Sierra Madre Villages Half-Day Cultural Tour - Mazatlan, Sinaloa, México

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off at local hotels and cruise ship terminal
    Puerto de Cruceros de Mazatlán, Av. Emilio Barragán 517, Lázaro Cárdenas, 82040 Mazatlán, S.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


During your visit to Mazatlan, you should not miss this trip which is considered the best colonial sightseeing tour in the area. Get off of the beaten track visiting the two colonial towns of Concordia and Copala right in the Sierra Madre Mountains, two quaint colorful villages where natives carve wooden furniture by hand, making pottery, roof tiles and pastries. Be impressed by the two stone temples of San Jose (in Copala) and San Sebastian (in Concordia).


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Ideal choice for families

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Your first stop will be made at a rustic brick factory where bricks are made by hand, located at the banks of the Presidio River. Continuing on to the visit to Malpica, an small community where two friendly families started their home businesses: A rustic oven bakery and a handmade artistic floor tile shop using a tile press over 100 years old.

The following described towns were founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Ibarra, who was the pioneer of the mining industry in the state of Sinaloa and both villages were strategically settled near the silver and gold mining sites. Concordia is a very industrious town, its residents make their daily living working in furniture factories and potteries. Beautiful colonial architecture can be admired here, the most emblematic buildings are: The San Sebastians temple made of pink stone, the French style city hall and the main plaza with a huge rocking chair up front.

Copala is the final destination of this trip, this enchanting village was built off road, right in the Sierra Madre mountains; its magnificent scenery invites you to stroll on the cobblestone streets looking at small houses with red roofs and wide adobe walls, covered with different kinds of flowers. Here you will enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch with time to stroll the streets afterward to wander up to the the San Jose temple and the picturesque main plaza before heading back to Mazatlan.



Bottled water

Professional guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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  • 25-Nov-2022

    Our guide Chewy was wonderful. I wasn't expecting all the stops we made--brick making, pottery making. Very informative and interesting. The towns/villages of Concordia and Copola were very cool. Very nice lunch in the mountains with amazing banana creme pie for dessert!!

  • 20-Nov-2022

    Benjamin was fun, very knowledgable with the history of the towns and churches . It was a great day to get away from the noise of the city and envelope in the culture and life style of the culture.

  • 16-Nov-2022

    What an amazing trip to learn about the Mazatlans history! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and catered to our needs.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    A wonderful half day excursion. The drive to the towns is very scenic. And the towns themselves have an amazing atmosphere.

  • 28-Mar-2022

    Visiting the older towns and being able to see the churches, /architectural buildings were really interesting. He also stopped at a really yummy bakery. Tour guide, David, was very attentive and made yummy margaritas.

  • 13-Mar-2022

    This is a trip to the real Mexico! Amazing culture and wonderfully friendly people. My family and I had an amazing time and Jesús was an incredible tour guide. I recommend!! (West sunscreen if you’re paler 😂)

  • 02-Feb-2022

    This was a very chill, interesting excursion. We went to a adobe brick making site, three beautiful villages in the Sierra Madre mountains, visited a bakery, an artisan, a jewelry store and saw three really old but beautiful churches. This tour gives so much insight into the culture of the Sierra Madre villages. Milton was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and kind. The lunch was very good also. It was such an enjoyable tour!

  • 07-Dec-2021

    Jesus was a fantastic guide and driver for the town of Concordia and the Village of Copala, with other interesting, brief stops along the way. The lunch in Copala (fajita’s etc, “hit the spot”. Anyone visiting Mazatlan should at least take a peek into the interior = foothills of the Sierra Madre….

  • 18-Jun-2021

    Great trip to thee rural areas nearby Mazatlan. Luis Barrazas was an excellent historian and guide. I learned a whole lot about the culture! Worth it! Went with my spouse

  • 12-May-2021

    David provided an excellent experience. We visited 3 small villages in the nearby mountains to Mazatlan. David has a great knowledge of Mexican history. I learned so many interesting facts. His English is excellent and he let me practice a little Spanish as well. I would recommend this trip. Lunch was very good. I elected on your own.

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