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From Mexico City: Real del Monte, Huasca & Basaltic Prisms

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Discover the magical towns of Hidalgo on a full-day tour from Mexico City. Taste the local cuisine and learn the culture of mining towns such as Real del Monte. See colonial buildings in Huasca de Ocampo, where one of Mexico’s 1st haciendas was built.

Highlights

  • See the Basaltic Prisms of Huasca de Ocampo and immerse yourself in history
  • Go to the mining town of Huasca de Ocampo to see preserved architecture
  • Visit the San Miguel Regla Hacienda, one of the 1st in Mexico
  • Enjoy some spare time to shop in Real del Monte and taste street food in Hidalgo

Description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico City for the day on a full-day tour of the towns of Hidalgo. See the Basaltic Prisms of Santa Maria Regla, explore Huasca de Ocampo's architecture and culture, and visit the mining town of Real del Monte. Your first stop is Real del Monte, a small mining town located at an altitude of 8,900 feet (2,700 m). There you'll have a guided tour of the center of the town, where you'll learn about colonial times and their impressive gastronomy. Enjoy an ample amount of free time to stroll the city's charming streets and, if you want to, sink your teeth into pulque bread, pastes, and plenty of other delicacies famous throughout the area. Enjoy some free time to shop and find some lunch. Then, continue to the Basaltic Prisms of Huasca de Ocampo. Admire the 30-meter tall geometric basalt columns that decorate the walls of the impressive Santa Maria Regla Canyon, where 4 waterfalls feed the San Antonio Regla dam. Here, admire the collection of towering basalt rock columns lining a ravine that was formed by the slow cooling of volcanic lava. Take some time to admire 4 waterfalls crashing down these magnificent rocks. Continue to Huasca de Ocampo, named “Magical Town” (Pueblo Mágico) for its preserved architecture and natural surroundings. At the center, you’ll have time to take pictures, walk around its streets, or buy a souvenir, before beginning the drive back to Mexico City, where your experience ends with drop-off at your starting point.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Bilingual guide Entry to the Basaltic Prisms

Important Information

  • · We advise you to wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount is involved, and there is irregular terrain. · Likewise, we advise you to bring a light raincoat and/or an umbrella on summer season.

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