Huasteca & Sierra Gorda Private Tour
A Historical journey Full of Eco-Adventures and Traditions
La Huasteca is a geographical and cultural region located along the Gulf of Mexico including parts of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro and Guanajuato states. It is one of the most bio-diverse regions in Mexico, with over 2,000 species of plants and vegetation. It is also rich in wildlife, ranging from parrots, spider monkeys, owls, eagles, toucans, jaguars, wild boars and more.
The Sierra Gorda (meaning Fat Mountains) is an ecoregion centered on the northern third of Mexican state of Queretaro and extending into the neighboring states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi.
The region is captivating with its rugged beauty of high steep mountains and surreal landscapes of the deep canyons as part of the Huasteca Karst and pit caves known locally as sótanos.
Culturally, the Huasteca culture has had a strong impact since the pre-Hispanic period. Even to today, Huapango is the dominant native musical and dance style in the Sierra Gorda. Festivals are dedicated to it in Xichu, Pinal de Amoles and San Joaquin. where the Huasteca influence is strongest.
After we depart from Mexico City, we will visit Santiago de Bernal to climb its famous Boulder, which ranks as the third largest monolith in the world towering over the town. Afterwards, we will continue towards our lodging. Overnight in Jalpan de Serra.
Early in the morning, we will enjoy the view at Cuatro Palos lookout point, next, we will visit Puente de Dios Waterfall which translates to “Bridge of God” where you will be taken away when swimming and jumping into the river. Back in Jalpan de Serra we will enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight in Jalpan de Serra.
Today, we will continue towards San Francisco de Tilaco Mission, a fine example of Novo Hispanic Baroque before we reach the Edward James surrealistic garden, where we will take a breathtaking stroll through the exuberant vegetation of the garden and will be awestruck by the imagination of this eccentric millionaire philanthropist through his creative sculpture creations. Overnight in Xilitla
After breakfast, our next destination will be the Tamul Waterfall. We will ride on a traditional kayak to get closer and experience the power and spectacular beauty of the cascade of more than 300 ft.
Overnight in Rio Verde.
A Day off to enjoy at Laguna de la Media Luna, a pristine spring of clear warm water ideal for swimming, SCUBA diving or simply just relax. Another option is to take an Optional tour to Micos Waterfall for a body rafting adventure! Overnight in Rio Verde.
Today, we will travel to the state capital San Luis Potosi where we will visit the Leonora Carrington Museum to admire her surrealistic vision of the world. Next, we will wander the city streets, to view several historical architectural structures and learn the history behind their importance to the city Overnight in San Luis Potosi.
At the convenient time, we will take you to the airport in San Luis Potosi, to head back home or you continue your journey with another Expedition tour with One Percent Travel, Rare & Unique Experiences. End of Services
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- Modern, clean, air-conditioned vehicle for all our private transfers
- Lodging in Petite Boutique or 3 stars hotels
- 6 breakfasts
- Welcome dinner
- Farewell dinner
- Entrance fees to all the proposed activities
- All the equipment required for your activities
- Bilingual licensed tour guide by SECTUR (Mexican tourism bureau)
- Knowledgeable explanation of the history, legends and traditions of
- Guided service, commitment to your needs and interests and advice on any situation you may require orientation
- Professional driver
- Insurance onboard the van (Travelers should arrange their own medical and cancellation insurance)
- Unlimited purified water refills and fruit snacks onboard the van
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED
- Airborne transportation before, during or after the tour
- Accommodations before or after the tour**
- Optional activities
- Souvenirs, meals or drinks
- Personal expenses
- Room service, drinks or beverages, telephone calls, gratuities, etcetera
- Visas or entry / departure taxes.
- Any other expenses not specified on the tour description.
The itinerary is a minimum guideline for the places to visit and activities. There will be endless opportunities to learn, enjoy and admire this country. We will make every effort to provide the best experience according to the itinerary.
Using Pesos is a good idea. Most restaurants take credit cards. ATMs are easily accessed. Some things you will need money for are some dinners, beverages, tips, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature.
Moderate, brisk walks of longer duration on varying terrain, bicycling on level ground or swimming. There are a few activities that may require more exertion, which can be optional.
INSURANCE & OTHER DOCUMENTS
You must have travel health insurance and provide a copy.
You may wish to consider trip cancellation insurance.
You must have a valid passport and provide a copy.
You must provide emergency contacts.
** Aditional services
For an additional fee, extra services such as additional ground transportation and early or extended stays can be arranged directly through One Percent Travel, Rare & Unique Experiences.
A 10% reservation fee will be required to block your dates, payment will be made in pesos at the official exchange rate published by the (Diario oficial) Official Mexican Newspapper
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