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Join us for a journey through the traditions, history, legend, handicrafts and gastronomy of a part of Mexico that is off the beaten track, unspoiled, and full of culture.  As we depart Puerto Vallarta, the roads will weave into the Sierra Madre mountains, and open up into varied countryside and rural areas.

We'll make our way to the small colonial town of Mascota (founded 1592), where we'll explore the cobblestone streets and visit the main plaza, the unfinished Precious Blood church, and the Parish church of Our Lady of Sorrows.  We'll stop next at the chapel of The Cross of Romero, where panoramic views of Talpa de Allende await.  Here we'll reveal the history of this amazing town, founded in 1599, where the miraculous Virgin of El Rosario attracts thousands of pilgrims and visitors from all over Mexico to offer their thanks for a favor or miracle they have received.

Once in the beautiful village of Talpa, you can visit such famous landmarks, the Main Church of Our Lady of Rosary, and the sacred museum of Our Lady of Talpa. A full day of culture, sightseeing, and exploration of the wonders of colonial Mexico.

Cruise Passengers:  This tour makes a great shore excursion if your ship's schedule allows. It might be too long for some cruise ship schedules.

Runs: Tuesday and Friday on Your Schedule Between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Duration: 10 Hours Approximately

Departs From: Pick up at your hotel front door (in most cases) or for cruise passengers, pick up at the cruise ship pier. Exact instructions will be included with your confirmation.


  • PRIVATE Air-Conditioned Transportation

  • PRIVATE English-Speaking Tour Guide

  • Mexican Breakfast

  • Bottled Water

  • All Taxes

You'll Need: 

  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Camera and/or Video Camera
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Cash for Tips, Souvenirs, Food, and Drinks etc.

Kids: 2 Years and Up. Price for Additional Kids Applies for Ages 2 to 6 Years Old.


Capacity Our Price
1 - 3 People
Extra People (Adults) $219.00
Extra People (Kids) $159.00
Great News! Book this tour with a small deposit and pay the rest the day of the tour.
Prices are in USD and Includes All Taxes.

Talpa Tour Customer Review:

"My family and I just returned from Puerto Vallarta. We scheduled 4 tours through your company and every single one was excellent. But we really want to thank Pedro, our guide on the Talpa Tour. He is a fountain of knowledge. He picked us up at our hotel and for the next 10 hours shared his knowledge of the local agriculture, scenery, history, culture and of course religion. The churches are magnificent and the experience is really moving. The food was great, the drive was beautiful and Pedro was joy to spend the day with. Don't let the length of the tour scare you away. Being able to see the other side of the mountains and experience a more "real Mexico" was well worth the time spent!" - Michelle from St. Paul, MN