Jalpan de Serra, Mexico

Weekend Escape: Puente de Dios and Xilitla

2 Days | Community Visit, Walking tours and Waterfalls

Discover incredible art, culture and natural beauty with this two day Sierra Gorda highlights package. With experienced local guides, you'll visit some of the region's most famous and awe-inspiring attractions, including Edward James' Surrealist Gardens at Las Pozas, the incredible limestone formation known as God's Bridge, and the World Heritage Site Franciscan Missions.

Right for You?

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Connect with Nature

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Mountains, Rural Communities and Small Towns/Villages

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Sierra Gorda Ecotours

Locally Owned Nonprofit
Starts at:

$184/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Colorful old mining town of Pinal de Amoles.
  • Get to know the community of Cuatro Palos.
  • Witness the stunning geological formations of the Angostura Canyon.
  • Swim in blue and crystal-clear water pools all along the river at the Bridge of God!
  • Delight your taste buds during breakfast at one of the traditional fondas along the Ruta del Sabor.
  • Take a stroll through the surrealist sculpture gardens of Las Pozas.
  • Examine the stunning facade of the Landa de Matamoros Mission.

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2-6 travelers

11:00 am - Meet up with Sierra Gorda Ecotours guide in Pinal de Amoles.

11:30 am - Drive to the community of Cuatro Palos.

11:45 am - Guided hike to scenic lookout.

1:00 pm - Lunch in Tasting Trail restaurant (before or after hike).

2:15 pm - Drive to Rio Escanela.

3:30 pm - Scenic hike on 3 km trail along the Escanela River until reaching the Puente de Dios natural bridge.

6:30 pm - Drive to Jalpan de Serra for check-in to Centro Tierra Cabins.

8:00 am - Breakfast in Tasting Trail restaurant.

9:15 am - Drive to Xilitla.

11:00 am - Guided tour of the Edward James Sculpture Garden.

1:30 pm - Lunch in Xilitla's town center.

2:30 pm - Drive to Jalpan de Serra.

3:30 pm - Along the way, optional visit to the Landa Mission.

4:30 pm - Arrival in Jalpan and the end of the tour.

What's Included

Lodging

1 Night Eco Lodge and Cabin

Activities

Community Visit, Historical Sites, Walking tours, Swimming, Cultural Activities, Waterfalls and Hiking

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)

Transport

Walk and Private car

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Sierra Gorda Ecotours

Locally Owned Nonprofit

From their local staff who can show you the most stunning sights the Reserve has to offer, to their community partnerships that allow you to immerse yourself in the rich traditions and culture of the area, Sierra Gorda Ecotours can offer you a truly unforgettable experience. They are one of Mexico's leading tourism providers, uniquely placed to offer authentic cultural experiences in Mexico’s most bio- and eco-diverse natural protected area. And because their eco-tours directly support local communities and their conservation efforts, you’ll be helping to safeguard this natural sanctuary while enjoying the best Sierra Gorda has to offer.

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Getting There

Transport options

Bus and Drive