About 1 hour west of Guadalajara,
near the city of Teuchitlan, lies the archaeological
zone of the Guachimontones, an ancient ceremonial
pre-Hispanic settlement. This special tour
will take you to see the unique archaeological site,
and also visit the colonial town of Mascota, located
at the foot of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain
range at an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet.
The tour is full of history, architecture, culture
After a nice breakfast, we will
head out to Teuchitlan, refreshing ourselves with
drinks and fruit in the air-conditioned vehicle.
We will tour the Guachimontones site and head to
Mascota, a picturesque and enchanting colonial town,
surrounded by a rainforest of pine trees, holm trees
and other species. Mascota is well-preserved
with its cobblestone streets, charming old houses
with red-roof tiles and haciendas from the 19th
Here we will visit interesting
cultural, religious, architectural and archaeological
places, including the Lady of Los Dolores Church,
Sangre Preciosa (an unfinished temple from
the 17th century), the Main Square of Mascota and
the Museum. You'll also have the opportunity
to buy candies and sweets made by locals with natural
fruits from the area.
This tour makes a great shore excursion if your
ship's schedule allows. It might be too long for
some cruise ship schedules.
Runs: Thursday and Fridays. Exact pick-up
time will depend on the location of your hotel but
will be shown on your confirmation.
Departs From: Complimentary Pick-Up from
your Puerto Vallarta Hotel.
English Speaking Tour Guide
Breakfast Water and Fruit on Board
Archaeological Park Entrance Fee
Camera and/or Video Camera
Extra Cash for Shopping, Meals, etc.
Kids: All ages welcome. Kids pay same
price as adults.