Day Trip To El Quelite From Mazatlan - Mazatlan, Sinaloa, México

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Experience the charm of rural Mexico on a day trip to the colonial town of El Quelite. Enjoy a walk around the riverside village of red-roofed adobe houses and meet the hospitable local people on this relaxing day trip. The tour takes you to a traditional bakery, cheese factory and fish tank factory, with the option to include a traditional lunch at one of Mexicos most famous restaurants.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free drinks included

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Your El Quelite day trip begins with pickup from your Mazatlan hotel. Relax on the short drive to this riverside village, 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Mazatlan, and experience rural Mexican life when you stop to visit a quail farm, a cheese factory and a producer of ornamental fish tanks.

Your professional guide will provide some background history before your arrival in El Quelite, explaining how it was the scene of major historical events during the Mexican Revolution. The area was home to several groups of rebels, the most recognized being Los Laureanos, who stole the gold carried by stagecoaches making their way from the Sierra Madre Mountains down to the coast.

Things are much quieter in El Quelite these days, and now the town is better known for its rural atmosphere and lovely surrounding countryside. Take a stroll around the quiet streets lined with adobe houses, and admire their red-tiled roofs and gardens of colorful bougainvillea. Your walk takes you along narrow stone streets to the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, passing a rustic bakery and a cockfighting training ranch.

Along the way, you might see locals sitting outside in the street, playing the ancient pre-Hispanic game called the Ulama.

To complete your day trip to El Quelite, choose the lunch option to include a traditional lunch at El Meson de los Laureanos, the most famous Mexican restaurant in the state of Sinaloa.

Inclusions for Day Trip To El Quelite From Mazatlan

  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • 3 beverages on the drive to El Quelite (soft drinks, bottled water or beer)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Day Trip To El Quelite From Mazatlan

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food (available for purchase)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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2 Traveler Reviews

  • We originally booked the tour for just El Quelite since we wanted to explore and learn more about the town. The tour day we booked was not available due to lack of numbers for the day so the representative called the hotel to rearrange another day. Unfortunately, she never called originally for an earlier date so we weren't able to go despite them calling our names but she did follow up and we were booked for one later. The tour included the Tequila tour. We didn't want that one as we don't like nor drink tequila. The guide said that the town tour was no longer available and that it includes the tequila tour now. I hope that Viator takes out the El Qulite only day trip and just have Tequilla and El Quelite Tour instead to avoid confusion. But overall, we learnt so much about tequilla at the Los Osuna farm. We tasted a sample and it was very smooth and the best tequila we've tasted no it doesn't change our minds about drinking it : The tour to El Quelite was quick with a trip to the bakery delicious baked goods and lunch at El Mesón de Los Laureanos. We shared the Birria beef stew and it was amazing. The lunch took longer than anticipated and I wished there was more time to explore more of the town. Again, the quick tour around the restaurant and town was informative and Juilo was a fantastic tour guide. Would definitely recommend this tour if you are in Mazatlan.

  • Amazing !

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