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Mazatlan Countryside and Old Town Combo Tour

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    Stop At: Mazatlan Van Tours, Mazatlan 82110 Mexico

    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.

    Stop At: Mazatlan Cathedral, Calle 21 de Marzo 21 Plaza de la Republica, Mazatlan 82000 Mexico

    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.
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    Departure Point
    If you are staying in a hotel please provide name and location of hotel and we will pick up/drop off at your lobby.
    If you are arriving on a cruise ship, there will be a courtesy shuttle provided to the cruise ship terminal building, the Welcome Counter is located next to the ladies room.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Bottled water
    • Beverages
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    I'm going to admit, i'm not completely sure if our tour guide's name was Andres but it was something similar to that. My boyfriend and I went in February of 2019 and had a great time! It was a total of five people including us,...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank iammyth
    Reviewed 5 December 2018

    We absolutely loved our countryside tour. Eduardo our guide made it so much fun. He is very knowledgeable and super friendly. There were only six of us in the van. We visited brick layers tile and clay makers, bakery in the back of someones home...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Gloria C
    Reviewed 28 November 2018

    Our tour was conducted by Jeancarlo Zamora of Mazatlan Van Tours. He was so knowledgeable about every aspect and provided a fantastic, comfortable day for my friend and I. We loved being able to see artisans show us their talent, eat fresh baked Mexican goodies,...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    2  Thank CindiO59
    Reviewed 22 January 2018

    All along the way to Copala (a former silver town) are fun stops; brick making, handmade furniture factory, small town shopping and gorgeous mountainous scenery. You've got to eat at Daniel's in Copala, for some of the best banana creme pie ever (or coconut pie)...More

    Date of experience: May 2017
    12  Thank 2Baxters
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    Response from 2Baxters | Reviewed this property |
    I wouldn't suggest it. If you rented a taxi - you might make it, but it would be iffy - cause there is soooooooooooo much to see. Next time fly down and take time to enjoy an area that has been settled by the French, the... More
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