Welcome to Zacatecas


Zacatecas was where thousands of indigenous slaves were forced by the Spanish to toil in the mines under terrible conditions. Pancho Villa enjoyed a historic victory in 1914, and he is still feted by locals today. Today travelers can have their own lofty experiences in a teleférico (cable car) to the Cerro de la Bufa, the impressive rock outcrop that soars above the town and affords great views of the church domes and tiled rooftops below. Alternatively, visitors can drop below the surface to tour the infamous Edén mine, a sobering reminder of the city's brutal colonial past.


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Zacatecas to Mina San Bernabe ATV Adventure Tour

Your 2-hour ATV tour begins at a meeting point in Zacatecas where your guide will greet you and you will get all necessary equipment including your ATV and a safety briefing. Your adventure then takes you through terrains and roads as you head to the San Bernabé mine.On the way, you'll see and stop at some interesting points in Zacatecas. See the viewpoint othe mine roads  and then see the Mina Activa.  You'll then continue through another dam and drive through a paved road. Along the way, you'll get to stop and take pictures. You will end the tour at the starting point and take great memories of this thrilling and fun ride.

$678 Day Trips & Excursions

Mexico: Fun & Adventures

ItineraryDay 1: Mexico City Stop At: Historic Center (Centro Historico), Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastBienvenidos a la Ciudad de Mexico - the largest city in Latin America where ancient and modern coexist in harmony. The city is a world-class cultural hub that offers a huge variety of museums, galleries, and architectural gems, along with bustling nightlife and diverse gastronomic culture.Arrive on Saturday or any other day before and take your time to explore this diverse city before meeting your group and tour leader on Saturday evening: optional welcome dinner & get-together in a local restaurant/bar/pub.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Shared room in a conveniently located hotel/B&B/private rental in Mexico City.Day 2: Mexico City Stop At: Historic Center (Centro Historico), Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastTake the full day to explore the city by yourself or with your group, visit its numerous attractions, try local food and enjoy good vibes of this amazing city. Late in the evening take an overnight bus to Sombrerete, arriving there in the morning.Duration: 14 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in our accommodation in Mexico City.Accommodation included: Overnight bus to Sombrerete (Zacatecas).Day 3: Sombrerete - Sierra de Órganos National ParkStop At: Sierra de los Organos, Zacatecas, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAfter a traditional Zacatecas breakfast and tour around Sombrerete, we will go to explore Sierra de Órganos National Park -  one of the greatest natural wonders of Mexico. Follow your adventurous spirit and have an unforgettable day among incredible natural wonders. In the evening enjoy the BBQ, games and informal get-together with the rest of the group. Stargazing & accommodation in eco-cabins.Duration: 10 hoursStop At: Sombrerete CentroIn the morning, arrive to Sombererete - a charming little town nearby the national park. Surrounded by hills, you will love Sombrerete’s streets and churches, such as the Santo Domingo Temple or the Candlemas Chapel. As you walk around this "Magical Town", you can enjoy its elegant Colonial architecture, which brings its intricate streets to life, interrupted only by squares and gardens that shine in the sunlight.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Traditional Zacatecas breakfast upon arrival in Sombrerete. • Dinner: BBQ at our accommodation in Sierra de Órganos National Park.Accommodation included: Shared eco-cabins in Sierra de Órganos National Park.Day 4: Sierra de Órganos National Park - ZacatecasStop At: Zacatecas CathedralAfter breakfast at our accommodation in the national park, we will go to Zacatecas, a colonial city declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture, urban layout and the irregular alignment of its streets. After check-in to our accommodation, we will have a tour around the historic center and take a ride in a cable car, connecting the Cerro de la Bufa to the Cerro del Grillo that offers an unmatched view of the beautiful city. Duration: 12 hoursStop At: Teleferico, Zacatecas, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAfter check-in at our accommodation and an orientation walk around the historic center we will take a ride in a cable car connecting the Cerro de la Bufa to the Cerro del Grillo which offers an unmatched view of this beautiful city. In the evening, opt to join an optional (not included) dinner & get-together with the group in a local restaurant/bar/pub.