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Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour

Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour - Ixtapa, Mexico
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Ixtapa, Mexico

From USD
$65.00

Either from Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa take the most complete Xihuacan archaeological tour, this recently discovered ceremonial center is the only one in this continent made out of bricks and modeling clay during the Pre-Columbian period. Have a guided tour through the Cuitlateca vestiges and learn about the ethnic group who took the knowledge of pottery to a higher level.
Travel in a luxury van with a small group of people and enjoy and excellent lunch on the beach with handmade tortillas and fresh fish, chicken or tasty shrimp.

The drive from your hotel to the archaeological dig is approximately 45 minutes, spend about 3 hours exploring all of the ceremonial center, then drive 35 minutes to get to the beach and have lunch and from there to the hotel is approximately 40 minutes.

Xihuacan Archaeology Tour includes visit to the Xihuacan Site Museum which houses about 800 objects, that includes: work in ocean shells, ceramic, obsidian vases, bell necklaces, copper axes, stone artifacts and granite carved stones.

Then you will visit the ball court ... More info ›

Either from Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa take the most complete Xihuacan archaeological tour, this recently discovered ceremonial center is the only one in this continent made out of bricks and modeling clay during the Pre-Columbian period. Have a guided tour through the Cuitlateca vestiges and learn about the ethnic group who took the knowledge of pottery to a higher level.
Travel in a luxury van with a small group of people and enjoy and excellent lunch on the beach with handmade tortillas and fresh fish, chicken or tasty shrimp.

The drive from your hotel to the archaeological dig is approximately 45 minutes, spend about 3 hours exploring all of the ceremonial center, then drive 35 minutes to get to the beach and have lunch and from there to the hotel is approximately 40 minutes.

Xihuacan Archaeology Tour includes visit to the Xihuacan Site Museum which houses about 800 objects, that includes: work in ocean shells, ceramic, obsidian vases, bell necklaces, copper axes, stone artifacts and granite carved stones.

Then you will visit the ball court. The ball court is the place where they played the ball game. Linked to religion, the ball game ritual was one of the main activities in pre-Hispanic cities, the ball game was associated directly to the human sacrifice.

The next stop will be at pyramid name Edificio B, which was build out of bricks on the inside and modeling clay on the outside.

Next you will visit the rural community name Soledad de Maciel, where the villagers built houses on top of what it used to be the neighborhood of the high-class citizens during the Pre-Columbian Period.

Go to a beautiful lagoon that flows into the ocean, where there is always a nice ocean breeze, at this beautiful scenario you will have a great lunch which consist of one of the following choices:

  • Shrimp on garlic sauce or breaded
  • Fish filet on garlic sauce or bread or on the grill
  • Chicken fajitas or chicken on the grill or chicken breaded
All of the dishes come with guacamole & chips, sope, salsa, hand made tortillas and beans. With lunch you get a beer or a soft drink or coconut milk.

The transportation will be an air-conditioned, very comfortable 14 passenger van.

After lunch you will be transported back to your hotel in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

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Ixtapa Baby Sea Turtle Release

Ixtapa Baby Sea Turtle Release - Ixtapa, Mexico

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Ixtapa, Mexico

From USD
$50.00

Be part of this incredible 3 hours experience of digging and releasing a few just born baby sea turtles, while you ride there will be informative commentary about the sea turtles from the moment they are born and run to the ocean and until the time they come back to the beach many years later to lay eggs. This service includes Round-trip transport from the lobby of your hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo to the turtle farm, the opportunity to dig and release baby sea turtles and also a cold drink a the turtle farm.

 

On this 3 hours experience, you will be driven north west of Zihuatanejo, the drive will take about 40 minutes to get to the turtle Farm, in the farm we will select the nest that is hatching and you will have the chance to dig a few baby turtles out of the nest, you will be provide with one globe per person to dig the turtles out, you then will have to put each one of the turtles in a small plastic container that we will be giving you in which the just born sea turtles will remain for about 40 minutes until they wake up.

The turtles will remain for about 40 minutes in the container, during this time we will provide you with a cold drink (beer or bottle of water or soda or a margarita) ... More info ›

Be part of this incredible 3 hours experience of digging and releasing a few just born baby sea turtles, while you ride there will be informative commentary about the sea turtles from the moment they are born and run to the ocean and until the time they come back to the beach many years later to lay eggs. This service includes Round-trip transport from the lobby of your hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo to the turtle farm, the opportunity to dig and release baby sea turtles and also a cold drink a the turtle farm.

