A 5 hour guided tour where you will cross streams, climb the mountain, cover some rugged terrain, experience spectacular views and cross a wooden bridge.
Includes: round transportation
The adventure begins when our Veraneando Adventure ride picks you up at your hotel, once you make your payment for you tour you can ask for beverages during the drive; water, coffee or juice, to immediately go heading to Veranos Village (approximately at 40 minutes from the golden zone).?When we arrive to the facilities, you will be given the necessary instructions on how to use the ATVs. The guided tour will be on gaps in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Municipalities of Mazatlan and Concordia. Cross a wooden bridge and the Presidio river to reach other surrounding towns. Later, you will enjoy a regional meal before your ride back; tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas and your choice of beverage. Besides; you will have time to go?through town where you can visit the museum of history, the beautiful church and the tequila factory where you will taste the best tequila in town.
Children under 16 can not handle the ATV without the company of an adult.
Experience the charm of rural Mexico on a day trip to the colonial town of El Quelite. Enjoy a walk around the riverside village of red-roofed adobe houses and meet the hospitable local people on this relaxing day trip. The tour takes you to a traditional bakery, cheese factory and fish tank factory, with the option to include a traditional lunch at one of Mexico?s most famous restaurants.
Your El Quelite day trip begins with pickup from your Mazatlan hotel. Relax on the short drive to this riverside village, 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Mazatlan, and experience rural Mexican life when you stop to visit a quail farm, a cheese factory and a producer of ornamental fish tanks.
Your professional guide will provide some background history before your arrival in El Quelite, explaining how it was the scene of major historical events during the Mexican Revolution. The area was home to several groups of rebels, the most recognized being Los Laureanos, who stole the gold carried by stagecoaches making their way from the Sierra Madre Mountains down to the coast.
Things are much quieter in El Quelite these days, and now the town is better known for its rural atmosphere and lovely surrounding countryside. Take a stroll around the quiet streets lined with adobe houses, and admire their red-tiled roofs and gardens of colorful bougainvillea. Your walk takes you along narrow stone streets to the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, passing a rustic bakery and a cockfighting training ranch.
Along the way, you might see locals sitting outside in the street, playing the ancient pre-Hispanic game called the Ulama.
To complete your day trip to El Quelite, choose the lunch option to include a traditional lunch at El Meson de los Laureanos, the most famous Mexican restaurant in the state of Sinaloa.
You name the place and you’ll be taken there! Create your own itinerary to tour Mazatlan with a private van or suburban & a certified English speaking tour guide/driver at your beck and call.
You name the place, and we`ll take you there. Create your own itinerary to tour Mazatlan with a private van and English speaking driver / guide at your beck and call. Explore with your private group of friends or family in an air conditioned vehicle; your experienced driver / guide can offer ideas to maximize your touring experience by suggesting ideas like the scenic coastline and the Golden Zone, the cathedral, the historical center, the cliff divers, the lighthouse, a day pass at a resort and / or options of restaurants for lunch; all at your own pace. (with a cooler of bottled water on your van)
Combine culture, architecture, history and the beach on this fun self-guided bike tour of Mazatlan. Ride during sunset along the beach to see the sun dip down below the Pacific Ocean. Cruise down the Malecon on the seaside and then ride over to the cathedral, seeing all the main sites of this bohemian town.
Your self-guided tour will begin at the meeting point in ?El Malec?_n,? a four-mile non-stop promenade beside the sea, full of iconic monuments and beautiful beaches. To stay cool, stop for ?cocos? (coconut) and continue riding to Machado Square, a magical place in the heart of Mazatlan that is home of the Angela Peralta Theater.
You will witness the bohemian lifestyle of this quaint town, visit the historic Cathedral and pick the art museum or gallery of your choice before finishing your ride at a delicious restaurant.
At the meeting point, we will give you a map with the list of monuments, hand-picked spots and restaurants, and the best recommendations to make your ride an unforgettable experience.
Your tour concludes at your original departure point.
Visit the villages of El Tablon Viejo and El Rosario. You will see the Spanish cemetery, the museum and the ruins of the old temple. Then you will have an optional stop for lunch at El Caimanero lagoon.
