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Private Cuernavaca & Rafting Tour

José María Morelos 21, Centro, 62640 Amacuzac, Mor., Mexico

Activity provided by Vibe Adventures

12 hours (approx.) - English

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Join our private tour from Mexico City to take a breathtaking 12-km rafting descent on Amacuzac River and explore the beautiful colonial center of Cuernavaca.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private and fully customizable tour with your own guide.
  • Experience a 12 km-long white-water rafting descent on Amacuzac River.
  • Savor a traditional Mexican lunch in a local village homestay.
  • Visit the 40-meter-high Salto de San Anton Waterfall.
  • Explore the colonial Cuernavaca city with its 16th-century Palace of Cortes and UNESCO-listed Cathedral.
Description

Overview

Join our private tour from Mexico City to take a breathtaking 12 km-long white-water rafting descent on Amacuzac River and explore beautiful Cuernavaca, “the City of Eternal Spring”.

Highlights

  • The tour is private and fully customizable, so you choose when to start and how long to stay in each place.
  • Enjoy beautiful landscapes and the flow of adrenaline riding the rapids of the Amacuzac River.
  • Savor a traditional Mexican lunch in a local village homestay.
  • Visit and refresh yourself at 40-meter-high Salto de San Anton Waterfall.
  • Explore the colonial Cuernavaca city with its 16th-century Palace of Cortes and UNESCO-listed Cathedral.

Itinerary

In the morning, meet your guide at your accommodation in Mexico City and head to Amacuzac. One of the most important rivers in Morelos, it originates on the slopes of Nevado de Toluca and is considered an ideal place for water sports. There, with the guidance of an experienced certified instructor, take a 2,5-3 h descent in the lower section of the river with more than 20 rapids enjoying the stunning scenery, and native vegetation and fauna of the surrounding area. After rafting, go to a nearby village to have a traditional Mexican lunch with a local family.

From there, go to Cuernavaca. Known as “the City of the Eternal Spring”, the capital of Morelos State has a warm pleasant climate all year round and is known for its beautiful landscapes, lovely colonial architecture, rich history, and gastronomy. The historic center of this city features the 16th-century Palace of Cortes, the former home of Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes, and it’s now a history museum with murals painted by Mexican artist Diego Rivera. 

Upon arrival, explore the historic center of Cuernavaca on foot visiting, among other attractions, its UNESCO-listed Cathedral and the former convent of La Asuncion, Palace of Cortes, Zocalo (the main square), handicrafts markets, and beautiful parks. 

After a full day of discoveries, we will return to our vehicle where you can relax on the way back to your accommodation in Mexico City.

Why go with us

  • You will spend the time of the tour purely on sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops/restaurants (unless you ask).
  • An ideal choice for small groups: the price of the tour is fixed and varies just slightly depending on the size of the group.
  • We are flexible: we can adjust the program and route to your interests while the duration of the tour can be always extended for an extra fee.

Logistics

DEPARTURE TIME AND LOCATION
The default departure times are 7:00 and 8:00 AM, but we can also adjust them per your request. Our guide will meet you up at the requested time and location and might need to contact you by phone. Therefore, please kindly provide a valid phone number during your booking.

TRANSPORT
Complimentary pick-up/drop-off is included: please indicate the exact time and location for your pick-up during your booking (e.g. in the “Special Requirements” field). That is to say, we can pick you up from the following parts of Mexico City: Polanco, Condesa, Roma, and Centro Historico. Other more remote locations might involve an extra fee.

TOUR DURATION AND CUSTOMIZATION
The standard duration of the tour counts from the moment of a meet-up till the end of the tour. On the other hand, the tour is customizable which means we can adjust the time you spend in each destination. For example, if you want to visit an extra location (attraction/restaurant/market, etc.), you can do it on a complimentary basis if this visit (1) fits the default duration of the tour and (2) doesn’t involve a major change of the route.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU
Comfortable clothes and shoes; hat/cap, sunglasses and sunscreen; travel insurance; good mood and curiosity.

Notes

  • The type of vehicle depends on the size of your group and may include car, 7-seater, minivan.
  • This is a private tour: only your group will participate.
  • Rafting season: July to November – class III-IV (suitable for 12+ years old); December to June – class II-III (suitable for 8+ years old).
  • People over 110 kg are not allowed to raft for security reasons. Please indicate your weight and height during your booking.
  • Travelers should have a basic physical fitness condition.

Itinerary

– Private tour from Mexico City to Amacuzac River
– White-water rafting descent on Amacuzac River
– Traditional Mexican lunch in a local village homestay
– Visit 40-meter-high Salto de San Anton Waterfall
– Explore colonial Cuernavaca city with its 16th-century Palace of Cortes and UNESCO-listed Cathedral
– Enjoy beautiful landscapes and the flow of adrenaline riding the rapids of the Amacuzac River
– Complimentary pick-up/drop-off included
– Flexible tour duration and customization

Starting Location
José María Morelos 21, Centro, 62640 Amacuzac, Mor., Mexico.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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