 

On this 3 hours experience, you will be driven north west of Zihuatanejo, the drive will take about 40 minutes to get to the turtle Farm, in the farm we will select the nest that is hatching and you will have the chance to dig a few baby turtles out of the nest, you will be provide with one globe per person to dig the turtles out, you then will have to put each one of the turtles in a small plastic container that we will be giving you in which the just born sea turtles will remain for about 40 minutes until they wake up.

The turtles will remain for about 40 minutes in the container, during this time we will provide you with a cold drink (beer or bottle of water or soda or a margarita). After 40 minutes the sea turtles will be more active and ready to run, so you will take them to the wet sand about 20 feet away from the ocean and as soon as they are put in the wet sand they will run to the ocean. We will wait until they all run to the ocean, during the whole process you can take pictures but remember not to use flash because the baby turtles get disoriented and will not know which way to run.

The turtles will be release around sunset time so that the birds which are one of the main predators are not there to eat them.

After all the turtles have made it to the ocean you will be taken back to your hotel.

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Horseback Riding on the Beach and Through a Coconut Plantation

Horseback Riding on the Beach and Through a Coconut Plantation - Ixtapa, Mexico
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Duration: 80 minutes
Location: Ixtapa, Mexico

From USD
$49.00

Enjoy a great morning horseback ride through coconut plantations, mangrove trees and on Playa Larga Beach which is the longest beach of the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area. As you ride your horse on the beach there will be a nice ocean breeze and the results of: vegetation, ocean waves, lagoon and mountain range will make the horseback ride beautiful and pleasant.

The horses are friendly, well trained and very good for experienced riders and also for beginners, you will have the chance to go at your own pace and while riding on the beach you can even make the horse go at a faster pace.

You will ride on the horse for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and will have the opportunity to take pictures with your own camera and the tour guide will also offer to take pictures of you with your camera.

At the end of the ride we will provide you with a good cold beer or a bottle of water.

You will be pickup at the lobby of your hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo to be transfer to the stable in the south part of the Zihuatanejo County.

The transportation will be on a very comfortable air condition van and it will take approximately 30 minutes to get to where the horses are.

When we get to the horses the tour guide will help you get on the horse, you will first ride through the back of the small community on Playa Larga Beach, then on the beach where the waves will reach the feet of your horse, you will also go right by a lagoon full of mangrove trees and some lagoon birds.

The adventure will continue through a beautiful coconut plantation ... More info ›

Enjoy a great morning horseback ride through coconut plantations, mangrove trees and on Playa Larga Beach which is the longest beach of the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area. As you ride your horse on the beach there will be a nice ocean breeze and the results of: vegetation, ocean waves, lagoon and mountain range will make the horseback ride beautiful and pleasant.

The horses are friendly, well trained and very good for experienced riders and also for beginners, you will have the chance to go at your own pace and while riding on the beach you can even make the horse go at a faster pace.

You will ride on the horse for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and will have the opportunity to take pictures with your own camera and the tour guide will also offer to take pictures of you with your camera.

At the end of the ride we will provide you with a good cold beer or a bottle of water.

You will be pickup at the lobby of your hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo to be transfer to the stable in the south part of the Zihuatanejo County.

The transportation will be on a very comfortable air condition van and it will take approximately 30 minutes to get to where the horses are.

When we get to the horses the tour guide will help you get on the horse, you will first ride through the back of the small community on Playa Larga Beach, then on the beach where the waves will reach the feet of your horse, you will also go right by a lagoon full of mangrove trees and some lagoon birds.

The adventure will continue through a beautiful coconut plantation. When we reach the base of the hill your tour guide will guide you back the same way you went.

This activity will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. At the end of the horseback ride we will provide you with a cold beer or a bottle of water.

When done with the horseback ride you will be transport back to your hotel.

Kind and gentle, the horses are suitable for multiple levels of rider, whether beginner or experienced. The horses are well fed but if you want you can bring them an apple or carrot, they will like that. You should wear pants and closed toed shoes; and definitely put on sunblock and mosquito repellent. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you.

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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Las Gatas Beach Half-Day Tour

Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Las Gatas Beach Half-Day Tour - Ixtapa, Mexico

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Ixtapa, Mexico

From USD
$81.00

When you dock in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, hop off your cruise ship and straight onto a boat to Las Gatas Beach for a day of fun in the sun! Playa Las Gatas is a popular, idyllic beach favored for its calm, reef-protected waters, and the only way to get there is by boat. On this relaxing shore excursion, spend your time as you wish – swim, snorkel or lay on the sand.