Begin your day with pickup from either your hotel or cruise ship. Over the course of this tour, not only will you see these amazing sights in the unique villages of El Tablon Viejo and El Rosario, but you will also get to see Mexican artists hand making colonial furniture, palm leave furniture, and fine pottery. Later, In the town of El Rosario, you will visit the marvelous church with the incredible and unique gold altar and learn about some of its history.
Visit the museum to be briefed on some of the important people in the history of this town. Afterwards, head on to El Caimanero where you will have the option to stop and enjoy a delicious lunch right on the beach front. On theway back to Mazatlan you will take a unique route to enjoy the views driving between the coconut groves and the Caimanero lagoon, driving through the farms in the area. Observe the area as the driver takes you back to your Mazatlan accommodation or cruise ship.
Buried deep in the land of a 140 year old tequila factory and surrounded by the vegetation of the tropical deciduous forest. A former underground tequila distillery it?s one of Mazatlan?s last remaining secret spots.
In this adventure, you?ll be hiking towards the ruins of the underground distillery through agave plantations and paths used by the factory workers over a hundred years ago. While you experience being in the quietness of the forest, contemplate it?s flora and fauna. Learn from your local leader about the tequila, nature and lifestyle of the countryside towns.
After the stimulating workout, we will be visiting Los Osuna Tequila Factory and learn about their artisanal process and relax under the shade of a beautiful Huanacaxtle tree, tasting one of the best tequilas.
Explore the history of tequila in Sinaloa through a hike in the off beaten paths inside a tropical deciduous forest, the agave plantations, and the secluded ruins of a former distillery.
While we make our way to the ruins, a local leader will be commenting entertaining stories, legends and tales from our ancestors for you to understand the importance of the local ecosystem and the legacy of the tequila. If we are lucky, you will get to have a close encounter with the fauna, such as, white-tailed deers, wild boars, black-throated Magpie-Jay, and the west mexican chachalaca.
Let?s relax the pace by walking around an ancient hacienda with over 130 years, which is where the tequila factory lies.
Your assigned local leader will show and explain to you the artisanal process of manufacturing the agave that makes Los Osuna Tequila a world-wide awarded distilled.
After visiting the factory, it?s time to toast with a tequila tasting under the shade of? the vegetation. To the good times!
Following our toast, you will head up to the hacienda where we started participating in the making of a delightful Mexican meal, made only with the best local ingredients.
Right in the middle of the village the visitor will find two hot springs pools where he can dip and enjoy its healing properties. These effects on the body are due to water containing minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur and carbon. 4 hour trip. Includes: round transportation, meal, drinks and tequila tour.?
The adventure begins when our VERANEANDO ADVENTURE ride picks you up at your hotel, once you make the payment for your tour you can ask for beverages during the drive; water, coffee, or juice. Right in the middle of the village are the two pools of hot springs where you can dip and enjoy its healing properties:Increases blood circulation and oxygenation, removes toxins from the body, increases metabolism, relaxes the mind, prevents aging, relieves skin diseases (psoriasis, fungi, and dermatitis), heals wounds, Fights rheumatism and arthritis.These effects on the body are due to water containing minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur and carbon. Later, you will enjoy a regional meal before your ride back; tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas and your choice of beverage. Besides; you will have time to go through town where you can visit the museum of history and the beautiful church, you can also go to our hot springs and tequila factory where you will taste the best tequila in town.
What to bring: swimsuit, another clothes, towel, extra money for souvenirs, camara and sunscreen.
A 5 hour tour where you will experience a fun scenic ride by the Presidio River. Such ride lasts approximately 90 minutes through a 12 km ride.
Includes: round transportation, meals, drinks
The adventure begins when our Veraneando Adventure ride picks you up at your hotel, once you make the payment for your tour you can ask for beverages during the drive to town (approximately 40 minutes); water, coffee or juice. Upon arrival, you will be handed the required equipment (Kayak, Paddles and Life Jacket), always keeping safe all of our visitors so they can enjoy an amazing ride. Experience a fun scenic ride by the Presidio River, a river free of danger (Level 1) and environmentally healthy, born in one of the most majestic and interesting spots like Picachos Dam, which you will appreciate from a safe distance. Such ride lasts approximately 90 minutes through a 12 km ride, just a fraction from its 167 km full length. Later, you will enjoy a regional meal before your ride back; Tequila Cheese, Machaca Burritos, Beans, Salsa, Tortillas and your choice of beverage. Veraneando Adventure is the greatest and most enjoyable way to entertain yourself around the regional flora and fauna. Besides, you?ll have time to go through town where you can visit the Museum of History and the beautiful Church, you can also go to our hot springs and tequila factory where you will taste the best tequila in town.
