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Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

1. Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

Depart from Puerto Vallarta and set off on a boat cruise towards the tropical paradise coves of Yelapa and Majahuitas. Admire the picturesque coastal scenery, where dolphin encounters and humpback whale sightings (in winter) are common occurrences.  Make your first stop at the breathtaking shores of Majahuitas Cove. With its untouched sandy beach and crystal clear water, it's the perfect hideaway for a day of snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking with an expert guide. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel here with all equipment included by the crew. Then, head over to Yelapa, which offers another incredible option for a scenic beach retreat. Nestled in a stunning natural cove, this tiny community is free of any roads and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. This tour gives you the opportunity to relax on Yelapa beach and explore the surrounding area, where stunning tropical wildlife and a hidden Yelapa waterfall lay just minutes from the shore. Stroll through the charming fishing village to the cascading, Cola de Caballo waterfalls and jump into the refreshing water, or simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty. Browse through the native artisan handicrafts along the way, then kick back in the sun at Yelapa's expansive beach where the river streams into the ocean, surrounded by an incomparable green mountains landscape. Whether you hike to the waterfalls, snorkel, or bury your toes in the sand, you’ll be struck by the idyllic beauty of these tropical retreats. As you cruise back to Puerto Vallarta with an open bar and onboard fiesta, wrap up a perfect day with some great music, dancing, and unforgettable entertainment provided onboard.

From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

2. From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

Grab the chance to visit Mexico's Tolantongo Caves on this day tour from Mexico City. Soak and swim in the thermal waters of the cliff pools and explore the many caves of the area. Lookout over crevices and mountains in natural hot springs meant for relaxation. Leave Mexico City first thing in the morning and appreciate a comfortable drive to the Tolantongo Caves. Upon arrival, take a bath in the hot springs, visit the caves, estuaries, pools, and waterfalls. Feel free to explore this paradisical place, 1280 meters above sea level. Visit the hidden paradise section, made up of 40 thermal water pools, including one with a slide. Access the paradise tunnel, which includes a suspension bridge, restaurant area, and zip line. If you want a little more adventure, take the opportunity to combine this relaxing excursion with hiking. Take stunning photos and appreciate activities fun for the whole family.

Puerto Vallarta: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure

3. Puerto Vallarta: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure

The Bay of Banderas is home to two of the most picturesque coves in all of Mexico: Yelapa and Majahuitas. Immerse yourself in sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, and tropical wildlife both on land and in the sea during this trip from Puerto Vallarta. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Hike to a hidden waterfall, enjoy the natural pools, and stroll through the charming fishing village. Browse through the native artisan handicrafts along the way, then kick back in the sun at Yelapas expansive beach where the river streams into the ocean, surrounded by an incomparable green mountains landscape. On the return trip to Puerto Vallarta, enjoy an open bar, music, and dancing with the boat’s crew.

Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

4. Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

The first stop on your tour will be to the caves of Cacahuamilpa. You will enter through the huge rock door to contemplate the majestic scenery formed by the erosion of the water and the movements of the earth. You will then walk through the corridors and enjoy the sensation of penetrating the mountain to discover figures of animals, faces, buildings, and the customs of the Chontal tribes to honor their gods of the underworld. You will then go to the magical town of Taxco to eat at the Hotel Monte Taxco. After lunch, you can take the cable car (not included). Following this, you will take a walk through the city and visit the oldest mining center on the continent, which still stores silver mines that date back to the Colonial Era. Next, you will visit the ex-convent of San Bernardino and the Temple of Santa Prisca, which is a clear example of the fact that the town still retains its colonial style. The church there, which was built in approximately the 18th century, is of Novo-Hispanic Baroque style. You will then have free time to visit Humboldt House, where the famous German expeditionary stayed, and which is currently home to the Museo del Arte Virreinal. Following this, you will visit the different workshops, goldsmiths, and museums of this city (which is also called the City of Silver). At the conclusion of your educational and cultural day out, you will return to Mexico City at approximately 6:00PM.

