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El Quelite Rural Tour

By Mexico Travelscape
Price is AU$62per adult


Free cancellation available
4h 30m
Printed voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Scenic ride through the Sierra Madres to El Quelite
  • Charming cobbled streets & red-tile roofed colonial homes
  • Chance to learn about the ancient ball game of the “ulama”.
  • Free time to explore the town's art galleries & restaurants
  • Knowledgeable guide sharing the town's history & culture

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Tour from Mazatlan

Free cancellation
4h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 9:30 am

Price details

Price is AU$61.75 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is AU$61.75


Price is AU$61.75

What's included, what's not

  • Guided tour of El Quelite
  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Mazatlán hotel
  • Lunch

Know before you book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

What you can expect

Leave the beachy vibe of Mazatlán behind and venture inland to the rural village of El Quelite – nicknamed “The Colonial Pearl” – where you can tour cobbled streets lined with red-roofed houses draped in vibrant bougainvillea, explore the town's history and cuisine and pop into art galleries.

After being picked up from your hotel, ride towards the agricultural “pueblito” (town) of El Quelite. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Madre mountains, this farming town offers an authentic taste of Mexican life in a charming Spanish colonial setting.

Stroll the narrow streets and admire the quaint and well-preserved colonial homes. Many have been converted into beautiful art galleries and restaurants serving up savoury regional specialities such as spiced meat , machaca, asado barbecue, and chilorio (pork in chilli sauce).

Follow your knowledgeable guide as you learn about the region's primary industries, including the cheese and Mexican chorizo this area is known for. You also have a chance to learn the rules to the ancient Mayan ball game “ulama”, which was played as part of a ritual in pre-Hispanic civilisations and is still enjoyed by the townspeople of El Quelite.

Finally, step into the white, tiled interior of the town's small but pristine 19th-century Lady of Guadalupe church to fully absorb the serenity and quiet of El Quelite before your return to Mazatlán.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • El Quelite Sinaloa

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup
    • Mazatlan Sinaloa

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