Explore the colonial village of La Noria, east of Mazatlan, to learn about the cultural traditions of rural Mexico. Peruse handmade wares such as leather saddles and belts while your guide shares stories about the area?s cowboy culture. Grab a bite to eat (own expense) before your visit to Vinata Los Osuna for a mezcal distillery tour. You?ll see the Osuna family?s traditional and modern production methods and taste the prize-winning mezcal yourself!
Depart from your Mazatlan hotel, and travel 45 minutes east to charming La Noria, a Mexican village nestled in the Sierra Madre foothills. Your guide shares stories about rural life as you take in La Noria?s historic San Antonio Church, adobe houses and cowboy culture. Browse the shops where local artisans craft handmade items such as pottery, machetes, leather belts, sandals and saddles; watch as impressive leatherworkers expertly wield basic tools to carve intricate patterns into the leather.
If the walk jumpstarts your appetite, you can taste local dishes at an authentic restaurant (own expense).
Next, head to the nearby Vinata Los Osuna and learn about the mezcal-making process, from field to glass. See how the blue agave plants are cultivated and harvested; the large bulbs are eventually roasted in underground brick ovens.
After walking through the steps of mezcal making, sample some of Los Osuna?s finest liquors at a tree-shaded bar next to the historic ranch buildings. You can even buy some bottles to take home with you!
After a day of sightseeing and mezcal tasting, your guide returns you to your Mazatlan hotel.
Join your guide on a small group journey back in time and re-live thousands of years of ancient cultural traditions while you explore one of northern Mexico?s most captivating archaeological sites: Las Labradas. Travel in an air-conditioned coach to a beautiful sandy beach only 35 miles north of Mazatlan. This archaeological site comprises a unique mantle of volcanic rocks that feature over two hundred petroglyphs?carved by ancient nomadic cultures. Dated as far back as 2,000 years B.C. this may be?the only petroglyph site on a beach side location in the Americas.?After exploring the site you will have time to enjoy of a beautiful isolated pristine beach, take a splash, a long walk or simply relax as you enjoy a traditional lunch with a local family at the small village of La Chicayota.
On this adventure you will drive north of Mazatlan for about 40 minutes to visit Las labradas archaeological site.?Las Labradas beach is located within one of Sinaloa?s biggest natural protected area, the Meseta de Cacaxtla, with over 50,000 hectares encompassing different ecosystems, particularly dry tropical forest and a rich diversity of wildlife. This ecotour is a great option for avid bird watchers, as well as nature and culture enthusiasts!
While exploring Las Labradas site, your expedition guide will share with you interesting facts about the their origin and the possible messages behind the petroglyphs, which depict animals, people and other elements of nature composing the visions, beliefs and cosmogony of the native people many centuries past.
You will also have time to visit Las Labradas museum, with interesting exhibits about archaeological findings in the region and its natural history. Take the opportunity to meet the people that live and work at the preserve, learn about their traditions and ways of life. When you participate in this ecotour you support the economy of local communities that live within this important natural protected area.
Get your pulse racing on an ATV adventure through the foothills of the Sierra Madres outside of Mazatlan! After an exciting drive, celebrate your ride with a mezcal tasting (similar to tequila!) and factory tour at Vinata Los Osuna Distillery, a family-run business founded in the 1800s. You?ll have a memorable day exploring the hills on an exhilarating ATV and then kicking back with a tasty blue agave mezcal.
After pickup from your Mazatlan hotel, get ready for the excitement and adrenaline of an ATV tour through jungle-covered foothills! Following your arrival at the ATV center near the colonial town of La Noria, receive an ATV driving lesson and safety gear from your expert guides then head to the hills for a thrilling ride.
Follow your guides along trails and across streams, passing through dense tropical forest and small villages. Test your skills and enjoy the scenery on these exciting trails through the countryside.
After your drive, unwind with a mezcal tasting and factory tour at the nearby Vinata Los Osuna Distillery. Learn about the mezcal-making process, from the cultivation of the blue agave plants to harvest of their hefty bulbs, which are then roasted in underground brick ovens. Watch a demonstration of the traditional method of processing the plants where a donkey pulls a large stone wheel that crushes the agave bulbs to extract the liquid. Then check out the latest production methods in the modern factory.