Cancún: Cenote Zapote Adventure

5. Cancún: Cenote Zapote Adventure

Discover Cenote Zapote located south of Cancún on this adventurous day trip. Swim, snorkel, swing from zip lines, taste authentic Yucatecan food, and relax in hammocks. Enjoy optional round-trip transportation to make your trip more convenient. Head into the majestic Mayan jungle to explore the bell-shaped formation of three scenic cenotes, all featuring crystal-clear waters. Find the perfect spot to swim, snorkel, and see underwater life. Throughout the park surrounding the cenotes, enjoy more activities such as ziplining and cycling tours throughout the day with your instructor. In between your trip, enjoy a traditional Yucatan-style lunch, including drinks and snacks. Then, relax in traditional Mayan-style hammocks before finishing up your day at the park.

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids and Bike Tour

6. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids and Bike Tour

Begin your day walking down the mythical Avenue of the Dead lined with vestiges of a magnificent civilization in the pre-Columbian Americas. The Guide will tell you about this mythical civilization, you will have a different perspective of the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. Continue with a bike ride through the Teotihuacán valley and enjoy the fantastic views of the area. Visit the Magical Town of San Martín de las Pirámides and explore a cave where your guide will talk to you about the importance of worldview in ancient culture. Visit a craft workshop where you will learn about precious stones, such as obsidian, and here you will also have the opportunity to taste the traditional Mexican alcoholic drink pulque, a fermented agave sap drink. Your tour will end with a tasty lunch (no drinks included) and will return to Mexico City at approximately 4:00 PM (depending on traffic conditions).

From Queretaro: Cave Descent in Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato

7. From Queretaro: Cave Descent in Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato

Travel to the astonishing Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato. You will start your tour with an easy hike with amazing views for around 20 minutes until you reach the cave. Then you will get ready with your headlamp to start the descent into the cave. Inside you will walk, crawl and sneak through some chambers and narrow tunnels, you will live the experience of being in complete silence and darkness. After reaching the exit, you will hike back to the vehicle. Then you will meet local people and taste the most delicious food of the region.

Cuetzalan: Waterfalls and Grotto Tour

8. Cuetzalan: Waterfalls and Grotto Tour

The private pick up will be in the lobby of your hotel or address in Puebla or Cholula city. The transfer will be to Cuetzalan and take 3 hours approximately. The first stop will be a Chichicazapan's grotto with an underground pool. Here you can explore the cave and enjoy the experience of the subterranean water using the safe equipment. The second water will be the "El Salto" waterfall where you will enjoy its natural pool. The third stop will be "La Escondida" waterfall and also here you will immerse yourself in fresh water. The fourth stop will be "Las Brisas" waterfall with another accessible and enjoyable river pool. The fifth stop will be the cultural experience visiting a weaving workshop where you will know the handcrafting process of items of clothing like blouses, shirts and typical dresses. The experience ends and the transfer to Puebla city will take another 3 hours. The drop off will be in your hotel or address.

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What people are saying about Central Mexico

David and the rest of the crew were really amazing and the boat part of the trip was so much fun. Most fun we have ever had on a snorkeling trip and we have been on a few. Just be aware that the boat drops you in the water for snorkeling and then socks off the beach so you have to swim the equivalent of about 3 city blocks to get back to the boat which could be a little tough for beginner snorkelers. Also the hike to the waterfall, while not strenuous, up and back is a total of about 30 minutes so should definitely have decent shoes as the cobblestones can be slippery. All in all we would highly recommend this tour.

Excelente tour, hicimos un viaje de un día a las cuevas de Cacahuamilpa y Taxco. Nuestro guía nos recogió a tiempo cerca de nuestro airbnb y nos llevó hacia los guías locales que nos iban explicando todo. Visitamos una de las iglesias más antiguas de Taxco y tuvimos tiempo suficiente para comprar recuerdos y explorar las joyerías de plata.

A must do for travelers to Mexico City. It was worth the long commute. The waters feel amazing (they're warm) and are beautiful. Definitely a location to make precious memories.

Nice place, it was worth it the long drive . The natural hot springs make my trip unforgettable

El tour estuvo excelente! El lugar es hermoso y fueron puntuales.