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Mexican Silver City: Walking Tour of Taxco

Wander in the colonial streets of Taxco on this tour. This lovely Mexican silver city has so much to see, from architecture to world-renowned silver shops.

USD $147.00USD $164.00

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Discover the Beautiful Mexican Silver City of Taxco

This Mexican silver city trip takes you on a walking tour of beautiful Taxco, a small colonial gem of a town located in the north Sierra Madre Mountains. This town has a unique architectural style characterized by cobblestone streets and white stucco houses with red-tiled roofs. You can also admire the baroque-style Church of Santa Prisca.

Taxco is one of the prettiest towns in Mexico, with tumbling hills and a strong Old-World ambiance that has survived for hundreds of years. In fact, Taxco has been declared a national monument to be conserved as it looked in the 1700s.

You will also have the opportunity to explore and visit local shops. Taxco is known as “The Silver City” and is a shopper’s paradise for silver jewelry with over 300 silver shops.

Highlights

  • Admire the countryside as you enjoy a drive through the Sierra Madre mountain range
  • Visit a silver store to learn about the region’s industrial heritage
  • Behold the architectural splendor of the Church of Santa Prisca on Borda Plaza
  • Enjoy some relaxed free time to explore Taxco de Alarcón independently

Tour information

Duration: Full Day (13 hours)
Start and end location: Acapulco Bay
Availability: Year-round

Itinerary

Your tour starts between 6:30 am and 7:00 am as we pick you up from your hotel. After a one-hour drive, you’ll stop for breakfast (not included) at a restaruant in Chilpancigo. Chilpancigo is the capital of the Mexican state of Guerrero. The tour will continue with a 3-hour drive along the mountainside, until you reach Taxco de Alarcón at an altitude of  5,833 feet (1,778 meters).

Once in the city, there will be a few stops at a couple of silver stores where you’ll receive a short explanation about the silver jewelry industry, and have some time for shopping. Afterwards, you’ll go on a walking tour of the city with your guide, heading to the downtown area with its cobblestone streets that wind narrowly up and down the hillside. Admire the unique architectural style of white stucco houses topped with red-tiled roofs.

Finally, you will reach the magnificent baroque Church of Santa Prisca on Borda Plaza, which was declared a National Historical monument. Then, you will have some free time to grab lunch on your own before making your way back to Acapulco. Your Mexican silver city tour ends between 20:30 pm and 21:30 pm.

What’s included

  • Round trip transportation (pick up and drop off at your hotel)
  • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish)
  • Ice-cold bottled purified water

What’s not included

  • Meals and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Important notes

  • Pickup is at your hotel in the Acapulco Bay. If it is located further away, pickup will be at the same time, but the price will be different.
  • The tour will be private if your group is of 6 people or more. Children of less than 12 years of age pay half.
  • This tour has a minimum of 2 people. If you have fewer than 2 people, contact us at info@keteka.com and we will try to find a group for you.

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