Next, sample some of Los Osuna?s finest mezcals at a tree-shaded bar outside the historic ranch buildings. Try as many mezcal samples as you like while enjoying the lush gardens with cactus and flowering trees. You can even buy some authentic mezcal to bring home to your friends and family!
After the mezcal tasting, set off to Mazatlan where your guide returns you to your hotel.
See the jungle from a bird?s-eye view as you glide through a tropical forest along ziplines in the Sierra Madre foothills, east of Mazatlan. Afterward, enjoy a mezcal factory tour and tasting at Vinata Los Osuna distillery! You?ll learn how the Osuna family has made blue agave mezcal (a tequila-like liquor) for more than a century, and taste the award-winning liquor!
After your guide picks you up at your hotel in Mazatlan, travel by coach 45 minutes east to the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains for a zipline experience at Huana Coa Canopy Adventure. The ecological park is located on the grounds of Vinata Los Osuna distillery. Meet your expert zipline guides, receive a safety orientation and get outfitted in the provided gear. From there, take a Swiss army jeep up the mountain and prepare to take flight!
Soar through the trees between 12 platforms on ziplines of varying height and length for a thrilling flight with fantastic views. You are strapped into a safety line at all times so there is no danger of falling and you can quickly gain confidence from friendly guides. You can also try your hand at rappelling and check out two nature trails to learn more about the area.
The final zipline takes you over fields of blue agave near the central area of the distillery?s ranch. Get grounded with a fruit snack (included) and then calm your nerves with a mezcal tasting on your tour of Los Osuna Blue Agave Distillery.
Walk through the mezcal factory that has been operated by the Osuna family since 1876! You?ll learn about the process of making the drink — from growing the spiky blue agave plants to roasting the harvested bulbs in underground brick ovens. Consider yesteryear?s mezcal-making process as you watch a donkey pull a large wheel to smash the spiky-agave plant before distillation. Once you soak up how it?s made, taste a variety of award-winning mezcal. You can even buy some bottles to take home!
After an exciting day of ziplining and mezcal tasting, your guide returns you to your hotel in Mazatlan.
Discover the hidden gems of Mazatlan on a 3.5-hour guided walking tour, exploring the golden zone as well as the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Visit famous monuments as you stroll through Old Mazatlan ? the historical center ? including the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market), Angela Peralta Theater and Machado Square. You’ll marvel at the acrobatics of the amazing cliff divers and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Watchers Hill. This small-group tour is limited to 18 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
This sightseeing tour of Mazatlan brings you face to face with a fascinating city whose early settlers included Aztecs, mid-16th century Spanish conquistadors, and mid-19th century French and American colonists. After hotel pickup, your guide will take you to Watchers Hill to put the city into perspective with a great panoramic view and offer expert narration throughout your tour.
Explore the outer areas of Mazatlan, such as the golden zone, and watch the famous cliff divers from a prime location. The antics of these daredevils, who jump from 45-foot (14-meter) platforms into only five feet (1.5 meters) of water, will amaze you! See sculptural monuments like The Fisherman before a walking tour of Old Mazatlan ? the city?s picturesque historical district.
Follow your guide on foot through the oldest part of the city and visit the 19th-century church, the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Then, take a stroll through the Plaza de Revolucion to the nearby Municipal Market, located just two blocks away. As you wander past produce stalls in this must-see marketplace, you?ll have the opportunity to browse for small gifts or barter for a bargain-priced souvenir.
Next, walk over to Machado Square, a plaza surrounded by charming sidewalk caf̩s and historical buildings, including the Angela Peralta Theater. Sadly, the ?Nightingale of Mexico,? for whom the theater was named, never performed here since she fell ill from yellow fever and passed away en route to Mazatlan to perform.
You?ll be well acquainted with the city by the time your guide drops you off at your hotel at approximately 12:30pm.
This tour will show you the flavors of Mazatlan: highlights, shopping, beaches and shrimp. You will enjoy the main highlights of the Old Mazatlan by stopping at each area with the option of walking around to get some great pictures and a bilingual guide to explain the history and culture of each, then head on over to the Golden Zone where the best shopping & beaches are located to do your own shopping, and/or a splash on the beach and finally arrive to the restaurant right on the beach to enjoy a delicious Mexican shrimp lunch.
