the professional flight team prepare your balloon and take some photos while they do this. Float to an altitude of about 1,000 feet (300 meters) as soon as the sun begins to rise and take in extraordinary 360-degree views of the Sierra Madre and Carretera Nacional. Fly across the valleys and mountains for about 60 minutes, depending on the weather. Marvel at the Orange County of Montemorelos and Allende from a bird’s eye perspective. Do not forget your camera to catch the experience of a lifetime. Celebrate your landing with a sparkling wine glass.

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