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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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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.

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

3. 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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Morelos: Zoofari Centro de Conservación Entry Ticket

4. 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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Celebration of the Passion of Christ in Taxco

5. 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.

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Mexico City: Private Tour to Cuernavaca & Taxco

6. 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 Cuernavaca

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 91 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!

We were picked up in a timely manner. They were extremely helpful - took my eyeglasses to be repaired! It was a very nice tour.