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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.

From Mazatlán: ATV Tour into Sierra Madre with Lunch

2. 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.

Mazatlan: Deer Island Eco Tour with Snorkeling and Hiking

3. 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: Mazatlán 1873 Observatory Guided Tour

4. Mazatlán: Mazatlán 1873 Observatory Guided Tour

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. 

Mazatlan: All-Inclusive Party Boat/Deer Island Tour

5. Mazatlan: All-Inclusive Party Boat/Deer Island Tour

Board your boat 15 minutes before the tour departure time at Marina Mazatlan. As soon as you step onboard, savor a freshly-made drink by a super-skilled bartender or a cold beer from the open bar. Then, cruise through the marina, the Golden Zone and its hotels, and take in great views of Valentinos and the Malecon. Afterward, head to Deer Island where, after putting a life jacket on, you will disembark to perform as many water activities as you like from the ones offered. Once you've had your fun in the water, get ready to enjoy a variety of local dishes served by one of the crew members. On the way back to the marina, dance on the upper deck or simply relax lying down on the lounge sofas.

Mazatlan: City Aquarium Premium Access and Sightseeing Tour

6. Mazatlan: City Aquarium Premium Access and Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your day with a brief sightseeing city tour and a Premium Access pass to Mazatlan Aquarium including the Humboldt Penguin Exhibit, interactive tank areas. See educational exhibits such as shark diving, sea lions, tropical and predators birds, and more. Start this exciting marine life adventure on a traditional open-air vehicle ride from your accommodation to the city aquarium. Skip the ticket office line for a quick and full-access visit to the Aquarium and Humboldt Penguin exhibit. The Humboldt Penguin exhibit is home to 14 of these amazing creatures that live in temperate areas of South America and never see ice or snow. Get up close with them, both above and below the water in the Humboldt Penguin Habitat. Explore the indoor saltwater fish tanks and the biggest jellyfish tank in Mexico. Stick your fingers into the doctor fish tank. Enjoy the fantastic experience of exfoliating dead cells from your skin. Admire the museum of the sea, which displays a wide variety of snails, marine mammal bones, and a miniature display of the arts and fishing methods used around the world. Discover the outdoor areas. Interact with wonderful creatures such as stingrays and electric rays, love birds, and Tilapia fish. Or simply walk along and meet a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals, Get your snacks and camera ready for educational exhibits of tropical birds, predatory birds, and sea lions where Toby, Ely, Tito, and the superstar Bony will perform fantastic numbers in the water and air. Enjoy a brief sightseeing tour on the open-air vehicle through the boardwalk and Historic District before returning back to your accommodation.

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.

From Mazatlan: Zipline & ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting

8. 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.

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.

Puerto Vallarta: Private Guided ATV and Zipline Combo Trip

10. Puerto Vallarta: Private Guided ATV and Zipline Combo Trip

Head off on an adrenaline-fueled adventure in the spectacular landscapes of Puerto Vallarta on a guided ATV tour in the Sierra Madre mountains. Travel along dusty trails and challenging swerves. Stop to admire the El Salto waterfall, cool off in a secluded oasis, and soar over the canopy on a zipline. Receive all the safety gear and instruction you need from your guide for a safe race through the jungle trails. See the El Salto waterfall and drive through the lush vegetation. Stop at a hidden oasis and jump into its refreshing waters for a swim. Head back onto the trails for more adrenaline-fueled ATV fun. Put your courage to the test with a canopy zipline tour and get your heart racing as you launch yourself over the treetops.

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What people are saying about Sinaloa (State)

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 174 reviews

Such a great experience! Very friendly staff!! Hugo was such a great chofer and gave us a brief history! They worked very well on our delay and made a separate ride! Roman was very knowledgeable about wildlife and was a great guide in our snorkel adventure and pointed out puffers, stingrays and sea cucumbers. The captain would get close and personal with the rock formations and caves to get a closer look compared to other boats nearby. Highly recommend this group!

Our guide was great and provided services above and beyond the event description. We had a spectacular time at the aquarium and during sightseeing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided an extensive historical and cultural information about the sites and monuments we visited. We were taken to a restaurant outside of the Golden Zone that provided with with an authentic taste of Mazatlán.

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!!!

We had fun, we rexommend trying this activity. Mazatlan is rich in historic places.

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