Tour of Tlaxcala and Sanctuary of the Fireflies

Tour of Tlaxcala and Sanctuary of the Fireflies

From $63 per person

Enjoy a fascinating full-day trip to Tlaxcala and Nanacamilpa.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 10:45 AM
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Live tour guide


  • Marvel at the sights
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Visit important landmarks
Full description
The day begins with collection from your hotel or the meeting point at Revolution Monument. You'll then drive to Tlaxcala center where you will take a tour, visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption which is considered one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals around. Take a panoramic tour visiting Casa del Ayuntamiento, Portals, Government Palace before descending to the Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan where legend has it the Virgin of Ocotlan's appeared to Juan Diego Bernardino to provide miraculous water which would cure the sick and eliminate the epidemic of this place. (If there is a chance you will enter the Basilica, subject to availability). You'll also enjoy some free time to buy crafts and food. The next stop is Nanacamilpa. By night you will venture on a walk for 2 hours to the magical forest of Nanacamilpa where each year an incredible natural phenomenon occurs in which thousands of fireflies put on a dazzling a light show. After seeing this natural phenomenon you will be dropped back at your hotel or the meeting point.
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup from the meeting point
  • Walking tour Admission ticket
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • As the fireflies are a natural phenomenon, seeing them cannot be guaranteed
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Excellent organization and good communication before and during the walk

July 23, 2019

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Product ID: 69626