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Things to Do in Mazatlan

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Mazatlan and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Mazatlan activities? We have 29 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Mazatlan ATV Adventure with Mezcal Tasting

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


Get your pulse racing on an ATV adventure through the foothills of the Sierra Madres outside of Mazatlán! After an exciting drive, celebrate your ride with a mezcal tasting (similar to tequila!) and factory tour at Vinata Los Osuna Distillery, a family-run business founded in the 1800s. You'll have a memorable day exploring the hills on an exhilarating ATV and then kicking back with a tasty blue agave mezcal.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Mazatlan Super Saver: Canopy Zipline plus ATV Adventure

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 125.00


Combine two exciting outdoor adventures in one day with this Mazatlan Super Saver! Experience thrills and chills as you zoom through the air along 12 ziplines, and then ride ATVs over jungle trails in the foothills outside of Mazatlan! After all that excitement, celebrate with a blue agave mezcal... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Discover Mazatlan on Wheels with a Self-guided Biking Tour

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 20.00


Combine culture, architecture, history and the beach on this fun self-guided bike tour of Mazatlan. Ride during sunset along the beach to see the sun dip down below the Pacific Ocean. Cruise down the Malecon on the seaside and then ride over to the cathedral, seeing all the main sites of this... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Mazatlan City Tour by Bike

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 30.00


The best way to discover Mazatlan and enjoy its astonishing sights is on a bicycle. Join us for a ride that has it all: history, culture, architecture and good times. Let's ride one of the longest promenades, visit the cathedral, watch local divers jump off the cliff and explore the Plazuela Machado. In addition, we will stop for a coconut and ice cream to refresh.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 30.00


Discover the hidden gems of Mazatlan on a 3.5-hour guided walking tour, exploring the golden zone as well as the city's oldest neighborhoods. Visit famous monuments as you stroll through Old Mazatlan – the historical center – including the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market), Angela Peralta Theater and Machado Square. You'll marvel at the acrobatics of the amazing cliff divers... Read More

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Catamaran Cruises

Private Catamaran Bay and Island Snorkel Adventure in Mazatlan

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 995.00


Capturing the very essence of the bay of Mazatlan, this tour is a marine adventure to be enjoyed by all! During this 5 hr expedition you will enjoy great scenery, wonderful wildlife, friendly guides and the best snorkeling around, which makes this the perfect way to experience the bay of Mazatlan... Read More

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City Tours

Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour with Shopping Time and Lunch

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 29.99


This tour will show you the flavors of Mazatlán: highlights, shopping, beaches and shrimp. You will enjoy the main highlights of the Old Mazatlán by stopping at each area with the option of walking around to get some great pictures and a bilingual guide to explain the history and... Read More

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City Tours

Design Your Own Day in Mazatlan

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 250.00


You name the place and you'll be taken there! Create your own itinerary to tour Mazatlan with a private van or suburban & a certified English speaking tour guide/driver at your beck and call.

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Cultural Tours

Sierra Madre Villages Half-Day Cultural Tour

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 65.00


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)... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Mazatlan Countryside and Old Town Combo Tour

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 65.00


This is a great way to enjoy both the countryside and the Old Town in Mazatlan. Get off of the beaten track visiting the the villages Malpica, Villa Union & the colonial town of Concordia; right in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Visiting these quaint colorful villages to see where natives carve wooden furniture by hand, make pottery, roof tiles and pastries. Be impressed by the stone temple San Sebastian in... Read More

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Cultural Tours

La Noria Blue Agave Mezcal Tour from Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


Explore the colonial village of La Noria, east of Mazatlán, to learn about the cultural traditions of rural Mexico. Peruse handmade wares such as leather saddles and belts while your guide shares stories about the area's cowboy culture. Grab a bite to eat (own expense) before your visit to Vinata Los Osuna for a mezcal distillery tour. You'll see the Osuna family's traditional and modern production methods and taste... Read More

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Day Trips

Las Labradas Petroglyph Discovery

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
Priced From: USD 85.00


Join us on a journey back in time and re-live thousands of years of ancient cultural traditions while we explore one of northern Mexico´s most captivating archeological sites: Las Labradas. Located on a beautiful sandy beach only 35 miles north of Mazatlan, this archaeological site comprises a unique mantle of volcanic rocks that feature over two hundred petroglyphs carved by ancient nomadic cultures. Dated as... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to El Quelite from Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


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 Mexico's most famous restaurants.

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Full-day Tours

El Rosario Half-Day Tour with Optional Visit to Caimanero Lagoon

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


Visit the villages of El Tablon Viejo and El Rosario. You will see the Spanish cemetery, the museum and the ruins of the old temple. Then you will have an optional stop for lunch at El Caimanero lagoon.

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Full-day Tours

Stone Island Beach and Old Town Sightseeing Tour

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


Don't miss this tour while you're in Mazatlan! Enjoy the most important areas of the town, while also enjoying the famous beaches on Stone Island! Don't forget to bring your camera for pictures and remember your beach activities are included.