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in Sierra de Órganos National Park.Accommodation included: Shared room in a conveniently located hotel/B&B/private rental in Zacatecas.Day 5: Zacatecas - La Quemada - GuadalajaraStop At: La Quemada, Zacatecas, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastIn the morning, after breakfast and check-out from our accomodation in Zacatecas, go to La Quemada - the ruins of the ancient civilization that are a unique treasure full of secrets yet to be unveiled. Free yourself from skepticism and get lost in the labyrinthine walls of what, some claim, are the ruins of Chicomoztoc, the legendary Place of the Seven Caves that gave asylum to the Mexica on their journey from the mythical Aztlan in search of the promised land.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Guadalajara Cathedral, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan AreaAfter optional lunch in La Quemada, continue to Guadalajara - one of the largest cities in Mexico and a cultural epicenter of the region. Explore the avenues and alleys of the historic center, stop in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, which combines neoclassical, baroque and gothic styles. Appreciate how the traditional and cosmopolitan aspects of each era coexist in this tapatío pearl. Follow your tour leader and see top cultural and historic attractions of this beautiful city. In the evening, opt to join an optional (not included) dinner & get-together with the group in a local restaurant/bar/pub.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in our accommodation in Zacatecas.Accommodation included: Shared room in a conveniently located hotel/B&B/private rental in Guadalajara.Day 6: Guadalajara - Tequila - SayulitaStop At: Plaza Principal Tequila Jalisco, TequilaIn the morning, after breakfast and check-out from our accommodation in Guadalajara, go to Tequila - a place where a world-famous drink comes from. The volcano of Tequila extends its arms to embrace this colorful "Magical Town". It is a land of blue-gold that rises from the foot of the Río Grande Canyon and the landscape of agave crops that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006. There we will have an orientation walk around the town center, visit tequila factory (tequileria) and have an optional lunch in one of local restaurants.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Casa Orendain, TequilaLess well-known than Jose Cuervo, Orendain is a family-owned Tequila group that was founded in 1926. The company now produces 10 different brands of tequila, and has collected various awards at international events. The tour provides a close-up look at Casa Orendain’s production process, as well as an opportunity to sample freshly distilled tequila, cooked agave and a few aged tequila shots.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo, Sayulita, Pacific CoastAfter Tequila, continue to Sayulita -  a laid-back "Magic Town" on the Pacific coast that provides a breath of multiculturalism with an atmosphere similar of the sixties: peace & love, harmony with nature and a friendly & relaxed environment. Surfing is one of the main attractions of this fishing tradition town, to which fishing enthusiasts come from all around the world, as in a sacred date, with their surfboards on their backs, their golden skin and their passion for the sea waters.In the evening, upon arrival and check-in at our accommodation, opt to join an orientation walk around the town, optional dinner & get-together with the group in a local restaurant/bar/pub.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in our accommodation in Guadalajara.Accommodation included: Shared room in a conveniently located hotel/B&B/private rental in Sayulita.Day 7: SayulitaStop At: Marietas Islands, Pacific CoastRelax on the beach, surf or take on optional day tour to Islas Marietas, one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Mexico’s Pacific coast formed long ago by volcanic activity. Protected by UNESCO, the archipelago is two formations of uninhabited islands – long island and round island dominated by large caves and cliffs, that protects the coral reef, multicolored tropical fishes.In the evening, opt to join an optional dinner & get-together with the group in a local restaurant/bar/pub.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in our accommodation in Sayulita.Accommodation included: Shared room in a conveniently located hotel/B&B/private rental in Sayulita.Day 8: Sayulita - Mexico CityStop At: Sayulita Farmers Market/Mercado del Pueblo, Sayulita, Pacific CoastBeing lazy or active, it's up to you. This is a free day so you can choose from a variety of activities: relax on the beach sipping a refreshing cocktail, surf, snorkel, help to release saved turtles in a local turtle camp, take a jungle hike, bikes and ride a horse on a secluded beach etc. In the evening join an optional farewell dinner & get-together in one of local bars/pubs before taking an overnight bus back to Mexico City.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in our accommodation in Sayulita.Accommodation included: Overnight bus to Mexico City.Day 9: Mexico CityStop At: Historic Center (Centro Historico), Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastMorning arrival to Mexico City and optional transfer to the airport.  If you decide to extend your vacations, we can always book for you extra nights or even take you on our next adventure.Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$511.