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 stop for a traditional Mexican breakfast
at the working rancho of La Estancia, where
you'll sample the local foods and famous San
After breakfast, 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, we'll visit such famous landmarks as
the town cemetery, the Municipal Presidency, St.
Joseph Temple, the Main Church of Our Lady of
Rosary, and the sacred museum of Our Lady
of Talpa. After a visit to the scenic
monument of Christ the King, we'll break for a
delicious lunch at a view restaurant overlooking
the town before heading back to Puerto Vallarta.
A full day of culture, sightseeing, and
exploration of the wonders of colonial Mexico.
This tour makes a great shore excursion if your
ship's schedule allows. It might be too long for
some cruise ship schedules.
Runs: Wednesday and Friday at approximately 8:00 AM,
November 1st through June 15th only. This
tour does not operate during the rainy season.
Duration: 11 Hours Approximately
Departs From: Your hotel front door (in
most cases). Exact pick-up time and instructions will be included
with your confirmation.
Hotel pickup and dropoff
(in most cases)
Mexican Breakfast and Lunch
All Admission Fees
English speaking guide.
You'll Need: Camera,
Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, long
pants, extra money for shopping or additional
TALPA & MASCOTA TOUR (ADULTS)
are open to everyone - no matter what country you're
from, hotel guests, cruise ship passengers, residents,
everyone! All prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all
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
Michelle from St. Paul, MN