Spend a day in paradise on this fun Ixtapa shore excursion to Las Gatas Beach ... More info ›

When you dock in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, hop off your cruise ship and straight onto a boat to Las Gatas Beach for a day of fun in the sun! Playa Las Gatas is a popular, idyllic beach favored for its calm, reef-protected waters, and the only way to get there is by boat. On this relaxing shore excursion, spend your time as you wish – swim, snorkel or lay on the sand.

Spend a day in paradise on this fun Ixtapa shore excursion to Las Gatas Beach. You’ll be picked up from the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Pier after your cruise ship docks and taken by boat to beautiful Playa Las Gatas, accessible only from the water. As a protected beach with a coral reef, it is perfect for snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving. Its picturesque location makes it great for simply relaxing on the sand, as well.

If you’re into water sports, rent snorkeling or diving equipment from the beach shacks and restaurants along Playa Las Gatas, and enjoy your time in the water, where you will see manta rays, tropical fish, coral and other marine life. For your comfort and safety, knowledgeable and bilingual guides are always on hand to help and advise you!

After your fun-filled time in the water, you’ll probably have worked up an appetite, so sit back and relax on the white-sand beach while you enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Pier for this activity. If you are not returned to the ship on time to board, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Horseback Riding on Zihuatanejo Bay

Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Horseback Riding on Zihuatanejo Bay - Ixtapa, Mexico
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Ixtapa, Mexico

From USD
$120.00

When you arrive in port in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, let your hair loose and enjoy a horseback riding shore excursion in tropical paradise! Explore the breathtaking surroundings as you ride through the lush coconut groves and onto the tropical beach of Playa Larga. This is an exciting adventure, and in which no horseback-riding experience in horseback riding is necessary!

Your Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo horseback-riding adventure starts as your guide picks you up from the cruise ship port and takes you to Rancho El Palmar, where you’ll be paired with a horse that suits your riding ability ... More info ›

When you arrive in port in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, let your hair loose and enjoy a horseback riding shore excursion in tropical paradise! Explore the breathtaking surroundings as you ride through the lush coconut groves and onto the tropical beach of Playa Larga. This is an exciting adventure, and in which no horseback-riding experience in horseback riding is necessary!

Your Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo horseback-riding adventure starts as your guide picks you up from the cruise ship port and takes you to Rancho El Palmar, where you’ll be paired with a horse that suits your riding ability. Designed for both beginners and experienced riders, this Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo shore excursion will be an exciting and fun activity for all!

Your experienced guide will lead you on a two-hour ride through the tropical jungle. Wind through coconut groves and small huts tucked beneath the trees. See towering coconut palms with mango and banana trees growing under them.

Weave out of the forest and onto Playa Larga, which means “long beach.” Ride along the 9.5 miles (15km) of unspoiled beach lined with palm trees, and enjoy the picturesque view of Zihuatanejo Bay. Soak in the sunshine and feel the warm breeze as you canter on the soft white sand.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Pier for this activity. If you are not returned to the ship on time to board, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure

Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure - Ixtapa, Mexico

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Ixtapa, Mexico

From USD
$81.00

When you’re in port in Ixtapa, cruise to Ixtapa Island to enjoy a fun day of swimming, snorkeling, water sports and relaxation on a deserted beach. Renowned for its beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters, Ixtapa Island is perfect for snorkeling and sunbathing! As you enjoy the wide range of restaurants, water sports and tropical marine life, you’ll have a great time on this shore excursion.

After you disembark from your cruise ship, your guide will lead you on a short boat ride across the Pacific waters to Ixtapa Island ... More info ›

When you’re in port in Ixtapa, cruise to Ixtapa Island to enjoy a fun day of swimming, snorkeling, water sports and relaxation on a deserted beach. Renowned for its beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters, Ixtapa Island is perfect for snorkeling and sunbathing! As you enjoy the wide range of restaurants, water sports and tropical marine life, you’ll have a great time on this shore excursion.

After you disembark from your cruise ship, your guide will lead you on a short boat ride across the Pacific waters to Ixtapa Island. Relax on the sandy white beaches and jump in the warm, crystalline water to swim or snorkel. Ixtapa Island consists of four separate beaches: Playa Cuachalalate, Playa Varadero, Playa Coral and Playa Carey.

Renowned for its unspoiled tropical coral, Playa Coral is the perfect place to start your snorkeling adventure (you can rent equipment on the island). Swim through the water to discover the colorful coral reef and tropical marine life. Or spend time at Playa Carey, the smallest and most undeveloped of the four beaches, to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island.

Enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch of ceviche or steak and salad, along with a drink, as you relax on the beach.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Pier for this activity. If you are not returned to the ship on time to board, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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