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Half-day Tours

Tequila Tour and Charming El Quelite Village

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


This is the perfect out of town tour. Visit two villages to see their local activities and lifestyles, La Noria and El Quelite. Learn of the old and current process of tequila at la Vinata where you will witness the equipment that was used in the 1800's to produce tequila and you will see the equipment currently being used. Also don't miss your opportunity to sample the product being made there.

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Nature & Wildlife

Private Tour: Bird Watching and Hiking in the Sierra Madre Mountains from Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 427.00


Relax into nature during this private daylong tour from Mazatlan. In the company of a professional naturalist and local guides, visit the Tufted Jay Preserve, located among beautiful pine and oak forests in the heart of the Sierra Madre mountains. See incredible landscapes and many species of birds... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Mazatlan Shore Excursion: Stone Island Adventure Tour

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 48.00


While you're in port in Mazatlan, take this island adventure tour to Stone Island! On this shore excursion, you'll enjoy the beauty and fun of Mazatlan without the crowds. Sail on a catamaran, complete with an open bar, and see coastal fishing villages before enjoying lunch on the beach and... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Mazatlan Shore Excursion: City Tour and Cliff Diving Show

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 30.00


When in port in Mazatlan, take a guided walking tour of the city, learn about its history and discover its hidden gems. You'll see the famous cliff divers and stroll past renowned monuments. You'll also wander the historic district of Old Mazatlan, including the Cathedral, Municipal Market, Angela... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Mazatlan Shore Excursion: Estero Ecological Reserve Jungle Tour

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 44.99


While your cruise is in port, take a Mazatlan shore excursion to the Estero Ecological Reserve to see some Mexican wildlife. As you ride on a boat through the reserve, you'll see birds and other wildlife, learn about the local ecosystem and see one of the largest shrimp fleets in Mexico. You'll... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Mazatlan Bike Tour

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 30.00


The best way to discover Mazatlan and enjoy its astonishing sights is on a bicycle. Join us for a ride that has it all: history, culture, architecture and good times. Let's ride one of the longest promenades, visit the cathedral, watch local divers jump off the cliff and explore the Plazuela Machado. In addition, we will stop for a coconut and ice cream to refresh.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to El Quelite Village and Tequila Distillery from Mazatlan

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 315.00


Visit three villages to see their local activities and lifestyles, La Noria, La Vinata and El Quelite. Learn of the old and current process of tequila at La Vinata where you will witness the equipment that was used in the 1800's to produce tequila. You will see the equipment currently... Read More

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Segway Tours

Old Town Mazatlan Segway Tour

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 49.00


The latest craze in modern traveling is undoubtedly a city tour by Segway. The easy to use Segway is a fun way to zip around the top sights of the worlds most popular cities that would otherwise be accessible on long and exhausting walking tours.  Hop aboard the self-balancing, personal transportation device that Is designed to operate in any pedestrian environment.  Segway Tours are usually conducted in smaller... Read More

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Sunset Cruises

Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 849.99


Mazatlan sunsets are some of the best in the world, enjoy a relaxing cruise through the bay of Mazatlan on board a comfortable Sail Catamaran only for you and your family and friends to enjoy the sunset out sea on this 3 hr tour. Live commentary on board by our professional naturalist guides its outstanding. Discover amazing facts about Mazatlan´s natural and cultural history. Lay back and just enjoy your time... Read More

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Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruise in Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 48.00


Capture a romantic moment under a spectacular sunset as you sail in Mazatlan! Enjoy the beauty of the blue water and brilliantly colored sky as you cruise aboard a streamlined trimaran. This three-hour sail takes you across the tranquil bay – Bahia de Puerto Viejo – to watch the sun dip over the Pacific. Relax on deck with a drink from the open bar as you listen to uplifting music and enjoy light snacks – a... Read More

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Swim with Dolphins

Mazatlan Swim with Dolphins in the Wild

Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 95.00


Have an experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat! Take part in an authentic research expedition guided by experienced marine biologists and ecologists to explore the coast of Mazatlan on a mission to search, track and document wild dolphin pods. During the dolphin encounters, you will have the opportunity to get in the water to swim and interact with one of the most captivating species in... Read More

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Ziplines

Mazatlan Canopy Zipline Tour plus Mezcal Tasting

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 4-5 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


See the jungle from a bird's-eye view as you glide through a tropical forest along ziplines in the Sierra Madre foothills, east of Mazatlán. Afterward, enjoy a mezcal factory tour and tasting at Vinata Los Osuna distillery! You'll learn how the Osuna family has made blue agave mezcal (a tequila-like liquor) for more than a century, and taste the award-winning liquor!

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: General Rafael Buelna International Airport to Mazatln Hotels

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 47.00


When you arrive at General Rafael Buelna International Airport, don't get bogged down with rental cars and maps, public transport or taxi lines. Take the easy way — book this speedy transfer service and enjoy convenient transport from the airport to your Mazatlán hotel.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Mazatln Hotels to General Rafael Buelna International Airport

Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 47.00


Avoid paying excessive taxi fares, and enjoy peace of mind by booking in advance your transfer to General Rafael Buelna International Airport. Start with pickup from your Mazatlán hotel and travel to the airport in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan or coach bus.

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