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Mexico City: Taxco & Cuernavaca Tour with Pre-Hispanic Mine

1. 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.

Taxco and Cuernavaca: Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

2. 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: 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 with Lunch from Mexico City

4. Cuernavaca and Taxco Tour with Lunch 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.

From Mexico City: Taxco, Prehispanic Mine & Puebla in 2 Days

5. From Mexico City: Taxco, Prehispanic Mine & Puebla in 2 Days

Take 2 of the most popular day trips from Mexico City on consecutive days and explore 3 of the country's most fascinating locations. Travel back in time to the colonial era and marvel at the monuments of Cholula, Puebla, and Taxco. See one of Mexico's grandest cathedrals, get stunning views of the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, get the opportunity to buy traditional crafts, and more. Day 1: Puebla and Cholula Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located meeting point in Mexico City, and journey to the historical cities of Cholula and Puebla. Take a 2-hour journey that passes through mountains and offers breathtaking views of the beautiful Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. Upon arrival in Cholula, admire the hundreds of churches and visit the impressive Church of Santa María de Tonantzintla, built in an indigenous-Baroque style that stands out for its interior of gold and wealth of decorative elements. Continue to the city of Puebla, located just 15 minutes from Cholula. Popularly known as the “City of Angels,” Puebla is one of the 5 most important colonial cities in Mexico. Enjoy a delicious lunch (not included) to experience the gastronomic variety of the city. Choose from a simple and traditional semita (small, sweet loaves) or the exquisite and laborious mole poblano (a thick, rich, chocolate-tinged sauce).  Then, take a walking tour through the historical center and see the 16th and 18th-century buildings along with the main Plaza de Armas (also known as the "Zócalo"). Admire the cathedral, which began in 1575 under the orders of Philip II of Spain. Take a look at the Church of Santo Domingo with its portal of a pure classic style, and then experience the buzz of the crafts market and find beautiful and traditional Talavera figurines. Sample sweet treats, such as sweet potatoes prepared in different flavors. Return to your original meeting point for drop-off at the end of the day.  Day 2: Taxco and Prehispanic Mine Continue to the colonial city of Taxco, and journey through hundreds of years of history along the cobblestone streets and cozy squares. Feel the strong old-world ambiance that has withstood the passing of time, and discover the Church of Santa Prisca. See and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. Then, discover an incredible pre-Hispanic mine and find out how the ancient residents extracted precious materials before the conquest.

Morelos: Zoofari Centro de Conservación Entry Ticket

6. Morelos: Zoofari Centro de Conservación Entry Ticket

Visit Zoofari with ease with an official attraction ticket. Be amazed by the animals and make unforgettable memories. Head to the ticket booth with your voucher to access the park and collect your audio guide. Buy some food to feed the animals, then explore the six sections of the safari circuit as many times as you like. Begin with the first section, where you will find giraffes, African elephants, hippos, monkeys, swans, and more. Continue to section two to observe buffalo, deer, and sheep, which you can feed from your car. Visit section three for the big cats, as well as ostriches, crocodiles, and hyenas. Next, head to section four to see blue wildebeest, white lions, and leopards. Then, take in section five, home to animals such as zebra and gaur. Finally, flamingos, black swans, and sloths await in section six. After exploring the safari to your heart's content, visit the jaguar trail, go down the zip line, have a picnic, eat at the restaurant, and buy a souvenir to remember your experience.

Mexico City: Private Tour to Cuernavaca & Taxco

7. Mexico City: Private Tour to Cuernavaca & Taxco

Experience eternal spring, colonial architecture, a monumental statue and a local's lunch in this all-in-one day tour from Mexico City. Begin your day trip with pickup from your accommodation in Mexico City. Hit the road and head for your first stop at Cuernavaca. Immerse yourself in the lush capital of the state of Morelos, known as the city of eternal spring. Enjoy a visit to the 16th century Palace of Cortes as you encounter its key sights. Hop back in the vehicle as you head for the city of Taxco. Soak up the atmosphere of this charming city famous for its silver jewelry, and filled with beautiful colonial architecture. Next, ascend up the hill and to appreciate the panorama from the monumental Christ of Taxco Statue. You'll also eat a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, and see other sights like the famous Santa Prisca Church.

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What people are saying about Taxco

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 196 reviews

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.

Zoofari is really fun, the place really cares about the animals and it's conservation. You can go around the zoo with your car, so there are no covid risks.

Our guide was really helpful - translating the guided tour in the caves into English. The caves are massive - a long walk but worth it. Taxco is beautiful

Taxco is a magical place to visit. If you have an extra day in CDMX, book the trip. It will be a long day, but worth it.

Fabulous activity for kids, really fun and family friendly!!