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Escape Mazatlan’s bustle in favor of the rustic charm of Concordia and Copalia, colonial towns cradled by the Sierra Madre Mountains, on a 5-hour tour from Mazatlan. Visit 16th-century stone temples, admire colonial architecture, and observe artisan crafts such as bread- and tile-making. Refreshments and hotel pickup and drop-off in Mazatlan are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
Your tour begins with hotel pickup at 9:30am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Malpica, a small artisan community famed for its oven-baked bread and colorful tiles.
After a brief stop here, you’ll proceed to the town of Concordia, founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquistador, Francisco de Ibarra. Learn about local industry, which includes silver and gold mining, and visit architectural highlights such as the pink San Sebastian Temple and City Hall.
Your next stop is Copala, a village cradled by the scenic Sierra Madre mountains. Wander the cobbled streets and admire red-roofed houses adorned with flowers.
Following a Mexican lunch (own expense), you’ll visit the town’s main plaza and then be transferred back to your Mazatlan hotel.
our driver 'Smiley' was a little early at our hotel to pick us up, I think he was as excited as the seven of us were to go on this trip. We boarded the air conditioned van and headed out on our tour. Smiley explained the city as we excited Mazatlán, and didn't hesitate a moment when we would interrupt him for a question or two. The PA system in the vehicle was a huge plus to hear our guide without any straining.
Our stop included the Bakery and Tile shop, which was presented in a understandable way for all of us to enjoy. and realize the effort and skill needed, knowing the trade was being passed down the next generation.
Smiley explained the church and government buildings and the architecture of how and why they were built, burned and restored.
The pottery shop was a hit once again, and purchases made were signed and dated by the shop workers or owners. The city on top of the mountain where we enjoyed a authentic Mexican lunch, was amazing and it was fun to visit with the locals and see the hand carvings of the next generation of craftsmen. Truly something you should be exposed to in your our lifetime.
the new hyway is now complete and Smiley took us on a section of it on our return trip, describing its construction and importance to the transportation of goods, people and services to the beautiful country of Mexico.
a fair amount of walking,
Amazing tour. Eduardo is a perfect tour guide. I really enjoyed that day!
This tour was really great. There were only 4 of us on this trip, our guide was very personable, knowledgeable and fun. He took us to some culturally interesting places and it was overall a great trip.
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