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Colonial Beauties - 6 Days Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Mexico City - Queretaro - San Miguel de AllendeStop At: Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastDeparture towards to Queretaro City which has been called “World Heritage”, there we will visit the Aqueduct, the Ex Convent of the Cross and its beautiful Historical Center. We will continue towards San Miguel de Allende, a preferred place by artist, intellectuals and famous for its buildings which go from the baroque to the gothic style, among which stands out the Parish Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is the symbol of the city. Like many other places of interest; as the Santa Casa Chapel, the Conception Convent, San Francisco Church and the Casa Allende Institute. We recommend visiting the beautiful streets, the traditional coffee shops and restaurants. Lodging. Duration: 24 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at San Miguel de Allende, Class P, Hotels: Real de Minas or Casa Primavera. Day 2: San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo - GuanajuatoStop At: Parroquia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, Dolores Hidalgo, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastBreakfast at the Hotel. Departure towards the City of Dolores Hidalgo; birthplace of Mexico’s Independence where the Priest Don Miguel Hidalgo, in the year 1810, declared the called “Grito de Independencia” which means Shout of Independence of Mexico. The House and Museum of this National Hero is located in this beautiful City, also is the birthplace of Jose Alfredo Jimenez who is one of the most famous composer in the world. Departure towards the beautiful City of Guanajuato which has been honored “World Heritage” and where the Cervantino International Fest takes place every year. In the afternoon, we shall enjoy exploring this wonderful City full of squares and narrow streets called “callejones” which has interesting places that are worth to be known as: the Juarez Theatre, the University, the romantic Kiss Street or the House and Museum of Diego Rivera (well known as an artist and painter). This city is the only one in Mexico which has underground streets and avenues. As an optional attraction (not included), we recommend walking by the streets called “Callejoneada”. It is customary to walk through these narrow streets accompanied by a musical group of students, another option is to visit the Museum of Quijote or the Museum of the Mummies. Lodging. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Guanajuato, Class P, Hotels: Misión Guanajuato or Hotel Guanajuato. Day 3: Guanajuato - ZacatecasStop At: Catedral de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastBreakfast at the Hotel. We will depart to Zacatecas, a beautiful Mine City, the facades of its houses are carved in pink stones and its Cathedral is the most outstanding example of the Mexican Baroque. We will enjoy the panoramic view of its Historical Center and also, we will take the cable to visit the “Eden’s Mine”. It is optional (not included) to visit the Museum of Rafael and Pedro Coronel and Francisco Goitia. Lodging. Duration: 24 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Zacatecas, Class P, Hotel Emporio. Day 4: Zacatecas - GuadalajaraStop At: Guadalajara Cathedral, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan AreaBreakfast at the Hotel. We will depart to Guadalajara, birthplace of the Mariachi and the Tequila that is the emblem of Mexico in the world. We shall visit the Tlaquepaque’s Town, famous for its most fines handicrafts in the State. Here you can find the Gallery of the Sculptor Sergio Bustamante. It is possible to have lunch in some of the typical restaurants accompanied of a group of Mariachis. Lodging. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Guadalajara, Class P, Hotels: Morales or De Mendoza. Day 5: Guadalajara - Tequila - GuadalajaraStop At: Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan AreaBreakfast at the Hotel. Early in the morning we will visit places of interest in Guadalajara City like the Degollado Theater, the Cathedral, the rotunda of the Illustrious Men, the Government Palace which harbors the incredible murals of Orozco, the Tapatia Square and the panoramic view of “Hospicio Cabañas” (Cabañas Orphan’s Home). We will continue the tour towards Tequila, known as “Pueblo Mágico” (Magic Town) where you can find the principal distilleries of that liquor recognized all over the world. We shall visit the agave fields, plant of the “Jimadores” (person who cut the plants of the Agave), they extract the hearth of the plant in order to obtain the Tequila. Finally, we will visit a distillery to know the production process of this beverage. Return to Guadalajara. Lodging. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Guadalajara, Class P, Hotels: Morales or De Mendoza. Day 6: GuadalajaraStop At: Guadalajara Cathedral, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan AreaBreakfast at the Hotel. Free time until transfer to the airport or the bus station in Guadalajara. End of our services. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$596.48 Cultural & Theme Tours

