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  • Location:Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City

Discover two jewels in Mexico — Taxco and Cuernavaca — on this day tour from Mexico City. In Taxco, known as the ‘silver city,’ you’ll visit Santa Prisca, one of Mexico’s grandest churches, and walk along cobblestone streets full of Old World charm. Plus, see for yourself why so many Mexico City locals escape to Cuernavaca, ‘the city of eternal spring,’ as a weekend retreat. Hotel transport included.


  • Sightseeing tour of Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City
  • Discover the town of Cuernavaca, known for its tranquil atmosphere and pleasant climate
  • Explore Taxco with its cobblestone streets, cozy squares and picturesque marketplaces
  • Visit Santa Prisca, one of Mexico's grandest churches
  • Pickup and drop-off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels included

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Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City

Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip

After hotel pickup in downtown Mexico City, travel with your guide to Cuernavaca. Soak up the balmy weather as you take a brief tour of 'The City of Eternal Spring,’ a favorite weekend escape for Mexico City residents.

Next, enjoy a beautiful drive to Taxco, a colonial silver mining city. Located on a hillside surrounded by rugged mountains and cliffs, Taxco exudes Old World charm with its meandering cobblestone streets, quaint squares and tile-roofed buildings.

In Plaza Borda, admire Santa Prisca, an 18th-century rose-hued cathedral with twin bell towers, built with ornate Churrigueresque influence. Learn about how Jose de la Borda happened upon a massive silver claim, became one of Mexico’s wealthiest men who then had Santa Prisca constructed. Inside the church, you’ll find gorgeous goldleaf work.

Enjoy free time for lunch and souvenir shopping in Taxco’s marketplace and silversmith shops. Your day tour ends with transport and drop-off at your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

Lorraine N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very enjoyable.

lucienne g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic tour! My daughter and I really enjoyed it!

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a fantastic tour. It was interesting to drive out of Mexico through the suburbs Cuernavaca was an interesting stop

Stephen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fidel the guide was wonderful!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

great jewelry selection, private tour guide was very polite and accomodating


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We stopped first in the cathedral in Cuernavaca where the guide gave us a short history of the cathedral and gave us some time to go around on our own. Then we proceeded to a silver shop in Taxco where the owners explained the different types of silver products and ways of processing silver. We had lunch in a restaurant in Taxco and thereafter, walked leisurely to the Cathedral. The guide gave us a short history not only of the Cathedral but also of Taxco. We were given an hour of free time, which was great because Taxco is so beautiful that you want to go around and explore the place as much as possible.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


Timothy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Taxco should not be missed! What a fantastic place. The church is amazing and don't get me started talking about the shopping. The plaza in front of the church is a delight to sit in. It's fun to watch all the white VW Taxi's maneuver their way around each other in the super narrow streets. Our guide spoke great english and was extremely knowledgeable. This is a must do!

Kelsey P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing! Luis was the best tour guide, he was funny, informative and it was a pleasure spending the day being lead around by him. Taxco was so beautiful, one of the must sees of Mexico!

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