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Taxco and Cuernavaca Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

1. Taxco and Cuernavaca Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

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.

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Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

2. 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.

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Taxco and Cuernavaca: Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

3. 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.

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Xtasea Zipline: Turtle Release, Horseback Ride, Croc Farm

4. Xtasea Zipline: Turtle Release, Horseback Ride, Croc Farm

Combine nature with adventure on this jam-packed guided adventure tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Acapulco, head to the Xtasea Zipline, the world's longest over-ocean zipline. Here, reach speeds of up to 120 km/h as you fly over 100 meters above the ocean. Later, visit the most beautiful beach in town and enjoy a 1-hour horseback ride along the deserted shores of the bay. Finally, head to a culturally-rich Afro Mexican village. Get the opportunity to release a baby turtle into the Pacific Ocean at a turtle releasing ceremony at a certified sustainable turtle camp. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Acapulco.

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From Mexico City: Taxco, Cuernavaca & Puebla in 2 Days

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

Take 2 of the most popular day trips from Mexico City on consecutive days and explore 4 of the country's most fascinating locations. Travel back in time to the colonial era and marvel at the monuments of Cholula, Puebla, Taxco and Cuernavaca. See one of Mexico's grandest cathedrals, get stunning views of the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, benefit from 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. Relax on the 2-hour journey along a highway 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, begun 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 Cuernavaca Today, take a full-day trip out of Mexico City to admire 2 staggering colonial towns. First, enjoy a scenic drive to "The City of Eternal Spring" at Cuernavaca. Marvel at the 16th-century cathedral (one of the oldest in the country) and go to the Palacio de Cortés, the oldest conserved colonial-era civil structure on the continental Americas. Look at the monument to the military insurgent and Mexican patriot, José María Morelos. 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 one of Mexico's grandest churches at the Church of Santa Prisca, built in 1759 by the French/Spanish immigrant, José de la Borda. He literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring and Taxco is now known worldwide for its silver mines and shops. Benefit from the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. 

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Round-Trip Shuttle: Quebrada Cliff-Dive Watching

6. Round-Trip Shuttle: Quebrada Cliff-Dive Watching

Watch the best show in Acapulco at La Quebrada, where native high-cliff divers risk their lives in the most amazing display of bravery. Your knowledgeable tour guide will tell you about the different sectors you will pass through on the way to see the dives and will share with you all there is to know about this unmissable show. You will watch 5 divers jumping from different heights, including one from the topmost cliff, standing at 136-feet high.  Your guide knows the best spots to watch the diving so you don't miss a thing. Enjoy a drink as you watch the show. When the show is over, head back to either your hotel or the cruise ship terminal from where you started.

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Acapulco: 2.5-Hour Acarey Yacht Cruise

7. Acapulco: 2.5-Hour Acarey Yacht Cruise

Experience the beauty of Acapulco Bay and see the celebrity houses from the comfort of the "Acarey" yacht. Spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular views before the magical sunset. Cruise out into the bay to see sights such as La Roqueta Island. Alternatively, opt for an evening cruise to experience the bay by moonlight. Look at the moon, the stars and the ocean as the DJ serenades you. Sip tropical cocktails and live the high life for the night as you sail past the homes of the rich and famous. Relax with your friends and family aboard a vessel equipped with all necessary amenities.

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Morelos: Zoofari Centro de Conservación Entry Ticket

8. 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.

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Acapulco: Kayaking Tour to Islet El Morro

9. 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.

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Acapulco: Dinner, Drinks and High Cliff Divers

10. Acapulco: Dinner, Drinks and High Cliff Divers

Your driver will punctually pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and take you to one of the best restaurants in Acapulco, where you will enjoy a great three-course dinner and two drinks with a fantastic view of the bay of Acapulco.  Afterwards, your tour guide will drive you to see the high cliff divers of La Quebrada, explaining some interesting facts about Acapulco along the way. Once there, you will be able to enjoy two complimentary domestic drinks. After the diving exhibition, you will be dropped off at your hotel. This is a truly magical and romantic evening in Acapulco.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 317 reviews

Had a great time with Carlos during our trip! He was very knowledgeable and full of information on the sights and history. Definitely recommend checking out this tour if you’re looking for a fun day trip from Mexico City! Also, our driver was fantastic. There are some winding roads up to Taxco, but we were never worried!

It was a nice trip. Senior Victor drove us safely to the different spots and Roberto told us historic details. Both are very friendly and kind, so we had great conversations. We would go again

I highly recommend this tour to Taxco and Cuernavaca. Our guide Edith did a great job, her professionalism and charisma made us enjoy the ride from start to finish !!! Excellent hostess

A dream come true! Such an amazing must see experience. I felt like I was in the movies or telenovelas. Thanks to Emanuel, tour guide, for the wonderful tour!

Was an amazing show, really enjoyed our time watching the divers.