Viceregal Cities - 7 Days Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Mexico City - Queretaro - San Miguel de Allende Stop At: Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel de Allende, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastDeparture towards to Queretaro City which has been called “World Patrimony”, we will visit the Aqueduct, the Ex Convent of the Cross and its beautiful Historical Center. We will continue towards San Miguel de Allende, a preferred place by artist, intellectuals and famous for its buildings which go from the baroque to the gothic style, among which stand out the Paroch of Saint Michael the Archangel which is the symbol of the city. Like many other places of interest there is the Saint House of Loreto’s Chapel, the Conception Convent, Saint Francisco Church and the Allende Institute. We recommend visiting the beautiful streets, the traditional coffee shops and restaurants. Lodging. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at San Miguel de Allende, Class P, Hotels Real de Minas or Casa Primavera. Day 2: San Miguel de Allende - Dolores Hidalgo - GuanajuatoStop At: Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez), Guanajuato, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastBreakfast at the Hotel. Departure towards the City of Dolores Hidalgo; birthplace of Mexico’s Independence where the Priest Don Miguel Hidalgo, in the year 1810, declared the called “Grito de Independencia” which means Shout of Independence of Mexico. The House and Museum of this National Hero is located in this beautiful City, also is the birthplace of Jose Alfredo Jimenez who is one of the most famous composer in the world. Departure towards the beautiful City of Guanajuato which has been honored “Patrimony of the World” and where the Cervantino International Fest takes place every year. In the afternoon, we shall enjoy this wonderful City full of squares and narrow streets called “callejones” which has interesting places that are worth to be known as: the Juarez Theatre, the University, the romantic Kiss Street, the House and Museum of Diego Rivera (well known as an artist and painter). This City is the only one in Mexico which has underground streets and avenues. As an optional attraction (not included), we recommend walking by the streets called “Callejoneada”. It is customary to walk through these narrow streets accompanied by a musical group of students, generally you sing under the moonlight or another option is to visit the Museum of Quijote or the Museum of the Mummies. Lodging. Duration: 24 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Guanajuato, Class P, Hotels Misión Guanajuato or Hotel Guanajuato.Day 3: Guanajuato - Zacatecas Stop At: Catedral de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastBreakfast at the Hotel. We will depart to Zacatecas, a beautiful Mine City, the facades of its houses are carved in pink stones and its Cathedra is the most outstanding example of the Mexican Baroque. We will enjoy the panoramic view of its Historical Center and also, we visit the “Eden’s Mine”. It is optional (not included) to visit the Museum of Rafael and Pedro Coronel and Francisco Goitia. Lodging.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Zacatecas, Class P, Hotel Emporio. Day 4: Zacatecas - GuadalajaraStop At: La Casa Historica de Tlaquepaque, Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara Metropolitan AreaBreakfast at the Hotel. We will depart to Guadalajara, birthplace of the Mariachi and the Tequila that is the emblem of Mexico in the world. We shall visit the Tlaquepaque’s Town, famous for its most fines handicrafts in the State. Here you can find the Gallery of the Sculptor Sergio Bustamante. It is possible to have lunch in some of the Typical Restaurants accompanied of a group of Mariachis. Lodging. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Guadalajara, Class P, Hotels Morales or De Mendoza. Day 5: Guadalajara - Tequila - Guadalajara Stop At: Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan AreaBreakfast at the Hotel. Early in the morning we will visit places of interest in Guadalajara City like the Degollado Theater, the Cathedral, the rotunda of the Illustrious Men, the Government Palace which has the incredible murals of Orozco, the Tapatia Square and the panoramic “Hospicio Cabañas” (Cabañas Orphan’s Home). We will continue to visit Tequila, known as “Pueblo Mágico” (Magic Town) where you can find the principal distilleries of the liquor recognized all over the world. We shall visit the Agave Fields, plant of the “Jimadores” (person who cut the plants of the Agave), they extract the hearth of the plant in order to obtain the Tequila. Finally, we will visit a distillery to know the production process of this beverage. Return to Guadalajara. Lodging. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Guadalajara, Class P, Hotels Morales or De Mendoza. Day 6: Guadalajara - Pátzcuaro - MoreliaStop At: Isla Janitzio, Patzcuaro, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastBreakfast at the Hotel. By the route, we will visit the Vicente Fernandez Ranch (occasionally it is closed), our way will continue to “Pátzcuaro” which means in Purépecha dialect “La Puerta del Cielo” (the door of the sky). Famous City for its colonial beauty and originality in custom and local people. It is situated in the Patzcuaro Lake. Among its attractions, we can find the Basilica of Our Lady of Health. The Eleven Yards House, the Historical Center, the Janitzio Island. In the Arches of Patzcuaro Center you can enjoy a variety of coffee shops and restaurants where you can taste the Mexican and International traditional dishes. The tour will continue to Morelia City. Lodging. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Morelia, Class P, Hotels Misión Catedral or Casino.Day 7: Morelia - Mexico City Stop At: Catedral de Morelia, Morelia, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastBreakfast at the Hotel. We will take a tour by the main cities of Morelia which has been called “World Cultural Patrimony” by the UNESCO, Morelia is well known for its student environment and its magnificent buildings of pink stones: We will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Clavijero Palace, the Main Square, the Typical Candies Market and the Aqueduct. In the afternoon return to Mexico City. End of our services.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.