Tour to the northern mountains


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Italian (conversational), German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent)

The Sierra Juarez tour

This tour is of special interest to all the persons interested in visiting places out of the beaten path, taking us to the 'deep Mexico', mostly populated by Zapotec Indians
Guelatao, the iconic birthplace of Benito Juarez, the most famous Mexican Indian president of Mexico in the XIX century. It is a small place, beautifully perched at the side of the mountain of Sierra Juarez and lots of peoples want to visit and honor the man who was the forger of modern Mexico.
Ixtlán, just a few kilometers farther, is a picturesque village with an outstanding beautiful XVII century church, very much worth to see.
Capulálpan is a "Pueblo Mágico" of Mexico, one of this places that have gotten this tag because of their prominent beauty or interesting qualities. This place has also a great church and a traditional medicine center where diseases are cured with rituals and herbs.

*If you are traveling with a party larger than 4, please let me know and a customized tour will be sent to you with the right price.


After leaving the city, we start a very windy road that will take us to the nearby mountain. The landscape is breathtaking and changing. The first place we sill visit is Gelatao, the iconic birthplace of Benito Juarez. We will see the site small museum and then we continue to Ixtlán, a bigger village and the head of the district.
Meal time and then:
We will drive a little more to visit is Capulálpan village which enjoys the denomination of "Pueblo Mágico". We will visit the village, the church, the center of Traditional medicine. . .

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For all the customers lodged in the city center, I will pick them up at the lobby of their hotel or any other place they are in. For people staying outside the city center, we will phone and establish a meeting point.

End location: All tours end normally at the starting point, unless people want to be dropped at an other places in the city.

Duration: 8 hours

Weather conditions, social events and traffic might influence the total duration of the tour.


Transportation will be done in a VAN with A/C, in perfect conditions of service.

What’s Included

The services included are: Transportation and Guide Services, soft drinks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 mexican pesos - Basically for food

What’s Extra

Admission fees, food and other beverages...

A Recent Review of this tour

Juan was a most pleasant and knowledgeable companion on this trip as well as being a careful and resourceful driver! I enjoyed his company and learned a lot from things he told me about the area. He was very patient with my Spanish as well, though he is completely fluent in English. I highly recommend this trip, and Juan, for the beautiful scenery, the interesting small towns, and the peace and quiet of the areas visited in comparison to the city. Thanks Juan and To;urs By Locals!
John Tibbals

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