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Puebla Tour: Overnight Rural Getaway from Mexico City

On this overnight private tour of Puebla and its surrounding areas, explore the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, see thousands of spectacular cacti at the the Helias Bravo Botanical Garden, discover rich history, vibrant culture, and more!

USD $195.00USD $325.00

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Discover History, Culture, and Nature on this Overnight Puebla Tour from Mexico City

On this overnight Puebla tour, explore Puebla’s rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking nature with a private guide. Encounter the region’s history, from its colonial architecture to mesozoic, dinosaur-age archaeology. Enjoy outstanding natural landscapes at the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve and Helia Bravo Hollis Garden. Escape the bustle of Mexico City on this rural overnight getaway!


  • Discover Puebla City’s most emblematic sites
  • Enjoy one night in Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve
  • See a monstrous fossilized dinosaur footprint in San Juan Raya
  • Marvel at the Giant Cacti in Helia Bravo Hollis Garden


Day 1 – Take a Puebla Tour & Explore Tejuacan-Cuicatlan Reserve
Your tour will begin with 7:30 am hotel pick-up in Mexico City and transfer to the beautiful city of Puebla (located in the State of Puebla). Puebla is known for its outstanding history and throughout day, you’ll enjoy learning local stories and legends about Puebla’s fascinating past. Stop at the historic Zocalo Square, the colonial-era Cathedral the Church of Santo Domingo, and more.

Later, stop by the vibrant Callejon de Los Sapos — Frog Alley — and enjoy strolling along colorful colonial homes, past eclectic antiques shops and street vendors. In your free time, stop at a local restaurant for Puebla’s classic cuisine.

In the afternoon, you’ll head to the village of Zapotitlan de las Salinas, located within the Tejuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll spend the night. Settle into your quiet, rustic cabin, then head to a nearby restaurant serving a locally-sourced, traditional meal.

Day 2 – Enjoy Pre-Historic Fossils & Helias Bravo Botanical Garden
Enjoy breakfast Zapotitlan de las Salinas before packing up and heading to San Juan Raya at around 10:00 am. Here, you’ll get to see a massive dinosaur footprints preserved in the rock, and enjoy the rest of the morning walking nearby trails or visiting the local fossil museum.

Afterwards, you’ll return to Zapotitlan for lunch (included) and then move on to Helias Bravo Botanical Garden, home to one of the largest collections of cacti on Earth. As you explore the gardens on a guided tour, you’ll learn about the multiple domestic and medicinal uses of local plants.

In the afternoon, you’ll leave the Botanical Gardin and head back to Mexico City. You should arrive at your hotel in Mexico City at around 19:00 pm.

What’s Included?

  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • Entrance tickets mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Accommodation in comfortable 4-person cabins, or in a hotel in Zapotitlan
  • Specialized bilingual guide (for languages other than English or Spanish, contact us at for availability)
  • Private transport service

What’s Not Included?

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

What to Bring?

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or cap

Important Notes

Group size: 4-10 people


Zapotitlán Salinas, México

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Zapotitlán Salinas, México 18.329232, -97.474676

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