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World heritage site · Ruin
Admire the ingenuity and artistry on display at Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, a complex of pre-Columbian structures and buildings. In it
Historic Site
Robert Brady Museum , Cuernavaca
Robert Brady Museum occupies a 16th-century building that served as the residences of a noted American artist, who spent as much time collect
Architectural Building
Palacio de Cortes , Cuernavaca
As the oldest colonial-era civil structure in the Americas, Palacio de Cortes showcases the history of the region and colonial Mexico. Built
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Duration: 8 hours
Discover the natural beauty and culture of Mexico in this tour of the Nevado and the city of Toluca, jewels of our country where you will live incredible adventures.We will make the exit from hotel in Mexico City in the direction of the Nevado de Toluca where guided hiking through the Sun and Moon Lagoons located in the crater of the snow at an altitude of 4680 meters above sea level.Later we made a cultural visit to the Historical Center of the city of Toluca to know its main attractions such as the Alameda Central, Cathedral, Portales and the Cosmovitral, a famous botanical garden covered with stained glass and main symbol of the city. Take great photos and eat at a restaurant in the region (optional) and be part of the traditions that houses this great place.At the end we will take you back to your hotel in Mexico City.
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing , Cuernavaca
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Stroll through Garden Borda Cultural Center, standing as tribute to the aristocracy of 19th-century Mexico. One of the most famous local land


Ruins · River Rafting & Tubing · Architectural Buildings
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. It was established by the Olmec, "the mother culture" of Mesoamerica, approximately years ago and is designated as the archaeological site of Gualupita I. The city is located south of Mexico City, from which it may be reached after a drive of approximately 1½ hours using the Federal Highway 95D.Cuernavaca was designated a Forest Protection Zone by President Lazaro Cardenas in the 1930s to protect the aquifers, the vegetation and the quality of life of residents both in Mexico City and locally. The city was nicknamed the "City of Eternal Spring" by Alexander von Humboldt in the 19th century. It has long been a favorite escape for Mexico City and foreign visitors because of this warm, stable climate and abundant vegetation. Aztec emperors had summer residences there, and today many famous people as well as Mexico City residents maintain homes there. Considering its location of just a 1½-hour drive from Mexico City, Cuernavaca traditionally has been a center of Mexican society and glamour, with many of the country's wealthy citizens owning sprawling mansions and haciendas in this cultural haven. Cuernavaca is also host to a large foreign resident population, including large numbers of students who come to study the Spanish language.The name "Cuernavaca" is derived from the Nahuatl phrase "Cuauhnāhuac" and means "surrounded by or close to trees". The name eventually was Hispanicized to Cuernavaca. The coat-of-arms of the municipality is based on the pre-Columbian pictograph emblem of the city which depicts a tree trunk (cuahuitl) with three branches, with foliage, and four roots colored red. There is a cut in the trunk in the form of a mouth, from which emerges a speech scroll, probably representing the language Nahuatl and by extension the locative suffix "-nāhuac", meaning "near". Make Cuernavaca central to your Mexico travel plans using our Mexico trip maker.

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