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Explore Cuernavaca’s Waterfalls & Ruins on a Private 12-Hour Tour from Mexico City

Sin nombre No. 728 TREN TURISTICO, Cuernavaca Centro, Centro, 62000 Cuernavaca, Mor., Mexico

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12 hours (approx.) - English

Vibe Adventures

Join our private tour from Mexico City to get acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of Cuernavaca, the “City of Eternal Spring”.

Highlights
  • Descend 100 m amid thick vegetation to discover a 40-m tall waterfall.
  • Climb Aztec pyramids of Teopanzolco.
  • Stroll unhurriedly through shady Cuernavaca’s streets to feel a relaxed lifestyle this city lives.
  • Visit a fortress-like Palace of Cortes that used to be home to a great conquistador.
  • The tour includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off.
Description

Overview

Join our private tour from Mexico City to get acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of Cuernavaca. Widely known as the “City of Eternal Spring” due to its favorable climate, it retains a well-preserved historic center with multiple beautiful churches and museums, as well as nearby El Salto de San Anton Waterfall and Teopanzolco Archaeological Site that you will also visit. 

Highlights

  • Descend 100 m amid thick vegetation to discover a 40-m tall waterfall.
  • Climb Aztec pyramids of Teopanzolco.
  • Stroll unhurriedly through shady Cuernavaca’s streets to feel a relaxed lifestyle this city lives.
  • Visit a fortress-like Palace of Cortes that used to be home to a great conquistador.

Itinerary

In the morning, meet your guide at your accommodation and head to Cuernavaca, in Morelos State. Our first stop will be the small town of San Anton Analco, and once there, see an amazing 40 m-high waterfall surrounded by thick vegetation. Then, descend 100 m through stairs until you reach the viewpoint to enjoy an incredible natural spectacle. Going downstairs, see the basalt prisms formed hundreds of years ago on the walls.

After this, head to Teopanzolco Archaeological Site to see the remains of a city that existed between the 13th and 16th centuries. Also, learn about the pre-Columbian history of the old city of Cuauhnahuac (now “Cuernavaca”), as well as the society, religion, architecture, culture, and daily life of its former inhabitants.

Later, explore the historic center of Cuernavaca, full of colonial buildings from the 16th century, when Spanish colonizers established in the area after the Conquest of Mexico led by Hernan Cortes. Walk down its streets and visit outstanding constructions such as the fortress-like Palace of Cortes, which once used to be home to this historical character and now hosts the Regional Museum of Cuernavaca. Also, stop at other relevant buildings such as the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and Jardin Borda Palace, among others. 

After a full day of discoveries, return to our vehicle and relax on the way back to Mexico City.

Why go with us

  • You will spend the time of the tour purely on its activities and sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops and 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 always be extended for an extra fee.

Logistics

  • DEPARTURE TIME: The default departure times for this tour are 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM but those can be also adjusted per your request. Our guide will meet you at the departure point at the requested time and might need to contact you by phone. Thus, please kindly provide a valid contact number during your booking.
  • DEPARTURE POINT: The tour includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off: please indicate the exact time and location for your pick-up during your booking (e.g. in the “Special Requirements” field). If you cannot find this field, just reply to the booking confirmation that you get to your email with your pickup details, message us on the platform, or call the number indicated on your booking confirmation at least 24h before the tour. We can pick you up from hotels and apartments situated in the following parts of Mexico City: Downtown, Reforma, 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 is 12 h from the moment of pick-up till drop-off. At the same time, this tour is customizable which means you can adjust the route and time to spend in each location. E.g. if you want to visit a place that is not part of the itinerary (attraction/restaurant/market, etc.), we can do it on a complimentary basis if this visit (1) still fits the standard 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 or cap, sunglasses and sunscreen; travel insurance; good mood and curiosity.

Notes

  • Children under 3 years old are complimentary.
  • This is a private tour: only your group will participate.
  • Travelers should have a basic physical fitness condition.
  • The type of the vehicle depends on the size of your group and may include a car, 7-seater, or minivan.

Itinerary

– Private tour from Mexico City to Cuernavaca
– Visit El Salto de San Anton Waterfall and Teopanzolco Archaeological Site
– Climb Aztec pyramids of Teopanzolco
– Stroll through Cuernavaca’s streets
– Visit the fortress-like Palace of Cortes
– Descend 100 m amid thick vegetation to discover a 40-m tall waterfall
– Visit the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and Jardin Borda Palace
– Complimentary pick-up and drop-off
– No visits to souvenir shops and restaurants (unless requested)
– Flexible tour duration and route

Starting Location
Sin nombre No. 728 TREN TURISTICO, Cuernavaca Centro, Centro, 62000 Cuernavaca, Mor., Mexico.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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