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Taxco Multi-Day Tour: Stunning Silver & Natural Splendor (5 Days)

Explore Taxco’s outstanding silversmithing heritage, and delight in its breathtaking natural beauty on this 5-day tour. Visit local shops, meet prize-winning master silversmiths, and tour the Spratling ranch and museum. Hike in a nearby National Park and take a guided cave tour. Enjoy local cuisine and and Taxco’s vibrant culture.

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Taxco Multi-Day Tour: Discover Silversmithing Heritage & Spectacular Natural Landscapes

Taxco is well-known for its outstanding silversmithing and artisan craft work. In 1929, American William Spratling and a team of local Mexican silversmiths began a movement with their use of exquisite pre-Columbian motifs and became world-renowned for the exceptional workmanship of the local team.

On this 5-day tour, visit local shops with unique designs, meet prize-winning master silversmiths, experience the Saturday Silver Market, and explore the Spratling Ranch and Museum.

But this picturesque town with white-washed facades and cobblestone streets is as rich in natural beauty, culture, and history as it is in silver. Surrounded by steep hills and surrounded by lush forests, Taxco is an outstanding site for outdoor activities. Visit Cacahuamilpa National Park, explore the caves, go birdwatching with an expert naturalist and more.

Explore Taxco’s outstanding history and silversmithing heritage, and delight in its breathtaking landscapes on this Taxco multi-day tour.

Contact us at info@keteka.com for pricing information and to book a tour!

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning colonial town of Taxco
  • Hike in Cacahuamilpa National Park
  • Discover Cacahuamilpa Caves on a private tour
  • Immerse yourself in Spratling’s history and living legacy
  • Purchace silver jewelry first-hand from renowned silversmiths
  • Meet Arbol de la Vida Master Artisans
  • Explore Taxco and the surrounding area more deeply on a Taxco multi-day tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from San Miguel to Taxco
Arrive at the St. Paul’s Church in San Miguel by 6:45 for your 7:00 departure to Taxco. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on the bus and arrive in Taxco by the early afternoon. After you check into your hotel and unpack, you’ll have free time to explore the main square and nearby silver shops. Meet in the hotel lobby for dinner*.

Day 2: Visit Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park 
Enjoy early breakfast at the hotel, then set out for Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park for a morning of birdwatching and hiking Around midday, return to Taxco for lunch* at the restaurant of your preference. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to wander, shop, and take photos. At 16:45 pm, you’ll leave for dinner and to meet the prize-winning silversmiths of Taxco.

Day 3: Take a Private Cave Tour & Explore the Spratling Museum
Have 7:00 breakfast at hotel, then leave for a private tour of the caves at Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park. You’ll return to the hotel for lunch, then head to the Spratling Museum in the afternoon.  That afternoon we will visit the Spratling Museum and recommended silver shops Meet for dinner* in hotel lobby.

Day 4: Explore the Saturday Silver Market & Tour the Spratling Ranch
Enjoy 8:30 am breakfast at hotel, then visit the Saturday Silver Market to wander the shops. Meet for lunch at the hotel then head to the Spratling Ranch in the afternoon. You’ll return to Taxco in the evening for cocktails and a private dinner*.

Day 5: Say Goodbye to Taxco
Your Taxco multi-day tour is coming to a close! Have one last breakfast at the hotel, then check out by 9:00 am. You’ll stop at the town of Metepec for lunch and to visit the Tree of Life Master Artisan’s Workshop and Market where you’ll have a chance to see an artisan at work and buy authentic silver goods directly from the artist’s studio.

From Metepec, continue on to San Miguel de Allende. You should arrive by 20:00 pm.

* Meals marked with an asterisk are not included in the trip’s fee.
This Taxco multi-day tour itinerary is subject to changes without prior notification.

What’s Included

  • Nightly accommodation (4 nights)
  •  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  •  National Park Grutas de Cacahuamilpa guided hike with naturalists.
  •  Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Caves private tour.
  •  5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD 85-125 for meals not included.)
  •  Entrance fees to national parks and museums.
  •  Tour leader
  •  Small group experience: Max 15/Avg 10

What to Bring

  •  Official ID (Passport, Mexican Residency, etc.)
  • Copy of ID to carry with you at all times
  •  Original INAPAM ID (if you have one)
  •  Water bottle
  •  Binoculars
  •  Camera
  •  Flashlight
  •  Hat
  •  Sunblock
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Umbrella and rain gear
  •  Hiking sticks
  •  Insect repellent
  •  Day pack: including binoculars, toiletries, travel documents, storage bags, toilet paper, & small change for public restrooms
  •  Light-weight walking/hiking shoes
  • Fleece garment (mornings and evening may be chilly)
  • Money belt
  • First-aid kit: including lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking

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