The Taxco Getaway

Type of Tour:

Getaways

Location:

Mexico City

Duration:

2 Days / 1 Night

Mode of Transportation:

VW Beetle convertible or VW classic Combi with a guide & driver

Visited Places:

Taxco with a stop in Cuernavaca

Availability:

All year long weather permitting

Price per person:

$310.00 USD

Description

Our Taxco Getaway will take you to a town founded in 1529 by the Spanish who had discovered large silver deposits in the neighboring mountains. Following the discovery, Taxco quickly became a major silver hub. Today, Taxco, a charming colonial town nestled in the heart of the Sierra Madre, is still considered one of the silver capitals of the world and is home to several hundred silversmiths and shops. So get ready to discover a great getaway destination just two hours form Mexico City...

Detailed Itinerary

Considered as Mexico's silver Mecca, Taxco is a charming colonial town nestled in the mountains of the Sierra Madre at an altitude 5,800 feet. Classified as a national monument by the Mexican government 1928, Taxco de Aragon is a favorite destination for weekenders escaping from Mexico City. Located 180 km from Mexico's capital, Taxco was built by the Spaniards who had discovered that the neighboring mountains hosted large silver deposits. Once the silver mines dried up, Taxco maintained its status as Mexico's premier silver cities, serving as home to an impressive number of skilled silversmiths. Today, Taxco still has several hundred shops dedicated to designing, making and selling silver jewelry and other silver items. Marvelously well preserved, Taxco's architecture and its steep, cobbled and winding streets make it a lively little town well worth a visit.

Tour Highlights

Visit of:

  •  The Santa Prisca Cathedral
  •  Taxco's zocalo (main square)
  •  Plaza Borda
  •  The silver museum (Museo de la Plateria)

What does the tour include?

Your tour includes:

  •  Transportation in a classic VW Beetle convertible or VW Combi
  •  Your driver & guide during your 2-Day getaway
  •  Your overnight accomodation in a charming hotel located right in the center of town (double occupancy)
  •  A continental breakfast
  •  Bottled water
  •  Entrance fees to the silver museum
  •  Hotel pick-up & drop-off service

Not included in your tour are:

  •  Lunch (Day 1), Diner (evening of Day 1) and Lunch (Day 2)
  •  Purchases you may choose to make along the way
  •  Gratuities if applicable

Rest & Conditions

  •  Private tour (Adults): $310.00 / person (minimum of two people)
  •  Private tour (Children): $155.00 per person (minimum of two people)
  •  Solo passenger tours: $600.00

Map & Directions

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