- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
During your visit to Mazatlan, you should not miss this trip which is considered the best colonial sightseeing tour in the area. Get off of the beaten track visiting the two colonial towns of Concordia and Copala right in the Sierra Madre Mountains, two quaint colorful villages where natives carve wooden furniture by hand, making pottery, roof tiles and pastries. Be impressed by the two stone temples of San Jose (in Copala) and San Sebastian (in Concordia).
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Small group ensures personal service
- Ideal choice for families
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Pick up and drop off at local hotels and cruise ship terminal,
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. Continuing on to the visit to Malpica, an 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.
The following described towns were founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Ibarra, who was the pioneer of the mining industry in the state of Sinaloa and both villages were 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.
Copala is the final destination of this trip, this enchanting village was built off road, right in the Sierra Madre mountains; its magnificent scenery invites you to stroll on the cobblestone streets looking at small houses with red roofs and wide adobe walls, covered with different kinds of flowers. Here you will enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch with time to stroll the streets afterward to wander up to the the San Jose temple and the picturesque main plaza before heading back to Mazatlan.
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
- 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.
This is an interesting tour through the foothills of the mountains inland from Mazatlan. Our guide, Ivan was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and highly professional. I highly recommend the tour, and Ivan in particular.
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!