- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This is a great way to enjoy both the countryside and the Old Town in Mazatlan. Get off of the beaten track visiting the the villages Malpica, Villa Union & the colonial town of Concordia; right in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Visiting these quaint colorful villages to see where natives carve wooden furniture by hand, make pottery, roof tiles and pastries. Be impressed by the stone temple San Sebastian in Concordia.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Fully narrated tour
- Small-group tour
- Bottled water
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
If you are staying in a hotel please provide name and location of hotel and we will pick up/drop off at your lobby.
If you are arriving on a cruise ship, there will be a courtesy shuttle provided to the cruise ship terminal building, the Welcome Counter is located next to the ladies room.
Returns to original departure point
Your first stop will be made at a rustic brick factory where bricks are made by hand, located at the banks of the Presidio River just outside of Villa Union. Continuing on through the town of Villa Union and East to visit Malpica, a small community where two friendly families started their home businesses: A rustic oven bakery and a handmade artistic floor tile shop using a tile press over 100 years old handed down through his family for generations.
The following town was founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Ibarra, who was the pioneer of the mining industry in the state of Sinaloa and this village was strategically settled near the silver and gold mining sites. Concordia is a very industrious town; its residents make their daily living working in furniture factories and potteries. Beautiful colonial architecture can be admired here, the most emblematic buildings are: The San Sebastian’s temple made of pink stone, the French style city hall and the main plaza with a huge rocking chair up front.
After enjoying the colonial towns in the Sierra Madre mountains, you will return to Mazatlan to see the most important and interesting areas, Old Mazatlan where you will have the opportunity to wander each area to get the feel of each point of interest, like at the lookout hill where you will be amazed by the views of the city and the highest natural lighthouse “El Creston”, don’t miss the stop at the cliff divers to watch the brave diver plunge into a mere 8 feet of water from 45 feet high.
Then travel through time while going from the historical center with its narrow streets and quaint plaza to the center of downtown Mazatlan where you will find the Cathedral and main plaza, take your time here to enjoy the beauty of the “Immaculate Conception” church and maybe do some shopping at the central market only one block from the cathedral. Now it’s time to enjoy a delicious authentic Mexican lunch before heading back to your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Excellent tour. Eduardo our guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and super friendly/attentive. We especially enjoyed the trip through the Mazatlan countryside. We saw multiple artisans at work - brick makers, tile makers, bakers, and even a hot spring that locals use to wash their clothing. Highly recommend this tour for those new to Mazatlan...and even those not so new who have never ventured beyond the golden zone or old town.
Tour was outstanding and Eduardo was an exceptional tour guide!! I use a wheelchair and have mobility issues. Eduardo was there to assist me and pushed wheelchair throughout tour. He is a wealth of knowledge of the area. The day was delightful and we are glad we chose this tour. Best day of our wk.
This was a fantastic tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Carlos who was an exceptional guide. His knowledge of the history of the area and his winning personality made this day the highlight of our stay. Getting out of town and mingling with the locals in the small villages was so delightful. We bought fruits and vegetables from right off of a truck parked in front of the bakery where we also enjoyed some delicious fresh cookies. We watched craftsmen work their magic in clay, using techniques that have been passed down for centuries. Lunch in Concordia was simply scrumptious. We couldn't have had a more delightful day.
Our tour guide Juan was non-stop informative about everything we saw on this tour. Very nice if you like to see more than just the city. Juan was flexible to our desires and instead of a mexican lunch we had the best shrimp at El Muchacho Alegre over the beach in town.
This was a great tour! We would recommend to everyone. We LOVED Juan Carlo. He was the best. He was knowledgeable and gave us as much time as we wanted at each stop. I was busy writing about the experience the entire time and he didn't hesitate to repeat or elaborate when ever I asked. Each of the stops were interesting and well worth the trip. Not to mention the treat we received in Concordia-- You will have to take the trip to find out
It was not very well explained how to get the Travell agency phone. I had to call
USA to find all Info.Guide was Ok but he was asking us where to go and stop.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We have been to Mazatlan several times and have been on a Tour of the Old city before. We decided on this tour as two of our fellow travelers were new to Mazatlan and that it was a small group tour. Our driver sorry I cannot remember his name met us at our hotel prior to our pickup time he was early, as he stated he preferred to wait for us than the other way around, we were also the only ones in our van there were 6 of us. He was very knowledgeable and provided additional insights into Mazatlan of things and areas that we previously had not heard about. We started off the tour driving to and through Old Town with our driver explaining all the points of interest as we went. From there we departed the city to the towns of Villa Union and Concordia, stopping along the way to see how bricks are made by hand this was extremely interesting, how traditional hand made tiles are made and then a stop at a home bakery we enjoyed many of their delicious breads at very reasonable prices. Our group enjoyed the tour and we recommend this tour to first timers or even those that have been on other tours.
My family and I had a great day with Jesus. It was leisurely and relaxed. Interesting to see the real Mazatlan. Old city and the countryside.
Absolutely GREAT tour. Our tour guide was Juan and he was AMAZING. He was so knowledgeable and shared so much information with us. He has a great personality and very easy to talk to. He was very willingly to answer all of our questions and we enjoyed the experience. When we left Mazatlán we headed two small communities. We visited a family owned bakery and a artistic floor tile shop in Malpica. On the way to Concordia we stopped at a pottery shop and stopped to look at the carved furniture business. Juan gave us information about the processes, history and stories about these items. In Concordia Juan explained the history of the founders and town itself. We had time to also wonder around the little shops before we left. Juan gave us plenty of time to look around and take pictures. Next we headed back to Old town Mazatlán. We did a great tour of old town, the historic parts and all the highlights. He gave us a lot of information to be able to venture out on our own on other days. He also gave us things we should see and do on our own. He was very helpful on good places to eat, shop and also get the best peso exchange. To finish up this great day we went to a restaurant that served delicious Mexican food. This is definitely well worth the money!! We were picked up at 9:30 and got back to our hotel about 4:30.
I would highly recommend this tour for first time visitors, especially if your tour guide is Juan. However, if you have been to Mazatlán before it is still a great tour. This is also a good tour if your alone or your partner doesn't want to go. We felt very safe at all times. But, Juan said he would stay with us if we wanted him to or he would let us look around on our own. Juan is absolutely GREAT and is a real asset to the tour company. We have a different tour booked through the same company and I hope we get Juan.
I hope this review helps you in your decision.
Went on the tour with Ismael. He did a great job showing us around and providing a lot of history and local custom. Answered any question we had. Stopped by the most amazing little bakery in a back room of someone's house. Wood fired oven. Smelled divine. By far the best Mexican bread I have ever had. Back streets of old town and see a couple of little churches as well as the big cathedral. Very worthwhile excursion. Very new and comfortable van.