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Mazatlán: Mazatlán 1873 Observatory Entry Tickets

1. Mazatlán: Mazatlán 1873 Observatory Entry Tickets

Visit the Mazatlán 1873 Observatory to see a wide range of attractions. Discover how this ancient building went from a military outpost to a meteorological building. Enjoy exploring the observatory to see birds, cacti, iguanas, and more.   Start the day by riding up the 80-meter slope on a funicular. Admire the views of the ocean as you ride this unique method of transportation.  Watch a short film to learn the history of Mazatlán and the observatory. Take a look around the museum styled to look like a house from the 1800s.   Next, go to the distillery where mezcal is made using agave plants and stop at the bird sanctuary. Get to see more than 70 species of birds, including macaws, parrots, parakeets, flamingos, and toucans, all of which have been rescued.   Head into the former dungeon turned cellar where wine, mezcal, and sake are kept. Then walk around the gardens to see the different types of cacti and agave growing there.   Go to the reptilian land where more than 200 iguanas live and you can interact with them. At the end of the day, you can enter the sky bar if you want to have a drink while enjoying the views. 

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.

From Mexico City: Taxco and Cuernavaca History Tour

3. From Mexico City: Taxco and Cuernavaca History Tour

The trip will begin by picking you up at your accommodation and heading towards Cuernavaca, the City of Eternal Spring, located 90 km from Mexico City. There, you will visit its impressive 16th-century cathedral, one of the first Franciscan constructions in Mexico, whose Indo-Christian style architecture will leave you amazed. After exploring the cathedral, you can enjoy a short break to admire the local handicrafts or savor a delicious coffee. The journey will continue by traveling 80 km to the charming city of Taxco, in the state of Guerrero, also known as the City of Silver. There, you will explore a replica of a mine to understand the relevance of mining in the colonial era and its impact today. Taxco became one of the first mining centers over 400 years ago. After the mine visit, you will enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, where you can taste a variety of typical regional dishes. Then, you will walk through the picturesque cobbled streets of Taxco, reaching the emblematic Santa Prisca church, a dazzling example of Churrigueresque baroque architecture. Our guide will share with you the fascinating history of the church and its benefactor, considered the richest man in New Spain. You will have the opportunity to visit the numerous silver shops for which Taxco is famous or simply enjoy 30 minutes of free time to explore before boarding our transport back to Mexico City. This unique experience will give you an unforgettable glimpse into the rich history and culture of Mexico.

Taxco and Cuernavaca: Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

4. 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: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

5. Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

Choose the data plan and validity period that suits your travel needs, then purchase it. Download a QR code, and print or scan it to another device. Next, connect to the internet on your smartphone, via WiFi or mobile data, and scan the QR code to install the eSIM package to your device. Following this, connect to the local data network in Mexico and start using your favorite apps. Browse the web, update your social media, and more. Buy another plan if you use up all the data and need to top up. Also, follow the troubleshooting guide if you have any problems using it.

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

6. 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.

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

7. 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: Deer Island Eco Tour with Snorkeling and Hiking

8. Mazatlan: Deer Island Eco Tour with Snorkeling and Hiking

Your ecological adventure begins with pickup from your hotel then heads towards the 3 islands of Mazatlan. Perhaps the most iconic symbols of Mazatlan, the islands are named after the main species that inhabit or once inhabited them. The destination of today’s tour, Deer Island, is nestled between Bird and Wolf Island, and is the largest and most popular island of the 3. There’s plenty to see and do on Deer Island, thanks to its natural attributes and terrain which provide a fantastic recreational space. Spend the day snorkeling in the warm waters in search of colorful marine life, relaxing on the white sandy beaches, and kayaking around the shoreline to soak up incredible views of both Mazatlan and Deer Island itself. You can also follow your expert guide on an ecological hike around the island, to see and learn about native flora and fauna that grow and live here in abundance. At the end of a fun, adventurous, and educational day, head back on board the boat for the return journey to Mazatlan, and then drop-off to your hotel.

Mazatlán: Beach & Jungle ATV Tour w/ Lunch & Tequila Tasting

9. Mazatlán: Beach & Jungle ATV Tour w/ Lunch & Tequila Tasting

We pick you up wherever you are staying, we take our drive to Mr Lionso Ranch. When we arrive to Mr Lionso Ranch that is located approximately 10 minutes from the golden zone, your tour guides will provide you the equipment (helmet and goggles) and given the instructions on how to use the ATVs. In one hour you will ride by the beach, agave field and cross streams. You will receive a traditional meal before returning to your resort (tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, guacamole , salsa, nopal salad, tortillas and a drink) Ask for you Mezcal tasting for free, we have different flavours

Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour from Mexico City

10. Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour 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.

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Wonderful! Oscar was a wonderful guide with a wealth of local knowlege that he generously shared with us. He made as many extra stops as we requested. I would highly recommend this company and Oscar as a local tour guide.

Our second time there. Always a great experience. We love the birds and the terrace dining experience. We missed having a guide for our first-time visitors.

I definitely recommend! Best trip ever and the view was everything. No pressure to buy anything and everyone is so friendly … 10/10

Our guide was excellent! He was knowledgeable, easy to understand and information was excellent

Julio was a great guy. Highly recommend him. Took us all around city. And shopping