After hotel pickup, you’ll head on a city tour of Mazatlan and enjoy the flavors of this place. See the breathtaking sights in Old Mazatlan, the beautiful beaches and enjoy delicious shrimp in a small-group tour with a professional guide. Start off by visiting the highlights like the Spanish fort-lookout hill for amazing views of the highest natural lighthouse in the world and of the city. Then, head down to watch the brave cliff divers plunging into only 8 feet of water from 45 feet in the air dodging the sharp rocks below. Continue the tour and don’t miss the opportunity to casually travel through the oldest area in Mazatlan; the Historical center and arrive to the Cathedral with plenty of time to go inside to take pictures. You’ll also have time to wander around the area to visit the downtown market and/or the main plaza. From there, you will enjoy a nice ride along the longest boardwalk (malecon) in Mexico to head to the best shopping area with time to shop around and/or head to the beach to do your own beach activities before heading to the beachfront restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious Mexican shrimp lunch. After you have enjoyed the best flavors of Mazatlan, you will return you to your cruise ship or hotel.
We crucially believe that the best way to get to know the natural and urban attractions of this incredible harbor is to experience and see things up close. Nothing in between you and the city.
An enthusiastic local leader, often cited as being the main highlight of the tour, will be happy to show you the places locals love and give you the best recommendations based on your likes.
Join us to discover the hidden spots only locals can show you, enjoy the natural landscapes and learn about the history of a city that was once frequented by merchants and pirates.
Explore the mystic ruins of ancient Mazatlan. Take yourself to a previous century through the alleys of the historic district and experience at a relaxed pace the vibrant culture of the Plazuela Machado, home of the ́ngela Peralta Theater, and the beautiful bohemian lifestyle.
Let?s ride through one of the longest boardwalks in the world, enjoy the astonishing views of the Islands, and the most famous beaches for surfing or swimming.
Our goal is for you to become an expert of this city by visiting both, the unbeaten paths, as well as, the most emblematic monuments and landmarks, such as, the ?31 de Marzo? Fort, the cliff divers, Olas Altas, the Cathedral and the Pino Suarez Market (only available at the 9 a.m. tour).
Your transportation will be a Volkswagen Kombi totally equipped for the adventure.
ITINERARY CITY BIKE TOUR
ITINERARY SUNSET CITY BIKE TOUR
This is a great way to enjoy both the countryside and the Old Town in Mazatlan. Get off of the beaten track visiting the the villages Malpica, Villa Union & the colonial town of Concordia; right in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Visiting these quaint colorful villages to see where natives carve wooden furniture by hand, make pottery, roof tiles and pastries. Be impressed by the stone temple San Sebastian in Concordia.
Your first stop will be made at a rustic brick factory where bricks are made by hand, located at the banks of the Presidio River just outside of Villa Union. Continuing on through the town of Villa Union and East to visit Malpica, a small community where two friendly families started their home businesses: A rustic oven bakery and a handmade artistic floor tile shop using a tile press over 100 years old handed down through his family for generations.
The following town was founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Ibarra, who was the pioneer of the mining industry in the state of Sinaloa and this village was strategically settled near the silver and gold mining sites. Concordia is a very industrious town; its residents make their daily living working in furniture factories and potteries. Beautiful colonial architecture can be admired here, the most emblematic buildings are: The San Sebastian?s temple made of pink stone, the French style city hall and the main plaza with a huge rocking chair up front.
After enjoying the colonial towns in the Sierra Madre mountains, you will return to Mazatlan to see the most important and interesting areas, Old Mazatlan where you will have the opportunity to wander each area to get the feel of each point of interest, like at the lookout hill where you will be amazed by the views of the city and the highest natural lighthouse ?El Creston?, don?t miss the stop at the cliff divers to watch the brave diver plunge into a mere 8 feet of water from 45 feet high.
Then travel through time while going from the historical center with its narrow streets and quaint plaza to the center of downtown Mazatlan where you will find the Cathedral and main plaza, take your time here to enjoy the beauty of the ?Immaculate Conception? church and maybe do some shopping at the central market only one block from the cathedral. Now it?s time to enjoy a delicious authentic Mexican lunch before heading back to your hotel.