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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.

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.

Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

3. Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

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.

Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour from Mexico City

4. 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.

Baby Sea Turtle Release Experience in Acapulco

5. Baby Sea Turtle Release Experience in Acapulco

This activity must be done under the guidance of a certified professional so as not to damage them in the process. It is important to follow the instructions correctly, not to touch them in the process or make a lot of noise when releasing them. According to biologists and specialists, turtles fix and retain information about the beach where they are born; In this way, years later, as adults, they will return to that same spot to spawn. You may have seen it in movies or read it in magazines but have you ever experienced an up close look at hatching baby turtles making their way to the sea to begin their new life that is something not everyone can boast witnessing but just up the shore from an Acapulco Beach, you may be able to see this incredible scene. There are four different types of sea turtles that can be found along the shores: Leatherback, Olive Ridley, Black. Leatherbacks and the hawksbill turtle .

El Paso & Juarez Downtown Historic Walking Tour

6. El Paso & Juarez Downtown Historic Walking Tour

This tour will start at the border of the United States and Mexico where you will meet your friendly guide. Head into El Paso and Juarez (Juarez Avenue) and be shown some of the most interesting hot spots including restaurants, cabarets, and cantinas. With your guide, discover how this part of the world has modernised over time to become the cultural hub that it is.  Your tour will continue as you walk down Downtown Juarez and see iconic landmarks such as the San Luis Exchange House, the Museum of Revolution, Old Mayors office, the Cathedral, Benito Juarez Monument, Old Post Office Building, Plaza de Toros Bullring, Mission de Guadalupe and shop around downtown and visit the Markets.

Acapulco: Kayaking Tour to Islet El Morro

7. Acapulco: Kayaking Tour to Islet El Morro

Your adventure will begin after you register, at which point you can prepare to enter the water. You will be equipped with a paddle, water shoes, gloves, a helmet and a vest according to your size. Before entering the water, one of your instructors will provide you with safety instructions, before teaching you how to best board your kayak and how to use your paddle to advance through the water. Once in the water your instructor will accompany you to ensure your safety on your adventure at all times, taking you to paddle around the Islote el Morro, and assisting you to anchor to climb and explore it. Once you get to the Islet, you will go up the path to the cave, and if the tide and your adventurous spirit allow it, you can enter the cave to explore. After leaving the cave, you will go up to the upper platform, from where you can observe in all its splendor what has been named the most beautiful bay in the world.

From Zihuatanejo: Sailboat Cruise to Ixtapa Island with Food

8. From Zihuatanejo: Sailboat Cruise to Ixtapa Island with Food

Head out of Zihuatanejo and enjoy a day spent relaxing on Ixtapa Island. Set sail to this heavenly beach island and enjoy a day immersed in nature, tucking into local food while there. Sit back and relax on a short sailboat cruise to this car-free island. Once there, make your way to one of its three pristine golden sand beaches: Cuachalate, Veradero, and Coral. Explore the lush greenery on the island, walking around at your own pace and taking in your natural surroundings. Grab lunch at one of the local restaurants of the island as you look out at the Pacific Ocean. Try pescado a las brasas, grilled fish cooked over wood-fired stoves served whole - an island delicacy. Hop back on your boat and head back to the mainland at the end of your trip.

Celebration of the Passion of Christ in Taxco

9. Celebration of the Passion of Christ in Taxco

Enjoy pickup from the meeting point in Mexico City and drive to Cuernavaca. There, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, known as the city of the eternal spring. There, you will visit one of the oldest cathedrals in America, the Palace of Cortes and see the city's mansions and avenues. From there, you will continue to Taxco, known as the World Silver Capital, you will have a chance to visit the famous parish Church of Santa Prisca and admire the cobbled streets of Taxco. Finally, you will be part of one of Mexico's most important celebrations, Holy Friday. This is considered the most important day of the Easter celebrations. In Taxco, many events take place around different points in the city. You will witness the Passion Play which portrays the crucifixion of Jesus and takes place at the former convent of San Bernardino of Siena. Learn the history of this event and have an unforgettable time. After this, you will travel back to Mexico City.

*4-Hour Roqueta Island Snorkeling and/or Paddle Boarding

10. *4-Hour Roqueta Island Snorkeling and/or Paddle Boarding

After being conveniently picked up from your hotel, hop onto a van for a 30-minute ride across Acapulco Bay to the meeting place. Snorkel above rocky coves for a look at the island's vibrant marine life and lounge on the sands of a centrally located beach where you can also spend some time enjoying sweeping views of the expansive Pacific and the Bay of Acapulco of Acapulco. Explore the beautiful waters of the bay of Acapulco on this 4-hour tour to a beautiful Beach of Acapulco Bay. You can relax on the lovely sand beaches and enjoy snorkeling in the pristine waters teeming with colorful marine life. Backed by heaps of local knowledge and years of experience this is a unique tour that can guarantee to satisfy all levels of snorkeling fun from beginners to experts. Snorkeling is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the environment in Acapulco. It is very easy to learn and it ensures great fun in the Bay of Acapulco. It is ideal for exercise and quality time with friends and family. Come and learn with locals who know the area.

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José was a great tour guide. You can tell he has many, many years of customer service experience (having owned some retail stores, worked to develop and promote El Paso and Juaréz, and been a tour guide for over a decade). He's knowledgeable (history, culture, economy, politics), passionate, calm, and accommodating. José caters the tour to his guests (e.g., how much you want to drive vs. walk, be in MX vs. TX, desired points of interest to visit). We stayed in Juaréz for the majority of the tour, because we were more interested in being on the Mexico side. Would definitely recommend José as a consummate professional to anyone in El Paso who is looking for an entertaining and/or educational tour; it was one of our favorite activities of our trip.

Jose took us to and around Juarez. This was a great experience — Jose is very knowledgeable about Juarez. Moreover, he has many connections there, and a long history of community involvement. He understands and can clearly explain how Juarez has changed and why. The tour was half driving and half walking. The Mision and Cathedral were interesting. The museum of the revolution also. And the many marketplaces. And the border wall. We went to a great restaurant (Viva Mexico). Highly recommended!! PS if you have Global Entry it makes returning a snap.

We took a private tour with a very knowledgeable guide, who let us spend more time in the caves. The caves are amazing and surreal up to 70 m height, and are one of the largest in the Americas. The pictures don't fully describe the feeling. Definitely worth visiting. Taxco is a nice and picturesque colonial town.

It was very nice tour Excellent staff, helpful, polite, supportive Seen many fishes, rays, sea stars and sea urchins, Very nice and safe snorkeling Thank you Alex, Jesus, Juan and others who was helpful Recommend that tour for everybody

I went on this tour in November. It was a great experience. Taxco is a magical town that should be on everyone’s Mexico bucketlist.