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Talpa & Mascota


Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 7



Spanish (fluent), English (advanced)

Pueblos Magicos of the state of Jalisco

Treasured in the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains, you'll discover Talpa and Mascota. Both colonial towns rich in history and traditions well-preserved by their people.
Magnificent views of the mountains and fertile valleys display the beauty and richness of this region of Mexico.
Countryside people you see as you walk along quaint streets, show you the hospitality and simplicity of rural Mexico.
Colonial buildings and magnificent temples will make you glimpse into the old-times, when Spain ruled this land.
An unforgettable experience in rural Mexico!


Departure from hotel
We drive east of Puerto Vallarta (we see the country side)
Stop for toilets and photos at bridge "El Progreso" (1hour drive) beautiful views of the mountains.
Depart to Mascota (1 hour drive approx. ) As we drive we see beautiful landscapes.

Mascota: Temple of "La Preciosa Sangre de Cristo" The precious blood of Christ
Church of "Our lady of the sorrows"

Depart to Talpa (1hour drive)
Stop for a panoramic view of Talpa (Cruz de Romero) Chapel Talpa: San Joseph's temple
Basilica of "Our lady of the Rosary"
Museum (Religious art)
Fruit preserves factory
Time to shop (Market)
Lunch (If desired)
Return to Puerto Vallarta

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet with you at your hotel

End location: Back to your hotel

Duration: 10 hours

From July to October we get rain usually late in the afternoon, in the event of a storm
the duration of the tour might be affected.


Clean, air-conditioned Ford econoline

What’s Included

My services as your private tour guide
Private transportation (Air-conditioned)
Ford econoline van 2007
Museum entrance fee
water and sodas
Tasting of candies, fruit preserves and much more

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 mexican pesos - (per person) *Lunch and beverages not included at the restaurant

What’s Extra

Meals and beverages at restaurant
Any souvenirs that you may wish to purchase


I am not permitted to pick up cruise passengers in the port, I can pick you up at GATE 15 (This is walking distance from pier 1 and 2)
If your ship docked at pier 3, I will pick you up at the Liverpool department store (front door)

A Recent Review of this tour

The tour of Talpa and Mascota was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. Cervando is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic person, and seems to know nearly everything about the history, geography and culture of the region. It was truly enjoyable to listen to his commentaries. The villages of Talpa and Mascota are beautiful places, and the road leading to them is stunning. For our family, being able to visit one of the most famous Marian sanctuaries of Mexico was an unforgettable experience.
Henryk Fuks

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